What’s Coming to Crave TV in June 2017?

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Season 5 of HOMELAND is coming to Crave TV, the Canadian streaming service, in June 2017. Fans will also be able to watch the new Showtime series I’M DYING UP HERE and CLASS, the new DOCTOR WHO spin-off.

Here’s everything that’s coming to Crave TV in June 2017 in chronological order:

June 1
HOMELAND, Season 5

June 2
MASTERCHEF CANADA, Season 4
TEEN WOLF, Season 6
LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS, Season 1
QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT

June 4
TWIN PEAKS, Part 5 (9 p.m. ET)
I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 1 (10 p.m. ET) (starring Melissa Leo)

June 6
CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 5

June 7
SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 10 (9 p.m. ET)

June 9
BECOMING CARY GRANT (9 p.m. ET)
CLASS, Season 1 (DOCTOR WHO spin-off)
THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL

June 11
TWIN PEAKS, Part 6 (9 p.m. ET)
I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 2 (10 p.m. ET)

June 12
THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 1 (9 p.m. ET) (documentary series)

June 13
CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 6
THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 2 (9 p.m. ET)

June 14
THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 3 (9 p.m. ET)
SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 11 (9 p.m. ET)

June 15
THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 4 (9 p.m. ET)

June 16
SHOOTER, Season 1 (starring Ryan Phillippe)
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 4

June 18
TWIN PEAKS, Part 7 (9 p.m. ET)
I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 3 (10 p.m. ET)

June 20
CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 7

June 21
SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 11 (9 p.m. ET)

June 23
SUITED
ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, Season 1

June 25
TWIN PEAKS, Part 8 (9 p.m. ET)
I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 4 (10 p.m. ET)

June 27
CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 8

June 28
SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 13 (9 p.m. ET)

June 30
RIDING THE TOUR DE FRANCE: LIVIN’ THE DREAM
DOCTOR WHO SEASON 9 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO
CANADA IN A DAY

Last Chance Programming
SHARK CLANS (June 1)
PROOF, Season 1 (June 16)
THE 2016 IHEART RADIO MMVAS (June 18)
HOW TO BUILD A VOLCANO (June 29)

Afternoon Static: SILICON VALLEY, CHICAGO PD, GAME OF THRONES & More!

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• Shocking Exit: Sophia Bush Departing ‘Chicago P.D.’ After Four Seasons
• NOOOOoooooooo: T.J. Miller Moving Out Of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Ahead Of Season 5
• RIP: Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’ Canceled By Netflix After One Season
• Bye Bye: NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Live Musical Moved To 2018
• YEEEEEssssssss: HBO Renews VEEP and SILICON VALLEY
• Nashville: New Season 5 Trailer Plays Up Juliette’s Big Fears, Finds Scarlett and Gunnar Facing Down a Gun (?!)
• Andi Mack: Disney Channel Comedy Clinches Early Season 2 Renewal
• Funny Business: Hasan Minhaj Took a Job No One Wanted
• Game of Thrones Exclusive New Photos: EW Reunites the Starks

On TV Tonight: Thursday May 25, 2017

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ABC The Goldbergs (R) American Housewife (R) Modern Family (R) Modern Family (R) Blackish (R) Speechless (R)
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) Superior Donuts (R) Mom (R) Life in Pieces (R) The Amazing Race 29
CW Supernatural (R) Supernatural (R)
FOX Beat Shazam Love Connection
NBC Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day Running Wild with Bear Grylls Red Nose Day
MISC Lip Sync Battle (Spike) Dark Net (Showtime)

HBO Renews VEEP and SILICON VALLEY

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HBO has officially renewed two of its comedy series, VEEP and SILICON VALLEY, for their seventh and fifth seasons, respectively.

VEEP has been a terrific success story for HBO, garnering 11 Emmys, with a record five wins for star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the best lead actress in a comedy series category. The series also won the Emmy for best comedy series two years in a row. SILICON VALLEY, meanwhile, has won two Emmys.

