discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of March 14 and March 21
Said offerings include “Holy Heist,” a two-hour documentary that begins streaming Tuesday, March 15.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of March 14 and March 21 2022
**All Air Dates Subject to Change
discovery+ is the global streaming service which brings together all of Discovery’s brands and non-fiction content in one place to offer fans unlimited access to the largest collection of real-life entertainment in the world. Featuring a wide range of exclusive series across popular genres, discovery+ offers passion verticals for genre fans, from Animals to Paranormal, Food and Home. In the True Crime category alone, discovery+ contains an unprecedented 5,500 hours of the best mystery and suspense, boasting the largest library of true crime of any streaming service.
discovery+ TRUE CRIME PREMIERES
Two-Hour Documentary Begins Streaming Tuesday, March 15
In 1993, a crooked cop, an Irish rebel, a famous boxer, and a poker-faced priest got entangled in one of America’s largest armored car robberies. But the punchline to this story is much darker than anyone ever expected. Never-before-seen interviews reveal missing millions, international terrorism, and an unsolved murder in the Brink’s bank heist that liberated $7.4 million from an armored car depot. Now, discovery+ puts together the shocking pieces to the scandalous puzzle that’s still $5 million short and uncovers an unexpected cast of Irish lads linked to the crime.
CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL
Series Premieres on Tuesday, March 8; 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.
· Justice for Michelle Premieres Tuesday, March 15 at 9/8c
CSI Alina Burroughs is eager to determine whether Michelle Witherell accidentally fell from her balcony, committed suicide, or was murdered. Searching for the truth, she navigates a maze of conflicting pathology reports.
· Cracking Brian’s Case Premieres Tuesday, March 22 at 9/8c
When family man Brian Hughes falls dead in his living room, it looks like a robbery gone wrong. The evidence soon suggests a plot hatched from inside his home, and CSI Alina Burroughs deciphers the ballistics to give a silenced victim the final word.
WHERE MURDER LIES
Two Episodes Premiere Monday, March 14, with Episodes Dropping Weekly on 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.
· Killer Cuts Premieres Monday, March 14 at 9/8c
The small town of Eastman, Georgia is rocked when a popular resident disappears. As the search for Russell Ray intensifies, any hope of finding him alive dwindles and police are led to a horrific discovery and a very unlikely suspect.
· Monster of Deception Premieres Monday, March 14 at 9/8c
A single mother and her three young children are brutally murdered inside their Tallahassee home, sending shockwaves throughout the community. As investigators search for a killer, they are shocked to uncover a real-life monster hiding in plain sight.
· Family Lies Premieres Monday, March 21 at 9/8c
An unthinkable crime cuts short a family man’s quest for a better life in Florida. To find the culprit, detectives must unravel a deadly web of deception woven long before the killer ever took aim.
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.
· FLRT 12 Premieres Sunday, March 20 at 10/9c
Police wonder if a young woman’s personalized license plate, FLRT 12, makes her a target for murder or if a far more sinister plot is behind the crime.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 9/8c
Every day, countless adults utilize the internet with insidious intentions to groom, sexually exploit, and abuse children online. Committed to helping law enforcement stop these perpetrators, child advocate Roo Powell and the team at her nonprofit organization SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse) work in collaboration with law enforcement to detect and identify the menacing adults who use the internet to harm children. Undercover Underage follows Roo as the 38-year-old mother of three transforms her appearance into a teen online. Once adults engage with Roo’s underage decoys, it’s a race against the clock to gather enough information to positively identify the offenders and get them on law enforcement’s radar.
· A Barrage of Messages Premieres Thursday, March 17 at 9/8c
Flori is approached by a man who admits to committing crimes involving minors in the past, and Matt and Shelby go to extremes to confirm another predator’s address. A man working in the mental health field starts talking to 15-year-old persona, Alex.
· The Dark Web Premieres Thursday, March 24 at 9/8c
Flori talks to an alleged 17-year-old who is desperate to buy nude photographs of her. After he eventually disappears, she is approached by a much older man who has suspiciously similar tactics, goals and demands.
EVIL LIVES HERE
New Episodes Sundays on ID at 9/8c Beginning February 20th and Available to Stream on discovery+
People recount their horrifying true stories about living side-by-side with sociopathic friends or family who go on to commit heinous crimes.
· He Was a False Prophet Premieres Sunday, March 20 at 9/8c and Available to Stream Sunday, March 13 on discovery+
As a child, Benjamin Risha believes Tony Alamo when he preaches he is a prophet of God. Although, as Benjamin gets older and realizes that the prophet is a liar, he fears for his life – because he sees what happens to others who doubt Tony.
