“HLN Investigates” to Examine Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell





“HLN Investigates” to Examine Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, Sherri Papini, and Gabby Petito Cases in Series of Investigative Specials
“Sex Ring Secrets: Exposing Jeffrey Epstein” is the first of these specials set to premiere on Monday, August 15 at 9:00/8:00c on HLN.
[via press release from HLN]
“HLN INVESTIGATES” TO EXAMINE JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND GHISLAINE MAXWELL, SHERRI PAPINI, AND GABBY PETITO CASES IN SERIES OF INVESTIGATIVE SPECIALS

SEX RING SECRETS: EXPOSING JEFFREY EPSTEIN PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 9PM ET/PT

NEW YORK (August 1, 2022) – HLN Investigates, a new series of investigative specials on the most topical events in true crime, will examine the cases of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, Sherri Papini, and Gabby Petito in its 2022 slate.

Sex Ring Secrets: Exposing Jeffrey Epstein is the first of these specials set to premiere on Monday, August 15 at 9PM ET/PT on HLN.

“These cases rock the conscience of America. Disturbing wrongdoing, downright bad behavior and unanswered questions continually fuel an insatiable appetite for viewers to know more,” said Executive Producer Elizabeth Yuskaitis. “HLN Investigates brings you shocking new details through explosive interviews from those deeply involved in these cases.”

The 2022 HLN Investigates specials include:

Sex Ring Secrets: Exposing Jeffrey Epstein – The first major investigation to air since Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing, Sex Ring Secrets exposes Maxwell as the mastermind behind the recruiting and grooming of young girls for Jeffrey Epstein. This two-hour special features powerful interviews with Epstein accusers Alicia Arden and Jennifer Araoz, explosive reports from people who were inside the courtroom during Maxwell’s trial, and shocking details following the trial uncovering death threats on Maxwell. Tune in on Monday, August 15 at 9PM ET/PT on HLN.

Runaway Mom: The Sherri Papini Story – Police were baffled by the disappearance of married young mom of two, Sherri Papini, while out for a jog. Weeks later she reappears, dazed, battered, and bruised. But investigators uncover a twisted hoax involving an ex-lover. Runaway Mom: The Sherri Papini Story premieres this September on HLN.

Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy (wt) – 22-year old Gabby Petito vanishes after taking a cross country road trip with her fiancé, but their toxic relationship led to her violent death. Police reveal details behind that now famous traffic stop, and producers trench through miles of national forest uncovering answers about her final resting place. Toxic Love: The Gabby Petito Tragedy (wt) premieres this winter on HLN.

HLN Investigates is part of HLN Investigations, led by showrunner Elizabeth Yuskaitis. The unit has developed for HLN the true crime docuseries Sex & Murder, Real Life Nightmare and Lies, Crimes & Video.

Sex Ring Secrets: Exposing Jeffrey Epstein will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available. The special will also be available on demand beginning Tuesday, August 16, to pay TV subscribers via cable operator platforms.

About HLN Investigations

HLN Investigations is a news team that produces breaking news specials and HLN Original Series within the crime and justice genre. Stephanie Todd, Vice President, Programming, HLN, oversees the group headed by Elizabeth Yuskaitis, Executive Producer, HLN.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries, and investigations. The network also features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching nearly 75 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of Warner Bros. Discovery.



HLN Airs New Episodes of “Forensic Files II” Sunday, July 31, at 10pm ET/PT





HLN Airs New Episodes of “Forensic Files II” Sunday, July 31, at 10pm ET/PT
CNN Productions, Inc. renewed their exclusive format rights license with Medstar, producing new episodes through 2024.
[via press release from HLN]
HLN Airs New Episodes of “Forensic Files II” Sunday, July 31, at 10pm ET/PT

Medstar and HLN Sign New Deal for CNN Productions to Create More Episodes of Forensic Files II

Forensic Files II, the hugely successful continuation of the long-running beloved original series, returns with eight new half-hour episodes, on Sunday, July 31, at 10-11pm ET/PT on HLN.

CNN Productions, Inc. renewed their exclusive format rights license with Medstar, producing new episodes of Forensic Files II through 2024. The original Forensic Files series, created by Paul Dowling, halted production in 2011, returned on February 23, 2020, with new episodes true to the original format, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production. The series is narrated by acclaimed film, stage, and television actor Bill Camp. Camp earned a SAG nomination for his performance as Mr. Shaibel in the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit. Before this, he was best known for his Emmy-nominated performance in the acclaimed limited series The Night Of, and his Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Camp is set to star in New Line Cinema’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 bestseller Salem’s Lot.

Forensic Files II is produced by Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, and executive producer of the series.

Forensic Files ll will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels” or CNNgo where available. Ahead of the broadcast premiere and beginning July 22, the “Tell No Tales” episode of Forensic Files ll will be available On Demand to pay TV subscribers via CNN.com, CNN apps, and Cable Operator Platforms. Remaining episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere.

