November 2020 Lineup Brings Fascinating New Stories About the King of Rock and Roll





November 2020 Lineup Brings Fascinating New Stories About the King of Rock and Roll, The Most Devious and Murderous Masterminds and a Revealing Look at Jennifer Aniston
Returning original series are led by “Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer” with new episodes every Monday in November examining the triggers and life-changing moments that kick-start their psychopathic behavior.
[via press release from Reelz]
NOVEMBER 2020 LINEUP BRINGS FASCINATING NEW STORIES ABOUT THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL, THE MOST DEVIOUS AND MURDEROUS MASTERMINDS AND A REVEALING LOOK AT JENNIFER ANISTON

‘Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight?’ is the Story of Elvis Presley’s Lonely Path to Glory, the Forces that Made Him an Icon and the Tragedy that Haunted Him Until His Final Days

‘Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law’ Puts the Infamous Killer Cop Story in the Crosshairs as Three Ex-Family Members Expose Shocking New Details About His Crimes

‘Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer’ Presents the Never-Before-Heard Prison Conversations That Shed New Light on His Case

‘Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer’, ‘I Lived with a Killer’, ‘Copycat Killers’ and ‘Air Crash Confidential’ Original Series Return with New Episodes

‘Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends’ Makes Its REELZ Premiere with an Intimate Look at the Beloved Star and the Setbacks That Almost Derailed Her Career

Emmy(R) Award Winning Miniseries ‘The Kennedys’ Returns Along with ‘The Kennedys: After Camelot’ and ‘JFK: The Smoking Gun’

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – REELZ today announced its November 2020 lineup packed with new original specials, new episodes of four returning original series, the REELZ premiere of Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends and the return of fan favorite originals about the Kennedy family. His unique mix of country and blues was as revolutionary as his hip-thrusting performances and every step Elvis Presley took in his musical journey left a footprint for others to follow. Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight? unveils his epic story from the supercharged highs to the rock bottom lows and the secrets he carried throughout his career. Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law reveals the untold stories from ex-family members about the notorious police officer who was found guilty of murdering his third wife and is still the prime suspect in the disappearance of fourth wife Stacy Peterson. In Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer Avery’s former cellmate Karl Wernecke shares never-before-heard details of their conversations behind bars that put a disturbing new spin on his murder conviction.

Returning original series are led by Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer with new episodes every Monday in November examining the triggers and life-changing moments that kick-start their psychopathic behavior. In new episodes of I Lived with a Killer see the disturbing first-hand accounts of people who found out they were living with a murderer and what happened next. Copycat Killers returns with stories about the real crimes and criminals inspired by movies, TV shows and the characters seen on the big and small screen. New episodes cover the crimes copied from Basic Instinct, Nightmare on Elm Street, Exorcist III, Bride of Chucky, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Clockwork Orange and Tangled with insight from investigators, family members of victims and forensic experts who share their stories of the cases. New episodes of Air Crash Confidential examine the harrowing real life air disasters that inspired the movies Alive and Pushing Tin with stories of astonishing meteorological mysteries and tragic human error that downed planes and cost hundreds of lives.

The REELZ premiere of Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends showcases her humble rise to fame from a fateful decision to land her iconic role as Rachel Green on Friends to her successful shift to movie roles all while maintaining her popularity with fans even as she endured painful personal and public setbacks. November also marks the return of three DVR-worthy Kennedys themed originals led by the multiple Emmy-Award(R) winning miniseries The Kennedys that boasts an all-star cast led by Emmy Award(R) nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award(R) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy. The Kennedys also features powerful performances from Emmy Award(R) nominated Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. and Katie Holmes as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in a role she reprises in The Kennedys: After Camelot which also returns in November with Matthew Perry starring as Ted Kennedy. Finally, it’s the return of groundbreaking documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun focused on the evidence that points to the accidental shooting of President Kennedy by a Secret Service agent riding in the car behind the presidential limousine during the chaos of the Dealey Plaza assassination attempt.

“With the untold stories of the rock ‘n’ roll king himself Elvis Presley to the macabre monsters of true crime and an insightful look at superstar Jennifer Aniston our November lineup showcases a compelling range of storytelling,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “We’re also excited to show our viewers the real stories that inspired blockbuster movies with the return of Copycat Killers and we look forward to the return of award winning originals about America’s fabled first family the Kennedys.”

Below is November 2020 programming listed by premiere date and time. Full synopses for every show follows this list.*

Monday, November 2

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Anders Brevik” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Sheila LaBarre” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Joanne Dennehy” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

Wednesday November 4

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Basic Instinct” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

Thursday, November 5

*NEW* I Lived with a Killer “Wayward Wayne” at 1pm ET/ 10 am PT

Sunday November 8

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Nightmare on Elm Street” at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Exorcist III” at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Bride of Chucky” at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT

*NEW* Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

*NEW* Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Monday, November 9

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Surinder Koli” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Mark Rust” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Kieren Kelly” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

Wednesday November 11

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Clockwork Orange” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

Thursday, November 12

*NEW* I Lived with a Killer “Richard White” at 1pm ET/ 10 am PT

Monday, November 16

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Michael Fourniret” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Israel Keyes” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Douglas Perry” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

Tuesday, November 17

The Kennedys Episode 1 “Joe’s Revenge” at 1am ET/ 10pm PT

The Kennedys Episode 2 “The First Campaign” at 2am ET/ 11pm PT

Wednesday November 18

*NEW* Copycat Killers “Tangled” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

The Kennedys Episode 3 “Bay of Pigs” at 1am ET/ 10pm PT

The Kennedys Episode 4 “Bobby’s War” at 2am ET/ 11pm PT

Thursday, November 19

The Kennedys Episode 5 “Life Sentences” at 1am ET/ 10pm PT

The Kennedys Episode 6 “Cuban Missiles” at 2am ET/ 11pm PT

Friday, November 20

The Kennedys Episode 7 “Lancer and Lace” at 1am ET/ 10pm PT

The Kennedys Episode 8 “My Brother’s Keeper” at 2am ET/ 11pm PT

Sunday November 22

The Kennedys: After Camelot Part 1 “Family Bonds” at 9am ET/ 6am PT

The Kennedys: After Camelot Part 2 “New Beginnings” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

JFK: The Smoking Gun at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT

Monday, November 23

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Elizabeth Wetlauffer” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Anthony Shore” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Todd Kohlepp” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

Tuesday, November 24

*NEW* Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends REELZ premiere at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT

Saturday, November 28

*NEW* Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight? at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Sunday, November 29

*NEW* Air Crash Confidential “Alive” at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

*NEW* Air Crash Confidential “Pushing Tin” at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT

Monday, November 30

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Ian Brady” at 10am ET/ 7am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Willy Inmon” at 11am ET/ 8am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Theodore Johnson” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT

*NEW* Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer “Richard Dorrough” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT

November programming with full synopses:

Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight? – New special premieres on Saturday, November 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. When Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right” in July of 1954 the world of entertainment would never be the same. His ability to blend country and blues with his gospel roots made his music revolutionary. Coupled with his dashing good looks and wild stage presence Elvis was a singular talent still regarded as one of the most iconic entertainers ever. When Hollywood came calling his charisma lit up screens around the world but despite the innumerable accolades at his core Elvis struggled with emotional volatility and childhood trauma. Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight? delves into his spectacular career and how losing his twin brother Jesse would supercharge his creativity and lead to intense and sometimes bizarre personal relationships. Included is rare footage of performances, archive interviews with Elvis candidly discussing his sex appeal and critical fallout from his hip-thrusting performances as well as haunting recordings Elvis made discussing life, his career and the perpetual loneliness that plagued him. Sharing their first-hand accounts of their time with Elvis are friend Larry Geller, former girlfriend Barbara Hearn and cousin Billy Smith along with insight from psychologist and author of “The Inner Elvis” Peter Whitmer and author of “Return of the King” Gillian Gaar. Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight? is produced by ITV.

Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law – New special premieres on Sunday, November 8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Ex-cop and convicted killer Drew Peterson has been married four times. Three of his wives confessed to friends and family members that he was a violent abuser. His third wife Kathleen Savio called the police 18 times in three years before she wound up dead in her bathtub. She’d even sent letters to the state attorney’s office and local news outlets fearing for her life after repeated threats from Peterson. And his last wife, Stacy Peterson, has been missing since 2007. Now in Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law three of Drew Peterson’s sisters-in-law Norma Peterson, Sue Savio Doman and Cassandra Cales speak out about his disturbing behavior patterns and what they knew before Kathleen’s death and Stacy’s disappearance. Also sharing with viewers their experience with Drew Peterson’s crimes is domestic violence awareness advocate and Stacy Peterson’s minister, Neil Schori, along with Kathleen Savio’s defense attorney Harry Smith who walk viewers through the Peterson story and other famous cases where repeated cries of abuse went unheard and ended in tragedy. Drew Peterson: Killer-In-Law is produced by AMS Pictures.

Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer – New special premieres on Sunday, November 8 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. The 2005 murder of young photographer Teresa Halbach shocks the central Wisconsin community of Manitowoc County. A grisly crime scene of her burned bones is discovered at the family auto salvage business of Steven Avery who was recently released from prison after DNA evidence exonerated him of a rape but only after he’d served 18 years. But now arrested, charged and convicted of the Halbach murder Avery’s case becomes the subject of the popular documentary series in which defense attorneys cast doubt on Avery’s guilt once again. Now in Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer Karl Wernecke who shared a prison cell with Steven Avery for three years reveals the making of Avery’s murderous mindset as he recounts years of private conversations they shared behind bars. From watching countless hours of true crime shows and listening to Avery comment on how he’d have covered up evidence in each case to his shocking and hateful outbursts aimed at female victims seen in the shows Wernecke reveals why he believes Avery is far from innocent in the Halbach case. Steven Avery: Confessions of a Killer is produced by AMS Pictures.

Copycat Killers

Go behind the headlines of real-life murder and criminal cases that copy memorable slayings and scenes from movies. Each episode features a mystifying crime scene and law enforcement’s hunt for the perpetrators as evidence piles up pointing to similarities seen on the big screen. Whether it’s two high school students terrorizing and killing a female classmate to copy the horror blockbuster Scream or an obsessed mistress whose lust echoes the nightmare scenes in Fatal Attraction – these horrific events actually happened but very few people know the real stories that led to these killings. Sharing their stories of the cases are investigators, family members of victims and forensic experts. Copycat Killers is produced by Story House Productions, Inc.

New episode premiere on Wednesday, November 4:

“Basic Instinct” 1pm ET/ 10am PT – In 2012 Luka Magnotta confesses online to a grotesque murder and sets off an international manhunt for the self-proclaimed lunatic. After Magnotta is found and brought to trial prosecutors reveal that he was inspired by the erotic thriller Basic Instinct starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas using names and weapons from the movie to turn the fictional thriller into a real horror story.

Four new episodes premiering on Sunday, November 8:

“Nightmare on Elm Street” at 2pm ET/ 11am PT – Unemployed former stonemason Jason Moore has a lot of time on his hands. Left alone with his thoughts he becomes obsessed with Freddy Krueger, the infamous supernatural serial killer from the wildly successful A Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchise. After creating his very own knife glove Moore summons his only friend John Paul-Skamarski to his death.

“Exorcist III” at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT – Few serial killers are more infamous than Jeffrey Dahmer. The cannibal from Milwaukee claimed 17 victims between the late ’70s and early ’90s dismembering their bodies and keeping their skulls as trophies. The story is known by people around the world. But what few people know is that Dahmer had a bizarre obsession with The Exorcist III and saw himself in the movie’s Gemini Killer. Dahmer said that watching the movie put him “in a good mood” and he made his victims watch it before ending their lives.

“Bride of Chucky” at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT – Ever since she was a young girl 27-year-old loner Elena Lobacheva had always been fascinated by Bride of Chucky seeing herself in the serial killer couple Chucky and Tiffany depicted in the movie. So when she finds a gang of online outcasts calling themselves Time for Hate who glorify violence and murder Lobacheva fits right in. Soon after she joins the gang’s leader Pavel takes the group on a bloody crusade to rid their city of drunks and homeless people through late-night killing sprees and Lobacheva is given a chance to indulge her most violent fantasies.

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT – Robert Kleasen had a long reputation for instability. At 18 years old he was committed to a psychiatric ward for firing a gun in a hospital. Later he went to jail for shooting off a man’s toe. After jumping bail on that charge Kleasen moves to Texas to start his life over telling tall tales of a life spent in the military and the CIA in an attempt to build up a reputation. But old habits die hard and when he gets into a dispute with the local Mormon church Kleasen commits a pair of murders that will come to be known as “The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” And not unlike a Hollywood horror movie this case has a twist ending that leaves an entire community stunned.

New episode premiere on Wednesday, November 11:

“A Clockwork Orange” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – Chelsea O’Mahoney never felt like she belonged. After growing up with a drug-addicted mother and no father she seemingly finds her place when she meets the Sargeant Crew a group of damaged teenagers seeking solace in each other. But while they seem perfectly nice on the surface this gang of wayward youths brings out the worst in O’Mahoney. She and her crew hit the streets to get in on a trend known as happy slapping in which teenagers assault random people on the street just for the fun of it not unlike the Droogs from A Clockwork Orange.

New episode premiere on Wednesday, November 18:

“Tangled” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT – Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Nicholas Godejohn shared a whimsical love. They hoped to be together forever but someone stood in their way – Gypsy Rose’s mother Clauddine Dee Blanchard. Due to Clauddine’s manipulative ways Gypsy Rose lived a life of constant isolation and never-ending medical procedures but similar to Rapunzel in Tangled Gypsy Rose won’t let anything stop her from finding her freedom in the outside world and more importantly from being with her love.

I Lived with a Killer

What happens when you find out someone you have lived with and loved is a murderer? Featuring the first-hand accounts of family members I Lived with a Killer gives viewers unprecedented access into the jarring stories of infamous and notorious murders and the people close to them who were unaware of the terrible truth. How did they find out? What did they do next? See the media frenzy that surrounded the crimes and hear from the detectives who worked through twists and turns of the investigations. I Lived with a Killer is produced by Breakthrough Entertainment and Wavelength Entertainment.

New episode premiere on Thursday, November 5:

“Wayward Wayne” at 1pm ET/ 10 am PT – Wayne Adam Ford’s brother Rodney had always been the rock in his life. When Wayne’s troubled history with women turns into a full blown murder spree he needs his brother to stop the madness. Can Rodney save his brother before anyone else gets hurt?

New episode premiere on Thursday, November 12:

“Richard Paul White” at 1pm ET/ 10 am PT – Richard’s sister Maureen both loves and fears her brother. After a childhood of devastating abuse she sees there’s something not quite right with her older sibling. Are the wild, violent stories Richard tells only stories or do they hint at something more sinister?

Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends – REELZ premiere on Tuesday, November 24 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.

She’s an award winning sitcom star, movie star, producer and philanthropist. There are many levels to global superstar actress Jennifer Aniston who became a fan favorite on the 10-season hit TV series Friends before transitioning her career to star in successful movies and returning to TV on a popular streaming service. But the road to success did not come without challenges. Learn about her four failed TV series that preceded Friends. Explore her inner struggle to find lasting love with facing very public divorces from Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux. Aniston radiates a vulnerable warmth both on and off screen that keeps her fans loyal her popularity ever present as evident by her record setting introduction to Instagram in 2019 as the fastest person to amass 1 million followers. Jennifer Aniston: More Than Friends is co-produced by Legacy Distribution & EntertainMe.

Air Crash Confidential

With first-hand accounts from survivors, in-depth interviews with pilots, investigators and aviation experts along with dramatic reconstructions of a flight’s final moments Air Crash Confidential examines the most notorious disasters in aviation history that were made into movies. Hour-long episodes examine the real crashes and near disasters seen in the movies including We Are Marshall, Airport, Sully, Alive, Flight and Pushing Tin with a look at the mechanical and weather anomalies, air traffic control miscommunications and simple yet tragic pilot errors behind the stories. New episodes include insight from former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board Mark Rosenker, air accident historian Pat Macha and forensic meteorologist Elizabeth Austin. Air Crash Confidential is produced by World Media Rights.

