For Canadian Eyes Only: Shomi Streaming Service is Shutting Down

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Here’s some bad news for Canadian TV Addicts: Today shomi announced that the streaming service will be shutting down as of November 30.

“We’re really grateful to Canadians who enthusiastically invited us into their living rooms and took us with them on their phones, tablets and laptops,” said David Asch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, shomi.

“The business climate and online video marketplace have changed markedly in the last few years. Combined with the fact that the business is more challenging to operate than we expected, we’ve decided to wind down our operations,” Asch said. “We’re proud of the great service we created and the role we played in the evolution of Canada’s video landscape.”

Current shomi members can keep streaming and binge-watching their favourite shows and movies online, via their Shaw or Rogers set-top box, on select tablets, mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and PS4 until November 30, 2016.

What’s Coming to Shomi in October 2016?

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Next day premieres of JANE THE VIRGIN and FRESH OFF THE BOAT’s new seasons are coming to Shomi in October 2016, as is season 7 of PARKS AND RECREATION, the first season of the short-lived LIMITLESS and the mini-series CASUAL VACANCY, based on the book of the same name by J.K. Rowling. On the movie side, several older BATMAN films are coming to the Canadian streaming service, as are the original LETHAL WEAPON, TALENTED MR RIPLEY and GOTHIKA, among others.

October 7

What’s New Scooby-Doo, Season 3
These world-famous sleuthing teens are always up for action-packed, hair-raising adventures. Lovable canine Scooby and the always-hungry Shaggy take center stage, and the mysteries take us to such international locations as Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong.

Limitless, Season 1
(Jake McDorman | Jennifer Carpenter | Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio | Hill Harper)
Aimless twenty-something Brian Finch takes a dangerous new pill called NZT-48 and is now able to use every part of his brain, making him the smartest person alive when he is on the drug. Utilizing his enhanced abilities, Brian helps FBI agent Rebecca Harris with her caseload, as well as attempting to track down the deadly drug’s manufacturer and figure out why Brian is the only person immune to its fatal side effects.

Parks and Recreation, Season 7
(Amy Poehler | Rashida Jones | Aziz Ansari | Aubrey Plaza | Nick Offerman | Chris Pratt | Adam Scott | Rob Lowe | Jim O’Heir)
Get ready to say goodbye to Leslie Knope, the world’s most dedicated government employee. The year is 2017, and Leslie’s life has changed dramatically: she’s now the mother of triplets and works for the National Parks Department, but — most shockingly — has become sworn enemies with her former friend and mentor, Ron Swanson.

October 12

Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3 ***NEXT DAY PREMIERES
(Constance Wu | Randall Park | Hudson Yang | Forrest Wheeler | Ian Chen)
Season 3 picks up where the Huangs left off, with the family heading out on vacation to Taipei for Louis’ brother’s (guest star Ken Jeong) wedding.

October 14

Casual Vacancy, Miniseries
(Rory Kinnear | Emily Bevan | Michael Gambon | Abigail Lawrie | Rufus Jones | Julia McKenzie | Keeley Hawes | Monica Dolan)
Created by J.K. Rowling and based on the book by the same name, The Casual Vacancy begins with the death of beloved Parish Councillor Barry Fairbrother, leaving a seat on the council vacant. Those running for a place soon find their darkest secrets revealed on the Parish Council online forum, ruining their campaign and leaving the election in turmoil.

Falling Skies, Season 4
(Noah Wyle | Drew Roy | Maxim Knight | Will Patton | Moon Bloodgood | Sarah Carter)
The pressure continues to mount for survivors of an alien attack as they try to regain control of earth. Keeping up their fight in the war is becoming increasingly difficult as their hopes of life after the alien destruction become more of a distant reality. With the new capitol in Charleston, the 2nd Mass could end up revisiting old territory.

October 18

Jane the Virgin, Season 3 ***NEXT DAY PREMIERES
(Gina Rodriguez | Justin Baldoni | Brett Dier | Andrea Navedo)
Jane the Virgin returns for Season 3 with one big question: is Michael okay?! Find out as the baby-mana drama continues with new weekly episodes.