Additionally, HLN will air a Forensic Files “Mega Marathon” where viewers can watch the legacy Forensic Files series from the beginning starting July 18 at 11amET. On Sunday, July 24 and Sunday, July 31, HLN viewers can catch up on previous episodes of Forensic Files II beginning at 12pET.

Episode descriptions and airdates are below (all times are ET/PT):

“BLANKET DENIAL” (July 31, 10pm) A 24-year-old old criminology student who left a SoHo bar intoxicated is found raped, murdered handcuffed, gagged, and wrapped in a blanket alongside a desolate road in East New York, Brooklyn. Police investigate everyone at the bar to find the killer.

“UNRAVELED” (July 31, 10:30pm) When a 79-year-old woman is found shot to death in her own home, investigators initially suspect her long-time husband and a violent neighbor with a penchant for threats. But shell casings recovered at the scene and a high-tech database reveal the killer to be the last person anyone suspected.

“FIRST IMPRESSIONS” (August 7, 10pm) A young single mother is abducted from a gas station and later found stabbed to death near an oil field. Detectives use shoe and tire impressions to weed out numerous suspects to find their killer.

“TOXIC ENVIRONMENT” (August 7, 10:30pm) When a 23-year-old Marine collapses and dies, doctors initially believe a heart attack is to blame. But when arsenic is found in some of his organs, prosecutors charge his wife with murder. A quick-thinking attorney and toxicology testing uncover the truth and ensure that justice prevails.

“LOST CONNECTION” (August 14, 10pm) When an 18-year-old girl is abducted while talking on a pay phone, forensic evidence found on her clothing points police in the direction of a suspect who confesses that he didn’t act alone.

“IN DEEP” (August 14, 10:30pm) A Los Angeles based kidnapping, ransom, and murder ring run by Russian immigrants is exposed when a pair of retired scientists use sonar equipment to locate its victims at the bottom of a reservoir.

“A SHOT IN THE DARK” (August 21, 10pm) Patients at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, WV, keep dying after experiencing shockingly low blood sugar levels. An investigation into their deaths reveals that an overnight nurse is injecting patients with lethal doses of insulin.

“TELL NO TALES” (August 21, 10:30pm) A 70-year-old, retired veteran is found dead on his boat after a bad sea storm. Investigators later discover he was killed during an attempted robbery after winning $400 in Keno.

About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.



HLN’s “Very Scary People” Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg Returns for Season 4 Sunday, June 5





HLN’s “Very Scary People” Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg Returns for Season 4 Sunday, June 5 at 9 pm ET/PT
Each two-hour episode traces the heinous, criminal acts of these elusive miscreants and the eventual road to justice.
[via press release from HLN]
HLN’s “Very Scary People” Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg Returns for Season 4 Sunday, June 5 at 9 pm ET/PT

Los Angeles (May 31, 2022) – Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg returns to host the fourth season of Very Scary People, an HLN Original Series that chronicles the twisted lives of some of the most frightening, diabolical characters in recent history. Each two-hour episode traces the heinous, criminal acts of these elusive miscreants and the eventual road to justice.

Wahlberg’s impressive career spans television, film, and music, capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. He also currently stars on the hit CBS drama Blue Bloods and is touring with his band New Kids on the Block.

Very Scary People is an HLN Original Series and part of the network’s internally developed programming dedicated to true crime, mysteries, and investigations. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, is the executive producer of the series.

The premiere season of CNN Audio and HLN’s Very Scary People podcast reached #1 across all podcasts in Apple Podcasts charts, as well as #1 in the true crime podcast category, holding the position for several weeks. Hosted by Donnie Wahlberg, the first season of the podcast takes listeners to Amityville and inside the twisted and enigmatic story of the DeFeo family, unpacking how a grisly mass murder became an iconic haunted tale.

Very Scary People will stream live for pay TV subscribers via CNN.com and CNN OTT and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available. The series will also be available on demand beginning Monday, June 6, to pay TV subscribers via cable operator platforms.

Very Scary People premieres June 5 at 9 pm ET/PT on HLN.

Episode descriptions and premiere dates:

The Ken and Barbie Killers (June 5)

One of North America’s most haunting and horrific crime sprees was a series of rapes, abductions, and murders of young women just north of the U.S.-Canada border from 1987 to 1992. Ontario authorities joined FBI profilers to hunt the monster responsible, but they came up empty handed for more than five years until one tip led cops to an unlikely suspect: a middle-class accountant living with his beautiful wife in a quaint pink house in the suburbs. They were sure they had their man, but the saga was far from over. Disturbing videotapes were discovered, and the public learned the sordid details of the crimes and who else was involved, sending shockwaves throughout the world.

