discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of January 31 and February 7
Said offerings include “American Detective,” with new episodes dropping Wednesdays on discovery+.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of January 31 and February 7 2022
**All Air Dates Subject to Change
discovery+ is the global streaming service which brings together all of Discovery’s brands and non-fiction content in one place to offer fans unlimited access to the largest collection of real-life entertainment in the world. Featuring a wide range of exclusive series across popular genres, discovery+ offers passion verticals for genre fans, from Animals to Paranormal, Food and Home. In the True Crime category alone, discovery+ contains an unprecedented 5,500 hours of the best mystery and suspense, boasting the largest library of true crime of any streaming service.
discovery+ TRUE CRIME PREMIERES
New Episodes Dropping Weekly on Wednesdays
Over the years, Lt. Joe Kenda has heard about cases that defy logic and expose the depravity of human nature: investigations so confounding that the twists and turns feel more scripted in Hollywood than reality. In AMERICAN DETECTIVE, Kenda trades in his own case files to bring viewers astounding investigations from across the country, with each episode profiling a different homicide detective whose tireless efforts helped bring justice for the victim. Presented by the riveting raconteur whose gruff voice and witty commentary keep us hanging on every word, Joe Kenda guides us through the nuances of each case and the dogged detective work it took to solve the seemingly unsolvable.
· Run the Wickets Premieres Wednesday, February 2
The former mayor of Potowan Point, Ohio, turns up dead in his hunting cabin. Detective Ryan Allar and his team begin the search to figure out if this is political retaliation or something more personal. What they find hits a little too close to home.
· Radio Silence Premieres Wednesday, February 9
The body of a promising young radio host turns up on the side of the road in south Houston. When Detective Brian Harris arrives to determine who wanted the second-generation immigrant dead, he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deceit.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
CRIMES GONE VIRAL
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c
This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security cameras to home surveillance cameras, to doorbell, taxi cab, motorcycle, police and cell phone cameras – someone is almost always watching. Gripping footage of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes – rack up millions of views. But CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story. These stories include; good Samaritans who intervene to stop crimes, brave victims who fight back against their attackers, clever prison escapes, a shark heist, a woman who dumps six newborn puppies in a dumpster, and more.
· Vicious Abductions Premieres Monday, January 31 at 10/9c
Two strangers attempt to steal a stunned woman’s beloved dog while on a walk. They brutally attack as she tries to fight them off. Next, a man finds himself in a frightening battle for his life after a friend betrays him.
· Clueless Robbers Premieres Monday, February 7 at 10/9c
Thieves think they’re smart but get foiled by their clueless actions. A band of robbers holding up a gas station forgets that the clerk has control of the doors. Another thief doesn’t realize that the customer behind him is a policeman.
MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c
MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND tells the complex and dramatic story of a murder in an entirely new way. Instead of a detective-led traditional whodunit story, each episode is told through the collective point-of-view of a Middle American town and its residents. Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the provocative crime that tore through it. What unravels over the course of the episode is that these townspeople are not only our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.
· Invitation to be Killed Premieres Tuesday, February 1 at 9/8c
Locals stay quiet to protect their own when a recent transplant to Hartford, Kentucky, is found tied up and floating in a toolbox in a creek. Detectives work to find out what happened to 29-year-old military vet Tromain Mackall.
MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 10/9c
Across the country, high school football unites small-town communities. But when a heinous murder shatters that Friday night dream world, the crime ripples beyond those immediately impacted, and the community will never be the same again.
· Do It for Juan Premieres Tuesday, February 1 at 10/9c
As quarterback and then as coach, Juan Joseph led his Louisiana high school football team to multiple victories. When he’s inexplicably gunned down, his community unites to bring his killer to justice.
· Mr. Untouchable Premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 10/9c
A cold-blooded murder takes the life of local football hero TK Kelly. The high school standout had carried the dreams of his small California city on his shoulders, but for someone close to TK, jealousy of the star was motivation enough to kill.
DEADLY AFFAIRS: BETRAYED BY LOVE
New Episodes Premiere Saturdays at 11/10c
This enthralling series looks at love triangles gone bad, office romances gone awry and other passionate love affairs that ended in death.
· Handsome and Handy Premieres Saturday, February 5 at 11/10c
When highschool sweethearts Kay and David Parsons meet their new neighbors, an unlikely romance turns into a deadly obsession. And, an affair with the handsome repairman shatters the Craven’s once-happy marriage.
· Sinful Nature Premieres Tuesday, February 12 at 11/10c
When a new pastor arrives at their church, Randy and Teresa Stone learn that a passionate affair can lead to murder. Also, a bizarre hunting accident reveals the true motive behind a close friendship.
