CraveTV’s Line-up Includes New Drama Billions, Last Season Of The Following
CraveTV just released its January schedule, and in addition to new series like the drama Billions, The Following returns for its final season, with new seasons of Tosh.0, Bitten, Broad City and Workaholics returning of coming back as well. Here’s a quick sum-up:
Friday, January 1st
Workaholics – *Season 5* – found in the Comedies, Sitcoms collections
Adam, Blake, and Ders clock back in for Season 5 of Workaholics. Dress codes, deadlines, and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk, and always live for the day, even if they don’t know what day it is. This season the guys, along with officemates Jillian (Jillian Bell), Alice (Maribeth Monroe) and Montez (Erik Griffin), and their friend “Karl” (Kyle Newacheck), organize an office ditch day, start a front yard wrestling league and recruit new employees at a college job fair, among other hijinks.
Friday, January 8th
The Following – *Season 3* – found in the Crime & Mystery, Dramas, Action & Adventure collections
Kevin Bacon reprises his role as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, and James Purefoy returns as newly incarcerated serial killer Joe Carroll. After two seasons of a deadly chase between Hardy and psychopath Carroll that amassed a large body count of victims, followers, and loved ones, Season 3 sees Carroll behind bars and Hardy striving to begin a new life. When a new menace emerges, Hardy’s convictions are challenged as he comes to realize that threats, much more dangerous than Carroll, exist.
Friday, January 15th
Bitten – *Season 2* – found in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama collections
Season 2 of Bittensees The Pack on the hunt for Malcolm (James McGowan). In their quest to capture him, they uncover a more sinister force that threatens the existence of the werewolf species. This season also introduces The Pack to a Coven of witches with whom they are forced to form an uneasy alliance in order to fight a common foe.
Listen To Me Marlon – *Documentary Premiere* – found in the Documentaries collections
Listen To Me Marlon unlocks two-time Oscar® winner Marlon Brando’s extensive never-before-heard personal audio archive, bringing viewers on a creative odyssey into the mind and motivation of the enigmatic legend. As the lines between Brando’s on screen persona and personal life blurred, his audio recordings uncover his intellectual introspection, humour and sensitivity; a man in perpetual search for moral clarity. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen, the film reveals the complexities and contradictions that were Marlon Brando by telling the story in his own words.
Sunday, January 17th at 10pm
Billions – *Series Premiere, SHOWTIME Drama* – found in the Showtime Collection, and Drama collection
Paul Giamatti (John Adams) and Damian Lewis (Homeland) star in a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. The bold, contemporary drama melds the worlds of ultra-wealth, influence, and corruption as personified in two highly ambitious opposing figures: hard-charging, blue-blooded, politically connected U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, calculating, blue-collar billionaire hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set amongst the Machiavellian machinations of New York City power politics and finance, Billions weaves a complex, intricate narrative featuring a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey.Also starring Maggie Siff (Mad Men), Malin Akerman (Children’s Hospital), Toby Leonard Moore (Daredevil), David Costabile (Suits), and Condola Rashad (Steel Magnolias).
Friday, January 29th
Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown – *HBO Documentary* – found in the Music, Documentary, and The HBO collections
James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown was made with the unique cooperation of the Brown Estate, which opened its archives for the first time. The documentary features rare and never-before-seen footage, interviews and photographs, chronicling the musical ascension of the “hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia, and more. Produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Alex Gibney.
Friday, January 15th
Tosh.0 – *Seasons 7B*– found in the Comedies collection
Always topical, Tosh.0 delves into the absurdity that comes hand in hand with the popularity of viral videos. The series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by everyday people unaware of their impending online fame.
Friday, January 22nd
Broad City – *Seasons 2* – found in the Comedies and Sitcoms collections
Season 2 sees Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer) dealing with a slew of adventures in New York City, with shenanigans that include: Abbi’s Bed Bath & Beyond obsession; technology overload; a special romance; and holding down their jobs at Soulstice and Deals, Deals, Deals.