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Getting an early start on November's information thanks to early news from Starz. I'll format it better later and add more info when time allows. :)

Note that I'll update this thread as information becomes available. If you find the information useful, you may wish to subscribe to this thread so you'll receive e-mails as information is added :)

Another /salute to Starz!'s press office for distributing their information early. Much appreciated! (sad faces and boos towards Showtime and HBO for not getting their information out earlier!)

All Premiere's on Saturdays, unless otherwise noted.
All times east unless otherwise noted.

Note please that I haven't confirmed that the programs I have listed are actually premiering for the first time on these channels. These programs may have been shown on other channels, or on other nites before the dates shown. The information below is just a look at the list of movies and major programs that are upcoming and seem to be showing for the 'first time' (on the network that is shown) on the dates noted.

On Starz in November is "Starz Saturday Premieres" with hit movies including the unrated version of Superbad (11/1) starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Bill Hader; P2 (11/8) starring Wes Bentley, Rachel Nichols and Simon Reynolds; National Treasure: Book of Secrets (11/15) starring Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Jon Voight; This Christmas (11/22) with Mekhi Phifer, Loretta Devine and Regina King; and First Sunday (11/29), starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams.

In November, the "Starz Inside" series continues on Starz with Starz Originals' Starz Inside: Fashion in Film which explores the world of fashion and costume design in Hollywood films and its unique influence on contemporary fashion off the screen. The special, hosted by Richard Roeper, premieres on Tuesday, November 25 at 10 p.m. Additionally, Starz Entertainment's first hour-long original drama series "Crash" continues each Friday night 10 p.m. on Starz.
November 1 - Superbad starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Bill Hader (9pm)
November 8 - P2 starring: Wes Bentley, Rachel Nichols and Simon Reynolds (9pm)
November 15 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets starring: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Jon Voight (9pm)
November 22 - This Christmas starring: Mekhi Phifer, Loretta Devine and Regina King (9pm)
November 29 - First Sunday starring: Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan and Malinda Williams (9pm)

Starz originals and other events:
  • Crash: Starz Entertainment's first hour-long drama series airs every Friday night at 10 p.m. Starring a multi-ethnic ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper and set in Los Angeles, "Crash" explores the complexities of social tolerance and the meaning of the American dream through characters whose lives intersect and collide as they strive to achieve that dream. The series is co-executive produced by Paul Haggis and Don Cheadle.
  • Starz Inside: Fashion in Film premieres 11/25 at 10 p.m. This Starz Originals special, hosted by Richard Roeper, explores the world of fashion and costume design in Hollywood films and its unique influence on contemporary fashion off
    the screen.

Encore Action has the Saturday Action Zone. Do you know where your action is? It's every Saturday at 10 p.m.
  • Apocalypto 11/1 - (Gerardo Taracena, Mayra Serbulo, Dalia Hernandez)
  • Next 11/8 - (Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel)
  • Lethal Weapon 3 11/15 - (Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci)
  • Robocop 11/22 - (Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox)
  • Batman Forever 11/29 - (Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones)

Encore Westerns' six-gun salute for November features Lee Van Cleef with films stacked 11/27 beginning at 8 p.m.
  • God's Gun 8 p.m. - (Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Sybil Danning)
  • Take a Hard Ride 9:45 p.m. - (Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, Fred Williamson)
  • The Badge of Marshal Brennan 11:35 p.m. - (Lee Van Cleef, Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan)
Encore Westerns will also be running Classic TV Westerns: Monday - Friday block starts at 4 p.m. Saturday block starts at 6 a.m. Included are:
  • The Gene Autry Show anchored Monday - Friday at 4 p.m. - (Gene Autry)
  • Bat Masterson anchored Monday - Friday at 4:30 p.m. - (Gene Barry, Broderick Crawford)
  • The Big Valley anchored Monday - Friday at 5 p.m. - (Peter Breck, Linda Evans, Barbara Stanwyck)
  • Maverick anchored Monday - Friday at 6 p.m. - (James Garner, Jack Kelly, Roger Moore)
  • The Rifleman anchored Monday - Friday at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - (Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, Paul Fix)
  • Bret Maverick anchored Saturday at 10 a.m. - (James Garner, Ed Bruce, Stuart Margolin)
In addition, Encore Westerns has Autry Rides Again!: Classic Gene Autry films, restored by Encore Westerns.
  • Colorado Sunset 11/2 at 12 p.m., repeated 11/5 at 12 p.m. - (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey)
  • Blue Canadian Rockies 11/9 at 12 p.m., repeated 11/12 at 12:05 p.m. - (Gene Autry, Pat Buttram, Gail Davis)
  • Pack Train 11/16 at 12 p.m., repeated 11/19 at 12 p.m. - (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Gail Davis)
  • Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm 11/23 at 12 p.m., repeated 11/26 at 12 p.m. - (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Armida)
  • Mountain Rhythm 11/30 at 12 p.m. - (Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey)

