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.



Leading Crime Docu-Series “Forensic Files II” Premieres Second Season





Leading Crime Docu-Series “Forensic Files II” Premieres Second Season with 14 New Episodes – Narrated By Bill Camp – Sunday, July 11, Exclusively on HLN
In advance of the season premiere, timed to the July 4 weekend, HLN will air a “Forensic Files Across America” marathon, featuring episodes grouped by U.S. locations airing all day Sunday, July 4, beginning at 10am.
[via press release from HLN]
Leading Crime Docu-Series “Forensic Files II” Premieres Second Season with 14 New Episodes – Narrated By Bill Camp (“Queen’s Gambit”, “News of the World”) – Sunday, July 11, Exclusively on HLN

Concurrent With 25th Anniversary of Groundbreaking Original Series, HLN Celebrates by Airing 250 of Most Compelling Forensic Files Episodes Preceding the Forensic Files II, Season Two Premiere

Link to season trailer: https://f.io/heZE9h5b

June 30, 2021 Forensic Files II – the hugely successful re-booted continuation of the long-running beloved original series – premieres its second season, with 14 back-to-back, new half-hour episodes, on Sunday, July 11, 10-11pm ET/PT produced by, and airing exclusively on, HLN.

The highest-rated HLN Original Series in the network’s history, Forensic Files II in its first season, reached additional benchmarks including:

In 2020, ranked #8 among the Top 20 non-fiction crime series1on cable among P25-54.

Averaged more than one million total viewers for its Sunday 10pm/10:30pm Sunday premiere episodes.

Ranked #9 in ALL OF CABLE among P25-54 and #10 among P2+in the Sunday 10p hour.

#1 True Crime Series in its time period with P25-54 among the top True Crime cable competition(ID, A&E and Oxygen).

In advance of the Forensic Files II season premiere, timed to the July 4 weekend, HLN will air a “Forensic Files Across America” marathon, featuring episodes grouped by U.S. locations airing all day Sunday, July 4, beginning at 10am. Additionally, running Monday, July 5 at 1pm through Sunday, July 11 at 10pm, HLN will present “Forensic Files Top 250 Episode Rewind,” 250 of the “greatest” episodes leading up to the season premiere of Forensic Files II.

The original Forensic Files series, which halted production in 2011, returned on February 23, 2020, with new episodes true to the original format, content, and continuity, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production. Additionally, the series is now narrated by acclaimed film, stage and television actor Bill Camp (Queen’s Gambit, News of the World, Joker, The Night Of).

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, starting on Monday July 5, a series sneak peek will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. The rest of the series full episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

Forensic Files II is produced by HLN Original Series under the guidance of Nancy Duffy, senior vice president, program development, CNN and executive producer of the series.

Smart home security company ADT continues to serve primary sponsor of Forensic Files II.

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

Following are the loglines for Forensic Files II, all times are ET/PT (some airdates are TBA):

“The Obsession” (Lisa Ziegert) airdate Sunday, July 11, 10pm The mysterious murder of young teacher’s aide leaves a hole in the heart of her small community in Agawam, Massachusetts. As the rumor-mill about suspects churned, the actual perp slipped further away. But generations of investigators and a scientific breakthrough leads to a shocking end to a tragic case.

“The Ink Beads”(William Sparkman) – airdate Sunday, July 11, 10:30pm: 51-year-old father, and teacher, Bill Sparkman is found hanging naked from a tree with the letters “FED” scrawled on his chest. With barely any evidence to work with, investigators turn to these letters for answers… which leads to a surprising conclusion that no one saw coming.

“The Rise” (Lori Leonard) airdate Sunday, July 18, 10pm A single mom looking for love vanishes without a trace. Foul play is tragically confirmed when a large pickup truck toolbox opens to her body stuffed inside. Homicide detectives investigate men she matched on dating sites, another man she met at work, and finally, a lover with a secret and violent past. Can forensic evidence connect the dots and lead to justice under the law?