The Back to School Killer (June 12)

When college-aged women in Charlottesville, Virginia started disappearing, the community was shaken to its core. The search for answers led authorities to an unlikely suspect, a local star athlete named Jesse Matthew Jr. In a story filled with twists and turns, the viewer goes behind the investigation of how he kidnapped and killed at least two young women, and how a third cheated death and became the key to bringing a murderer to justice. For the first time, you’ll hear explosive and heart-wrenching details from victims’ families and friends.

Sammy “The Bull” Gravano (June 19)

Sammy “The Bull” Gravano was one of the most feared mobsters in history. As the right-hand man to mafia kingpin John Gotti, he carried out multiple murders on behalf of the crime family. But after his arrest, he committed the ultimate mafia sin: he broke the sacred oath of silence and cut a deal with the government – agreeing to testify against his former boss. In shocking testimony, Gravano described the cold-blooded murders of close friends and business partners and the secret world of La Cosa Nostra. As the highest-ranking mobster ever to defect, The Bull’s testimony helped put Gotti and dozens of others behind bars and devastated the hierarchy of organized crime. After the trial, Gravano was supposed to slip away quietly under the Witness Protection Program with a new name and a new face. But the notorious gangster was not about to live a normal life. Despite the bounty on his head, Gravano abandoned the Witness Protection Program and drifted back into the criminal world. Sammy Gravano is one of the last mobsters of a bygone era and his journey from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to the mafia’s inner circle, to government informant, and then to prison, is a riveting tale of murder, betrayal, and survival.

The Hillside Stranglers (June 26)

In the fall of 1977, the bodies of young women begin piling up in Los Angeles. Almost all were nude, showing signs of torture, and discarded on hillsides. Overnight, the city became gripped with terror as the press dubbed the perpetrator “The Hillside Strangler.” As the killings escalated, police received reports that two suspicious men were spotted flashing police badges and asking women to pull over. Suddenly, detectives realized that they were facing not a single serial killer but a pair working in tandem. Even more terrifying: the perpetrators may be members of law enforcement. A large task force was formed, but every lead went nowhere. Then, in late February 1978, after ten women had been slaughtered, the killings inexplicably stopped. Nearly another year passed before two murders more than 1,200 miles away opened the door to a bizarre family saga that ultimately uncovered the identity of the Hillside Stranglers.

The Cross Country Killer (July 10)

It was just a normal night for 18-year-old Samantha Koenig. She was closing the coffee kiosk where she worked in Anchorage, Alaska – like she had done many times before – when one last customer came in: a man known in the community as a local business owner and caring father. But lurking beneath that anodyne surface was a rapist and a ruthless killer with a penchant for selecting random victims throughout the country. Israel Keyes’ kidnapping of Koenig led to an intense manhunt and a cross country investigation that ended his reign of terror. While in custody, Keyes played cat and mouse with detectives, revealing some details about his crimes and his missing victims. In the end, Keyes had one last surprise.

John Gotti (July 17)

Nicknamed the “Dapper Don,” on account of his expensive suits and swagger, John Gotti was one of the biggest celebrities of the 1980s. But the real John Gotti was a man to be feared – a ruthless gangster who ordered hits on enemies and friends alike, as well as anyone else who crossed him. In the 70s, Gotti worked his way up the ranks of the Gambino crime family as a solid earner and vicious capo determined to not let anything or anyone stand in his way. Gotti’s big move came in 1985, when he organized the brutal murder of then Gambino boss Paul Castellano and took Castellano’s throne as the new Gambino godfather, making him public enemy #1. Everyone from law enforcement to other goodfellas considered Gotti dangerous and unpredictable. And for years he seemed unstoppable. This episode explores how this common street thug became the godfather of one of the world’s most powerful crime families, and how a secret FBI operation finally brought him down.

HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president, talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development, CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries, and investigations. The network also features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching nearly 75 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of Warner Bros. Discovery.



Turner Sports’ Presentation of Capital One’s The Match – Wednesday, June 1





Turner Sports’ Presentation of Capital One’s The Match – Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. ET – to Be Simulcast on TNT, truTV and HLN with International Distribution Through Warner Bros. Discovery Sports
Six-time Sports Emmy Award winner Ernie Johnson will host the live telecast, alongside Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and veteran sports reporter Amanda Renner.
[via press release from Turner Sports]
Turner Sports’ Presentation of Capital One’s The Match – Wednesday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. ET – to be Simulcast on TNT, truTV and HLN with International Distribution Through Warner Bros. Discovery Sports

Premier Live Golf Event to Feature Tom Brady & Aaron Rodgers vs. Patrick Mahomes & Josh Allen Competing in “Shamble” Format from Wynn Las Vegas

Ernie Johnson to Host with Charles Barkley, J.J. Watt, Trevor Immelman & Amanda Renner

Turner Sports and Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe Partner for First Time to Deliver Global Distribution and Audience Reach for Marquee Sports Event

Turner Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery, will exclusively present Capital One’s The Match – headlined by a foursome of legendary NFL quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers teaming up to face Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen – on TNT, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1, with simulcasts available on truTV and HLN in the U.S.

