Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central(Western Canada) are pleased to announce the original series, comedy specials and documentaries that have been greenlit for production in 2013. The line-up includes the new half-hour comedy series, Sensitive Skin, slated to begin shooting in Toronto in October; returning stand-up series Funny as Hell; and documentaries Fanarchists: The Fan Film Phenomenon;Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione StoryHip Hop Evolution and The DNA of GSP.

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Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada) splash into summer with highly anticipated new and returning dramas from Showtime. The eighth and final season of iconic series Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, and the series premiere of edgy new crime drama Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, will air back-to-back on Sunday, June 30, 2013 beginning at 9 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with Showtime in the US.

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Astral’s The Movie Network and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central hook-up Nurse Jackie addicts by providing subscribers with first access to remaining episodes of the series on multiplatform services. The previews start following episode six, which airs on Monday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET on The Movie Network and 8 p.m. PT on Movie Central – immediately following the linear broadcast, episode seven will be available to subscribers on TMN GO, On-Line and On-Demand services only. This pattern will repeat itself for the remainder of the series’ 10-episode run, allowing multiplatform viewers to stay one week ahead of the linear broadcast schedule.

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