CALLS FROM THE INSIDE
New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c
It’s an iconic line in any crime story: when a suspect is arrested, they get one call. In reality, once a person enters the criminal justice system, they have multiple opportunities to make calls as they await trial. The vast majority of those calls are recorded. An admission, a threat, a slip of the tongue, a bribe it’s all on tape and the suspect knows it. But this doesn’t always stop them from talking and talking. Calls From the Inside, uses jailhouse phone calls to frame the narrative of murder investigations steeped in mystery.
· An Inconvenient Romance Premieres Wednesday, February 2 at 9/8c
William Hargrove loves both Anna and Michelle. When Michelle tells him he has to choose between them, he picks her — and Anna winds up dead. He claims to love Michelle so much, but his phone calls hint at her possible role in Anna’s murder.
CHAOS IN COURT
New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 10/9c
This series brings the backstories of the crimes and legal proceedings to the forefront with insightful and of-the-moment analysis from a diverse blue-chip panel of experts, including judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and criminal psychologists.
· Rules Don’t Apply Premieres Wednesday, February 2 at 10/9c
An attorney is accused of coercing sex in exchange for legal services ; a court deputy body slams a man at security for a presumed threat; a murder victim’s son lunges at his mother’s killer; and a teen in custody takes a 12 ft. dive from a window.
· Surprise Witness Premieres Wednesday, February 9 at 10/9c
A massive brawl breaks out in a courthouse after the murder of a family member accused of snitching. A hallway duel breaks out between a judge and an attorney, and a tragedy turns into a wedding gift.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
PRISONER OF LOVE
New Episodes Premiere on Mondays at 9/8c
Finding true love isn’t always easy, and now more than ever, struggling singles across the country are craving a romantic connection. But sometimes true love can’t be found at the local bars because ‘the one’ is serving time behind them. Enter prison matchmaker, Chelsea Holmes. Chelsea has been connecting with inmates for years through a pen pal program, and recently evolved it into a business matching hopeful singles with prisoners for the digital age. But Chelsea isn’t simply a matchmaker – she’s a hopeless romantic herself, looking for love with someone on the inside. As Chelsea navigates her locked-up love affairs, her clients are trying to manage their own budding relationships with desperate desires for a life of love after a stint behind bars.
· Prison Famous Premieres Monday, January 31 at 9/8c
Chelsea, ghosted by inmate boyfriend Manuel, quickly forms a close bond with another felon. Brey’s dad Dexter jumps into the inmate dating game, and Aluntra finally gets to start her new life with fiancé, Bryce, who is released after four years.
· From Cell to Celibate Premieres Monday, February 7 at 9/8c
Things heat up between Chelsea and soon-to-be-released inmate Michael. Isa isn’t sure she can trust Devin after his repeated requests for money, and newly-free Bryce feels the tension between his family and his fiance Aluntra.
SECRETS, LIES AND PRIVATE EYES
New Episodes Premiere on Thursdays at 9/8c
Across America teams of skilled investigators operate undercover in pursuit of the truth. But these aren’t law enforcement agents, they’re private investigators and oftentimes they work the cases the police can’t or won’t touch. Now four female-led agencies open their doors to the inner workings of their investigations. These dedicated agents have one mission: to find justice for their clients. Battling cheaters, liars, devious offenders, and even the legal system, can they uncover the truth? Sit tight and enjoy the secrets and lies confronted head-on by the ‘private eyes’.
· The Accused and the Love Premieres Thursday, February 3 at 9/8c
A man who claims he was protecting his family when he opened fire on a Tennessee beach hopes PI Heather can save him from his murder charges. Meanwhile, Renee and her all-female team are on the tail of a suspected cheater in Nashville, Tennessee.
· The Killer and the Cure Premieres Thursday, February 3 at 10/9c
Heather hopes forensics can prove Justin’s innocence, but old charges may threaten to derail her case. Meanwhile, in Georgia, Sheila goes undercover to catch an alleged thief but his unusual rituals could potentially land her in hot water.
· The Watcher and the Horseman Premieres Thursday, February 10 at 9/8c
Alex and Jon pursue an alleged stalker for bar manager Lauren as a shocking discovery leaves her feeling vulnerable. Meanwhile, Renee and Amy are in rural Tennessee to find missing mom Rachel and make chilling revelations about someone close to home.
· The Secret and the Missing Premieres Thursday, February 10 at 10/9c
Renee and Amy battle rumors and speculations around Rachel’s disappearance in Paris, TN, but a disturbance in a nearby cornfield leaves them wondering what lies beneath. Meanwhile, Heather plays cat and mouse with a wanted fugitive who is due back in jail.