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Friday, July 4, 2014

Programming note: No Suits on Saturday on M-Net; legal lawyer drama back Saturday 12 July - but watch the start of The Leftovers.


There won't be a new episode of Suits on M-Net this Saturday since the pay-TV broadcaster now brings subscribers episodes virtually instantaneous with the United States and the legal lawyer drama is taking a one week break - but Suits will be back on M-Net next Saturday 12 July.

And meanwhile there is The Leftovers starting on Saturday at 21:00 on M-Net - the moody, eerie, somber mystery drama of what happens to those left behind when 2% of the world's population suddenly disappears.

After a short production break was added to Suits' production schedule there's no new episode for M-Net to show which brings viewers episodes instantly after they're broadcast in America. But Suits will return next Saturday, 12 July.

"M-Net is bringing some of the very best international series as close as possible to their United States debuts - for the benefit of viewers who want to consume these high-profile series while they're hot and happening around the world," says Lani Lombard, M-Net's head of publicity.

"It's incredible to think that we can now screen these series while they are still in production, but it also means that we have to slot into the sometimes unpredictable international schedule".

"If there's an added production break,or if an episode has not been broadcast yet, we have to change our production schedule as well".

"The added production break is in fact bringing us even closer to the United States screenings," says Lani Lombard.

M-Net's schedule for Saturday 5 July now looks like this:
16:00 Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute
18:00 Pitch Perfect
20:00 Crisis
21:00 The Leftovers (pilot) (season 1 starts)