Summer may be over, but we have one more long weekend to look forward to and that means an extra day of TV viewing. If you’re in the mood for drama, there’s Stephen King’s buzzy new series Castle Rock. Want comedy? How about a new season of The Big Bang Theory. Looking for drama with a side of comedy? There’s the new SHOWTIME series Kidding starring the darkly funny Jim Carrey.
Plus, new seasons of The Amazing Race Canada, Masterchef, and CraveTV’s first exploration into the world of soap operas. Dun dun dunnnnnnnn!
Jim Carrey returns to TV with ‘Kidding,’ and more great titles coming to CraveTV in September
KIDDINGNew episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET starting Sept. 9
Jim Carrey the artist continues to delve deeper into avant garde roles that take him further away from Jim Carrey the comedian. In SHOWTIME’s Kidding, Carrey returns to TV and reunites with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michael Gondry to play Jeff, a children’s TV show host who begins to unravel as his family implodes around him. Is that really you, Ace Ventura? SHOWTIME
THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE WILDEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTHSeptember 16
In 2018, the political landscape is sadly stranger than fiction. We wish it was fake news. The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth is back (Seasons 1-3 available now on CraveTV) with nine new episodes that follow the latest developments in the Trump administration, with Season 4 premiering just in time to have viewers caught up for the mid-term elections. We can’t believe there are only nine episodes. There’s enough content for a daily telenovela style show. SHOWTIME
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFULNew episodes every Tuesday.
Speaking of daily shows, CraveTV is boldly going where it has never gone before. No, not Star Trek, (we’ve gone there a ton). This month, CraveTV is expanding into the world of soap operas and adding The Bold and the Beautiful to its line-up, with episodes available one week after airing on broadcast. Now there’s no need to worry about getting behind on your stories. CBS
CRADLE OF CHAMPIONSSeptember 21
New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves is the oldest, biggest and most important tournament in the world of amateur boxing. In the new SHOWTIME documentary Cradle of Champions, cameras follow three athletes literally fighting for their lives as they train for the chance to take home the title in what could be their only chance to escape life on the streets. SHOWTIME
SNATCH, SEASON 2September 14
For fans of Guy Richie’s fast talking, cockney mumbling film Snatch, there’s Snatch – the TV show. Think, more Rupert Grint, less Brad Pitt. The first season (available on CraveTV) saw a group of young English hustlers unwittingly gain possession of a truck of stolen goods, thrusting them into the world of organized crime. In Season 2, the same crew are back with higher stakes and more pea coats. CraveTV
CASTLE ROCKNew episodes every Wednesday.
Stephen King’s latest series Castle Rock has quickly become a critical and commercial success, with Season 2 already greenlit. Andre Holland plays Henry Deaver, an attorney who returns to the small town of Castle Rock after fleeing over accusations he killed his father. The impressive cast is rounded out by Melanie Lynskey, Schulyer Fisk, and King alumni Sissy Spacek (Carrie) and Bill Skarsgard (scary IT clown). CraveTV
THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITIONSeptember 14
Rooting for contestants on The Amazing Race Canada takes on a whole new emotional meaning in the Heroes Edition. First responders, Mounties, military members, coaches, and volunteers make up the teams of pairs who race around the world to win a whole lotta money and all the good vibes we can send from the comfort of our couch. CTV
THE BIG BANG THEORY, SEASON 7September 1
If the news about The Big Bang Theory ending has you feeling nostalgic, you’re in luck. Season 7 of the beloved comedy is coming to CraveTV. It’s the season where Bernadette is mean, Sheldon’s sleeves are too short, and Raj has poor self-esteem. We kid. It’s also the season when Penny and Leonard get engaged…finally. Getty
ARROW, SEASON 6September 14
If you like your vigilantes buff, brooding, and Canadian, we have a bullseye for you. In the sixth season of Arrow (shot in Vancouver – pun intended), Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen has his identity revealed in a move that forces him to turn himself over the FBI. Plus, two major characters bid their untimely farewell. Nothing is ever easy in the fictional Starling City. CTV
THE GOLBERGS, SEASON 5September 7
In the 1980s, the Golberg family of Jenkintown, PA are doing what everyone else at the time was doing – arguing about Star Wars, buying Atari stock and playing with Quija boards. Oh, and fighting with their kids and parents. That’s true for any decade, though. CTV
MASTERCHEF, SEASON 9September 21
The reality show that makes us both hungry and scared returns with a new format in Season 9. Judges Gordon Ramsay (ah!), Aaron Sanchez and Joe Bastianich select eight contestants to mentor (ie. scream at and make them question their very existence) throughout the season. Pass the truffle coated popcorn. CTV