· Divorce? Never. Murder? Maybe. Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 9/8c and Available to Stream Sunday, March 20 on discovery+
Vernon Jensen is so afraid of his wife Vicki and her violent temper that he decides to divorce her. It isn’t until he finally leaves that he discovers just how far she’ll go to get revenge.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
CAUGHT IN THE NET
New Series Premieres Monday, March 14; New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c
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, cellphone 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.
· New Episode Premieres Monday, March 14 at 10/9c
When 67-year-old Karen Navarra is found dead in a bloody scene in her San Jose home, detectives are baffled by physical evidence that seems to contradict itself. They must turn to digital evidence to solve this mysterious case.
· New Episode Premieres Monday, March 21 at 10/9c
When a 14-year-old girl is brutally murdered while walking her dog in Armada, Michigan, the lack of physical evidence forces investigators to enter the digital world to search for virtual clues the killer has no idea they left behind.
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 10/9c
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.
· Panic in the Parkway Premieres Tuesday, March 15 at 10/9c
Nassau County, Long Island is flipped upside down when a cop and an innocent motorist are murdered on the Cross Island Parkway. Following the devastating rampage, an all-hands-on-deck manhunt is ignited.
· The Final Heartbeat Premieres Tuesday, March 22 at 10/9c
The disappearance of 21-year-old Michaela MacVilla sets off a massive mobilization of law enforcement, led by state police investigators. It will require them to solve a complex mystery by delving deep into the world of digital forensics.
THE MURDER TAPES
New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c
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.
· Something Came Over Me Premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 9/8c
In Akron, Ohio, local antiques dealer Mary Kay Wohlfarth has mysteriously vanished into thin air. Detectives must race to find the elderly woman, leaving no stone unturned. However, finding Mary Kay might just lead to more questions than answers.
SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH
Episodes Premiering Back-To-Back Wednesdays from 10-11 pm ET
Charm. Narcissism. Lack of empathy. Impulsiveness. Manipulation. Deception. These traits and others are the telltale SIGNS OF A PSYCHOPATH. This harrowing half-hour archive series revisits some of the most dangerous killers in modern history, reviewing news footage – and the words of the killers themselves – to see which terrifying traits each killer exhibited.
· God Was Going to Use Me Premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 10/9c
A long time nurse confesses to helping end the lives of numerous elderly patients at multiple nursing homes. But as detectives soon discover, this is no angel of mercy. Behind her unsuspecting “aww shucks” persona lies a ruthless psychopath.
· Most People Would be Haunted Premieres Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30/9:30c
A failed actor returns home, ready to take out his rage on the weakest members of society. After killing four people, a chance encounter with police will lead to his downfall. The interrogation room becomes the stage for this killer’s final performance.
· I Knew She Lived Alone Premieres Wednesday, March 23 at 10/9c
Burlington Police get a call that a man has killed his girlfriend. They arrive at the home to find the man calm while his girlfriend’s mutilated body lies nearby. He explains that he has other victims, revealing a history of psychopathic sexual deviancy.
· I Was A Star Premieres Wednesday, March 23 at 10:30/9:30c
A woman dies in a brutal stabbing at home. Police quickly locate the prime suspect, her ex-boyfriend Antoine Bynum. In his interrogation, he appears to have a psychotic episode until detectives discover it’s merely the ruse of a deranged psychopath.
A TIME TO KILL
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 10/9c
The key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere in the final hours of a victim’s life. In A TIME TO KILL, determined investigators must piece together events during this critical window to reconstruct the timeline, unlock the motive, and ultimately close in on the killer.
· Five Million Reasons for Murder Premieres Thursday, March 17 at 10/9c
In affluent Colleyville, Texas, a bloody home invasion leaves the housekeeper dead – but police soon discover she was the intended target all along. Little did the sweet grandmother know just how many people were impatiently waiting for her to die.
· One Bloody Fingerprint Premieres Thursday, March 24 at 10/9c
A Tennessee college student returns to campus to find her friend and roommate Heather Maples viciously strangled in her bed. The outgoing co-ed has many friends, but police fear that on August 7, 2015, one of those pals turns out to be her worst enemy.
I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT: CONFESSIONS
New Episodes Premiere Fridays at 11/10c
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.
· A Dangerous Disguise Premieres Friday, March 18 at 11/10
A man disguised as a cash-in transit guard robs his former employer several times after being fired. And, when a drug deal goes bad and several people are shot, the suspects flee halfway across the country.
· Living Rough Premieres Friday, March 25 at 11/10c
Two convicts evade police by hiding in abandoned shacks, cowering in muddy pigpens, and disguising themselves as women. And, three bikers beat a man into a coma in a robbery gone wrong. Two quickly surrender, but the third remains on the run until she needs medical attention.