The doctor is in... a new season of In Treatment begins April 5 on HBO Canada

    -   Golden Globe(R) winner Gabriel Byrne and Emmy(R) winner Dianne Wiest
              return in the second season of HBO's In Treatment

        -   Two new episodes debut Sunday nights and three new episodes
                     premiere Monday nights on HBO Canada

    TORONTO, March 10 /CNW/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral Media's The Movie
Network (Eastern Canada), has a new set of appointments booked with Dr. Paul
Weston (Gabriel Byrne) beginning Sunday, April 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, day-and-date
with HBO in the U.S. The critically acclaimed half-hour drama series In
Treatment, which takes viewers into the highly charged confines of individual
psychotherapy sessions returns for a second season featuring new patients and
new issues.

    As season two opens, newly divorced Dr. Weston is now running his
practice from the living room of his Brooklyn, New York brownstone, where he
has relocated to from Maryland. Rebuilding his practice while wrestling with
some of the demons he left behind - including a lawsuit filed by the father of
Alex (Blair Underwood), a patient who died last year - Paul takes on four new
patients from Monday to Thursday, and also continues to commute to Maryland
every Friday for his own sessions with Dr. Gina Toll (Dianne Wiest).

    The new patients seeking Paul's help over the 35-episode new season
include (in order of sessions): Mia (Hope Davis), an attorney and former
patient of Paul's, who becomes his patient again after he asks her firm to
defend him in a malpractice case; April (Alison Pill), a 23-year-old
architecture student who has been diagnosed with cancer, but refuses to seek
treatment or tell her parents; Oliver (Aaron Shaw), an 11-year-old who
manifests the stress of his parents' (Russell Hornsby and Sherri Saum) divorce
by over-eating; and Walter (John Mahoney), a CEO who, when confronted by
professional scandal and personal loss, finds his lifelong defenses are no
longer holding up.

    In Treatment will debut on HBO Canada two nights each week beginning
Sunday, April 5 - two episodes will premiere Sundays at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
ET/MT, and three episodes will premiere consecutively on Monday nights
beginning at 9 p.m. ET/MT. The Monday night premieres will be preceded by
repeats of the Sunday night episodes, starting at 8 p.m. ET/MT, so viewers can
see all five episodes for the week back-to-back on Monday nights. Every
Tuesday all five episodes for that week will be available on The Movie Network
OnDemand and Movie Central On Demand. The series will also be offered in high
definition on HBO Canada HD.

    In Treatment is adapted from the popular Israeli series B'Tipul, and is
executive produced by Hagai Levi, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Warren
Leight, Paris Barclay and Rodrigo Garcia.

    In Treatment's first season recently received five Golden Globe(R)
nominations, the most of any television series in 2008, and four Emmy(R)
nominations. Gabriel Byrne won the Golden Globe(R) for Best Performance by an
Actor in a Television Series - Drama, and Dianne Wiest won an Emmy(R) Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Glynn Turman was also
awarded an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

    HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral Media's The Movie
Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western
Canada). HBO Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic
programs for which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an
uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high
definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand where
available by service provider. For more information, please visit

    The Movie Network is an Astral Media Television Network. Astral Media
(ACM.A/ACM.B) is a leading Canadian media company, active in specialty and pay
television, radio, outdoor advertising and iMedia.

    Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B/CJR), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in
specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television,
advertising services, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation.

    For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press
site, please visit or

For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: The Movie Network (Eastern
Canada), Nicolle Balen, (416) 956-8638,; Movie Central
(Western Canada), Owen McCorquodale, (416) 530-2249,

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