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Over 35 Brand-New Series Premiere This Fall across Shaw Media's 18 Specialty Channels

Jamie's Meals In Minutes (North American Broadcast Premiere) AUGUST 29
Sugar High (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 31
Tough Cookies (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 31
Crave (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 1
Heat Seekers (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 1
Recipe To Riches (World Premiere) OCTOBER 19

Brand new seasons of returning series on Food Network include: Top Chef, Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, Dinner Party Wars, Chopped, Restaurant Impossible, Cupcake Wars, The Great Food Truck Race, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Eat St., Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Chuck's Day Off.

Consumed (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6
Urban Suburban (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
House Hunters On Vacation (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2011
HGTV'D (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2011
Dina's Party (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2011
Room Crashers (Canadian Premiere) FALL 2011

Brand new seasons on HGTV include: Holmes Inspection, Sarah's House and Income Property.

History Television
Brad Meltzer's Decoded (Network Premiere) AUGUST 30
The Pacific (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 9
What's In A Name? (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12
Canadian Made (World Premiere) WINTER 2012

New seasons of highly-anticipated History Television series include: Ancient Aliens, William Shatner's Weird or What?, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Ice Pilots NWT, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp People, Ax Men and Trashopolis.

Cable premieres of hot movies on History Television include: Angels and Demons, Inglorious Basterds (Winter 2012), Invictus (Winter 2012), and The Informant.

Royal Pains, Season 2 [HD] (Network Premiere) AUGUST 31
Warehouse 13, Season 3 [HD] (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 1
Covert Affairs, Season 2 [HD] (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 4
Lost Girl, Season 2 [HD] (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 4
King, Season 2 [HD] (World Premiere) WINTER 2012
Rizzoli & Isles, Season 1 [HD] (Network Premiere) WINTER 2012

Cable premieres of hit movies on Showcase include: The Hangover [HD], Sherlock Holmes [HD], Star Trek [HD], Iron Man [HD], Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull [HD], GI: Joe Rise Of The Cobra [HD], Clash Of The Titans [HD] and 2012 [HD].

Brand new seasons premiering on Showcase include: Rescue Me, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal (Winter 2012), Weeds (Winter 2012), NCIS: LA, Law & Order: UK, Rookie Blue and Combat Hospital.

Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
Shotgun Reno (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 8
Intervention Canada (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 9
Mob Wives (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 9
Risky Business (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12
'Til Debt Do Us Part: Baby Edition (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12

New seasons of popular Slice favourites include: Project Runway, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Real Housewives of New Jersey and Real Housewives of New York City.

New seasons of Canadian series include: Party Mamas and Princess.

Casino Confidential (World Premiere) AUGUST 31

New episodes of returning TVtropolis favourites include: Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, Frasier and Roseanne.

New seasons of TVtropolis Canadian original series include: Instant Cash and TV with TV's Jonathan Torrens.

Lizard Lick Towing, Season 1 (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 30
Las Vegas Jailhouse, Seasons 1 to 3 (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 31
Full Throttle Saloon, Seasons 1 and 2 (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 31
Smoking Gun Presents, Season 11 (Canadian Premiere) AUGUST 31

Cable premieres of hit movies on Action include: Terminator Salvation, Fast & Furious, Cop Out, The Road, The Losers and District 9.

New seasons of returning Action series include: All Worked Up, Hardcore Pawn, Southern Fried Stings, Pawn Stars, Most Shocking and Bait Car.

Monroe (North American Premiere) FALL 2011

DIY Network Canada
Mega Dens (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6
Renovation Rookies (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
Money Hunters (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 8

Brand new seasons on DIY Network Canada include: Cool Tools, House Crashers, Kitchen Impossible and Man Caves.


New episodes of returning reality favourites include: Hell's Kitchen, Total Wipeout and The Real Housewives.

Secret Diary Of A Callgirl, Season 3 (Cable Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6
Californication, Season 2 (Cable Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6
Big Love, Seasons 3 and 4 (Cable Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
Weeds, Seasons 5 and 6 (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
Single White Spenny (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Season 5 (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Season 7 (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 12

Network premieres of hit films on IFC include: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Wrestler and A Single Man.

Network premieres of blockbuster movies on MovieTime include: Land Of The Lost, Funny People, The Book Of Eli, A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Taking of Pelham 123.

Mystery TV
New episodes of returning favourites include: Burn Notice, Law and Order: CI, Law and Order: SVU, NCIS, NCIS: LA, House, Hawaii Five-0 and Bones.

