discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of April 11 and April 18
Said offerings include the two-hour specials “Unraveled: Once a Killer” and “Unraveled: Toxic Testimony.”
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of April 11 and April 18 2022
**All Air Dates Subject to Change
discovery+ is the global streaming service which brings together all of Discovery’s brands and non-fiction content in one place to offer fans unlimited access to the largest collection of real-life entertainment in the world. Featuring a wide range of exclusive series across popular genres, discovery+ offers passion verticals for genre fans, from Animals to Paranormal, Food and Home. In the True Crime category alone, discovery+ contains an unprecedented 5,500 hours of the best mystery and suspense, boasting the largest library of true crime of any streaming service.
discovery+/ID CONCURRENT TRUE CRIME PREMIERES
CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL
New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on ID Tuesdays at 9/8c
Over the span of her decades-long career in forensic science and law enforcement, Alina Burroughs has investigated some of the country’s most shocking crimes, having served as a CSI for the Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office on the investigation into the tragic 2008 death of toddler Caylee Anthony and worked as part of an emergency community response to identify the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub tragedy. CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL follows Alina as she utilizes her scientific expertise to revisit some of America’s most shocking and controversial cases. By exploring the complexity surrounding each item of forensic evidence, navigating the tactics used by the prosecution and the defense and speaking with central figures in the case, whether they be the victims loved ones or the convicted perpetrator themselves, Alina strives to bring clarity and closure to those who feel the immeasurable loss of these horrific crimes. As Alina knows to be sure over her years of investigating horrific crimes, the evidence might not bring a victim back – but it can bring them home.
· A Promise To Peggy Premieres Tuesday, April 12 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+
CSI Alina Burroughs travels to Colorado to investigate the murder of Peggy Hettrick, whose nude and mutilated body turns up in a vacant lot. With the help of a cutting-edge DNA technique, Alina works to let Peggy tell her story from beyond the grave.
· *FINALE* Doing Right By Richard Premieres Tuesday, April 19 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+
Investigator Alina Burroughs examines murder cases ripped from the headlines. She explores prosecution and defense teams’ tactics to highlight the evidence that argues their case. Alina knows it can’t bring the victim’s back – but it can bring them home.
UNRAVELED: ONCE A KILLER
Two-Hour Special Premieres Friday, April 22 on discovery+
In the next installment of the Unraveled Series, UNRAVELED: ONCE A KILLER, Billy and Alexis expose the limitations of criminal profiling by investigating two recently solved cold cases in which profilers had it dead wrong for decades. The real killers turn out to be something else entirely.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN
New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on ID Sundays at 10/9c
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN takes viewers on a thrilling journey inside the most fascinating crime and mystery investigations. First person accounts, along with insight from experts, are featured as each case reaches its dramatic conclusion.
· Dance to Doom Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 10/9c
A romantic date at a high school Valentine’s dance turns into a night or terror when a beautiful teenager is abducted from her boyfriend’s arms at gunpoint.
· Don’t Open The Door Premieres Sunday, April 24 at 10/9c
An unidentified woman is found callously murdered in an off-campus apartment. Police have no leads on the case until her terrified neighbor shares a chilling story.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
WHERE MURDER LIES
New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on ID Mondays at 9/8c
Everyone is hiding something. It may be a harmless secret or it might be something far more serious. In this spellbinding series, WHERE MURDER LIES recounts stories of murder investigations that gradually exposed one truth after another, until everyone’s truths are laid bare.
· Diabolical Devil Premieres Monday, April 11 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream Monday, April 4 on discovery+
A religious community mourns an elderly couple after they turn up viciously murdered in their home. In a race to capture the killer, investigators discover that their deaths weave into a larger web of lies and wicked desires.
· Murders in the Ranks Premieres Monday, April 18 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream Monday, April 11 on discovery+
When a young man goes missing, it sets in motion a 20-year investigation that uncovers two bodies and a lifetime of lies. Investigators discover that the elusive killer hides insatiable desires and is guilty of more than just murder.