Fans watching outside the U.S. will also be able to watch the star-studded event through Warner Bros Discovery Sports channels and platforms, marking the first time Turner Sports and its international sports partners have collaborated to deliver true global distribution and audience reach for a sports event. Viewers can check local listings to find coverage in their country via a section of discovery+, the Eurosport App, Eurosport 2 and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR.

Six-time Sports Emmy Award winner Ernie Johnson will host the live telecast, alongside Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, 2008 Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and veteran sports reporter Amanda Renner.

The Wynn Las Vegas, the only golf course on the Las Vegas strip, will host the Sports Emmy-nominated premier live golf event series for the second time in a row, and viewers will be treated to unprecedented access to the players and action through open mics throughout the entire 12-hole competition.

Capital One’s The Match will follow a “shamble” format: All four golfers will tee off at each hole, and each team will select their best tee shot to play. From then on, golfers will play their own ball until they hole out, with the best golfer’s score determining the hole’s winning team.

Feeding America will be the primary charitable organization supported through this edition of Capital One’s The Match. Turner Sports has televised five editions of Capital One’s The Match, with the series serving as a significant platform to support philanthropical organizations throughout the country. To date, Capital One’s The Match has raised nearly $33 million for various organizations and has donated nearly 17 million meals to Feeding America. 

Capital One’s The Match will be open to spectators, with limited tickets available now for purchase at wynnsocial.com/thematch, while supplies last.

Official Marketing & Event Partners

Turner Sports is proud to be working with a robust roster of marketing partners to host Capital One’s The Match.  A partner since the event’s inception, Capital One will return as title sponsor. To learn more about the company and its commitments to change banking for good, visit https://www.capitalone.com/about/our-commitments/.

FTX, State Farm and Wagoneer will be the presenting sponsors of Capital One’s The Match. DraftKings Sportsbook is returning as content integration partner, with AT&T, Apple, Autograph, Autotrader, Sunset Studios, TB12, Wheels Up, Wynn Resorts and ZenWTR serving as associate sponsors.

Partners also include Excel Sports Management as the tournament organizer, along with 199 Productions, Tom Brady’s global multi-platform content and production company. 

About Turner Sports

Turner Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its expansive partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, the National Hockey League and, starting in 2023, the United States Soccer Federation. The Turner Sports portfolio also includes Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the B/R app, with premier brands including House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Gridiron, B/R Kicks, B/R Betting, B/R Open Ice, B/R Walk-Off, and B/R Gaming. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com - as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products. Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR.

About Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe

Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe represents Discovery’s portfolio of sports brands, channels and platforms. It collectively reaches 130 million people every month, engaging fans and broad audiences in more than 200 markets and in over 20 languages across all platforms where consumers are spending time -free-to-air TV, pay-TV, streaming, online and social. Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe includes the much-loved consumer brands Eurosport, Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN), Golf Digest and GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR, as well sports programming and content on discovery+ and Discovery’s free-to-air TV networks. They connect audiences with the greatest sporting events in the world. This includes being the Home of the Olympics Games in Europe; tennis’ Grand Slams; cycling’s Grand Tours and more than 300 days racing a year; the PGA TOUR year-round; the best new and existing electric racing series with ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and FIA eTouring Car World Cup; and every major winter sports World Championship and World Cup event. Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe completes a full 360° offer with its events management and promotion arm, Discovery Sports Events.



When Lust Leads to Murder… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Premieres Season Three





When Lust Leads to Murder… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Premieres Season Three on Sunday, April 24
The six-part series takes a deep dive into a new set of criminal cases through extensive interviews with investigators, reporters and family members and features never-before-seen interrogation footage and evidence video.
[via press release from HLN]
When Lust Leads To Murder… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Premieres Season Three On Sunday, April 24

Six-Part Docuseries Kicks Off With Two-Hour Look At BDSM “Wisconsin Suitcase Murderer”

NEW YORK (March 22, 2022) – HLN Investigations uncovers the double lives, stunning greed, twisted grooming and deadly rampages of individuals often motivated by sex in season three of the HLN Original Series Sex & Murder. Returning Sunday, April 24 at 10pm ET/PT on HLN, the series will premiere a two-hour look at former police officer, Steven Zelich, whose lethal BDSM sessions made him infamous as the “Wisconsin Suitcase Murderer.” The six-part series takes a deep dive into a new set of criminal cases through extensive interviews with investigators, reporters and family members and features never-before-seen interrogation footage and evidence video.

Sex & Murder is part of HLN Investigations, led by showrunner Elizabeth Yuskaitis. The unit has developed for HLN the true crime docuseries Real Life Nightmare and Lies, Crimes & Video.

