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Bravo – Canada’s fastest-growing specialty channel – builds on its most successful year ever with a bold new 2013 lineup after acquiring the exclusive Canadian rights to three intriguing dramas packed with star power and esteemed writers and creators.

From acclaimed producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal), CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and starring Montreal-native Jennifer Finnigan (Better With You), new medical series Monday Mornings premieres Monday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m. ET, following the lives of doctors pushed to their limits as they confront their personal and professional mistakes.

Then, fresh from its Golden Globe and Emmy Award wins and starring Golden Globe-winners Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds), and Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers), the psychological thriller Homeland makes its Canadian specialty television premiere on Wednesday, March 6 at 10 p.m. ET. Continue reading »

All month long Bravo rejoices in the holiday spirit with a selection of holiday movies beginning Saturday, Dec. 1 and festive movie marathons, beginning Saturday, Dec. 22.

As snowflakes fall, viewers keep warm with Bravo premieres Elf, Love For Christmas, 3 Holiday Tails, Holiday Spin as well as Hallmark movies Baby’s First Christmas and A Christmas Song. Then, on Christmas Day, families can sip on hot coco and enjoy movies Cheaper by the Dozen and Shrek followed by two days of romantic comedies.

Finally, fireworks light the sky as crowds ring in the New Year with marathons of fan-favourites Dallas, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Saving Hope, and White Collar. Continue reading »

The journey of Tom Thomson, one of Canada’s most beloved painters, is presented in the world television premiere of the Bravo Original Documentary, West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson, Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo (visit bravo.ca for local broadcast times).

Filmed on location in Leith, Seattle, Toronto, Georgian Bay and Algonquin Park, this 95-minute feature documentary explores many of the mysteries circulating Tom Thomson’s life, art, and unexpected death.

Screened at the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival and the 2012 London Film Festival, West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thompson stars Christian Golec (Life With Boys) as a young Tom, James VanDerKleyn as an older Tom, and features the voices of Eric Peterson (Corner), Gordon Pinsent (The Pillars of the Earth), and Susan Coyne (Slings and Arrow). The documentary is directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Peter Raymont (A Promise To The Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman) and two-time Gemini award-winning documentary editor Michèle Hozer. Continue reading »

Toronto-born Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) stars in the all-new drama Perception, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on Bravo.

The fascinating 10-episode series, part of Bravo’s fresh and engaging fall lineup, explores the mind of an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia, Dr. Daniel Pierce (McCormack), who is recruited by former student and FBI agent Kate Moretti (Rachel Leigh Cook, She’s All That) to help solve complex cases.

Also joining Bravo’s exciting fall lineup is Season 2 of the irreverent fan-favourite legal drama Franklin & Bash, starring Breckin Meyer (Road Trip) and Marc Paul Gosselaar (Saved By The Bell), Monday, Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ET, and Season 3 of the sleek and sexy drama White Collar, starring Matt Bomer (Magic Mike) on Monday, Oct. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo. Continue reading »

Edgy, inspirational and provocative – this is one election that’s a guaranteed victory.

Register your vote for the special 90-minute series premiere of new event drama Political Animals on Sunday, July 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Multiple Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver (Avatar) stars as Elaine Barrish, who is appointed Secretary of State after being defeated in the presidential primary by President Paul Garcetti (Adrian Pasdar, Heroes). Continue reading »

Monday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on Bravo!

Peter (Tim DeKay) helps the U.S. Marshals determine which FBI agent is leaking the locations of trial witnesses for a payoff. After a suspect is named, however, Peter goes on the run with the accused agent until he can prove the man’s innocence.

Saturday, July 28 at 9 p.m. – on Bravo!

In A PERFECT GETAWAY, newlyweds Cliff (Steve Zahn, TREME) and Cydney (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil) head on their honeymoon to Hawaii and encounter two frustrated hitchhikers Kale (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) and Cleo (Marley Shelton, Sin City) as well as Nick (Timothy Olyphant, JUSTIFIED) and Gina (Kiele Sanchez, THE GLADES) who help lead them through the island. While journeying through the blissful countryside, Cliff and Cydney discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Monday, July 23 at 10 p.m. on Bravo!

Peter (Tim DeKay) and Neal (Matt Bomer) enter the world of high-stakes gambling in order to catch a criminal who’s extorting adoptive parents.

Dallas

Wednesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. on Bravo!

Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) reveals a life-changing secret to Elena (Jordana Brewster). Still riling from his interaction with Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann’s (Brenda Strong) ex-husband demands an apology. Meanwhile, John Ross (Josh Henderson) is under pressure from his allies and tries to turn one family member against another.

Suits

Monday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on Bravo!

As Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike (Patrick J. Adams) take on an unorthodox case, Louis (Rick Hoffman) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) team up, and Jessica (Gina Torres) runs into problems in her defence of the firm.