One big piece of news accompanying the renewals is the fact that T.J. Miller won’t be returning for SILICON VALLEY for the new season as he will depart the show once the current season ends.

Both shows are in the middle of airing their currect seasons, which wrap on June 25. Both shows will return in 2018.

ARROW Season Finale Recap: Elegance And Excellence

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Last night’s ARROW season finale was nothing short of fabulous!

The guest cast was not as expansive as trolls who managed to get into the system made it seem, but it did not matter. There was not one second of downtime in the action-packed episode. Heading the flood of fabulousness was Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson. Just hearing him call Oliver “kid” was worth the price of admission.

Nick E. Tarabay brought the smarmy as Digger Harkness/Captain Boomerang. Watching him size up Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) and her hysterical rejection of “I will feed you your eyes” was a laugh-out-loud moment. John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlin) joined the fun with a nicely-timed quip, which made his apparent departure from the Arrowverse even more depressing.

Poor Malcolm. Maybe he failed miserably at being a father (and a human being), but when Thea (Willa Holland) stepped on a landmine, he shoved her off the device and took her place, allowing his daughter and her friends to escape.

As Harkness and the bad guys caught up to him, Malcolm turned with a sly smile, knowing that with his unselfish actions, he has protected his daughter. As Team Arrow ran to safety, there was an explosion behind them, and it was assumed that Malcolm had stepped off the pressure bomb and blown up himself and Harkness.

Thea’s realization that Malcolm loved her, despite his faults, gives her character new development opportunities for next season. There has been speculation that Merlin escaped because the explosion was off-camera, but Barrowman confirmed on Facebook after the West Coast feed that “Malcolm Merlin is no more.”

Captain Boomerang could have escaped demise with the possibility of a SUICIDE SQUAD sequel. Given the off-camera explosion, nothing is locked into place, and fans have learned to never say never.

For those unwilling to let go of Malcolm quite yet, Barrowman has promised a series of Twitter videos featuring him and Katrina Law including one already posted with Barrowman, Law, Tarabay and a donut.

Speaking of Law, the fight scenes between Nyssa and Talia (Lexa Doig) were nothing short of a ballet. The artistry of movement and the preciseness and detail of the stuntwork, sound, camerawork, editing, direction, etc., surpassed perfection.

The show was not all action, however. The acting was superb with some of the more touching moments of the series. When Oliver (Stephen Amell) asked Slade for help rescuing William, he offers Slade information as to the whereabouts of his own son, Joe. It was a touching father-to-father exchange with each man painfully portraying the difficulty of losing a child.

Despite all the evil that Slade has perpetrated, the bond apparently was not in question. When Harkness tried to recruit Wilson to the other side, Oliie discerned Slade’s maneuver to extract them from the situation and followed his lead.

Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Thea (Willa Holland) were reticent to afford Wilson the same trust, with Thea pointing out that Slade made them orphans.

But the depths of the bond between the two men was best explained when Slade encouraged Oliver to forgive himself in his continued grief over Robert’s death. The ability of a child to move past the death of a parent is a long, hard road, and the child’s guilt that his parent’s death is, somehow, his fault is a life-altering emotion. Although that situation is not controllable by the child, the guilt is permeating.

How could Oliver have moved fast enough to stop Robert? The simple answer is that he could not.

Slade wisely advised Ollie to find a way to forgive himself, so he could appreciate what he has now. Both Amell and Bennett handled the emotional situation with respect and depth.

A nice flashback with Moira (Susanna Thompson) let Thompson and Amell portray the best in their relationship during a heart-wrenching phone call, and a “just-in-case” kiss marked the possible return of Olicity.

Powerful performances by all propelled the episode with no second wasted. Each made the most of his/her screen time giving new development to the team’s cohesion.

Quentin’s statement that Dinah Lance was “Black Canary” was especially touching, and his takedown of Black Siren was a great metaphor for his letting go of his own Laurel.