Following is the Sex & Murder season three episode guide:

Code Name: Mr. Handcuffs (airdate: April 24)

The bodies of two young women found dead in suitcases on the side of the road led investigators to a former police officer, Steven Zelich, whose double life and stunning confession shock everyone.

Family Love Triangle (airdate: May 1)

A 41-year-old mother of three was brutally stabbed nearly 200 times in front of her two youngest children. Investigators reveal a sick and twisted motive behind the deadly rampage, and her daughter who witnessed the attack speaks for the first time.

The Two Matthews (airdate: May 8)

Newlywed Lauren Phelps was stabbed 123 times as she fought for her life. Could her killer blame his deadly rampage on cold medicine?

Cleanup Gone Wrong (airdate: May 15)

A 51-year-old mother, Gretchen Anthony, goes missing from her Florida home. Stunning surveillance video in and around the house tells a twisted tale of her final hours.

Deadly Breakfast Date (airdate: May 22)

A romantic and scenic early morning boat ride turns deadly when Larry Isenberg falls overboard. But investigators reveal the disappearance of half a million dollars could be motive for murder.

Murder on the Farm (airdate: May 22)

A 24-year-old, Alex Woodworth, was brutally stabbed 16 times and left for dead hanging halfway out of the killer’s car. But as investigators peel back the layers it is revealed that the killer’s many lovers is motive for murder.

Sex & Murder episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems. They will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android.

About HLN Investigations

HLN Investigations is a news team that produces breaking news specials and HLN Original Series within the crime and justice genre. Stephanie Todd, Vice President, Programming, HLN, oversees the group headed by Elizabeth Yuskaitis, Executive Producer, HLN.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries, and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.



“Forensic Files II” Season Three Premieres February 27 with 8 New Episodes





“Forensic Files II” Season Three Premieres February 27 with 8 New Episodes
“Forensic Files II” is produced by HLN Original Series with Nancy Duffy as the executive producer of the series.
[via press release from HLN]
FORENSIC FILES II SEASON THREE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 27 WITH 8 NEW EPISODES
Forensic Files II, the highest-rated HLN Original Series in the network’s history, will premiere its third season with 8 new half-hour episodes, on Sunday, February 27, 10-11 pm ET/PT.

The original Forensic Files series, created by Paul Dowling, which halted production in 2011, returned in 2020 with new episodes true to the original format, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and science. Forensic Files II is produced by HLN Original Series with Nancy Duffy as the executive producer of the series.

“These are some of toughest crimes to solve, but no matter how long it takes, investigators and scientists using cutting edge forensics eventually uncover the truth. In the end, you cannot escape the science,” said Duffy, senior vice president, program development at CNN. “This season we feature some amazing advancements in DNA technology that are now being applied to crime solving, including a technique that was used to identify the victims of 9/11. The forensic tools featured in every episode are what differentiates Forensic Files from all other crime shows.”

The series is narrated by acclaimed film, stage, and television actor Bill Camp. He most recently earned a SAG nomination for his performance as Mr. Shaibel in the Netflix limited series The Queen’s Gambit. Before this, he was best known for his Emmy-nominated performance in the acclaimed limited series The Night Of and Tony-nominated performance in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Up next, Camp will star in New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 bestseller Salem’s Lot, and will lend his voice as the 16th President of the United States to the upcoming docuseries Lincoln’s Dilemma premiering February 18th on Apple TV+.

Additionally, HLN will air previous seasons of “Forensic Files II” in marathons, on Sunday, February 20 and Sunday, February 27 starting at noon ET.

Forensic Files ll will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Ahead of the linear premiere, on Friday, February 10, a sneak peek of the full episode titled “Mix Matched” will be available on-demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps. The rest of the season’s full episodes will be available on-demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.

Exclusive international distribution of Forensic Files II is through GARYLICO.TV, gary@garylico.tv Channels committed include RTL, Foxtel, AMC International, Atresmedia, and NITRO.

Episode descriptions and airdates for season three of Forensic Files II are below (all times are ET/PT):

“Pulp Friction” Sunday, February 27, 10 pm: A massive explosion claims the life of a California farmhand. Authorities think it’s an accidental death, but analysis of debris shows it’s a bomb. Investigators have few suspects until they hear ominous rumors about a jealous rage.

“Sole Mate” Sunday, February 27, 10:30 pm: When a beautiful college student is stabbed to death in her Knoxville apartment, suspicion immediately falls on her roommate. A bloody shoeprint left by the killer exposes a murderer with no history of violence and no reason to kill.

“Marked for Murder” Sunday, March 6, 10 pm: Someone targets members of law enforcement in a peaceful Texas county. Numerous suspects emerge and murders continue as detectives race against time. Finally, a single bullet casing uncovers the bizarre reason the killer wanted revenge.

