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Rogers Specialty Highlights: Monday, July 6 to Sunday, July 19

– Created by and starring Denis Leary (Rescue Me) comes the all-new series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, about a washed-up rocker desperate to get his old band back together, premiering July 16 on FX –

– A closely guarded secret text takes precedence over the lives of the entire group when Season 2 of vampire hit The Strain premieres July 12 on FX; but first, catch up with a full Season 1 marathon, Saturday July 11 on FX –

– Russ and Lina have an unexpected Thanksgiving on the Season 2 premiere of Married, July 16 on FX –

 Below is a chronological listing of detailed programming highlights for July 6 to July 19. All programming is subject to change.
 

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FX
 
Tyrant: Tuesday, July 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“A House Built on Sand”

Barry (Adam Rayner) adapts to his new identity and becomes involved in the life of the village. Meanwhile, Amira (Alice Krige) introduces a highly decorated war hero to Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) a son he never knew he had; and Ihab (Alexander Karim) and Samira’s (Mor Polanuer) plans to flee the country are thwarted when they decide to renew their fight by joining violent extremists intent on invading Abuddin.

The Strain:Saturday, July 11 from 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. & Sunday, July 12 from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

**Season 1 Marathon**

Catch up on every moment of the last thrilling season of The Strain before Sunday’s Season 2 premiere.

The Strain: Sunday, July 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT

**Season Premiere**
**Special 75-minute Episode**
“BK, NY”

Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) work on a biological weapon to kill the strigoi, and Setrakian (David Bradley) risks the lives of the entire group to find information about a closely guarded secret text. Plus, the Master (Robin Atkin Downes) begins the next phase of his own plan by creating a terrifying new breed of creature and placing them under Kelly’s (Natalie Brown) control.

Tyrant: Tuesday, July 14 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
“The Viper in the Palace”

The Army of the Caliphate arrives and Barry (Adam Rayner) fears his identity will be revealed, endangering everyone who helped him. Meanwhile, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) and Tariq’s (Raad Rawi) conflict over military action reaches a tipping point, while Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) and Sammy (Noah Silver) travel to Abuddin to claim his contested inheritance.

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Tuesday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT
**Series Premiere**
“I Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous”

Created by and starring Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is a single-camera comedy centered on Johnny Rock (Leary), a middle-aged rock ‘n roller who desperately wanted to be rich and famous, but so far, is zero for two. In the premiere episode, Johnny tries to get his old band back together after watching a sold out Afghan Whigs reunion show.

Married: Tuesday, July 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, 8:30 p.m. MT, 9:30 p.m. CT
**Season Premiere**
“Thanksgiving”

Russ (Nat Faxon) and Lina (Judy Greer) have a surprise Thanksgiving; and Jess (Jenny Slate) and AJ (Brett Gelman) pretend not to know each other.

The Strain: Sunday, July 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. MT, 9 p.m. CT

**Special 75-minute Episode**
“By Any Means”

Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) experiment on their newfound patients. Meanwhile, Fet (Kevin Durand) and Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) grow closer as they clear out the neighbourhood buildings; and Kelly (Natalie Brown) begins her hunt for Zack (Max Charles).

OLN

Forbidden: Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“Destination Transformation”

In America, a young man hopes to do what no man has done before, become pregnant. In England, a group of people willingly transform into blood sucking zombies; and in Denmark, a young woman chooses immersive role play, known as Nordic LARP, in order to live someone else’s life. Their one destination is transformation – but why should it be Forbidden?  

Forbidden: Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“Freaky Food”

We all love to eat, but what’s dinner for some is disgusting to others. Standard fare just won’t cut it for these gourmands of the gruesome – they prefer road-kill, bugs and even dining on dirt. In the picturesque farmlands of New Zealand, rams’ testicles are guzzled down at the most bizarre food festival in the world. In Japan, a culinary revolution is unearthed when a chef cooks with topsoil; and in Scotland, a foraging family chooses a diet rich in foods from the wild – berries, mushrooms, …and road-kill. If variety is the spice of life, why should it be Forbidden?

Viewers can catch up on all their favourite FX and FXX programming with the FXNOW Canada video player and app. This authenticated video product allows viewers to watch marquee programming from both FX and FXX post-broadcast, on any device – online, tablets, or smartphones – at no additional cost. FXNOW Canada is also compatible with Android and iOS (tablets and mobile). 

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About FX
FX is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, The Americans, Louie, and The Strain. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming.

FX is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.

About FXX
FXX delivers provocative, anti-formula premium content geared towards a younger-skewing audience. The irreverent, smart, and subversive lineup includes a dynamic slate of FX original series. Anchored by hit comedies such as It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and The League, FXX is also the home of new comedies You’re The Worst and Man Seeking Woman.

FXX and FX are a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. 

About OLN
OLN dares viewers to live vicariously through the unscripted, high-stakes adventures of outrageous and compelling characters. Witness their journeys as limits get pushed, and revel in raw, real life. OLN is home to hit shows Storage Wars, Ghost Hunters, and Survivorman, and also features original Canadian programming like Storage Wars Canada and The Liquidator.

OLN is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information, visit www.OLN.ca.


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