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Sportsnet Blue Jays Baseball: Toronto at Houston
Game two of a three game set in Houston - note the evening start time.
SOURCE: Sportsnet
STARTS: Sat May 8, 7:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 10:30 PM ET
 
Sportsnet NHL: Ottawa at Winnipeg
The Sens visit the Jets as the playoff picture solidifies.
SOURCE: Sportsnet
STARTS: Sat May 8, 7:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 9:30 PM ET
 
Sportsnet NHL: Montreal at Toronto
The Leafs once again play the Habs in Toronto, and so far the Buds have Montreal's number in regular season games.
SOURCE: Sportsnet
STARTS: Sat May 8, 7:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 9:30 PM ET
 
Sportsnet Raptors Basketball: Memphis at Toronto
The struggling Raptors face the Grizzlies in Memphis.
SOURCE: TSN
STARTS: Sat May 8, 7:30 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 10:00 PM ET
 
Vax Live: Concert to Reunite the World
The concert will feature Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R, along with special appearances by David Letterman, Sean Penn, Dave Chappelle, Olivia Munn, Chrissy Teigen and more.
SOURCE: YouTube
STARTS: Sat May 8, 8:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 11:00 PM ET
 
Zac Brown Band
Livestreaming Performance from Southern Ground Studio for the first time ever, in Nashville, TN. Tickets from $19.99US up to $1549.99US for the top VIP experience (seriously).
SOURCE: Sessions
STARTS: Sat May 8, 9:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sat May 8, 11:30 PM ET
 
Sportsnet NHL: Vancouver at Edmonton
Last-place Vancouver is out of the playoffs and Edmonton is pretty secure in second place, so consider this more of an exhibition game.
SOURCE: Sportsnet
STARTS: Sat May 8, 10:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sun May 9, 1:00 AM ET
 
Sportsnet Blue Jays Baseball: Toronto at Houston
Final game of a three game set in Houston.
SOURCE: Sportsnet
STARTS: Sun May 9, 2:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sun May 9, 5:30 PM ET
 
TSN Hockey: Ottawa at Calgary
Canadian Tire Ottawa Senators on TSN: Senators vs. Flames
SOURCE: TSN
STARTS: Sun May 9, 8:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sun May 9, 11:00 PM ET
 
Glastonbury Festival presents Live at Worthy Farm (Eastern Time Zone)
The gigantic Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for a second year due to COVID, but they are producing a five-hour livestream featuring Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, DJ Honey Dijon, plus a number of unannounced special guests.
STARTS: Sat May 22, 7:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sun May 23, 1:00 AM ET
 
Glastonbury Festival presents Live at Worthy Farm (Pacific Time Zone)
Like the Eastern Time Zone airing, this is a delayed feed of the livestream, with this one starting at 7pm PT (10pm ET). The cost is $27.50US for either airing.
STARTS: Sat May 22, 10:00 PM ET
ENDS: Sun May 23, 4:00 AM ET
Here's where to watch each of the eight films nominated for Best Picture, sorted by number of awards won.

Nomadland on Disney+
Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress, Nomadland is available on Disney+.
“After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.“
The Father on Apple TV (Rent)
Winner of two Oscars, including an upset win by Anthony Hopkins over Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor, The Father is available to rent from iTunes and others for $19.99.
“A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.“
Judas and the Black Messiah on Apple TV (Rent)
Winner of two Academy Awards, Judas and the Black Messiah is available to rent from Apple TV for $24.99CDN now.
“Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.“
Mank on Netflix
Winner of two Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Mank is available now to watch on Netflix.
“1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).“
Winner of two Academy Awards, Sound of Metal will be available on Crave on May 14, 2021.
“A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.“
Minari on Apple TV (Rent)
Winner of one Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Minari is available to rent for $19.99.
“Minari follows a Korean-American family as they move to an Arkansas farm in search of the American Dream in the 1980s.“
Promising Young Woman on Apple TV (Rent)
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Promising Young Woman is available to rent ($6.99) or buy ($24.99) from Apple TV.
“A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.“
An excellent picture that sadly did not win any of the six Academy Awards for which it was nominated. The movie is available now on Netflix.
“The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.“

 
You've heard about it - but who actually carries it?