“Words Matter” Sunday, March 6, 10:30 pm: An Illinois mother and her two young children are brutally murdered in their beds. Lurid threats are spray painted all over the walls of the crime scene. Detectives discover death threats sent to the family, exposing an unlikely killer.

“Last Dance” Sunday, March 13, 10 pm: A young Texas teenager and her boyfriend are brutally attacked on Valentine’s Day. She is found dead while her boyfriend escapes. The case goes cold for nearly 50 years before a new forensic test exposes a family man with a dark secret.

“Dog Proof” Sunday, March 13, 10:30 pm: Three Indiana construction workers are found shot dead at a work site. Detectives find few suspects, but have one key clue: one of the killers stepped in dog feces during the murders. If detectives can find his shoes, they’ve got their man.

“Mix Matched” Sunday, March 20, 10 pm: A Texas ex-con resolves to live a clean life after his release from prison. When he’s later arrested and convicted for a bloody murder, he insists he’s innocent. From behind bars, he’s determined to use forensic science to prove his case.

“Matter of Time” Sunday, March 20, 10:30 pm: An extremely successful California career woman keeps falling ill and doctors can’t determine why. When she dies, they still have no explanation, until they find a key figure in her life who has been lying about his past.

About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president, talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development, CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries, and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.



Back with a Vengeance in 2022! Newest Edition of the HLN Original Series Premieres January 2





Back with a Vengeance in 2022! Newest Edition of the HLN Original Series Premieres January 2 with “Vengeance: Killer Newlyweds” Airing with Back-to-Back Weekly Episodes, Sundays, 9-11pm ET/PT
Each one-hour episode presents a dark mystery and then takes viewers through the twists and turns of the investigation, ultimately leading to justice.
[via press release from HLN]
Back with a Vengeance in 2022! Newest Edition of the HLN Original Series Premieres January 2 with “Vengeance: Killer Newlyweds” Airing with Back-to-Back Weekly Episodes, Sundays, 9-11pm ET/PT

December 20, 2021 The sixth edition of the HLN Original Series VENGEANCE premieres Sunday, January 2 at 9pm ET/PT, VENGEANCE: Killer Newlyweds, airing with two back-to-back episodes weekly.

Weddings should mark the beginning of a new life chapter filled with love, hope, and possibilities. But, for these newlyweds, a vow to love until ‘death do they part’ is fulfilled much sooner than expected in the newest installment of the VENGEANCE series, Killer Newlyweds.

Each one-hour episode of the VENGEANCE series presents a dark mystery and then takes viewers through the twists and turns of the investigation, ultimately leading to justice. VENGEANCE: Killer Lovers which premiered in March 2019 was the first series under HLN’s VENGEANCE franchise. VENGEANCE: Killer Newlyweds is produced for HLN by Sky Vision.

Following are log lines and airdates for VENGEANCE: Killer Newlyweds (all times ET/PT)

January 2, 2022 (season premiere) 9-10pm “Pushed to Kill” A man plummets from the window of his 25th floor apartment, and investigators must determine whether it was a tragic accident or the act of an angered bride.

January 2, 2022 @10-11pm “Unholy Matrimony” When a pastor’s daughter is gunned down in her home, a small Louisiana town discovers her killer is closer to home than anyone imagined.

January 9, 2022 9-10pm “Die the Knot” A newlywed couple has gone missing under suspicious circumstances in small town Missouri, but did they have a marital spat or were they targeted by someone else?

January 9, 2022 @10-11pm “The Boy is Mine” A teenage bride leaves an ominous voicemail before she disappears, and the investigation will expose dangerous threats to multiple lives.

January 16, 2022 9-10pm “Drowned By Fate” A devout new bride drowns in the bathtub. Was it a prophecy from God or something more sinister?

January 16, 2022, 10-11pm “Honeymoon Horror” When honeymooners venture out to sea for a romantic getaway, the tides soon take a devastating turn.

January 23 2022 9-10pm “Death Down the Aisle” Before she can walk down the aisle, a woman is gunned down in her Texas home, and her fiancé goes from planning a wedding to planning a funeral.

January 23 2022 10-11pm “Cold Blooded Cliffhanger” When the body of a missing newlywed is found at the bottom of a ravine in Glacier National Park, local and federal authorities put their skills to the ultimate test to bring his killer to justice.

January 30 2022 9-10pm “Butchered Bride” When a blushing bride is beaten to death on her honeymoon, could her groom’s salacious past have something to do with it?

January 30 2022 10-11pm “Smoky Mountain Love” When two star-crossed lovers get married for the second time, their honeymoon takes a deadly turn that reveals new secrets.

Each episode of VENGEANCE: Killer Newlyweds will be available on demand the day after its broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems.

About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching nearly 75 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.