Two new episodes premiering Sunday, November 29:

“Nevada Triangle” at 2pm ET/ 11am PT – The movie Alive shows the tragic story of a sports team stranded in the snow swept Andes and forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash caused by the mountainous terrain. In this episode discover how the mysterious and deadly forces lurking in the Sierra Nevada mountain range have long baffled pilots and aviation experts with thousands of crashes in an area between Las Vegas and Reno Nevada and Fresno California. See how even a world class aviator in Steve Fossett was no match for the area dubbed the Nevada Triangle after thousands of airplanes have gone missing over decades.

“Flying Blind” at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT – In the movie Pushing Tin John Cusack plays a cocky air traffic controller whose bravado nearly causes a mid-air collision. Tragically fact isn’t far from fiction and in this episode viewers see the high stakes world of air traffic controllers who rule the skies but have sometimes been the crucial piece of a chain reaction error leading to deadly collisions. In other instances as in the 1996 Charkhi Dadri accident that claimed the lives of 349 people find out how a minor translation error between flight navigation and air traffic control lead to the world’s deadliest mid-air collision.

Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Serial killers blend in. They appear normal. But lurking deep within their psyche are memories and moments that ignite murderous madness. Abusive childhood experiences, trauma as an adult, detectable mental frailty, narcissism and an absence of empathy combine to build up a body of evidence which rings alarm bells for psychologists. By forensically researching the lives of those killers who can’t stop killing Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer reveals why they do what they do and how they could have been spotted before committing their awful crimes. With dramatic reconstructions alongside actual footage of killers and interviews with criminologists, journalists, detectives alongside those intimately involved in the story each episode examines the chilling behavior profiles of serial killers. Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer is produced by FirstLookTV.

Three new episodes premiering Monday, November 2:

“Anders Brevik” at 11am ET/ 8am PT – What transformed Breivik from a privileged Norwegian with a bright career ahead of him to a racist extremist intent on killing as many people as he could including innocent children?

“Sheila LaBarre” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – LaBarre’s childhood was marked by traumatic sexual abuse by her father and his friends. But what exactly led to her shifting from victim to predator after luring countless men to her farm where she’d brutally murder them?

“Joanne Dennehy” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT – A rare female serial killer Dennehy’s conflicted sexuality seems to have been a trigger for her actions. Claiming to be a lesbian to friends she also dated men on a regular basis but her victims were all men and all seemed to be in wrong place at wrong time with her.

Three new episodes premiering Monday, November 9:

“Surinder Koli” at 11am ET/ 8am PT – Children are disappearing at a rate of one every month for nearly two years in a small community in New Delhi. Are they being taken by Koli whose mind has been warped by sex parties thrown by his boss? The death of 19 children is made worse to take for parents who then discover that Koli was also a cannibal.

“Mark Erin Rust” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – Step by step Rust escalated to become a killer. He started out harassing women then grotesquely graduated to rape before randomly murdering complete innocents. Adelaide was a dangerous place to be for the years he prowled the streets while working the taxi trade. Suspecting they had his voice on tape South Australia Police went public with the audio file. Could anyone recognize him before he killed again?

“Kieran Kelly” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT -For nearly 30 years this prolific serial killer went undetected due to the nature of his spontaneous crimes in the London Underground against homeless people and vagrants. What was the key piece of evidence that led to his capture?

Three new episodes premiering Monday, November 16:

“Michael Fourniret and Monique Olivier” at 11am ET/ 8am PT – Deep in Europe’s Ardennes Forest a husband and wife team stalk the woodland in search of secret hideouts. It is there they intend to bury the first of their victims. For a decade Monique Olivier and her husband Fourniret went on a killing spree so appalling French authorities dubbed them Diabolical Alliance.

“Israel Keyes” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – The FBI believes Keyes killed 11 people across America from 1997 and 2012. His victims were complete strangers. After being captured in Alaska for abducting a woman he would admit to authorities his gruesome spree and in a haunting response when asked why he killed Keyes replied “why not?”

“Douglas Perry” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT – At the beginning of 1990 three women were killed in Washington State but it would take authorities 22 years to catch the man responsible. By the time Douglas Perry was in custody he was no longer Douglas, he was now Donna. Donna Perry claims that the sex change operation would make her less violent. What made Douglas a serial killer? And why did becoming Donna stop the killings?

Three new episodes premiering Monday, November 23:

“Elizabeth Wetlauffer” at 11am ET/ 8am PT – She was the caring nurse who tended to the needs of elderly residents in homes throughout Toronto. But Wetlauffer also hid dark secrets from her fellow nurses including her belief that God had sent on her a mission to kill her patients.

“Anthony Shore” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – Early one Houston morning on her way to school teenager Laurie Lee Tremblay would fall prey to Shore, a married father of two who by all accounts was a mild mannered normal guy next door. Shore would soon be revealed as a serial killer with a history of attacks against women.

“Todd Kohlhepp” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT – As a teenager Kohlhepp kidnaps and rapes a young girl. He would spend 15 years behind bars. After his release he eventually becomes a successful real estate agent and buys himself a farm in South Carolina where he’d kill and enslave victims. After authorities triangulated victims’ cell phone signals to Kohlhepp’s farm what they uncovered would lead to Kohlhepp being handed seven consecutive life sentences.

Four new episodes premiering Monday, November 30:

“Ian Brady” at 10am ET/ 7am PT – Because of Brady and his girlfriend Myra Hindley the beautiful Saddleworth Moors became the setting for some of the most horrific crimes in British history. Brady and Hindley would eventually be found guilty of killing multiple children and burying them out on the picturesque Saddleworth Moors.

“Willy Inmon” at 11am ET/ 8am PT – Springerville, Arizona is home to just 3,000 people. The small-town and surrounding area were shaken after Inmon walked into Chief of Police Steve West’s station to complain of police harassment in Inmon’s home county. Big mistake. After a nearly nine hour interview Inmon would confess to three murders.

“Theodore Johnson” at 12pm ET/ 9am PT – Johnson killed his first wife complaining that she was a nagging, hen-pecking ‘shrew’ who drove him so crazy he did not know what he was doing as he pushed her from a ninth floor apartment. Convicted only of manslaughter he was released after two years only to kill again only receiving a manslaughter charge for a second time. After being released he killed yet a third time.

“Richard Dorrough” at 1pm ET/ 10am PT – As a former Australian Navy mechanic Dorrough would kill at ports where his ship would dock baffling authorities who were tracking the string of seemingly unrelated murders.

The Kennedys – Miniseries returns Tuesday, November 17 with two episodes airing back to back starting at 1am ET/ 10pm PT followed by two episodes every night starting at 1am ET/ 10pm PT through Friday, November 20. Set your DVR for this award-winning miniseries and all Kennedy specials airing in November.

-All eight episodes air back to back on Saturday, November 21 starting at 9am ET/ 6am PT.

Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards(R) with four wins, The Kennedys relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, the drugs and the women. Boasting an all-star cast led by Emmy(R)-nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award(R) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, The Kennedys also features powerful performances from Emmy(R)-nominated Tom Wilkinson OBE as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. and Katie Holmes as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The miniseries recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family’s extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK. The Kennedys is a Muse Entertainment Enterprises production in association with Asylum Entertainment.

The Kennedys: After Camelot – Miniseries returns on Sunday, November 22 with Part 1 “Family Bonds” at 9am ET/ 6am PT followed immediately by Part 2 “New Beginnings” at 11am ET/ 8am PT.

The Kennedys-After Camelot is based on the New York Times best seller, “After Camelot: Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present” by best-selling author and biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Jon Cassar (The Kennedys) and Katie Holmes are directing from scripts by Stephen Kronish (The Kennedys) and Sandra Chwialkowska (Lost Girl). The Kennedys-After Camelot project was brought to producer Muse Entertainment by Keri Selig of Intuition Productions (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) who serves as an executive producer. Michael Prupas, Katie Holmes, Matthew Perry, Jon Cassar, Stephen Kronish, J. Randy Taraborrelli, Evan Tussman, Irene Litinsky and Jonas Prupas also serve as executive producers. Also serving as executive producers are Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ, and Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels of Asylum Entertainment.

