Crave Canada removing Showtime shows 'Dexter,' 'Californication,' 'Ray Donovan' and more in December

Dexter, House of Lies, Grease and Felicity are among the TV shows and movies being removed from Crave Canada streaming site December 2022. (The Canadian Press)

Canada's Crave streaming site will see some significant changes in December when shows like Dexter, Californiacation, House Of Lies, United States Of Tara, Felicity and Ray Donovan are removed from the platform, along with movies like Grease, the Kill Bill movies, (500) Days Of Summer, Elf and Top Gun.

While Crave is known as the home of Showtime content in Canada, you may want to power through a rerun of some of your favourite shows from the network before they're gone.

Some of the shows being removed in December include Matt LeBlanc's Episodes (Dec. 10), the Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson series House of Lies (Dec. 10). In addition to Diablo Cody's United States of Tara (Dec. 10) starring Toni Collette.

The Affair (Dec. 17) starring Dominic West and Ruth Wilson is also leaving Crave in December. Along with David Lynch's Twin Peaks (Dec. 17), Califoriniacation (Dec. 24) starring David Duchovny, The Big C (Dec. 31) with Laura Linney, Dexter (Dec. 31) starring Michael C. Hall, and Ray Donovan (Dec. 31).

Non-Showtime TV shows being removed from Crave in December include the 1998 drama Felicity, starring Keri Russell, Scott Foley, Scott Speedman and Amy Jo Johnson (Dec. 14).

On the movie front, The Queen will be removed from Crave on Dec. 5, the film that resulted in Helen Mirren winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. Additionally, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2 will be removed from Crave on Dec. 25.

On the last day of the month (500) Days of Summer with Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Top Gun with Tom Cruise and Grease, starring John Travolta and the late Olivia Newton-John will be leaving Crave.

With the holidays coming, this is your last chance to watch a few Christmas movies on Crave, most notably Elf will be removed on Dec. 31.

If you're a Crave subscriber looking for a movie recommendation just before December starts, Canadian filmmaker Emma Seligman's movie Shiva Baby is great choice, starring Rachel Sennott, Dianna Agron, Danny Deferrari and Molly Gordon. It's a must-watch before it leaves the streaming platform.

The full list of movies and TV shows being removed from Crave Canada in December:

Dec. 1

Kung Fu Panda

Shiva Baby

Dec. 2

Christmas In Angel Falls

Dec. 3

Memory: The Origins Of Alien

7 Deadly Sins Season 1


Brotherhood Season 1-3

The Comey Rule, Season 1

Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars

The Good Lord Bird, Season 1

Moonbase 8 Season 1

My Psychedelic Love Story

Naked Snctm: Moscow


Penn & Teller: Bullsh*T! Season 1-8

Prophet’s Prey

The Reagans, Season 1

The Spymasters: Cia In The Crosshairs

Supervillain: The Making Of Tekashi 6ix9ine

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men Season 1

Dec. 4

My Salinger Year

Dec. 5

In Vogue: The Editor’s Ey

The Queen

Dec. 6

Identity Thief

Silk Road

Two By Two: Overboard!

Dec. 8

Mortal Kombat

The Croods: A New Age

Dec. 9

Christmas Encore

Neil Young: Home Town

Dec. 10

The Comedy Store, Season 1

Episodes Season 1-5

Escape At Dannemora Season 1

Gigolos Season 1-6

House Of Lies Season 1-5

Kidding Season 1-2

Love Fraud Season 1

Murder On The Bayou Season 1

Naked Snctm Season 1

Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels Season 1

Real L Word, The Season 1-3

Time Of Death Season 1

United States Of Tara Season 1-3

Who Is America? Season 1

Dec. 13

Fear Of Rain

Dec. 14


Felicity Season 1-4

Dec. 17

Thee Affair Season 1-5

Twin Peaks (1990) Season 1-2

Dec. 23


Six Minutes To Midnight

Dec. 24

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Californication Season 1-7

Dec. 25

Kill Bill Vol.1

Kill Bill Vol.2

Dec. 27

Into The Storm

Dec. 29

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Dec. 30

Everything Is Copy: Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted

Dec. 31


(500) Days Of Summer

Atn’s Tribute To 100 Years Of Indian Cinema

Battle Of The Sexe

The Big C, Season 1-4 (Dec. 31)

Blade Runner (1982)

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Conan The Barbarian

Conan The Destroyer


Death Becomes Her

Dexter Season 1-8


Enough Said


Freaky (Dec. 31)


Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Incredible Hulk, The (2008)


Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda 2

The Larry Sanders Show, Season 1-6

Let Him Go



Popper’s Penguins


Nancy Drew

R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour Season 1-2

Ray Donovan Season 1-7


Shoplifters Of The World


Top Gun



The Violent Heart



The World To Come