Bridgerton on Netflix
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
You will never look at Woody Allen (and his work) the same way again after watching this powerful 4-part documentary detailing the abuse his daughter Dylan endured while in his care.
The general critical and fan reaction to this update is favourable, and word is that it finally realizes Snyder's original vision for the film he had to leave for personal reasons.
WandaVision on Disney+
This mini-series of nine episodes went from "what the heck is this" to "must-see (streaming) TV" over its two-month run on Disney Plus. A fascinating mix of humor and action in a superhero story.
Released just as Britney is challenging her father's conservatorship in court, this doc is another voice in the FREE BRITNEY movement.
Possibly the most important mini-series of 2020, the Queen's Gambit won two Golden Globe awards, and proved that television could take something seemingly dull and make it great entertainment.

 




This is the past week of highlights from movies, TV shows and reality TV
7.4
Shrill
Friday, May 7
The third and final season of the Aidy Bryant comedy based on Lindy West's memoir picks up shortly after the breakup of Bryant's Annie and Luka Jones's Ryan and finds Annie re-entering the dating scene while gaining a better grasp on adulthood.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 3 Comedy
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7.2
Jupiter’s Legacy
Friday, May 7
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, and Leslie Bibb head the cast for a story that revolves around the present-day offspring of the world's first superheroes, who received their powers in the early 1900s. (The first season will split its time between both periods.)
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Drama
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9.2
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Tuesday, May 4
This new animated series debuts May 4 on Disney+. May the 4th be with you. This year's Star Wars Day brings another Star Wars series to Disney's streaming service, and this time, it's animated. The Bad Batch centers on the titular group of elite, uniquely skilled clones first introduced in The Clone Wars.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Animation
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7.6
The Mosquito Coast
Friday, April 30
Justin Theroux heads the cast for a seven-episode adaptation of the 1981 novel by Paul Theroux (Justin's uncle), which was previously turned into a 1986 feature film starring Harrison Ford. It centres on an American family that relocates to the jungle in Latin America.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Drama
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6.2
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse
Friday, April 30
Paramount's first spinoff from its sporadic Jack Ryan film series based on the Tom Clancy novels was originally targeting a theatrical release last fall. Instead, the film was sold off to Amazon, making it a Prime Video exclusive.
Audience: R
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
MOVIE Drama
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6.3
Rutherford Falls
Thursday, April 29
This series boasts what likely is TV's largest Native writing staff as well as two Indigenous stars (Jana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes). It is airing on TV in Canada on Showcase, a week behind the U.S., starting weekly on Thursday, April 29. After each episode airs, it is available on STACKTV (a $12.99/month add-on to Amazon Prime Video).
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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6.5
Yasuke
Thursday, April 29
Netflix's latest original anime series is a bit unconventional, as it is an international production depicting a fantastical, alternate-history version of the tale of the first African-born samurai warrior (voiced by LaKeith Stanfield) in a feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Animation
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8.4
The Handmaid’s Tale
Wednesday, April 28
The fourth season arrives after a two-year break, and will see Elizabeth Moss' character June embrace her new role of rebel leader. The show airs on CTV Drama channel at 9pm or 10pm ET Wednesdays, and each episode will appear on Crave shortly after airing on TV.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
SEASONS 4 Drama
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7.2
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Friday, April 23
The past few years have seen a revitalization of the sketch comedy genre on TV, and one of the best examples is this groundbreaking and Emmy-nominated HBO series created by Robin Thede and produced by Issa Rae. Season 2 arrives April 23, two years after this show's debut in 2019.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 2 Comedy
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8.6
Shadow and Bone
Friday, April 23
If you are unfamiliar with the books, expect a complex, epic fantasy world based on Russian mythology that is populated by differently abled practitioners of magic (or "Small Science" in the books' terminology) called the Grisha. But if you are a fan of the novels, expect numerous changes (and new material) to enable characters from both sub-series to coexist in the same timeline. This first season spans eight episodes.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy
SEASONS 1 Drama
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5.4
Stowaway
Thursday, April 22
UPDATE APR 22: We just learned that in Canada "Stowaway" is on Amazon Prime Video, not Netflix. Summary: A stowaway on a mission to Mars sets off a series of unintended consequences. Our PeakTV reviewer found the movie slow-paced but scientifically very accurate, with an overall rating of 6/10.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
MOVIE Drama
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Here's what we're keeping an eye on in the days and weeks ahead
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ZIWE
Sunday, May 9
After building an audience on Instagram and YouTube with her online series Baited With Ziwe, the young Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe Fumudoh is bringing her unique interviewing style (sample question: "What bothers you more, slow walkers or racism?") to Showtime and Crave.
Audience: R
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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N/A
The Crime of the Century
Monday, May 10
The crime? The U.S.' pharmaceutical industry's role in America's ongoing opioid crisis. Airing in two parts, The Crime of the Century examines the origins and effects of the crisis through new interviews and newly leaked documents.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Documentary, Crime
SEASONS 1 Documentary
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N/A