The Kennedys-After Camelot reunites several key crew members from the Emmy Award(R)- winning miniseries The Kennedys. Under the direction of Jon Cassar who won the Directors Guild of America award for best miniseries with The Kennedys, returning crew members include production designer Rocco Matteo, sound mixer Henry Embry, makeup department head Jordan Samuel and director of photography David Moxness – all of whom earned Emmy Award(R) nominations for their work on The Kennedys with Embry earning a win for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie and Samuel a win for Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie. Also returning are first assistant director Libby Hodgson, casting director Deirdre Bowen, dialect coach John Nelles and writer Stephen Kronish.

JFK: The Smoking Gun – Documentary returns on Sunday, November 22 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT.

JFK: The Smoking Gun is a two-hour documentary inspired by the book of the same name from veteran police detective Colin McLaren. The Australian spent four and a half years on a forensic cold-case investigation of JFK’s assassination and believes he has confirmed the source of the shot that killed the president. After reading Bonar Menninger’s Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK which details the 25 years of painstaking work done by ballistics expert Howard Donahue, McLaren committed himself to digging even deeper into the case with the discipline of his crime scene investigation experience. McLaren’s investigation marks the first and only time a qualified homicide detective has carefully analyzed the complete catalog of evidence, testimony and witness statements surrounding the JFK assassination using modern techniques and the most recently released information. Using state-of-the-art investigative tools and research methodologies, McLaren answers what is perhaps the most asked question of the last 50 years – who killed JFK? JFK: The Smoking Gun is produced by Muse Entertainment and Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder.

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Reelz Packs October 2020 with Powerful Stories





Reelz Packs October 2020 with Powerful Stories Celebrating a Movie Icon, Illuminating the Massive Changes Afoot in the British Royal Family and Examining the Evils of Real Monsters Among Us
New original specials are led by “Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw” spotlighting the master storyteller whose movie career spans six decades and is marked by his own gritty brand of rogue artistry.
[via press release from Reelz]
REELZ PACKS OCTOBER 2020 WITH POWERFUL STORIES CELEBRATING A MOVIE ICON, ILLUMINATING THE MASSIVE CHANGES AFOOT IN THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY AND EXAMINING THE EVILS OF REAL MONSTERS AMONG US

‘Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw’ Reveals the Bold Risks He Took to Change Hollywood and Become a Legendary Actor and Director

‘Ted Bundy: The Survivors’, ‘Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer’ and ‘Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims’ Present the Gripping Real Stories of Infamous Mass Murderers

‘The Battle of Alcatraz’ is the Shocking Retelling of the Bloody Inmate Uprising While ‘Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster’ Shows the Harrowing Effort to Wrangle Largest Crocodile Ever Captured

‘The Story of the Royals’ Makes Its REELZ Premiere Tracing the Radical Transformation of the Monarchy as American Actress Meghan Markle Shakes Up Royal Traditions

(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, September 17, 2020 – REELZ today announced new programming for October 2020 with new original specials and the REELZ premiere of The Story of the Royals that captures the mystique of the monarchy as it hit dizzying new heights with the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. New original specials are led by Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw spotlighting the master storyteller whose movie career spans six decades and is marked by his own gritty brand of rogue artistry. The two-part Ted Bundy: The Survivors is a terrifying dive into one of the most murderous minds ever with the frightening stories from the women who faced Bundy and lived to tell about it. In Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer Jenny Graham shares her story of meeting infamous serial killer Gary Ridgway in prison and hearing his unexpected confession about an unsolved case while Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims examines the real lives impacted by Rodney Alcala whose haunting trove of photographs lays out his path of mayhem and murder. The Battle of Alcatraz shows the real story of the bloodiest and most violent prison breakout in Alcatraz history that included fatalities, explosives and a notorious prisoner turned hero as told by guards and inmates who survived the chaos. October premieres wrap with Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster about the true story of the largest crocodile ever captured that was more than 20 feet long and weighed 2,370 pounds and was suspected of eating villagers in a small fishing village in the Philippines.

“From a legendary movie icon and the real celebrities of the royal family to the macabre masterminds of true crime the stories in our October premieres are fascinating looks at some of the most famous and infamous people ever,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “We’re also tapping into the enduring fascination surrounding wonders from the animal world with the story of a real life gigantic crocodile that took an entire village to capture.”

October premieres begin with the story of a man whose hunger to fool, control and destroy was bottomless. On Saturday, October 3 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it’s the premiere of Ted Bundy: The Survivors with part 1 “Eyes of Evil” examining the roots of his rage with survivors sharing their powerful stories of being attacked by Bundy. Also making its premiere on Saturday, October 3 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT is Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer about the life-changing events Jenny Graham experienced after meeting with serial killer Gary Ridgway in prison to ask him directly about the murder of her sister. Then on Saturday, October 10 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it’s the conclusion of Ted Bundy: The Survivors with part 2 “Ending the Evil” about Bundy being hunted down by authorities as the full scope of his horrific crimes comes into focus. The disarming nature Bundy displayed to lure his victims was a twisted tactic shared by serial killer Rodney Alcala who would charm young women posing as an aspiring photographer before brutally murdering them. The story of Alcala unravels in Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims premiering Saturday, October 10 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.

From the disturbing to the distinguished, October premieres continue with The Story of the Royals making its REELZ premiere on Saturday, October 17 with all four hours airing back to back starting at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With Meghan Markle becoming the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937 intrigue surrounding the monarchy intensifies and The Story of the Royals spotlights the global impact of this famous family. The following Saturday, October 24 marks the premiere of Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT showing the stunning extend of his work in movies in front of and behind the camera that changed the rules of Hollywood. Many Eastwood movies featured themes of law and order which was something desperately needed in the real story seen in The Battle of Alcatraz which premieres Saturday, October 24 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT about the five fearsome prisoners who mounted a brutal attempt at escaping the infamous island prison that was so brazen it inspired movies from Burt Lancaster’s The Birdman of Alcatraz to Nicolas Cage’s The Rock. Closing out October premieres is Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster on Saturday, October 31 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT about the scary real story of the colossal crocodile named Lolong that despite being suspected of killing two people was captured and given sanctuary at a wildlife center.

Below are descriptions for October 2020* premieres listed in order of date and time:

Ted Bundy: The Survivors Part 1 “Eyes of Evil” Premieres Saturday, October 3 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Part 2 “Ending the Evil” Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. He was a serial monster who seduced and killed with shocking depravity. He was a chameleon so deceptive that some experts estimate he charmed more than a hundred women to their cruel deaths with his reign of terror inspiring countless movies including American Psycho and Silence of the Lambs. But for all the women who were murdered there were a surprising number who got away through their own will power, sharp thinking and a stroke of luck. In this two-part special viewers will hear the jarring first-hand accounts of women who survived Bundy’s attempt to assault and murder them including that of Karen Sparks who Bundy attacked and beat so severely she was unconscious in the hospital for 10 days. Viewers will also hear survivor accounts from Sandra Swartz and Rhonda Stapley who recount their experience with Bundy’s twisted personality. Ted Bundy: The Survivors also explores Bundy’s childhood from his days as an innocent paperboy to an admired high school athlete and budding attorney to becoming one of the most notorious mass murderers in American history. How did Bundy’s story begin? Why did his crimes begin? Why wasn’t he captured sooner? This special explores his amazing ability to cover his tracks and uncovers how he outwitted an army of investigators despite being identified by friends, colleagues and even his girlfriend. Ted Bundy: The Survivors features commentary from former King County detective Kathleen McChesney, Kevin Sullivan author of “The Bundy Murders”, psychologist Dr. Sherry Ginn and crime writer Shirley Lynn Scott. Ted Bundy: The Survivors is produced by Hoff Productions.

Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer Premieres Saturday, October 3 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Debra Estes was one of the youngest victims of serial killer Gary Ridgway who became known as the Green River Killer with a total of 49 confirmed murders (he confessed to 71). Years later Estes’ sister Jenny Graham would meet with Ridgway in prison seeking answers trying to find a sense of peace and healing. Graham shares with viewers the chilling details from her four hour conversation with one of the most prolific serial killers ever including his shocking confession that may help solve a missing person case. While married Ridgway began murdering prostitutes and children throughout the 1980s and 1990s strangling his victims and discarding their bodies around Seattle and the Washington Green River. It wasn’t until 2001 when the nefarious sociopath was connected by DNA evidence to the murders of four women. Viewers will hear from two former detectives on the Green River Task Force in Fae Brooks and Tom Jensen, Tomas Guillen author of “The Search for the Green River Killer” and Patty Eakes who served as a prosecutor in the case against Ridgway. Green River Killer: I Met My Sister’s Killer is produced by AMS Pictures.

Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims Premieres Saturday, October 10 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Rodney Alcala was a contestant who earned a date on the TV show The Dating Game in 1978 despite being a convicted rapist, registered sex offender and under investigation for multiple murders. Thankfully his date sensed something was off about the overly sly and dominant Alcala and she passed on the date. With estimates that run as high as 130 victims Alcala had a ruthless spree of murder, rape and sexual assault in the 1970s. Posing as a photographer he would lure young women by asking them to model before brutally killing them. During the investigation authorities in Seattle discovered a rented storage locker with more than 900 photographs taken by Alcala. Authorities are still connecting Alcala to cold cases through 120 photographs that were made public (most are too graphic for public release) after his trial in 2010 when he was sentenced to death. Since then 21 missing women have been accounted for through the online database. Crime author and radio show host Alan Warren takes viewers on journey through the public photographs and the case itself. Viewers will also hear from retired LAPD detective Steve Hodel who investigated Alcala’s case, Bruce Barcomb brother of Alcala victim Jill Barcomb, Matt Murphy former Chief Deputy Attorney in Orange County, LA County Prosecutor Gina Satriano and Marianne Connely whose daughter was killed by Alcala. Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims is produced by AMS Pictures.

The Story of the Royals REELZ Premiere on Saturday, October 17 with at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. The Story of the Royals asks the simple question: how exactly did we get here? How did an institution so rigidly built on ideas of hereditary succession come to welcome such a radically new identity to its ranks in the form of American former actress Meghan Markle? Jumping back to the early decades of the 20th century see the pivotal moments in the crown’s history with a look at t he public and private lives of the contemporary royals featuring four generations of the royal family. Sharing their real stories of the globally famous family are Andrew Morton whose explosive “Diana: Her True Story” revealed Princess Diana’s deep secrets, Lady Jane Rayne one of Queen Elizabeth’s maids of honor for her coronation, Queen Elizabeth’s former secretary Charles Anson and Patrick Jephson who was Princess Diana’s former secretary among many others. The Story of the Royals gives viewers a front row seat to how Markle found herself at the threshold of one of the world’s most powerful families and radically changed the reflection of Kensington Palace to a more relatable image. The Story of the Royals was produced for ABC by the television production division of Meredith Corporation.

Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw Premieres Saturday, October 24 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Clint Eastwood is one of the most important figures in the history of entertainment. With a career spanning six decades he’s acted in more than 50 movies, directed 41, produced 45 and even scored the music for 35. Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw chronicles the life of the prolific storyteller who straddled the worlds of big studio movie making and independent passion projects to make movies on his own terms. Even after a string of underperforming movies towards the late 1980s and at an age when most consider retirement Eastwood continued to take risks and his 1992 hit Unforgiven earned nine Academy Award(R) nominations including Best Actor along with wins for Best Picture and Best Director. Instead of calling it a career Eastwood went all in with a thunderous streak of directing successful movies including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. Sharing their stories of working with Eastwood are Ryan Phillippe, Kevin Bacon and Paul Hauser along with Yves Belanger who worked as cinematographer on Eastwood movies The Mule and Richard Jewell. Viewers will also hear from Eastwood’s son Kyle Eastwood, Marc Eliot author of “American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood”, Michael Goldman author “Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work” and journalist and media critic Grae Drake. Clint Eastwood: Hollywood Outlaw is produced by AMS Pictures.

The Battle of Alcatraz Premieres Saturday, October 24 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. In a life and death chess match for freedom five desperate and notorious inmates risked their lives to escape the most secure prison in the world using stolen guns, hostages and an iron will to break out. Portrayed in the movies Brute Force and Six Against the Rock it’s the most violent and widespread breakout in the history of Alcatraz. Over three days of torment, torture and chaos eleven guards and inmates are injured while two guards and three inmates are killed. To quell the insurrection the U.S. military was brought in laying siege to the prison bombarding the cell house with grenades and mortar shells killing some inmates while forcing others back to their cells. The Battle of Alcatraz takes viewers inside the harsh prison walls during the 1946 uprising with first-hand accounts from former inmates and prison guards who witnessed the carnage and who shed light on a surprising turn of events when a convicted murderer steps in to help in an unbelievable way. The Battle of Alcatraz is produced by Hoff Productions.

Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster Premieres Saturday, October 31 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. In the sprawling wetlands of the Agusan Marsh in Bunawan Philippines a growing community lives and depends on the water that is also home to a monster predator swimming among them. After the tragic deaths of a child and a fisherman hunters are called in to track down the culprit which villagers say is a massive saltwater crocodile. What hunters eventually ensnare in their traps is a beast of epic proportions – a real life rival to the crocodiles that are depicted in movies including Lake Placid, Rogue and Primeval about supersized crocs that menace people. But instead of killing the beast Edwin Elorde, the former mayor of Bunawan, makes the call to spare its life and transport it to a special enclosure at the Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center. Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster recounts the daring hunt and transport of the crocodile named “Lolong” after one of its original hunters with the shocking real footage of the crocodile which measured a jaw dropping 20.3 feet long and weighed 2,370 pounds making him the largest crocodile ever in captivity. Viewers will hear from Elorde and Lolong hunter Ronnie Sumiller sharing their experiences of the harrowing ordeal including relying on more than 100 villagers to bring the crocodile onto land and the startling moments when restraining ropes broke sending people fleeing for safety. Sharing his expert insight on crocodiles including Lolong is Florida State University Professor of Biological Sciences Greg Erickson. Croc Terror: Man Eating Monster is produced by Hoff Productions.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about Hollywood in revealing documentaries and character profiles of the famous and infamous. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Real Story of… revealing the true stories behind hit movies including American Made and Selena. Along with shows about movies, fame and celebrity lifestyles the network is also home to true crime stories and Autopsy: The Last Hours of… which examines the final days of popular celebrities from Lucille Ball to Prince.

REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.



Reelz Adds New Stories Celebrating Beloved Stars of Comedy, Music and Movies





Reelz Adds New Stories Celebrating Beloved Stars of Comedy, Music and Movies to September 2020 Lineup
Said lineup is highlighted by new stories celebrating the remarkable lives and enduring legacies of Bernie Mac and Lucille Ball.
[via press release from Reelz]
REELZ ADDS NEW STORIES CELEBRATING BELOVED STARS OF COMEDY, MUSIC AND MOVIES TO SEPTEMBER 2020 LINEUP

New Specials ‘Bernie Mac: In My Own Words’, ‘Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy’ and ‘Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder?’ Spotlight the King and Queen of Comedy and the Curious Story Behind the Music Icon’s Death

Natalie Morales Hosts New Special ‘Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors’ About the Blockbuster Mobster Movie Notching its 30th Anniversary

New Specials ‘Moonies: Cult of Personality’ and ‘The Children of God: Cult of Personality’ Explore the Real Lives Ensnared by Cunning Cult Leaders

Returning Original Series ‘World’s Most Evil Killers’ Delves Into the Real Story of a Madman Murderer Who Called Himself the ‘Angel of Mercy’

(Albuquerque, NM) Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – REELZ today announced its September 2020 lineup with six new original specials and a returning original series highlighted by new stories celebrating the remarkable lives and enduring legacies of Bernie Mac and Lucille Ball. With never before heard audio recordings from Mac himself Bernie Mac: In My Own Words chronicles his rise to superstardom from early family tragedies he endured to his open mic roots and the genius that made him the king of comedy. In Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy see how the legend of laughter cemented her legacy breaking barriers in TV and building an entertainment empire that would transform Hollywood. Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? explores the enduring mystery surrounding the death of rock icon Jimi Hendrix with a look at his dubious former manager, heavy drug use and the tolls of skyrocketing fame. September premieres include new special Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors hosted by Natalie Morales about the organized crime movie masterpiece that taught us not to snitch on friends. Two new Cult of Personality specials examine religious groups rife with stories of abuse, authoritarian rule and disturbing demands with stories about the Unification Church founded by Sun Myung Moon whose followers were known as “Moonies” and The Children of God founded by David Berg. Rounding out September premieres is the return of original series World’s Most Evil Killers with the true story of a convicted murderer who spent 17 years in prison only to be released and kill again.