When They Vanish Into Thin Air, It’s a “Real Life Nightmare”





When They Vanish Into Thin Air, It’s a “Real Life Nightmare” – Season Three of the HLN Docu-Series Premieres Sunday, November 14
The new season features a two-hour special event “Mojave Mystery – Vanished in the Desert,” an investigation into the November 2014 disappearance of popular hiker Kenny Veach, as he searched for the mysterious “M Cave” near Area 51.
[via press release from HLN]
WHEN THEY VANISH INTO THIN AIR, IT’S A “REAL LIFE NIGHTMARE” – SEASON THREE OF THE HLN DOCU-SERIES PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Six-Episode Season to Include Investigation of Mysterious Disappearance Near Area 51 of Internet-Popular Hiker Kenny Veach, in a Two-Hour Special Event

October 27, 2021 – Stranger than fiction, season three of the HLN Original Series Real Life Nightmare, premieres Sunday, November 14 at 9pm ET/PT.

The new season features a two-hour special event “Mojave Mystery – Vanished in the Desert,” an investigation into the November 2014 disappearance of popular hiker Kenny Veach, as he searched for the mysterious “M Cave” near Area 51.

Real Life Nightmare presents heart-wrenching, personal mysteries and unexplained deaths that continue to baffle investigators and horrify those left behind.

The six-episode series is produced by HLN Investigations headed by executive producer Elizabeth Yuskaitis.

Following are airdates and episode descriptions for Real Life Nightmare:

November 14, 2021, 9-10pm ET/PT (season premiere) “Bourbon Town Mystery” (Crystal Rogers) A 35-year-old mother of five goes missing, and when her maroon Chevy is found on the side of the Bluegrass Parkway with a flat tire, her keys, purse, and cell phone are left inside. But Rogers’ disappearance isn’t the only mystery casting a shadow over Bardstown, Kentucky.

November 21, 2021, 9-10pm ET/PT “Med Student Mystery” (Brian Shaffer)

A handsome, young medical student is out celebrating the start of Spring Break with friends after cramming for medical exams. Brian is clearly recorded on surveillance video entering a bar but is mysteriously never seen leaving.

** TWO-HOUR SPECIAL EVENT**

November 28, 2021, 9-11pm ET/PT “Mojave Mystery – Vanished in the Desert” (Kenny Veach) An avid outdoorsman vanishes near the mysterious Area 51. Searchers find his cell phone near a mine shaft, but no sign of Kenny. In earlier recorded video, Veach describes his body vibrating as he approaches a cave near the same location.

December 5, 2021, 9-10pm ET/PT “Connecticut Murder Mystery” (Jennifer Dulos) A mom of five disappears after dropping her kids at school, but evidence shows a brutal assault in the garage of her upscale, Connecticut home.

December 12, 2021, 9-10pm ET/PT “Murder at Chapel Hill” (Faith Hedgepeth)

A young female college student is found bludgeoned to death in an off-campus apartment. DNA, a threatening note at the crime scene, and a voicemail from Faith’s cellphone could point to her killer.

December 19, 2021, 9-10pm ET/PT “Secrets in the Ashes” (Nanette Krentel) A raging fire kills a woman in her secluded home in the middle of the day. Investigators are puzzled why she was unable to escape, until the autopsy reveals the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Real Life Nightmare episodes will be available on demand the day after the broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems.

About HLN Investigations

HLN Investigations is a news team that produces breaking news specials and HLN Original Series within the crime and justice genre. Stephanie Todd, Vice President, Programming, HLN, oversees the group headed by Elizabeth Yuskaitis, executive producer, HLN.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching nearly 75 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.



Season Two of HLN Docu-Series “Murder Nation” Examines Deadly Crimes Unique to the Garden State





Season Two of HLN Docu-Series “Murder Nation” Examines Deadly Crimes Unique to the Garden State in Jersey Gore, Premiering Sunday October 10
Amid the beauty and wonderland of the New Jersey coastline, dark currents sometimes seep through. “Murder Nation: Jersey Gore” exposes four shocking deadly crimes that took place in this scenic paradise for residents and vacationers.
[via press release from HLN]
Season Two of HLN Docu-Series Murder Nation Examines Deadly Crimes Unique to the Garden State in Jersey Gore, Premiering Sunday October 10

Four-Episode Series Murder Nation: Jersey Gore Premieres with Bizarre Murder in Popular Resort Town Mays Landing

September 22, 2021, HLN’s Murder Nation – an investigation docu-series that puts a spotlight on deadly crimes unique to U.S. locales – focuses on startling homicides in the seaside towns of New Jersey in season two’s Jersey Gore, premiering Sunday, October 10 at 10 pm ET/PT.

Amid the beauty and wonderland of the New Jersey coastline, dark currents sometimes seep through. “Murder Nation: Jersey Gore” exposes four shocking deadly crimes that took place in this scenic paradise for residents and vacationers.

