April 23, 2020: Below are programming highlights from April 26 to May 3 for the four Hollywood Suite commercial-free HD channels, Hollywood Suite On Demand, the Hollywood Suite GO app and hsgo.ca.
Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 pm ET on HS00
Hollywood Suite joins the coalition of broadcasters’ all-star show of support for front-line workers battling COVID-19, with the live broadcast of Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble. Canadians, who are able, are invited to donate to Food Banks Canada in association with the broadcast to support local food banks from coast-to-coast-to-coast as they face the drastic impacts of COVID-19. Talent performing and appearing to date include Alessia Cara, Amy Poehler, Andre de Grasse, The Arkells, Avril Lavigne, Bad Child, Barenaked Ladies, Bianca Andreescu, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Burton Cummings, Céline Dion, Charlotte Cardin, Chris Hadfield, Christine Sinclair, Cirque du Soleil, Command Sisters, Connor McDavid, Dallas Green, Dan Kanter, David Foster, David Suzuki, Desiire, Donovan Woods, Eric McCormack, Fefe Dobson, Geddy Lee, Georges St-Pierre, Hamza Haq, Hayley Wickenheiser, Howie Mandel, Jann Arden, Jason Priestley, Johnny Orlando, Josh Ramsay, Justin Bieber, Kiefer Sutherland, Margaret Atwood, Marie-Mai, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Bublé, Mike Myers, Morgan Rielly, National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Olivia Lunny, Pascal Siakam, Penny Oleksiak, Rick Hansen, Rick Mercer, Robbie Robertson, Russell Peters, Ryan Reynolds, Ryland James, Sarah McLachlan, Sam Roberts, Scott Helman, Serena Ryder, Serge Ibaka, Shania Twain, Shawn Hook, Sofia Reyes, Tessa Virtue, TIKA, The Tenors, Tyler Shaw, Walk off the Earth, Will Arnett, William Prince and the cast of SCHITT’S CREEK including Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Chris Elliott, Dan Levy, Dustin Milligan, Emily Hampshire, Eugene Levy, Jenn Robertson, John Hemphill, Karen Robinson, Noah Reid, Rizwan Manji, and Sarah Levy.
Get ready for an action-packed week on Hollywood Suite! And May is right around the corner with over 600 movies on all four channels, including 22 new releases!
TAKE A WILD RIDE
Tune into some fun movies the whole family will enjoy.
- Little Women (1994) Wednesday, April 29 at 4:50 pm ET on HS90 – A powerhouse of actresses, including Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis and Claire Danes, star in the 1994 Academy Award-nominated version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel.
- Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1999) Friday, May 1 at 3:35pm ET on HS90 – Mordecai Richler’s humorous book about a young boy who wants to be heard, comes to life with performances from Gary Bussey, Mark McKinney and Miranda Richardson.
- Time Bandits (1981) Sunday, May 3 at 7:00 pm ET on HS80 – A young boy joins a band of time-travelling dwarves searching for treasure in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy adventure starring John Cleese, Sean Connery and Ian Holm.
FIGHT THE SYSTEM
Watch the inspiring stories of these real people who tackled big problems.
- Michael Collins (1996) Monday, April 27 at 11:00 pm ET on HS90 – Neil Jordan’s biopic, starring Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn and Julia Roberts, tells the story of the Irish revolutionary who led a guerilla war against the UK and negotiated the creation of the Irish Free State.
- Inherit The Wind (1960) Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00 pm ET on HS70 – Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly star in this film based on the real-life case of a Tennessee schoolteacher put on trial for teaching evolution vs. creationism.
- Philomena (2013) Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 pm ET on HS00 – A woman searches for her son who was taken away from her decades earlier, with the help of a BBC reporter. Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star.
GET IN ON THE ACTION
Times may change, but these tense classics show a good thrill lasts forever.
- Play Misty For Me (1971) Friday, May 1 at 4:50 pm ET on HS70 – Clint Eastwood stars as a DJ whose life is turned upside down by a crazed fan.
- Munich (2005) Saturday, May 2 at 4:20 pm ET on HS00 – This historic drama starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush and Mathieu Kassovitz recounts the events of Black September and the five men chosen to assassinate those responsible for the massacre.
REV YOUR ENGINES
Get behind the wheel for four road trips that go to some very unexpected places.
- The Transporter (2002) Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 pm ET on HS00 – Jason Statham stars in the film that launched a franchise about a mercenary who transports dangerous good.
- Christine (1983) Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 pm ET on HS80 – In this adaptation of a Stephen King novel, no one can get between a nerdish boy and his car.
- Smokey and The Bandit (1977) Friday, May 1 at 9:00 pm ET on HS70 – Get ready for some hiway hijinx when Jackie Gleason, as Sherriff Buford T. Justice, tries to stop wise-cracking trucker Bandit, played by Burt Reynolds, from moving beer across state lines.
- The Trip (2010) Saturday, May 2 at 10:40 pm ET on HS00 – Break out your best Michael Caine impression, as Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play fictionalized versions of themselves on a foodie restaurant tour of Northern England.
NEW IN MAY
Many television service providers are offering a free preview of Hollywood Suite this month, while others have special offers so it’s easier than ever for Canadians to tune in. Click here for a full list of providers.