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Crave Weekly Highlights August 11 – 17 2022



Crave Weekly Highlights August 11 – 17…

AUGUST 12 – BELFAST *Movie Premiere*

Recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival People’s Choice Award, and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BELFAST is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, and set during the tumult of late-1960s Northern Ireland. The film follows young Buddy (Jude Hill) as he navigates a landscape of working-class struggle, sweeping cultural changes, and sectarian violence. Buddy dreams of a glamorous future that whisks him far from The Troubles, but, in the meantime, he finds consolation in his charismatic Pa (Jamie Dornan) and Ma (Caitríona Balfe), and his spry, tale-spinning grandparents (Ciarán Hinds and Judi Dench). BELFAST drops Friday, August 12.


In this limited event series, three RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE fan favourites give three different A-listers drag makeovers, then, the celebs battle it out in classic Drag Race competitions. Featuring CANADA’S DRAG RACE resident judge, Brooke Lynn Hytes, along with Jujubee, and Monét X Change as Queen Supreme mentors, Season 2 of RUPAUL’S SECRET CELEBRITY DRAG RACE premieres on Friday, Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

 AUGUST 13 – HBO Original Documentary THE PRINCESS

THE PRINCESS debuts on Saturday August 13 at 8 p.m. ET, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on August 31. In this new HBO documentary, Princess Diana’s story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archival footage creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life, and death. Turning the camera back on the viewers, the film illuminates the profound impact she had, and how the public’s attitude to the monarchy was, and still is, shaped by these events. Directed by Ed Perkins.

AUGUST 14 – STARZ Original Series POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN *Season 2 Premiere*

Season 2 of STARZ’s Original series POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN debuts Sunday, August 14. Set in the early 1990s, the third series in the POWER Universe, tells the origin story of fan favorite character Kanan Stark, and his entry into the criminal world through his mother, who ruthlessly runs the family’s drug empire. Starring MeKai Curtis in the titular role of Kanan, and Tony® Award winner Patina Miller as his mother, Raquel “Raq” Thomas. As the second season begins, Raq has gained control over the city’s drug trade, but her son is slipping away. Kanan Stark returns to Queens, uncertain of his future with the family business, and because of Detective Howard’s lingering secret, even more uncertain of his past. Kanan searches for the truth, while Raq boldly expands the business into hostile Mafia territory. Lou-Lou has other plans that revolve around his emerging record label, but Raq isn’t about to let his side hustle get in the way of her expansion. Although Marvin remains Raq’s loyal soldier, he struggles to earn Jukebox’s forgiveness, and become the father she deserves. The ties that bind this family are becoming undone, but Raq will stop at nothing to hold them together. POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes streaming Sundays.


Vice’s newest addition to the DARK SIDE series, THE DARK SIDE OF COMEDY premieres Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. ET. A fresh look at an art form that has long shined a light on significant cultural issues, THE DARK SIDE OF COMEDY examines the internal battles, unexpected fame, and societal pressures that are ever-present in the comedy world, as well as the lasting legacy of the women and men who allow us to see the world through their eyes. Narrated by Dave Foley, the series consists of 10 episodes that focus on comics Andrew Dice Clay, Chris Farley, Freddie Prinze, Artie Lange, Roseanne Barr, Dustin Diamond, Greg Giraldo, Brett Butler, Richard Pryor, and Maria Bamford. Featured comics include Patton Oswalt, Godfrey, the late-Gilbert Gottfried, and more. THE DARK SIDE OF COMEDY follows a weekly release schedule, with new episodes dropping Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.


Crave delivers the inaugural season of DRAG RACE PHILIPPINES, beginning Wednesday, August 17, with the first two episodes. In this hotly awaited version of the worldwide hit, 12 iconic queens slay and race to the finish line to be crowned the first Drag Race Superstar from the Philippines. On the starting line is this season’s host, Paolo Ballesteros. Known as the face of one of the longest-running noontime shows in the Philippines, the multi-awarded actor, model, and drag artist well-known for his stunning makeup transformations, steers contestants as they battle it out to the end. Also joining the judges panel is DRAG RACE Season 4 and ALL STARS 6 alum Jiggly Caliente, and multi-hyphenate entertainer KaladKaren, making this RuPaul’s first franchise show with two trans women as permanent judges. New episodes of DRAG RACE PHILIPPINES drop on Crave every Wednesday.


Complete listings for the week of Aug. 11 – 17

*All Programming Subject to Change

HBO and HBO Max Programming
RAP SH!T, Season 1, Episode 5 (August 11) *HBO Max Series*
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, Episode 6-7 (August 11) *HBO Max Series*
THE REHEARSAL, Season 1, Episode 5 (August 12 at 11 p.m. ET)
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, Season 20, Episode 23 (August 13)
THE PRINCESS *Documentary Premiere* (August 13 at 8 p.m. ET) *HBO Documentary*
WESTWORLD, Season 4, Episode 8 *Season Finale* (August 14 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE ANARCHISTS, Season 1, Episode 6 *Season Finale* (August 14 at 10 p.m. ET)
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, Season 9, Episode 20 (August 15)
INDUSTRY, Season 2, Episode 3 (August 15 at 9 p.m. ET)

AFTER YANG (August 12)
BELFAST (August 12)

SHOWTIME Programming
THE CHI, Season 5, Episode 8 (August 12)
CITY ON A HILL, Season 3, Episode 3 (August 12)
FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS, Season 2, Episode 9 (August 14)
VICE, Season 3, Episode 11 (August 14 at 8 p.m. ET)

STARZ Programming
SANCTUARY, Season 1-4 *Canadian Title* (August 12)
POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN, Season 2, Episode 1 (August 14)
P-VALLEY, Season 2, Episode 10 *Season Finale* (August 14)

More Riveting TV to Watch
DRAG RACE FRANCE, Season 1, Episode 8 *Season Finale* (August 11 at 3 p.m. ET)
CANADA’S DRAG RACE, Season 3, Episode 5 *Canadian Title* (August 11 at 9 p.m. ET)
LOVE ISLAND USA, Season 4, Episode 19 (August 11 at 9 p.m. ET)
SANCTUARY, Season 1-4 *Canadian Title* (August 12)
REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, Season 1-6 *Canadian Title* (August 12)
CATFISH UK, Season 2 (August 12) *MTV Series*
LOVE ISLAND USA, Season 4, Episode 20 (August 12 at 9 p.m. ET)
RUPAUL’S SECRET CELBRITY DRAG RACE, Season 2, Episode 1 *Season Premiere* (August 12 at 9:30 p.m. ET)
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: DOWN UNDER, Season 2, Episode 3 (August 13)
LOVE ISLAND USA, Season 4, Episode 21 (August 14 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Season 35, Episode 216-220 (August 16)
LOVE ISLAND USA, Season 4, Episode 22 (August 16 at 9 p.m. ET)
THE DARK SIDE OF COMEDY, Season 1, Episode 1 *Series Premiere* (August 16 at 9 p.m. ET)
DRAG RACE PHILIPPINES, Season 1, Episode 1-2 *Series Premiere* (August 17)
LOVE ISLAND USA, Season 4, Episode 23 (August 17 at 9 p.m. ET)