Each season of Murder Nation focuses on one U.S. region and the crimes unique to it. The series explores bodies that turn up in swamps in the Bayou, killers stalking the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shore, the screams lost in the cold Alaskan tundra, and the deadly criminals lurking in the shadows of the vast New Mexican deserts. Murder Nation illuminates what connects these crimes to their environments and what makes them so uniquely American.

Each episode of Murder Nation will be available on demand the day after the broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

Murder Nation is produced for HLN by Glass Entertainment.

Following are airdates, episode titles and descriptions for “Murder Nation: Jersey Gore” (all times ET/PT):

Sunday, October 10, 10-11pm: LOVE YOU TO PIECES

When a Jersey retiree leaves his wife for a young waitress in Florida, their beach community rallies behind her. But when his family and friends don’t hear from him, an investigation into his disappearance reveals startling secrets and something starts to smell fishy in the seaside town of May’s landing.

Sunday, October 17, 10-11pm: SINS AT THE SYNAGOGUE

When a beloved rabbi’s wife turns up dead in one of New Jersey’s most idyllic and desirable suburbs, the community is sent into a tailspin. After months of fruitless investigation, police begin to discover that one of Cherry Hill’s most powerful couples might not have been as perfect as they seemed.

Sunday, October 24, 10-11pm: SEASHORE PSYCHOPATH

When a promising teenager goes missing under mysterious circumstances, her tight-knit Jersey Shore town rallies to find answers. After months of heartbreaking dead ends, a shocking video reveals a story that no one saw coming.

Sunday, October 31, 10-11pm: GAMBLING WITH DEATH

After a night of glitz and gambling in Atlantic City, a prominent New Jersey couple is attacked on their way home. But what looks like a run of the mill carjacking gone wrong, turns out to be a multipronged conspiracy exposing that suburbia’s perfect couple might have been anything but.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.



When Liaisons Turn Deadly… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Returns for Season Two





When Liaisons Turn Deadly… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Returns for Season Two on Sunday, August 29
In this series, detectives uncover dirty secrets, scandalous sex affairs, online sex addictions, jealousy and stunning twisted fantasies when looking for motives for murder.
[via press release from HLN]
When Liaisons Turn Deadly… HLN Original Series “Sex & Murder” Returns For Season Two on Sunday, August 29

August 4, 2021- Chance encounters, clandestine meetings, obsessive love affairs. Some liaisons can have deadly consequences. Season two of the HLN Original Series Sex & Murder, launching Sunday August 29 at 10pm ET/PT, follows some of the most bizarre and shocking of these cases with six new episodes.

In this series, detectives uncover dirty secrets, scandalous sex affairs, online sex addictions, jealousy and stunning twisted fantasies when looking for motives for murder.

Sex & Murder is produced by HLN Investigations headed by executive producer Elizabeth Yuskaitis.

Following are airdates and episode descriptions for Sex & Murder:

Sunday, August 29, 2021 (season premiere) “Dirty Office Affair” (Emmett Corrigan): Successful lawyer, Mormon family man and father of five was shot down in cold blood at a Walgreens parking lot. But a closer look reveals a dirty office affair that turned into a dangerous game of Russian roulette.

September 5, 2021 “Killer Sex Party” (Amanda Logue) A tattoo shop owner, Dennis Abrahamsen, was found brutally murdered, naked on a massage table in his home. Evidence tells a story of a wild sex party gone wrong with a famous adult actress.

September 12, 2021 “Storm of Lies” (Crystal McDowell) A beautiful mom of two, Crystal McDowell, vanishes as Hurricane Harvey rocks Houston, Texas. Surveillance video leads investigators to her twisted killer.

September 19, 2021″Dead in the Deep End” (Adam Frasch), and a former model, Samira Frasch, was living a life of extravagance with multiple homes and high-end cars until tragedy struck. The mother of two was found dead at the bottom of her swimming pool and both her children missing from the home.

September 26, 2021 “Chilling Cover-up” (Shannon Graves) Beautiful aspiring cosmetologist Shannon Graves is found dismembered in a padlocked freezer. But when another woman is spotted driving her car and going into her apartment, detectives discover a chilling cover-up.

October 3, 2021 “Fatal Ambush” (Teresa Sievers) Successful doctor and mom of two, Teresa Sievers, is found bludgeoned to death in her kitchen after returning home from a family vacation. Forensics and surveillance video lead investigators across state lines to shocking evidence.

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Sex & Murder episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems.

About HLN Investigations

HLN Investigations is a news team that produces breaking news specials and HLN Original Series within the crime and justice genre. Stephanie Todd, Vice President, Programming, HLN, oversees the group headed by Elizabeth Yuskaitis, executive producer, HLN.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.