The Movie Network Announces Fall Line-Up

The Movie Network announced its fall lineup including the return of The Affair, the sexy and suspenseful award-winning drama series from Showtime, and the Season 2 debut of The Knick, which moves to a new premiere timeslot on The Movie Network.

Showtime documentaries American Dream/American Knightmare and Prophet’s Prey (about Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), will also debut, along with the anticipated Showtime sports series A Season with Notre Dame Football and Season 3 of the undercover detective drama Rogue, starring Thandie Newton.

The Affair was the 2015 Golden Globe winner for Best Television Series – Drama, and it explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages as well as the crime that brings these individuals back together. In the new season, the provocative drama is told separately from four different perspectives, revealing four distinct truths. It stars Ruth Wilson (Luther) in her Golden Globe-winning role as Alison, a young woman attempting to move on from tragedy and build a lasting relationship while contending with the judgment of others and her own self-doubt. Her lover Noah (Golden Globe-nominee Dominic West, The Wire) is a burgeoning writer trying to balance the temptations of success, the family he left behind, and the woman he loves. Noah’s former wife Helen (Emmy-nominee Maura Tierney, ER) is attempting to piece her life together while navigating divorce proceedings, care for her children, and her parents’ noxious influence. It premieres Sunday, October 4th at 10pm.

In The Knick, which premieres Friday, October 16th at 10pm, the new season takes place in 1901, and finds the staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital in turmoil as they prepare to be shuttered in favour of a new building uptown. Headed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh, The Knick stars Oscar-nominee Clive Owen as the brilliant but emotionally tortured surgeon Dr. John W. Thackery.

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