“Real stories and real lives take center stage in our September premieres with a mystery that flips the story of Jimi Hendrix’s death on its head along with poignant shows about beloved stars Bernie Mac and Lucille Ball who jolted comedy and continue to make generations of us laugh,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “September also marks 30 years since the revered and often quoted mobster movie Goodfellas hit theaters and we look forward to Natalie Morales showing viewers what made it a gem while Cult of Personality and World’s Most Evil Killers present new and unnerving real stories that examine master manipulators and the downright sinister among us.”

September premieres begin with back-to-back Cult of Personality specials starting with Moonies: Cult of Personality on Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT examining the controversial Unification Church founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon with its millions of followers known as “Moonies” some so devout they consent to mass arranged marriages, renouncing family ties and career obligations to fully comply with church demands. Then at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT the story of a disturbing vision of love unfolds in The Children of God: Cult of Personality. Started as a loose collection of hippies in Huntington Beach California in 1968 called Teens for Christ and later The Children of God the group founded by David Berg would court chaos practicing a method of evangelism called Flirty Fishing using sex to recruit members which devolved into abusing minors. World’s Most Evil Killers returns Wednesday, September 2 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT with the story Andrew Dawson who called himself the “Angel of Mercy” having butchered two of his elderly neighbors and leaving behind pink roses at the crime scenes.

From the haunting stories of true crime to the radiant light of comedic brilliance September premieres continue with the previously announced Bernie Mac: In My Own Words on Sunday, September 6 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT about the life of the late legend from childhood, family and marriage to his relentless drive to make it big in comedy. The pantheon of laughter is not complete without Lucille Ball. Her raw talent, indomitable spirit and trailblazing work in Hollywood are on full display in the new original special Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy premiering Saturday, September 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with Carol Burnett, Debra Messing and Lily Tomlin among others reflecting on her towering achievements and potent influence on entertainment. Then on Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? premieres showing the meteoric rise of the rock superstar cut short by a deadly overdose that a jury ruled suspicious which spiraled into a shocking claim that persists to this day. Wrapping up September premieres is Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors hosted by Natalie Morales on Saturday, September 26 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with a look at the real life roots of the monumental mob movie and its Hollywood dream team including Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Paul Sorvino.

Below are descriptions for September 2020* premieres listed in order of date and time:

Moonies: Cult of Personality – New special premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. They are told that they are on a mission to save humanity but in reality the group known as “Moonies” are just building a multi-million dollar empire for Sun Myung Moon the powerful reverend of the Unification Church. At one notable globally televised event in RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. more than 28,000 couples were wed in a massive ceremony presided over by Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his wife. The vast majority of the couples were seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony after being matched by Reverend Moon. Followers are willing to accept the choice from their messiah as the pinnacle of their longtime dedication to the Unification Church which included giving up all their possessions and sacrificing many of their liberties for the movement. Moonies are convinced that they are on a divine mission to change the world and unite humanity under a single faith, their faith. Who was this man they allowed to control their existence? In Moonies: Cult of Personality sharing their first-hand experiences of being members of the Unification Church are K. Gordon Neufeld, Yolande Brener, Lisa Kohn and Mary Jo Downey. Cult specialist Rick Alan Ross gives expert analyses about the dark side of Reverend Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church. Cult of Personality is produced by KM+BM Media.

The Children of God: Cult of Personality – New special premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. It all began so innocently. The son of a 1930s radio evangelist David Berg was nearly 50 years old when he connected with the love generation on the sunny beaches of Southern California. He grew a beard, wore a beret and shades and started his sect. A decade later his followers had missions all over the world, practicing what he preaches but the case of the late founder Berg was a dark affair. His entire belief system and lifestyle were uniquely dubious as was his sheer level of depravity. Berg manipulated his followers in a very singular way living in seclusion from his many followers but communicated almost daily with letters, comics and books. His believers follow his every word even when they are being instructed to practice what Berg calls “The Law of Love” which is no law at all but a license for sexual deviance. Women in the sect were sent out onto the street to sell their bodies to raise money and find converts. Spouse swapping and bigamy are common practice within the sect but a much worse fate was forced upon the children of followers who were subject to sexual abuse. Now years later survivors are still trying to cope with what they endured during their time in this twisted fellowship. Viewers will hear from some of them along with a former Berg disciple. Cult of Personality is produced by KM+BM Media.

World’s Most Evil Killers “Angel of Mercy” – New episode premieres Wednesday, September 2 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. In July 2010 the body of 66-year-old John David Matthews was found in a bathtub full of water and bleach in his apartment. At first officers believed it was suicide but the autopsy pointed to something sinister. The medical examiner report showed that the victim was stabbed 18 times. Matthews’ neighbor Andrew Dawson immediately became a suspect. In 1981 an 18-year-old Dawson brutally murdered 91-year-old Henry Walsh and was sentenced to life in prison but only served 17 years. During their investigation into the Matthews murder police realized another tenant hadn’t been seen in days. After forced entry to the apartment of 58-year-old Paul Hancock they found his body in a bathtub full of water and bleach. Dawson was on the run but had left forensic clues at the scene including an imprint of a written confession and a single pink rose. Dawson had dubbed himself the ‘Angel of Mercy’. On July 31, 2010 Dawson was finally captured more than 200 miles away where he was found with seven knives in his backpack and in July 2011 he was given a life sentence. We interview former detective Jim Kay, detective Paul Callum and journalist Clifford Birchall. World’s Most Evil Killers is produced by Woodcut Media Ltd.

Bernie Mac: In My Own Words – New episode premieres Sunday, September 6 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With never before heard audio recordings from the legendary late comic hear the personal experiences that molded Bernie Mac and are at the heart of his comedy. Born into poverty on the South side of Chicago Bernard McCullough was raised by his mother and grandmother. Inspired by comics Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx who made his mother laugh during trying times, Mac saw the impact comedy had firsthand and was determined to become a comic to help others overcome the kinds of tragedies he endured including the loss of his mother and brother when Mac was just a teenager. Meeting his wife-to-be Rhonda in high school was a turning point in his life as Mac dedicated himself to supporting his family. When he wasn’t working Mac was listening to comedy albums for hours until he started performing at open mic nights at local clubs. Mac broke out by winning the Miller Lite Comedy Contest hosted by the Wayans brothers and from there he went on to performing around the country and ultimately won national fame on Def Comedy Jam. Then came his tour de force on the Kings of Comedy followed by international success with The Bernie Mac Show and a string of hit movies. Mac was soaring when he was struck with a still mysterious disease called sarcoidosis which is an inflammatory condition that can stay dormant for decades before becoming terminal. Mac died at the young age of just 50 years old and remains in the pantheon of top comics of the modern era and is still missed and beloved by millions. Sharing their many experiences of life with Mac are his wife Rhonda McCullough, daughter Je’Niece McCullough, fellow comic and friend Cedric the Entertainer and friends Al Vernadum and Ali LeRoi. Bernie Mac: In My Own Words is produced by Espiritus Productions.

Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy – New special premieres Saturday, September 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Lucille Ball didn’t just make millions of people laugh uproariously. She blazed a whole new path for women in the entertainment industry that still resonates today. Her bravery and willingness to try absolutely anything to elicit a chuckle changed the rules of television and made I Love Lucy a cultural phenomenon that averaged more than 30 million viewers per episode. Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy traces her journey from growing up on the dirt roads of Jamestown New York to stepping under the glittering lights of Hollywood. After moderately successful movie roles she became the Lucy the world knows and loves when I Love Lucy hit the airwaves. And the TV world was never the same. Ball continued to dazzle audiences with her inimitable physical comedy on The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy but she was surprisingly serious off camera with her signature work ethic driving every move. Along with her husband and co-star Desi Arnaz the couple were shrewd enterprising business partners who when not on screen making audiences laugh had formed their own studio in Desilu Productions which was a groundbreaking move at the time. And even after their marriage failed Ball doubled down on her ambitions buying out Arnaz from Desilu Production and making history as the first female head of a major studio. Ball continued to build her entertainment empire with Desilu Productions cranking out hits for TV including introducing the world to the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible mega-franchises. Comedy legends Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Debra Messing and Suzanne Somers share their personal stories of how they were uniquely inspired by Ball’s comic genius, and Keith Thibodeaux recalls his experiences on set as the TV son Little Ricky on I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy is produced by AMS Pictures.

Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? – New special premieres Saturday, September 19 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. By 1970 Jimi Hendrix was the biggest name in rock music with an unparalleled mastery of the guitar and a force of creativity with his first three albums all released in a two year period enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But on September 18, 1970 Hendrix died in a London hospital at just 27 years old. The autopsy report listed overdose of sleeping pills and choking on his own vomit as cause of death. Dr. John Bannister at St. Mary Abbots Hospital tried to save Hendrix and later noted case oddities including pumping “2-3 bottles of red wine” from Hendrix something made even more curious by the autopsy report revealing low levels of alcohol in his blood and urine suggesting the wine entered his body just before death with no time to be absorbed. The autopsy report did not rule out suspicious circumstances. Immediately after rumors spread with one name standing out. Manager Mike Jeffery would become embroiled in the death after it is revealed he was at the core of major financial and personal problems for Hendrix. Sharing with viewers his first-hand experience with his brother is Leon Hendrix who provides insight into the private life of the superstar. Now 50 years later Jimi Hendrix remains a massive cultural influence and the open verdict on his death that does not rule out murder or suicide still elicits intrigue. Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? reveals the secret history of his manager Mike Jeffery and how he became the prime suspect in the death of Jimi Hendrix. Commentary from Harry Shapiro author of Electric Gypsy, Trixi Sullivan de Linick who was personal assistant to Mike Jeffery during his time managing Hendrix, Kathy Etchingham ex-girlfriend to Hendrix and radio DJ Paul Gambaccini among others. Jimi Hendrix: A Perfect Murder? is produced by Esky Digital.

Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors – New special premieres Saturday, September 26 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. “Never rat on your friends and keep your mouth shut” was the sage advice first delivered 30 years ago when Goodfellas premiered in theaters. It was this maxim at the heart of mafia code that real life mob boss Henry Hill broke thus creating the source material for the masterful Hollywood monument to mob life that remains one of the most watched, quoted and celebrated organized crime movies of all time. Carrying the torch from The Godfather, Goodfellas was based on real events and recounts the rise and spectacular fall of Hill and his connected crew. In Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors host Natalie Morales shows viewers the real stories behind the blockbuster and pop culture staple on its journey from a New York Times best-selling book to a cast of who’s who in Hollywood. Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors features fresh interviews with actors Paul Sorvino and Christopher Serrone who played a young Henry Hill in the movie as well as Nicholas Pileggi who wrote Goodfellas based on his book Wiseguys, producer Irwin Winkler and interviews with the star-studded cast over the last three decades. Goodfellas: Behind Closed Doors is produced by Peacock Productions.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network focused on celebrity culture with poignant stories about Hollywood in revealing documentaries and character profiles of the famous and infamous. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Real Story of… revealing the true stories behind hit movies including American Made and Selena. Along with shows about movies, fame and celebrity lifestyles the network is also home to true crime stories and Autopsy: The Last Hours of… which examines the final days of popular celebrities from Lucille Ball to Prince.

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Reelz Adds New Specials, New Series and New Episodes of Returning Original Series





Reelz Adds New Specials, New Series and New Episodes of Returning Original Series to June 2020 Lineup
Highlights include the premiere of new series “Serial Psyche.”
[via press release from Reelz]
REELZ ADDS NEW SPECIALS, NEW SERIES AND NEW EPISODES OF RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES TO JUNE 2020 LINEUP

Natalie Morales Hosts New Original ‘Behind Closed Doors’ Specials Celebrating the Iconic Blockbusters ‘Top Gun’ and ‘Back to the Future’ That Made Tom Cruise and Michael J. Fox Superstars

New Original Series ‘Serial Psyche’ Explores the Warped Minds of Infamous Cold-Blooded Killers

Returning Original Series ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of… ‘ Examines the Untimely Deaths and Incredible Lives of Beloved Stars Desi Arnaz, Patty Duke, Adam West and Bill Bixby

Returning Original Series ‘World’s Most Evil Killers’ Delves Into the Real Lives Impacted by Society’s Most Sinister Criminals

(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – REELZ today announced new programming for June 2020 with new specials about megahit movies Top Gun and Back to the Future as the time-travelling sensation marks its 35th anniversary along with new series Serial Psyche and new episodes of returning original series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… and World’s Most Evil Killers.

“With premieres every week in June we’re excited to show our viewers new stories from looking at two of the biggest blockbusters ever in Top Gun and Back to the Future to celebrating the legendary lives of TV and movie stars adored by millions of fans across the world,” said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ. “Our June premieres also show the real stories of the most sinister among us whose devious acts define true crime.”

June premieres begin with a look at the life of beloved TV star Desi Arnaz in Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Desi Arnaz” on Sunday, June 7 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT examining whether the I Love Lucy star’s relentless work ethic might have played a role in his untimely passing. Then on Sunday, June 7 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it’s Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Patty Duke” spotlights Duke’s stellar career in movies, TV and theater and examines her passing from a rare intestinal rupture. From the towering achievements of Arnaz and Duke to the wicked deeds of a deranged few it’s the premiere of a new original series Serial Psyche on Friday, June 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT taking viewers deep into the minds of cold-blooded murderers to unravel their twisted mentalities. Then on Friday, June 12 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT it’s the return of original documentary series World’s Most Evil Killers with new gripping real stories about two terrifying criminals in the “Riverside Killer” William Suff and “Murderous Son” Stephen Seddon.

Sunday June 14 sees two back-to-back new episodes of Autopsy: The Last Hours of… with Adam West at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT followed immediately by Bill Bixby at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. West played the iconic superhero Batman in the original 1960s TV series to worldwide acclaim and even at 88 years old was living a fit and healthy life but after a Leukemia diagnosis his sudden decline was as rapid as it was mysterious. Bixby had achieved the distinction of starring in hit shows for four decades with My Favorite Martian in the 1960s, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father in the 1970s, The Incredible Hulk in the 1980s and Blossom in the 1990s before his sudden passing at just 59 years old.

Then on Sunday, June 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT it’s Top Gun: Behind Closed Doors about the high-flying ’80s smash hit that made Tom Cruise a global superstar and gave moviegoers an inside look at the secret world of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. Wrapping up June premieres is Back to the Future: Behind Closed Doors on Sunday, June 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT with stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson among others sharing their stories of the magic that made one of the most beloved blockbusters of all time.