National Geographic Channel
The Indestructibles (Canadian Premiere) SEPTEMBER 3
Mad Scientists (Canadian Premiere) WINTER 2012

New seasons of popular National Geographic Channel series include: Known Universe, Big, Bigger, Biggest, Banged Up Abroad, Megastructures, and Dog Whisperer.

Showcase Diva
XIII (Network Premiere) AUGUST 29
Endgame (Network Premiere) AUGUST 30
King (Network Premiere) AUGUST 31
NCIS: LA (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 5
Combat Hospital (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 9

Cable premieres of blockbuster movies on Showcase Diva include: Paper Heart, Dear John, Up In The Air and Fame.

New episodes of Showcase Diva returning favourites include: Rookie Blue and Haven.

Pretty Hurts (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 5
Too Fat For 15: Fighting Back (World Premiere) SEPTEMBER 7
The Talk (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 5
Pregnant In Heels (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 5
Four Of A Kind (Network Premiere) SEPTEMBER 6

New seasons premiering on Twist TV include: Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum.

Series descriptions available in the press release.

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Wow, Showcase will actually have something I want to watch (Warehouse 13 and Covert Affairs) in first run and in HD at that. It has been a few years since I followed any shows there.


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Brand new seasons premiering on Showcase include: Rescue Me, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal (Winter 2012), Weeds (Winter 2012), NCIS: LA, Law & Order: UK, Rookie Blue and Combat Hospital.
And if they would manage to get actual guide data to the providers, we (and our DVR's) would be able to know when new episodes are on rather than numerous repeats from seasons past with a generic description.

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No mention of Season 4 of Damages on Showcase. It premieres July 13th on Direct TV.

Covert Affairs Season 2 starts June 7 on USA in the states, so it's another 3 months before Showcase starts showing it. Guessing they will be late on Rescue Me as well. I don't mind being a couple of weeks behind the US premieries but 3 months is unacceptable.

I need a few shows to watch during the summer and they are forcing me to find other means to watch these series.

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Rescue Me Season 7 [HD]

Canadian Premiere
Sundays at 11pm ET/PT beginning September 11
Rescue Me, the hit series from Denis Leary and Peter Tolan, returns for its seventh and final season. The final season will deal with Tommy Gavin's (Denis Leary) recognition of how deeply he is in need of rescue and how time is running out on his last chances for redemption.
The seventh and final season will now premiere on FX on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 10 PM E/P, and will run on Wednesday nights.

I guess Showcase figures "Rescue Me" and "Covert Affairs" get better viewership and advertising dollars in the fall schedule. No sign of "Damages" in Canada.

@faston, I don't have any problems with guide data and Original Air Dates with Showcase. I'm not sure if they're all flagged as "NEW" since Showcase airs them later than the U.S. I use Mediaroom with MTS TV.

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Showcase Premiere Dates

Burn Notice Season 3 Tuesday, August 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Royal Pains Season 2 Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Warehouse 13 Season 3 Thursday, September 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Covert Affairs Season 2 Sunday, September 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Lost Girl Season 2 Sunday, September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Rescue Me (final season) Sunday, September 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

Lost Girl returns with an unprecedented 22-episode order

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Showcase Canada

Do you know when we will see a new season of Law and Order UK?

Also, Showcase keeps showing the first two seasons of Sea Patrol (over and over and over). When will we see a new season of this show?

Thank you for your help.


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Law and Order UK and Sea Patrol

The press release in post 1 mentions a new season of Law and Order UK, but I'm not sure if they mean the season that was shown in the UK this summer or just a season that is new to Showcase, but was already shown on City TV.

I'm not familiar with Sea Patrol. It could be that Showcase just bought a couple of seasons and uses it as filler.

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So far there are 5 seasons of Sea Patrol, with the 5th season just finished in Australia. I guess Show only purchased the first 2.

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Showcase winter schedule

Rizzoli & Isles, Season 1 airs Tuesdays beginning January 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Royal Pains, Season 3 airs Wednesdays beginning January 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Misfits, Season 3 airs Thursdays beginning January 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Covert Affairs, new episodes air Sundays beginning January 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Lost Girl airing Sundays beginning January 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Source: Press Release

I also saw an ad that said new episodes of "King" will air beginning Feb. 29.

If anyone missed the first episode of Rizzoli & Isles, it repeats tonight and Saturday.
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