All Broadcast Times in Eastern Time (ET) / Mountain Time (MT) ABOUT HBO CANADA HBO Canada is a multiplex channel that is available to subscribers of Movie Central (western Canada) and The Movie Network (eastern Canada). HBO Canada gives Canadians a full slate of the signature dramatic programs that HBO is known for, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBOÕs extensive library Ð all in an uncut and commercial-free environment, in standard definition, high definition and on demand. PROGRAMMING RICKY GERVAIS OUT OF ENGLAND: THE STAND-UP SPECIAL (CANADIAN PREMIERE; COMEDY SPECIAL) Premieres Saturday, December 6 at 10 p.m. Ricky Gervais, the Emmy¨ Award-winning star of Extras, makes his North American television stand-up debut before a live audience at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This all-new comedy special features material from the comicÕs three sold-out British tours including Fame, the fastest-selling live tour in British history. HOUSE OF SADDAM (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE; ORIGINAL MINISERIES) Premieres day-and-date with HBO on Sunday, December 7 at 9 p.m. This two-part, four-hour BBC and HBO co-produced film looks at the rise and fall of a dictator and a regime that has played a large part in recent history. The film also explores the inner workings of Saddam HusseinÕs family and his relationships with his closest advisors. Part Two will premiere on Sunday, December 14 at 9 p.m. Starring Yigal Naor and Shohreh Aghdashloo. TENACIOUS D (NETWORK PREMIERE; ORIGINAL SERIES) Premieres Sunday, December 7 at 11:30 p.m. Jack Black and Kyle GassÕ satirical rock band Tenacious D hit the small screen to combine comedy and music in four half-hour episodes. The featured performances are written and performed by Black and Gass who bring their signature improvisational style and demented, anything-goes-attitude to the series. DANE COOK: VISCIOUS CIRCLE (CANADIAN PREMIERE; COMEDY SPECIAL) Premieres Saturday, December 20 at 11 p.m. Superstar comedian Dane Cook comes home to Boston to star in his first-ever HBO solo live performance. Taped in front of 18,000 fans, Cook delivers high-energy riffs on common experiences like lying, crying, sneezing, arguing, cheating and seeing your fatherÕs genitals for the first time. MY ZINC BED (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE; ORGINAL FILM) Premieres day-and-date with HBO on Monday, December 22 at 8 p.m. An adaptation of David Hare’s acclaimed stage play, this film follows the story of poet and recovering alcoholic Paul Peplow, who is hired by millionaire Victor Quinn as a copywriter for his very successful business. Peplow is quickly lured deep into QuinnÕs world and ultimately gets involved with QuinnÕs lonely wife Elsa. Starring Uma Thurman, Jonathan Pryce and Paddy Considine. SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH (NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE – FINALE) Premieres day-and-date with HBO on Sunday, December 28 at 11 p.m. In the final episode of this eight-part mockumentary-style comedy series, Mr. G proudly premieres his new musical ÒMr. G: An Arena SpectacularÓ; JaÕmie must find a new date to the Year 11 formal after being dumped for lying about her sexuality; and Jonah makes one last appearance before expulsion and gives the students and teachers of Summer Heights High a farewell gift. **Please note, as of Sunday, December 7, new episodes of Summer Heights High move to 11 p.m. from the previous 10:30 p.m. timeslot. -30- For high-resolution images, please visit or For more information, please contact: Nicolle Balen The Movie Network (eastern Canada) (416) 956-8638 Owen McCorquodale Movie Central (western Canada) (416) 530-2249