October 21

Satisfaction, Season 2
(Matt Passmore | Stephanie Szostak | Blair Redford | Katherine LaNasa | Michelle DeShon)
In Season 2 of Satisfaction, Neil and Grace confront their infidelities from the past six months, while Adriana schemes to keep them apart for good.

Vikings, Season 4
(Travis Fimmel | Katheryn Winnick | Clive Standen | Alexander Ludwig | Gustaf Skarsgard | Alyssa Sutherland)
Vikings Season 4 opens as Ragnar seizes victory in Paris – but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug and his oldest son, Bjorn.

MOVIES

October 1
Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
Batman & Robin
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
The Fountain
Gothika
Insomnia
Lethal Weapon, Director’s Cut
Natural Born Killers
Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders
Scooby-Doo And The Witch’s Ghost
Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island
Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo
Scooby-Doo! And The Goblin King
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare
Wonder Woman

October 7
Beerfest
The Believers
Buba Hotel
Cake
Death Race
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
October Sky
Scooby-Doo! Franken Creepy

October 14
Mars Attacks!
Monsters vs Aliens
Return of the Living Dead
Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals
Scooby-Doo! Wrestlemania Mystery
Talented Mr Ripley
Warm Bodies

October 21
Dragon Fly
Carrie 2: The Rage
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Rover
Save the Last Dance

October 28
Devil
Jeepers Creepers 2
Last House on the Left
Psycho II
The Unborn
Wrong Turn

EXPIRING TELEVISION

October 31
30 Rock
Battlestar Galactica
Doctor Who
Twilight Zone

EXPIRING MOVIES

October 31
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: Goldmember
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Batman
Black Death
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Casablanca
Do the Right Thing
Doctor Who
Field of Dreams
Friday Night Lights
Hitch
Inside Job
Magnolia
Midnight in Paris
Mr. Deeds
Total Recall

What’s Coming to Shomi in September 2016?

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Next day premieres of EMPIRE are coming to Shomi in September 2016 as a new season of the show begins again for the fall. Recent seasons of shows like NCIS, ELEMENTARY and MADAM SECRETARY will also be available on the streaming service.

TELEVISION

September 2
Chicago Fire, S4
Chicago PD, S3
American Horror Story: Hotel

September 7
Difficult People, S2E10 ***NEXT DAY PREMIERE

September 9
Blacklist, S3
Elementary, S4

September 12
Stand Up to Cancer

September 16
NCIS, S13
NCIS LA, S7

September 22
Empire, S3E1 ***NEXT DAY PREMIERE

September 23
Madame Secretary, S2

September 24
Transparent, S3

September 25
Family Guy, S14

September 29
Empire, S3E2 ***NEXT DAY PREMIERE

September 30
Hawaii Five-O, S6
The Trip, S2

MOVIES

September 1
Summer Catch

September 2
Kung Fu Panda
Machete Kills
Water for Elephant
The Wolverine

September 9
The Blind Side
Braveheart
The One I Love
Sisterhood of Travelling Pants
Sisterhood of Travelling Pants 2
Shrek
Adam
American Beauty
Grand Torino
Madagascar: Escape to Africa
Shrek 2

September 23
Bee Movie
Prime
Step Up: All In
The Untouchables

September 30
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
The Longest Yard
Pride & Prejudice
Shrek the Third
Step Up Revolution

COLLECTIONS

Back to School (September 2): How High, Admission, Fresh Meat, Billy Madison, Election, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused, Footloose, Napoleon Dynamite, Bring it On, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, School of Rock, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Jennifer’s Body, Get Over it, Teen Wolf, School Ties, 21 Jump Street, One Tree Hill, Glee

Mind Bending Movies (Sept. 9): The One I Love, Vanilla Sky, Donnie Darko, Cube, Moon, 1984, Beyond the Black Rainbow, The Matrix, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Looper, Dark City, Shutter Island, Videodrome, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine, Requiem for a Dream, The Usual Suspects, Adaptation, Slaughterhouse Five, Twilight Zone, Black Mirror