Encore celebrates Thanksgiving with their "Family Feast," a family-friendly film marathon beginning at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The marathon includes films such as Angels in the Outfield, Are We Done Yet?, Meet the Robinsons, Ratatouille, Bridge to Terabithia, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Encore's spotlight for November shines on the Brat Pack with a marathon of films stacked Wednesday, 11/12 beginning at noon:
  • Mannequin at 12 p.m. (Andrew McCarthy)
  • Class at 1:30 p.m. (Rob Lowe)
  • Man's Best Friend at 3:10 p.m. (Ally Sheedy)
  • Airheads at 4:40 p.m. (Judd Nelson)
  • D3: The Mighty Ducks at 6:15 p.m. (Emilio Estevez)
  • Sixteen Candles at 8 p.m. (Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall)
  • Weird Science at 9:35 p.m. (Anthony Michael Hall)
  • Striptease at 11:10 p.m. (original cougar: Demi Moore)
  • Johnny Be Good 11/13 at 1:10 a.m. (Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr.)
  • Repo Man 11/13 at 2:40 a.m. (Emilio Estevez)

Touted as HBO's big events for November: Ricky Gervais: Out of England. The Stand-up Special. (The only other items touted in the October downloadable guide are continuing series).
November 1 - 27 Dresses starring: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Edward Burns. (8 p.m.)
November 8 - Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman (8 p.m.)
November 15 - Alvin and the Chipmunks starring: Jason Lee, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, David Cross, Veronica Alicino, Beth Riesgraf, Adriane Lenox, Don Tiffany, Kevin Symons, Frank Maharajh, Greg Siebel, Oliver Muirhead, Jayden Lund, Erin Chambers, and Axel Alba (7:15 p.m.)
November 15 - Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-up Special starring: Jerry Seinfeld. (I keed, I keed... starring Ricky Gervais, d'uh!) (9 p.m.)
November 29 - Charlie Wilson's War starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, many others (8 p.m.)
HBO Boxing events:
November 8 (PPV) - Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr. (WBA WBC WBO Super Middleweight Title) - From Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (time to come)
November 15 (PPV or possibly HBO) - Jermain Taylor vs. Jeff Lacy (Super Middleweight) - Venue: To Be Announced (time to come)
November 22 (HBO) - Ricky Hatton vs. Paul Malignaggi (Light Welterweight) - From MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (time to come)
December 6 (PPV) - Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar De La Hoya (class To Be Announced) - From MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (time to come)

Note that there may be a few other mid-week premieres on HBO but of course the guide data for November may not yet be searchable so finding those isn't so easy :(

Cinemax promises The Ruins and American Gangster FOR DECEMBER!!! (originally found in downloadable guide information for October and promised for November!!!).
November 1 - One Missed Call starring: Shannyn Sossamon, Ed Burns, Ana Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe, Margaret Cho, Meagan Good, Rhoda Griffis, and Elizabeth Adams (10 p.m.)
November 8 - Juno starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, and Olivia Thirby (10 p.m.)
November 15 - Alien vs. Predator: Requiem starring: Steven Pasquale, Reiko Aylesworth, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis, Ariel Gade, Kirsten Hager, Sam Trammell, Robert Joy, David Paetkau, Tom Woodruff, and Ian Whyte (10 p.m.)
November 22 - Reservation Road starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino, Elle Fanning, Eddie Alderson, and Sean Curley (10 p.m.)
November 29 - Mr. Woodcock starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott and Susan Sarandon

Same note for Cinemax as for HBO... there may be some mid-week premieres that aren't showing up here because the guide data isn't as easy to find currently.

Hopefully you aren't looking for Showtime's premiere info yet as you should know it won't come until later :(.
November 15 - Blood & Chocolate starring --Stars to come-- (9 p.m.)

Showtime family of channels Boxing/MMA/EliteXC events:
November 1 - Vic Darchinyan vs. Cristian Mijarea IBA WBA WBC flyweight title - From TBA (To Be Announced) (9 p.m.)
November 1 - Victor Oganov vs. Andrea Dirrell super middleweight - From TBA (To Be Announced) (time to come)
November 8 - EliteXC: 11/08/08 (10 p.m.)

The Movie Channel
It looks like The Movie Channel will be continuing their Splatterday on Saturdays line-up of horror themed films (double feature of horror themed movies on Saturday nites actually) for November.
(If you aren't a horror fan then it seems that The Movie Channel is going to have slim pickin's for you :()
November 1 - Wilderness starring --Stars to come-- (9 p.m.)