As Oliver clutched William, Chase (Josh Segarra) unleashed the C4 to destroy Team Arrow. As the explosions rang out, both Oliver and Adrian understood how the past can destroy the future. Fortunately, Oliver has chosen to move on, while Adrian fell victim to his history.

Did Team Arrow have to pay for Adrian’s sins? Or did it find its way to safety before the explosion? It was a great setup for next season, and neither cast nor crew wasted a moment of opportunity.

The stunt players and camera operators and picture editors and director and writers and the rest of the crew brought everything and more to the party.

The sound folks managed to pull off everything from the small, very important click of the pressure bomb to huge explosions and incredibly-timed sword-fighting effects.

They even made Manu Bennett understandable when he (or his stunt double) was wearing the Deathstroke mask. (More applause for Michael E. Lawshé and the entire ARROW sound team.) There truly was not one moment wasted. Bet Craft Services even rocked the donuts.

The ARROW Season 5 finale is everything it should have been, and so much more. ARROW will return in the fall on The CW.

THE 100 Season 4 Finale Sneak Peek: Death Comes for Us All

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THE 100 season finale is finally here, and with it comes the long wait for season 5. In last week’s episode, Bellamy, Clarke, Echo, Emori, Murphy, Monty, and Harper finally made it to Raven at Becca’s Lab, but as a result they had no time left to get back to Polis. Instead, the ragtag crew hatched a plan to head into space and ride out the death wave, using the remnants of the Ark to survive. So by the time The 100 returns to The CW next spring, we could be looking at a very different show.

First though, we have to see what becomes of everyone in tonight’s final episode, titled Praimfaya. Written by creator Jason Rothenberg and directed by The 100 regular Dean White, the season finale is a literal race against time as everyone readies for the end of the world. At Polis, Jaha and Kane will need to work together to select the 100 souls from Skaikru who will join 1100 Grounders from the remaining 11 clans down in the Second Dawn bunker.

Meanwhile at the lab, those trapped outside the bunker have their work cut out for them as well. Not only do they have to prepare an oxygen generator and enough food to last them for five years while on the Ark, but the road getting into space will be just as dangerous. As Raven tells the crew, they’re only going to have an hour of time to get there on the rocket, so the odds are really stacked against them.

Still, by the end of the episode, we should know who survives in the bunker and out in space (or maybe even on the ground in the case of Clarke and her nightblood), yet finding out if there’ll be a five-year time jump may have to wait until next season.

Watch sneak peeks from the episode below. THE 100 season 4 finale airs tonight (May 24) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. The show will be returning in the winter of 2018 for its fifth season.

GAME OF THRONES Season 7 Preview: Surrounded by Enemies

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Cersei Lannister is surrounded by her enemies when GAME OF THRONES returns for its seventh season. With her husband and children dead, Cersei has taken over the Iron Throne.

But one has to assume that she will not hold it for long. Daenerys is approaching King’s Landing (finally!) and she is determined to take the throne that she believes is hers. In the North, Jon Snow has been recently crowned King of the North — but is he a contender for the Iron Throne as well?

Daenerys’ armies are clashing with Lannister soldiers in a new and longer preview for season 7, while we catch up with our various players. Littlefinger continues to scheme with Sansa, while Ayra is just trying to make her way home.

With only two shortened seasons remaining before GAME OF THRONES is finally done, the new season looks like it will be full of epic battles. After all, all the pieces on the board are moving towards one place and one final battle.

GAME OF THRONES returns for its new season on July 16 on HBO.

Our Most Anticipated 2017-2018 New Shows

It’s a less less than a week after the end of Upfronts and summer is nearly upon us. Summer programming now involves more original content, but we’re really looking ahead to the new fall-winter season. New shows won’t be debuting for severan months, but there’s some anticipation brewing for the new TV offerings coming down the pipeline.

After viewing all of the trailers released during Upfronts, we’ve put together a list of the shows we’re most interested in seeing on our screens in the fall and winter.