The Upshaws
Wednesday, May 12
A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles. Created by Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, this Netflix comedy has been in development since 2018, and was delayed by the pandemic.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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N/A
Halston
Friday, May 14
Ewan McGregor stars as legendary fashion designer Halston in a five-episode adaptation of the unauthorized biography Simply Halston by Steven Gaines. It will focus on Halston's successes in growing his fashion empire in 1970s and '80s New York, his battle against a hostile takeover attempt, and his personal struggles.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Biography, Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
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N/A
The Underground Railroad
Friday, May 14
In development since 2017, Amazon's limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name comes from Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), who directs all 10 episodes. Like the book, the series depicts an alternate history of America's 19th century South, where an escape route for slaves features a literal—rather than merely metaphorical—subterranean railroad.
Audience: NR
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
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N/A
The Woman in the Window
Friday, May 14
Joe Wright directs Amy Adams in a Tracy Letts-scripted adaptation of A.J. Finn's novel, itself sort of (but unofficially) a variation of the Rear Window formula. Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star.
Audience: R
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
MOVIE Drama
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7.8
Sound of Metal
Friday, May 14
Winner of two Academy Awards, Sound of Metal will be available on Crave on May 14, 2021.
Audience: R
Genres: Drama, Music
MOVIE Drama
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N/A
Girls5Eva
Thursday, June 3
Girls5eva centers on a short-lived, all-girl pop group from the '90s that reunites in the present day to pursue a final chance at stardom. Although the show debuts May 6 in the U.S., the show doesn't begin airing on W Network in Canada until June 3, so we expect each week's episode to be available on-demand on STACKTV the next day.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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This is the past week of highlights from movies, TV shows and reality TV
7.4
Shrill
Friday, May 7
The third and final season of the Aidy Bryant comedy based on Lindy West's memoir picks up shortly after the breakup of Bryant's Annie and Luka Jones's Ryan and finds Annie re-entering the dating scene while gaining a better grasp on adulthood.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 3 Comedy
edit
7.2
Jupiter’s Legacy
Friday, May 7
Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, and Leslie Bibb head the cast for a story that revolves around the present-day offspring of the world's first superheroes, who received their powers in the early 1900s. (The first season will split its time between both periods.)
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
9.2
Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Tuesday, May 4
This new animated series debuts May 4 on Disney+. May the 4th be with you. This year's Star Wars Day brings another Star Wars series to Disney's streaming service, and this time, it's animated. The Bad Batch centers on the titular group of elite, uniquely skilled clones first introduced in The Clone Wars.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
SEASONS 1 Animation
edit
7.6
The Mosquito Coast
Friday, April 30
Justin Theroux heads the cast for a seven-episode adaptation of the 1981 novel by Paul Theroux (Justin's uncle), which was previously turned into a 1986 feature film starring Harrison Ford. It centres on an American family that relocates to the jungle in Latin America.
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
6.2
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse
Friday, April 30
Paramount's first spinoff from its sporadic Jack Ryan film series based on the Tom Clancy novels was originally targeting a theatrical release last fall. Instead, the film was sold off to Amazon, making it a Prime Video exclusive.
Audience: R
Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
MOVIE Drama
edit
6.3
Rutherford Falls
Thursday, April 29
This series boasts what likely is TV's largest Native writing staff as well as two Indigenous stars (Jana Schmieding and Michael Greyeyes). It is airing on TV in Canada on Showcase, a week behind the U.S., starting weekly on Thursday, April 29. After each episode airs, it is available on STACKTV (a $12.99/month add-on to Amazon Prime Video).
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
6.5
Yasuke
Thursday, April 29
Netflix's latest original anime series is a bit unconventional, as it is an international production depicting a fantastical, alternate-history version of the tale of the first African-born samurai warrior (voiced by LaKeith Stanfield) in a feudal Japan filled with mechs and magic.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
SEASONS 1 Animation
edit
8.4
The Handmaid’s Tale
Wednesday, April 28
The fourth season arrives after a two-year break, and will see Elizabeth Moss' character June embrace her new role of rebel leader. The show airs on CTV Drama channel at 9pm or 10pm ET Wednesdays, and each episode will appear on Crave shortly after airing on TV.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
SEASONS 4 Drama
edit
7.2
A Black Lady Sketch Show
Friday, April 23
The past few years have seen a revitalization of the sketch comedy genre on TV, and one of the best examples is this groundbreaking and Emmy-nominated HBO series created by Robin Thede and produced by Issa Rae. Season 2 arrives April 23, two years after this show's debut in 2019.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 2 Comedy
edit
8.6
Shadow and Bone
Friday, April 23
If you are unfamiliar with the books, expect a complex, epic fantasy world based on Russian mythology that is populated by differently abled practitioners of magic (or "Small Science" in the books' terminology) called the Grisha. But if you are a fan of the novels, expect numerous changes (and new material) to enable characters from both sub-series to coexist in the same timeline. This first season spans eight episodes.
Audience: TV-PG
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
5.4
Stowaway
Thursday, April 22
UPDATE APR 22: We just learned that in Canada "Stowaway" is on Amazon Prime Video, not Netflix. Summary: A stowaway on a mission to Mars sets off a series of unintended consequences. Our PeakTV reviewer found the movie slow-paced but scientifically very accurate, with an overall rating of 6/10.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
MOVIE Drama
edit