“Ten of Hearts” (Jody Loomis) airdate Sunday, July 18, 10:30pm: A 20-year-old woman sets out on her bike and never returns. Her body found just a few miles from her house in Snohomish County, Washington, with a gunshot wound to the head. Who would do such a thing? Years go by without any hard evidence or leads, until a new generation of investigators and modern technology breaks the case and finally puts a face to the killer.

“Heavy Metal” (Lee Hartley) airdate Sunday, July 25, 10pm: In 1982, 37-year-old, Navy lieutenant Lee Hartley is murdered while deployed out to sea. Cause of death? Arsenic poisoning. Investigators discover lee had more than his fair share of enemies aboard the ship. But it takes years before investigators discover what really happened to Lee and who, ultimately, was behind this brutal murder.

“Knots” (Lecia Schollmeyer) airdate Sunday, July 25, 10:30pm: A building manager finds the violated and lifeless body of a young woman in the bathtub of her first apartment. When questioned, an ex-con living downstairs lies to police. But the lies alone do not prove murder and the case goes cold. Then a new forensic tool examines the old evidence. Will science point to a hidden suspect and crack the case?

“Family Ties” (Traci Hammerberg) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): : On a brutally cold winter night in 1984, a young woman is found viciously murdered on the side of a rural Wisconsin driveway. The victim, Traci Hammerberg, had been out with friends for a night of drinking and partying. What happened? Detectives initially have plenty of suspects, but the investigation would remain unsolved. Until nearly three decades later, when forensics from an unrelated crime helps breaks the case.

“The Reunion” (Landy Martinez) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): A murder victim’s final moments are caught on tape. The crime scene looks like a clear robbery-murder. Text evidence at first points to a jilted lover, but will his alibi check out? Now police identify a second suspect with a possible motive of deadly revenge. Forensic technology and DNA evidence combine in an attempt to make the case.

“The Orange Shorts” (Monica Schmeyer) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): A mortally wounded woman crawls to call 911. Her husband who wants a divorce she will not give him, gets a hard look from police. But he says he has an airtight alibi for the exact time of the murder. The intricate forensic science of ballistics is brought to bear to and draws s a direct connection to an unexpected conclusion.

“Personal Penmanship” (Gail Fulton) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): A deeply religious librarian, wife and mother named Gail Fulton is shot execution style in the quiet suburbs of Michigan. Surveillance video reveals it was trio of killers that took her down. Is there more to Fulton’s background? Eventually, detectives get a break: a handwritten note. But will it provide enough clues to catch the mastermind behind this horrific killing?

“Full Circle” (Yolanda Sapp, Nickie Lowe, Kathy Brisbois) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): In 1990, three sex workers are brutally murdered and left along the banks of the Spokane river. A serial killer was on the loose – and detectives had few clues. Animal hairs, fibers and a fingerprint were found, but for years the perp was never identified. More than 20 years later there’s a break in the case- and an arrest is finally made, but no one could have ever imagined who was behind this sinister crime.

“Incendiary” (Ebb “Doc” Whitley) Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): An early morning house fire kills the only doctor in the small town of Iaeger, West Virginia. Who -or what – could have led to this? An arson investigation quickly leads to the arrest of Jason lively, the son of the doctor’s long-time nurse. But when Jason’s alleged accomplice walks free, the prosecutor is worried this might have been a miscarriage of justice.

[title TBA] (Susan Woods) Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): He is a criminally charged sex offender and a murderer who attacks in a terrifying rage. This predator manages to evade capture for years, but he leaves a critical piece of evidence behind – his palm print. Detectives are determined to do whatever it takes to put a name and a face to the print.

[title TBA] (Charles Nieman) airdate Sunday, (airdate/time TBA): A hearing impaired 77-year-old on a road trip is attacked by a thief and shot to death Why? Because the man cannot hear his assailant’s demands. Random murders are Among the hardest crimes to solve, but investigators are determined to bring this killer or killers to justice. Can advances in ballistics testing crack the case?