UNRAVELED: TOXIC TESTIMONY
Two-Hour Special Premieres Friday, April 22 at 10/9c on ID
In UNRAVELED: TOXIC TESTIMONY, Billy and Alexis expose serious problems with forensic experts’ testimony in the U.S. court system, citing multiple cases in which people were charged with murders they didn’t commit, based largely on an expert’s opinions. Following the success of the Long Island Serial Killer and The Stalker’s Web, the next installment of the Unraveled anthology investigates courtroom corruption within the American criminal justice system, with an expose into the legitimacy of forensic experts. Experts on Trial reveals the tragic reality of real cases where innocent people were found guilty of a crime because a self-proclaimed “expert” testified against them.
EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH
Series Premieres Sunday, April 10 on ID at 10/9c and Available to Stream on discovery+; New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c
EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH reveals how the impact of a crime changes people, and what follows that life-changing event. Anchored by intimate POV interviews, this original series explores how a crime forever alters the lives of those involved.
· A Double Life Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 9/8c
In rural Missouri, the body of a young woman lies dead on a deserted dirt road only days before her wedding. While investigating her death, police uncover surprising secrets in her fiance’s life.
· The Paper Route Premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9/8c
In 1984, a police sergeant’s 12-year-old daughter goes out to deliver the local paper and doesn’t return. An immediate and frantic city-wide search only turns up more questions.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?
Series Premieres Wednesday, April 20 on ID at 10/9c
· Nightcrawlers and Callers Premieres Wednesday, April 20 at 10/9c
CAUGHT IN THE NET
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c on ID
What happens when the clues to a murder aren’t just physical, but digital? CAUGHT IN THE NET presents gripping true stories of investigators entering the digital world to solve a brutal murder. In each case, detectives are up against a lack of physical clues. But every time anyone goes online, whether it’s chat rooms, cell phone apps, car GPS or fitness trackers, they leave a digital trail behind them. Now investigators must enter this virtual world and follow the data – as they race against time to secure justice for victims’ families and track down the killer.
· Episode 105 Premieres Monday, April 11 at 10/9c
When 3-year-old Brendan Creato is found dead in a creek in Haddon Township, NJ, the whole community is rocked. With no physical evidence, investigators must turn to the digital evidence to uncover the horrifying truth about who killed Brendan.
· Episode 106 Premieres Monday, April 18 at 10/9c
When 21-year-old Julie Ann Gonzalez suddenly goes missing, her family instantly know that something is wrong. With no physical evidence, detectives from Austin PD turn to Julie’s puzzling digital trail to uncover the horrifying truth behind her disappearance.
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 10/9c on ID
With more than two decades of experience in the judicial system, no one knows the delicate dance between arrest and conviction better than former Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi. In TRUE CONVICTION, she travels across the country to reveal how the nation’s top prosecutors tackled their toughest cases. Reviewing the crime with the detectives who were on the scene and connecting with those who were left behind, Nicolazzi reveals how homicides are solved on the street but won in the courtroom.
· When Trust Turns Fatal Premieres Tuesday, April 19 at 10/9c
A simple break in routine leads to the discovery of a murdered grandfather and a missing child. Investigators must contend with a devious killer who’s taken pains to cover their tracks to unravel this tragic tale of lies and betrayal.
THE MURDER TAPES
New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c on ID
Homicide investigations unfold through dramatic real footage in this groundbreaking series. Each episode of THE MURDER TAPES provides an up-close perspective of the case, incorporating body cam footage from the initial crime scene, surveillance video, and interrogation room recordings.
· The Quick Change Premieres Wednesday, April 13 at 9/8c
The town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, reels when an elderly, retired school teacher turns up dead, bludgeoned to death with a hammer no fewer than 36 times. When the person responsible receives justice, an unlikely perpetrator comes to light.
· Blue Nightmare Premieres Wednesday, April 20 at 9/8c
Local police confront their worst fears when the body of a local EMT is found at her home in Columbus, Georgia. The ensuing investigation shocks the wider community and tests the public’s faith in law enforcement itself.
I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT: CONFESSIONS
New Episodes Premiere Fridays at 11/10c on ID
Murderers, drug dealers, bank robbers and jail escapees have different stories, but share the same motive – to stay out of jail. Fugitives talk about life on the run, how they survived, and how they almost got away with it.
· Taking Out The Trash Premieres Friday, April 15 at 11/10c
After a tense hostage situation, a member of a Texas militia hides out in the woods and evades capture for several months. An escaped prisoner’s pursuit of freedom comes to a sticky end outside a doughnut shop.