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BLACK LIGHTNING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Brianna, Araceli, Luciana). The series stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, a former superhero who gave up his costume for the sake of his family. Years later, Jefferson realizes that his city needs his alter ego — Black Lightning. “From the first look, it felt like we’re seeing a superhero story from a different phase in the main vigilante’s life when he’s dealing with putting the suit back on and seeing that vigilantism runs in the family. It’s not an origin story in the usual superhero TV sense. I’m excited for this one,” Brianna said. “It fits into The CW’s superhero mold they’ve created for themselves, but at the same time it’s very different than anything they’ve done before with an older lead, crime fighting family and all African-American main cast,” Araceli explained.

BLACK LIGHTNING will air midseason on The CW.

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WILL & GRACE (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana, Rebecca, Shana and Clarissa). TV’s funniest quad is back! WILL & GRACE isn’t a new show, but it will finally be back on our screens after too many years off the air and we’re all excited about it. “I used to watch reruns of this show every day after school. My inner teenage self is overjoyed to see these characters again,” Luciana said happily.

WILL & GRACE will air Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. this fall on NBC.

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DYNASTY (TV Addict staff who are interested: Melissa and Clarissa).  This series will probably be our guilty pleasure, but will it take its place on the list of fun primetime soaps? We certainly hope so!  In the show we’re (re-)introduced to the Carrington family when the children of Blake Carrington return home to discover that their father is marrying a beautiful — and far younger — woman.  Cue the backstabbing, because there’s a lot of money and a company’s future at stake. “The CW is taking us back to the Carrington DYNASTY, and it looks like the lifestyles of the rich-and-self-absorbed have gotten more diverse,” Melissa said. “Mostly I will watch to see Alexis enter her first scene and see if she can wear a picture hat as well as Joan Collins. Not many people can pull that off. Since Collins has been reported to have based Alexis on Donald Trump, whose PR machine dubbed him the king-of-deals back in the ’80s, it will be interesting to see if this year’s model does the same.”

DYNASTY will air Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on The CW.

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THE CROSSING (TV Addict staff who are interested: Luciana and Rebecca). ABC has been trying to recreate the mystery of LOST since that show went off the air, but can THE CROSSING do that? Some of us are hoping to find out. The show revolves around 47 people who wash up on a beach and claim they’re from a future where a war has broken out and they’re looking for asylum. The show “has elements of mystery, syfy, romance, intrigue, and of course, drama. I’m already dying to know the how and why behind the unexplained arrival of 47 travelers, washed up on the beach of this small town,” Rebecca said. “This feels very reminiscent of THE 4400, which was show I absolutely loved when I was younger,” Luciana explained. “Mystery, conspiracy theories, people traveling back in time to escape a horrible future… I am so in.”

THE CROSSING will air midseason on ABC.

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THE GIFTED (TV Addict staff who are interested: Araceli, Shana and Clarissa). “Put ‘Marvel’ and ‘mutant’ in the same sentence, and you already own me. (Bonus: Amy Acker.)”, Shana gushed. ” And as Araceli point out, “unlike LEGION on FX, The GIFTED may be more like what audiences expect from an X-Men series.” The show revolves around the Strucker family, whose lives drastically change when parents Reed and Caitlin learn that their children have mutant powers, forcing the family on the run in order to protect teens Lauren and Andy.

THE GIFTED will air Mondays at 9:00 p.m. this fall on Fox.

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Morning Static: THE 100, COLBERT, GAME OF THRONES & More!

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• NBC Wins 2016-17 Season In Ratings Demo; CBS Takes Total Viewers
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• Mark Your Calendars: What’s Coming to Netflix in June 2017?
• Late Night Wars! Colbert’s Late Show Officially Dethroned Fallon’s Tonight Show This Season to Be the Most-Watched Late-Night Show
• Cannot Wait: The Night King Is Here in the Chilling Game of Thrones Season 7 Poster
• THE LAST SHIP: TNT Announces the Season 4 Premiere Date
• For Canadian Eyes Only: CBC Announces 2017-18 primetime schedule.
• ‘Downward Dog’: An Unusual Path to Prime-Time TV