Book Report Blues (Sept. 23): 1984, Apocalypse Now, Childhood’s End, Clockwork Orange, Deliverance, Excalibur, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hamlet, I, Robot, Last of the Mohicans, Life of Pi, Lolita, Naked Lunch, Oliver Twist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Shawshank Redemption, Slaughterhouse Five, The, Merchant of Venice, Titus, Winter’s Bone

Shut Up and Dance With Me! (Sept. 30): Dirty Dancing, How She Move, Honey, Footloose, Centre Stage, Step Up All In, Step Up Revolution, Black Swan, Saturday Night Fever, Mao’s Last Dance, You Got Served, Moulin Rouge, The Full Monty, Bring it On, Coyote Ugly, Strip Tease

EXPIRING

September 15
Jackass 3.5

September 30
21 Jump Street
Bend it Like Beckham
Dude, Where’s My Car
Edward Scissorhands
Hotel Transylvania
Just Go With It
Little Miss Sunshine
Mars Needs Moms
Once
Pearl Harbor
Race to Witch Mountain
Remember the Titans
Romeo + Juliet
Salt
Sweet Home Alabama
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Princess Diaries
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The Parent Trap

What’s Coming to Shomi in August 2016?

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Next day premieres of ODD MOM OUT and DIFFICULT PEOPLE are coming to the Canadian streaming service in August, as are recent seasons of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH and NEW GIRL. On the movie side, BATTLESHIP and BEGIN AGAIN are also coming to Shomi.

August 2
Odd Mom Out, S2E7 (next day premiere)

August 3
Difficult People, S2E5 (next day premiere)

August 5
You’re the Worst
Sex, Drugs, & Rock & Roll, Season 1

August 9
Odd Mom Out, S2E8 (next day premiere)

August 10
Difficult People, S2E6 (next day premiere)

August 12
Between, Season 2
Tyrant, Season 2

August 16
Odd Mom Out, S2E9 (next day premiere)

August 17
Difficult People, S2E7 (next day premiere)

August 19
Modern Family, Season 7
Survivor, Season 16/Season 24/Season 29

August 21
New Girl, Season 5

August 23
Odd Mom Out, S2E10 (next day premiere)

August 24
Difficult People, S2E8 (next day premiere)

August 26
The Last Man on Earth, Season 2
Bob’s Burgers, Season 6

August 30
Odd Mom Out, S2E11 (next day premiere)

August 31
Difficult People, S2E9 (next day premiere)

MOVIES

August 1
Star Trek: Nemesis

August 5
American Reunion
I, Robot
Open Grave
Scooby-Doo Moon Monster Madness
Words & Pictures

August 12
Day After Tomorrow
Gotcha
Escape Plan
Lego DC Comics: Justice League vs. Bizarro World
Post Grad
The Secret of My Success

August 19
Battleship
Big Miracle
Duplicity
The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smack Down
Fruitvale Station

August 26
Admission
Batman Unlimited: Animal Instinct
Begin Again
Gulliver’s Travels
How High
Safe House

COLLECTIONS

Best of the 1970’s (August 5): Jaws, Taxi Driver, Annie Hall, Rocky, The Exorcist, The French Connection, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Clockwork Orange, Chinatown, Mean Streets, Deliverance, Dirty Harry, American Graffiti, The Omen (1976), Saturday Night Fever, Dog Day Afternoon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Superman, Blazing Saddles, The Warriors, MASH

Best of the 1980’s (August 12): Romancing the Stone, Top Gun, The Terminator, Beverly Hills Cop, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Pretty in Pink, Breakfast Club, Terms of Endearment, Dirty Dancing, Ordinary People, Nightmare on Elm Street, Batman, Repo Man, 16 Candles, Married with Children, Quantum Leap, St. Elmo’s Fire, Gotcha, The Secret of My Success

