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TORONTO (July 4, 2014) – In a Canadian broadcast first, Bell Media and Corus Entertainment’s HBO Canada will make the entire first season of the new premium original series SENSITIVE SKIN available exclusively to subscribers online and on demand following its broadcast debut. The bittersweet comedy starring Kim Cattrall and Don McKellar premieres Sunday, July 20 at 8 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada.
Supported by A-list talent and an award-winning production pedigree, SENSITIVE SKIN is about a woman of a certain age and her long-time husband attempting to change their lives. The series stars and is executive produced by Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kim Cattrall, along with Genie and Tony Award® winner Don McKellar, who also directs all six episodes, written by multiple Gemini Award winner Bob Martin, and produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central.
Immediately following the premiere at 8:30 pm ET/MT, subscribers can watch all six half-hour episodes anytime, anywhere, on TMN GO, Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and via on demand platforms across Canada. SENSITIVE SKIN continues to air in its regular broadcast timeslot, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada until its finale on Sunday, August 24.
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"We had an amazing opportunity to create the series the way we felt it should be told, with honesty, humor, and intelligence,” said series lead and Executive Producer Kim Cattrall. “We hope that subscribers love SENSITIVE SKIN as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.”
“We’re very proud of the show and impatient to get it out there, so this release plan is a dream come true. Having the entire series immediately available is ideal for summer cottagers, insomniacs and people (like my parents) who still can't use their PVR (no matter how many times they’ve been shown),” said series lead, Executive Producer, and Director Don McKellar.
Below is a chronological listing of SENSITIVE SKIN’s programming synopses:
Episode 101 – “The Other Davina”
Davina (Kim Cattrall) and Al (Don McKellar) settle into their modern, spacious, downtown loft. Their new life proves to be as uncomfortable as the formless, meta-couch that is their sole piece of furniture.
Episode 102 – “The Old Woman”
Davina and Al are both reminded of their pasts by chance encounters with old friends. As Al struggles to assert himself, Davina has a disturbing visit with her comatose mother.
Episode 103 – “The Three Sisters”
While Al battles to find his place in amongst the literary elite, Davina is tempted by the suave and sophisticated Robert Ringwald (Ted Whittall, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST).
Episode 104 – “The Mummy”
A leather-clad piano teacher/amateur archaeologist, Greg (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.), enters their lives. While Al practices his scales, Davina accepts Greg’s invitation to peruse his discoveries.
Episode 105 – “Not the Haitian Corpse”
Davina’s mother dies, and Roger (Colm Feore, THE BORGIAS) is reborn. Al gets high and questions Davina’s loyalty.
Episode 106 – “The Return of the Other Davina”
Davina takes a look over the garden fence. Roger’s art show is a smashing success and, suddenly, Al’s hypochondria seems entirely reasonable.
SENSITIVE SKIN also stars Academy Award® nominee Elliott Gould (M*A*S*H, FRIENDS, RAY DONOVAN) as Al’s opportunistic physician; Nicolas Wright (White House Down) as Davina and Al’s neurotic and depressive son Orlando; Gemini Award winner Colm Feore as Davina’s brother-in-law Roger; Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Last Vegas) as her conservative older sister Veronica; Gemini Award winner Mary Walsh (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES) as Sarah, a well-known radio personality; Gemini Award winner Clé Bennett (FLASHPOINT) as Theodore, the friendly neighbourhood drug dealer; and Jutra Award winner Marc-André Grondin as Greg.
SENSITIVE SKIN is produced by Rhombus Media in association with Baby Cow Productions, The Movie Network, and Movie Central. The series is distributed by Tricon Films & Television and produced in partnership with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Rogers Cable Network Fund. The show is created by Hugo Blick (ROGER & VAN HAVE JUST GOT IN). Niv Fichman (Rhombus Media) and Sari Friedland serve as producers with Kim Cattrall, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, Andrea Gorfolova, Jon Rutherford, Henry Normal (Baby Cow Productions), and Hugo Blick attached as executive producers. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Kathleen Meek. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine McLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels and Bell Media Production. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports and Entertainment Programming. Chris Bell is production executive for Movie Central, Maria Hale is Vice President, Television, Pay TV, Corus Entertainment, and Doug Murphy is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
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