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 more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN is a division of WarnerMedia.

Source: Nielsen Media via Npower. P25-54 AA, P2+ AA (000s) | Forensic Files II Premiere Season (2/23/20-4/12/20). Su 10p-11p. Based on Live+7 data streams. 1 Includes non-fiction crime programming (excludes reality series) with 2 more tlcs.



New Investigative Docu-Series “Murder Nation” – Focusing on Deadly Crimes Unique to U.S. Locales





New Investigative Docu-Series “Murder Nation” – Focusing on Deadly Crimes Unique to U.S. Locales – Launches Sunday June 13 on HLN with “Blood on the Bayou”
The series focuses on the crimes that are distinct to one U.S. region, whether it is bodies that turn up in swamps in the Bayou, killers stalking the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shore, victims lusting for fame in the Hollywood Hills, or screams lost in the cold Alaskan tundra.
[via press release from HLN]
New Investigative Docu-Series “Murder Nation” – Focusing on Deadly Crimes Unique to U.S. Locales – Launches Sunday June 13 on HLN with “Blood on the Bayou”

Season One Features Four Episodes Covering Startling Murders in Bucolic Louisiana

May 24, 2021 HLN premieres Murder Nation – a new investigation docu-series that puts a spotlight on deadly crimes that are unique to particular locales in the United States – on Sunday, June 13 at 9pm ET/PT with “Blood on the Bayou.”

Airing with two, one-hour, back-to-back episodes each week, each season of Murder Nation focuses on the crimes that are distinct to one U.S. region, whether it is bodies that turn up in swamps in the Bayou, killers stalking the sandy beaches of the Jersey Shore, victims lusting for fame in the Hollywood Hills, or screams lost in the cold Alaskan tundra.

The series illuminates what connects these crimes to their environments and what makes them so uniquely American.

In season one, the “Blood on the Bayou” delves into the Louisiana Bayou, home to a rich and diverse culture, lush swampland, and hearty southern food. But beneath the green marshes and in the shadows of the bright Mardi Gras lights, lie some of America’s most vicious murderers.

Prior to the broadcast premiere, starting on June 4, the episode BIG EASY BLACK WIDOW will be made available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps. Each episode will be available on demand the day after their 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: Blood on the Bayou (all times ET/PT):

Sunday, June 13, 9-10pm: SOUTHERN HARM When four seemingly unconnected women are murdered in their homes in Baton Rouge, LA, authorities go on the hunt for a serial killer. But when more murders happen 20 miles north, a small-town PD presents a theory contrary to the FBI’s. The town’s theories are ignored. More women keep turning up dead until finally, DNA evidence unlocks the key to catching one of the most prolific serial killers in Louisiana history.

Sunday, June 13, 10-11pm: BIG EASY BLACK WIDOW In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the NOPD’s resources are stretched and depleted. So, when a beloved Pastor turns up dead outside of his New Orleans apartment, his case – along with countless others – goes cold. But when his wife’s next husband turns up dead as well, the family suspects something is amiss. They revisit her previous husband’s mysterious death and begin to untangle a sinister web woven by scheming and heartless Black Widow.

Sunday, June 20, 9-10pm: BACKCOUNTRY BACKSTABBER Genore Guillery moved to a small rural town in the backwoods of Louisiana for solitude and space to raise rescued animals. But after she is viciously slain in her country home, police are stumped as to who could have had a vendetta against the kind and generous woman. Months later, a jailhouse tip uncovers a hateful and violent conspiracy that plagues the struggling town and ended Genore’s life.

Sunday, June 20, 10-11pm: TIL DEATH DO US PARTY When, Thomas Talley, a hardworking family man is gunned down in his driveway, his bereft widow Kendra recounts how a wild night in New Orleans ended in murder. Only after police begin to dissect her story, do they realize that there might be more to her tale of partying and jealousy than meets the eye.

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.