Best of the 1990’s (August 19): Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Bad Boys, Tombstone, Speed, The Usual Suspect, Wayne’s World, Happy Gilmore, The Big Lebowski, American Pie, Pulp Fiction, Silence of The Lambs, Seven, Goodfellas, Boogie Nights, Leaving Las Vegas, The Matrix, Men in Black, Boy Meets World, Xena: Warrior Pincess, Ren & Stimpy

Back to School (August 26): How High, Admission, Fresh Meat, Billy Madison, Election, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused, Footloose, Napoleon Dynamite, Bring it on, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, School of Rock, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Jennifer’s Body, Get Over it, Teen Wolf, School Ties, 21 Jump Street, One Tree Hill, Glee

EXPIRING

August 2
Colombiana
Straw Dogs

August 14
Made of Honor

August 23
Moneyball

August 20
50 First Dates
Houdini

August 31
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star
Heartland S1/2

For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in July 2016?

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Next day premieres for BETWEEN and ODD MOM OUT are coming to to Shomi in July, as are full seasons of HEROES REBORN, ROYAL PAINS and DOMINION. In terms of movies, THE HEAT, DIVERGENT and THE INTERNSHIP will be arriving on the Canadian streaming service.

Here’s the complete list of what’s coming to Shomi in the coming month:

Television

July 8
Heroes Reborn, Season 1

July 15
Royal Pains, Season 7
Dominion, Season 2

July 24
Black Sails, Season 2

July 29
Defiance, Season 3

Next Day Premieres

New episodes of the following shows will be available on Shomi the day after their primetime premieres: Between (beginning with episode 2.01 on July 1), Odd Mom Out (with season 2 continuing from June), Difficult People (beginning with episodes 2.01 & 2.02 on July 13), The Strain (beginning with episode 2.01 on July 29).

Movies

July 1
Rio
Dead Rising 2
The Heat

July 8
The Divergent Series: Divergent

July 15
The Rugrats Movies

July 22
The Internship
The Way Way Back

July 29
Win Win

Collections

Our Favourite Canadians! – Movie/TV Featuring Popular Canadian Actors (July 1): Liar Liar, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Strange Brew, Observe and Report, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Great Outdoors, The Notebook, Definitely Maybe, Juno, Pure Luck, The Mummy, Justin Bieber: London Live, Sweet November, Going Berserk, Teen Wolf, Lucas, Knocked Up, 24: Live Another Day, Beauty and the Beast.

Expiring

July 20: UFC: The Ultimate Fighters Nations – Canada vs. Australia
July 30: Dragon Hunters Season 1 & 2

For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in June 2016?

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Season 1 of HUMANS and all episodes of MARRIED WITH CHILDREN are just two of the shows coming to Shomi in June.

Here’s the complete list of what’s coming to Shomi in the coming month:

Television

June 1
Homeland, Season 4

June 10
Haven, Season 5b
Humans, Season 1

June 17
The League, Season 7

June 19
Married with Children, Season 1-11

June 21
Odd Mom Out, Season 2

June 24
Continnum, Season 4
Glee, Season 6

Movies

June 3
Bad Words

June 10
Pananorman

June 17
Walking With Dinosaurs

June 24
The Kings of Summer

Shomi Collections

If You Like Homeland (June 3): Tyrant, The Americans, The Honourable Woman, Covert Affairs, Dig, Alias, The Bridge, Top of the Lake, The Blacklist, 24, The Missing

Best Friends 4 Ever! (June 7): Playing House, Difficult People, The OC, Gossip Girl, The New Girl, Xena: Warrior Princess, 2 Broke Girls, Drop Dead Diva, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Fried Green Tomatoes, Friends with Money, Bend It Like Beckham, John Tucker Must Die, Legally Blonde, Bring it On, Baby Mama, Mystic Pizza, The Banger Sisters, Ghost World, Nine to Five, Blue Crush

Stephen King Collection (June 10): The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, The Shining, Carrie (1976), Creepshow, The Green Mile, The Dead Zone, The Mist, 1408, Misery, Needful Things, Cujo, Pet Cemetery, The Running Man, Maximum Overdrive, Secret Window, Firestarter, Haven, Under the Dome