Below are descriptions for new June 2020* programming listed in order of premiere date and time:

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Desi Arnaz” – New episode premieres Sunday, June 7 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Desi Arnaz was famous for playing the beloved character Ricky Ricardo in the 1950s TV series I Love Lucy. Nearly 30 years later in the early hours of December 2, 1986 Arnaz died at 69 years old. Born in Cuba, Arnaz and his family exiled to Miami following the 1933 revolution when he was just 16 years old. Starting from zero his drive to succeed saw Arnaz rise to fame and attract attention as the bongo-playing leader of a Latin orchestra. With his charisma and boyish good looks he soon won the heart of up and coming movie star Lucille Ball. Together they would change the face of TV with I Love Lucy and later form their own production company Desilu where Arnaz became one of the most powerful people in the TV industry. But did his meteoric success and relentless work habits play a part in his downfall? Now, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter uses the death certificate, first-hand reports and access to vast archives to uncover the facts behind the sad demise of Arnaz and what really led to his passing. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Patty Duke” – New episode premieres Sunday, June 7 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. On March 29, 2016 the world was saddened by the news that American sweetheart Patty Duke had died. As Hollywood’s original child star she had been charming audiences for more than 60 years. Duke overcame a childhood of deprivation and abuse to become a household name and in 1963 she became the then youngest actress to win an Academy Award(R) for her career-defining role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker. She went on to star in The Patty Duke Show delighting TV audiences playing identical twin cousins. It seemed nothing could stop her but in her late teens Duke’s life began to unravel. She drank heavily, spent money wildly and became promiscuous. Sadly, she also attempted suicide many times. Duke was diagnosed with a mental illness in her mid-30s and once under control she became a pioneering spokeswoman for mental health issues for the rest of her life. She died at the age of 69 of complications due to a ruptured intestine. Intestinal ruptures are considered rare and with surgical intervention there’s a reasonable survival rate so what really happened to Duke? Renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter analyzes every detail in Duke’s limited health information available to piece together what else was going on in her body to find answers. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Serial Psyche “Sexual Sadists” – New episode premieres Friday, June 12 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. These killers are psychopaths addicted to the thrill of inflicting pain before killing their victims. This episode contrasts the twisted psyches of two of history’s most heartless serial murderers in David Parker Ray and Dennis Rader. Ray was known as the “Toy Box Killer” due to his use of an RV trailer on his property where he performed unspeakable horrors. While Ray operated under the radar for decades not all psychopathic sexual sadists enjoy lurking in the shadows and some crave the media spotlight like Dennis Rader who gave himself the gruesome moniker “Blind Torture Kill” (BTK). Rader was a church-going family man respected in his Wichita Kansas community but he also brutally murdered at least 10 people and the hunt to find him lasted more than 30 years. Sharing first-hand accounts of the David Parker Ray case is retired New Mexico State Police Captain Rich Libicer along with crime experts Dr. Michael H. Stone and Dr. Gary Brucato among others. Serial Psyche is produced by KM+BM Media.

World’s Most Evil Killers “Riverside Killer” – New episode premieres Friday, June 12 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. During the late ’80s in Riverside California 41-year-old Bill Suff was known as model employee during the day but he hid his true identity in the dark of night. The friendly guy next door was in fact a monster who became known as the “Riverside Prostitute Killer”. He would lure sex workers into his van under false pretenses where he would stab, strangle and often mutilate his victims before dumping their bodies. Suff had a history of violence and had already spent time in jail for the murder of his two-month-old baby. He was eventually found guilty of 12 of the 13 murders and sentenced to death in 1995. Viewers will hear from Suff’s ex-wife Teryl about the terrifying moment she found out her husband had killed their baby and the devastation that followed. Also sharing their experiences with the case are Detective Christine Keers-Sheffield, Senior Investigating Officer Bob Creed and Forensic Scientist Steve Secofsky. World’s Most Evil Killers is produced by Woodcut Media Ltd.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Adam West” – New episode premieres Sunday, June 14 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. With an acting career spanning more than 50 years Adam West, who played the original and classic Batman in the hit 1960s TV series, was a Hollywood legend. He was also acclaimed for his starring role in the animated series Family Guy from the 1990s until his death in 2017. He died just days after being diagnosed with the blood and bone cancer Leukemia. With timely treatment some Leukemia patients can live for five years or more after a diagnosis so what happened to West? Using his death certificate alongside testimonies of those who knew him renowned pathologist Dr Michael Hunter sifts through evidence from West’s life to find the answer. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… “Bill Bixby” – New episode premieres Sunday, June 14 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Bill Bixby was a legendary actor, director and producer who starred in hit shows for four decades with My Favorite Martian in the 1960s, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father in the 1970s, The Incredible Hulk in the 1980s and Blossom in the 1990s. But his celebrated performances hid a life of heartache and in his final three years he tried to mask his suffering from prostate cancer. At the time this was a disease that killed a very small percentage of those diagnosed and now renowned forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigates why this seemingly fit and healthy man died from such a treatable illness at the age of just 59. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

Serial Psyche “Cold and Calculating Killers” – New episode premieres Friday, June 19 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. What motivates a serial killer? For some it’s sheer hatred for human kind while others seek revenge for an abusive childhood or who simply kill for their own personal sick thrill. This episode examines Israel Keyes, Anatoly Onoprienko and Dennis Nilsen. Keyes became known as the “Meticulous Serial Killer” for his methodic efforts to conceal his crimes spanning 14 years. Onoprienko became known as the “Beast of Ukraine” after his shocking admission to killing 52 people over a span of 20 years while Nilsen terrorized the United Kingdom in the late 1970s killing several young men. All three were noted by authorities for displaying no observable psychosis and lived parallel normal lives. Serial Psyche is produced by KM+BM Media.

World’s Most Evil Killers “Murderous Son (Stephen Seddon)” – New episode premieres Friday, June 19 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. On the July 6, 2012 in Manchester England 68-year-old Robert Seddon and his wife 65-year-old Patricia were found shot dead at their home. At first glance police thought Robert had killed his wife then committed suicide but forensic evidence revealed a more sinister plot. The murderer was in fact their 45-year-old son Stephen Seddon. Stephen had a history of petty crime and conning people out of money and it made him a millionaire but he was eventually exposed and was sentenced to a year in prison for fraud. Upon his release having lost his millions Stephen thought of a new way to get rich – kill his parents and claim his inheritance. He initially tried to them and his nephew in a car crash in March 2012 but the plan failed so he hatched another more brutal act. Using a shotgun he mercilessly shot his parents dead at their home and staged a murder-suicide scene but he was eventually caught and sentenced to 40 years in prison. Sharing their experiences with the story are BBC reporter Stuart Flinders, Press Association reporter Pat Hurst and Senior Firearms Scientist André Horne. World’s Most Evil Killers is produced by Woodcut Media Ltd.

Top Gun: Behind Closed Doors – New special premieres Sunday, June 21 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Based on real stories told by U.S. Navy fighter pilots Top Gun had it all: rising young stars, daring on-screen action, a love story and the perfect soundtrack. Top Gun catapulted Tom Cruise into super stardom and helped launched the careers of a band of young stars including Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins. With mega-producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm and the visionary eye of director Tony Scott Top Gun put audiences where they’d never been – inside the cockpit of fighter jets through striking aerial footage. Now more than 30 years later and ahead of the highly-anticipated release of its sequel Top Gun: Maverick this Behind Closed Doors is an inside look at the American classic that was almost never made. The movie faced a mountain of challenges including the tragic death of famed stunt pilot Art Scholl during production. Initially dismissed by a number of critics Top Gun made its way into pop culture and became the highest grossing movie of 1986. Behind Closed Doors is produced by Peacock Productions.

Back to the Future: Behind Closed Doors – New special premieres Sunday, June 28 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Considered today to be one of the most successful movies of the 20th century it’s almost impossible to imagine that Back To The Future was rejected more than 40 times by Hollywood studios before finally being made. The unlikely hit spawned two sequels, an animated series, a theme park ride and a musical. It also made household names out of its cast thrusting Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson into the spotlight while solidifying Michael J. Fox as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars. Back To The Future: Behind Closed Doors tells the inside story of the improbably series of events that got the movie off the ground as the crew grappled with budget overruns, an overly ambitious schedule and unusual casting change that rocked the production. At the time nobody could have predicted the impact the movie would have but it became the highest grossing movie of 1985 and would captivate audiences around the world for generations to come. Behind Closed Doors is produced by Peacock Productions.

About REELZ – REAL LIVES. REAL STORIES. REAL CELEBRITIES.(R)

REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network that is home to factual entertainment, television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning miniseries The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours of… , Scandal Made Me Famous, Behind Closed Doors, Geraldo Rivera’s Murder In The Family and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also provides specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.

REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 692HD, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today’s media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.