Here's what we're keeping an eye on in the days and weeks ahead
N/A
ZIWE
Sunday, May 9
After building an audience on Instagram and YouTube with her online series Baited With Ziwe, the young Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe Fumudoh is bringing her unique interviewing style (sample question: "What bothers you more, slow walkers or racism?") to Showtime and Crave.
Audience: R
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
N/A
The Crime of the Century
Monday, May 10
The crime? The U.S.' pharmaceutical industry's role in America's ongoing opioid crisis. Airing in two parts, The Crime of the Century examines the origins and effects of the crisis through new interviews and newly leaked documents.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Documentary, Crime
SEASONS 1 Documentary
edit
N/A
The Upshaws
Wednesday, May 12
A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles. Created by Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps, this Netflix comedy has been in development since 2018, and was delayed by the pandemic.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
edit
N/A
Halston
Friday, May 14
Ewan McGregor stars as legendary fashion designer Halston in a five-episode adaptation of the unauthorized biography Simply Halston by Steven Gaines. It will focus on Halston's successes in growing his fashion empire in 1970s and '80s New York, his battle against a hostile takeover attempt, and his personal struggles.
Audience: TV-MA
Genres: Biography, Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
N/A
The Underground Railroad
Friday, May 14
In development since 2017, Amazon's limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name comes from Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), who directs all 10 episodes. Like the book, the series depicts an alternate history of America's 19th century South, where an escape route for slaves features a literal—rather than merely metaphorical—subterranean railroad.
Audience: NR
Genres: Drama
SEASONS 1 Drama
edit
N/A
The Woman in the Window
Friday, May 14
Joe Wright directs Amy Adams in a Tracy Letts-scripted adaptation of A.J. Finn's novel, itself sort of (but unofficially) a variation of the Rear Window formula. Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star.
Audience: R
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
MOVIE Drama
edit
7.8
Sound of Metal
Friday, May 14
Winner of two Academy Awards, Sound of Metal will be available on Crave on May 14, 2021.
Audience: R
Genres: Drama, Music
MOVIE Drama
edit
N/A
Girls5Eva
Thursday, June 3
Girls5eva centers on a short-lived, all-girl pop group from the '90s that reunites in the present day to pursue a final chance at stardom. Although the show debuts May 6 in the U.S., the show doesn't begin airing on W Network in Canada until June 3, so we expect each week's episode to be available on-demand on STACKTV the next day.
Audience: TV-14
Genres: Comedy
SEASONS 1 Comedy
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