Bad Dads! (June 17): Shameless, Sons of Anarchy, Californication, Empire, Family Guy, American Dad, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Married with Children, Wayward Pines, Archer, Two and a Half Men, Magic City, That’s My Boy, Austin Powers, The Stepfather, Natural Born Killers, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, The Squid and the Whale, White Ribbon, The Devil’s Advocate

Here Comes the Bride! (June 24): Runaway Bride, The Wood, 27 Dresses, The Birdcage, Meet the Parents, Wedding Crashers, Wedding Singer, American Wedding, Wedding Days, Monsoon Wedding, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Ma Ma Mia, Father of the Bride, Maid of Honor, The Best Man

Proud to be Fabulous (June 29): Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chasing Amy, Hairspray, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kissing Jessica Stein, La Cage aux Folles, The Birdcage, My Own Private Idaho, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Transamerica, Bruno, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, To Wong Foo, Object of My Affection, Touch of Pink, Quincera, She Hate Me, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Loose Cannons, Saved, Get Real, Difficult People

Expiring

June 15
Friends With Benefits

June 16
Attack the Block

June 28
The Smurfs

June 29
The Best Man

June 30
A.D.

For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in May 2016?

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New seasons of LOST GIRL and PEAKY BLINDERS will be joining the Canadian streaming service in May, as will movies BABEL, the original FOOTLOOSE and LOOPER.

Here’s the complete list of what’s coming to Shomi in the coming month:

Television

May 6
ODD MOM OUT, Season 1
PEAKY BLINDERS, Season 2

May 13
THE MISSING, Season 1
LOST GIRL, Season 6

May 27
AMERICAN DAD, Season 10
LOUIE, Season 5

Next Day Premieres

New episodes of the following shows will continue to be available on Shomi the day after their primetime premieres: FRESH OFF THE BOAT, JANE THE VIRGIN, EMPIRE and THE ORIGINALS.

Movies

May 1
Babel
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Footloose (1984)
School of Rock
The World’s End

May 6
Epic

May 20
Cedar Rapids
Looper

Expiring

May 25: Bad Teacher

May 30: Jay and Silent Bob Get Old: Tea Bagging in the UK

For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in April 2016?

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The Crackle animated comedy SUPERMANSION is coming to Shomi in April, as is season 5 of both SHAMELESS and JUSTIFIED. Here’s what else to expect from the Canadian streaming service this month:

Television

BOB’S BURGERS season 5 – April 1
SURVIVOR’S REMORSE season 1 – April 8
GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE season 2 – April 8
SHAMELESS season 5 – April 11
WONDER PETS season 2 – April 15
SUPERMANSION season 1 – April 15
PLAYING HOUSE seasons 1 & 2 – April 22
REN & STIMPY seasons 1 & 2 – April 22
VICTORIOUS seasons 1-3 – April 29
JUSTIFIED season 5 – April 29

Movies, Programmers Picks & Expiring Films

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APRIL EXPIRING

For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in March 2016?

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Season 1 of the summer hit UnREAL is coming to Shomi in March 2016, as is POWERS and season 2 of EMPIRE. Here’s everything coming to the Canadian streaming service in the coming month.

Television
EMPIRE Season 2a – March 1
YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE Season 1 – March 4
UnREAL Season 1 – March 11
POWERS Season 1 – March 18
DIFFICULT PEOPLE Season 1 – March 25
MARRIED Season 2 – March 25
EMPIRE Season 2b (day and date) – March 31

Movies, Kids and Expiring Media

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For Canadian Eyes Only: What’s Coming to Shomi in February 2016…

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The second season of Amazon’s MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is but one show coming to Canada’s Shomi in February 2016. It will be joined by the first season of MAD DOGS, as well as seasons 1-6 of XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS and later seasons of TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Television

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 2 – February 5
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS Seasons 1-6 – February 5
BABY DADDY Season 4 – February 12
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Season 22 – February 12
MAD DOGS Season 1 – February 19
TWO AND A HALF MEN Seasons 6-11 – February 19
ARCHER Season 3 – February 26
THE AMERICANS Season 3 – February 26

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