HDNet Movies sneak previews (info normally found here, scroll down as necessary)
Not to steal the thunder of the regular HDNet and HDNet Movies info that gets posted, but hopefully this advance warning will help keep people from missing some of these sneak previews (releases of films that are headed to theatres but which are sneak previewed to HDNet Movie subscribers before or at the same time they are released in theatres, meaning free to HDNet Movie subscribers while movie goers get to pay regular prices at their local movie houses).
Wednesday, November 19 - Special Starring: Michael Rapaport, Paul Blackthorne, Josh Peck, Robert Baker, Jack Kehler, Alexandra Holden, Ian Bohen, and Christopher Darga. Written & Directed by: Hal Haberman & Jeremy Passmore. Sneak previews: 8 p.m. (Repeats at 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.)
Les Franken (Michael Rapaport) is an average Joe who participates in a clinical drug trial and ends up convinced that he is a superhero. Les creates a new kind of underdog crime fighter for our chemically enhanced times.​
No date yet - Harlem Aria Starring: Damon Wayans, Gabriel Casseus, Christian Camargo, Malik Yoba, Paul Sorvino. Written & Directed by: William Jennings
Anton (Gabriel Casseus), a slow-witted 27-year-old, is blessed with a spectacular tenor voice. When he runs away from his caretaker aunt, Anton meets Matthew, an alcoholic classical pianist. Matthew plays an aria, Anton sings along, and the crowd they draw includes a crafty panhandler, Wes (Damon Wayans), who hears gold in Anton's voice. When Anton takes the rap for a crime they commit, Wes and Matthew are forced to redeem themselves and make Anton's dreams come true. The thrilling climax features Paul Sorvino as a famous opera singer.​
Harlem Aria has its Sneak Preview this fall, only on HDNet Movies.​

Note schedules subject to change. For informational purposes only. Updated as information becomes available. Enjoy everyone.

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Thread update: HBO/MAX and Sho/TMC information for November should be online now, but I've not had a chance to check it out yet and get it posted. I'll try to get it done over the weekend and update accordingly. Thanks for your patience in the interim. :)

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It looks to be a thin month for Showtime and The Movie Channel, at least on Saturday nights (I haven't gone through all nights of the schedule yet).

The HBO/Max Saturday night information is updated above. I did poke through the schedule for Max and though the downloable guide for HBO for October touts the titles I've listed as coming in November, the November guide didn't show there where I expected to see 'em, hence they aren't included above. I'm not sure if it's an error by HBO's guide folks or what. Hopefully it'll be confirmed later.

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It really looks to be a slow month for Showtime. If they have more good news to tout, it would sure be nice if their publicity department would do a better job of telling us all about it. As is, well, you see it above and it looks really thin.

Pablo may have better luck later searching out other premieres (and I hope everyone appreciates the efforts Pablo makes in helping to fill in the blanks here too!).

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pablo said:
bdowell, thanks for the kudos, first of all. Do you know when The Ruins will be shown? You have it listed for Cinemax this month, but I can't find it on their site.
I got the info on The Ruins (and the other program listed for Cinemax below the heading for that channel) from the HBO downloadable guide for October. If you check the last page of same it always lists their featured programs for the following month. They list The Ruins as one of the programs featured in November, but like you, when I looked through the online guide for all of November I couldn't find it anywhere. I don't know if it was a mis-print in the downloadable guide or if they just don't have the online guide for November updated properly yet.

As usual, it seems that both HBO (and sister Cinemax) and Showtime just don't care about making sure their guide data and premiere's information is handy for their customers. Both make my sick with how they show utter disdain for anyone that might want to help spread the word about programs they have coming up :nono:

bdowell said:
As usual, it seems that both HBO (and sister Cinemax) and Showtime just don't care about making sure their guide data and premiere's information is handy for their customers. Both make my sick with how they show utter disdain for anyone that might want to help spread the word about programs they have coming up :nono:
True, but at least they don't have that glaring bug that comes up every 15 minutes. It's like having someone shine a flashlight in your face while you're watching a movie. Anyone have contact information for Starz?

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So I finally see where The Ruins and American Gangster were supposed to be: Cinemax in December.

Apparently someone jumped the gun a bit on that guide info back in the October guide (which, uh, seems to tell me that HBO/Max have their guide data together much earlier than they bother to tell us poor customers about).

Anyway, I'll touch up the guide information for Max if anything looks interesting in the downloadable sched for November.

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I would expect a cancellation of that EliteXTC show seeing as they went bust a few weeks ago.

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