discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of July 4 and July 11





discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of July 4 and July 11
This July 4th, true crime fans will get a special gift from ID to celebrate our nation’s birthday with jam-packed Lt. Joe Kenda, all day long with ID’s special stunt, Kenda-pendence Day.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS

Weeks of July 4 and July 11 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.

KENDA-PENDENCE DAY

This July 4th, true crime fans will get a special gift from ID to celebrate our nation’s birthday with jam-packed Lt. Joe Kenda, all day long with ID’s special stunt, Kenda-pendence Day. Beginning at 6am on Monday, July 4th, fans will be treated to a marathon of Kenda’s beloved hit series’, Homicide Hunter and American Detective, in advance of the second season of the hit streaming discovery+ series, American Detective, premiering on ID on July 6. As a love letter to the superfans out there, ID is sizzling up a special sneak peek about Kenda’s upcoming project that fans won’t want to miss!

HOMICIDE HUNTER: HOT ON THE TRAIL (WT)

Premieres Monday, July 4 beginning at 8/7c on ID

It’s 4th of July, and an out-of-control car has just crashed in the parking lot of a convenience store. Emergency responders discover that the driver, 27-year-old Don Garcia, has been shot dead. After interviewing a rogue’s gallery of potential eyewitnesses, Lt. Joe Kenda discovers the victim was fleeing a Fourth of July party after a brawl erupted over some rap lyrics. But when he asks them to identify the killer, many of Kenda’s eyewitnesses purposefully try to mislead him. The case slows to a standstill, until Kenda unearths a peculiar clue that sets him hot on the heels of the killer.

· Mr. LA Premieres Monday, July 4 at 9/8c on ID

A gunshot victim flees a house party on the 4th of July and dies after his car crashes in a parking lot. Lt. Joe Kenda interviews witnesses, but the case stalls when no one will name the killer. Then Kenda finds an odd clue that may catch a killer.

KENDA-PENDENCE DAY

Premieres Monday, July 4 at 9/8c

· Rearview Mirror Premieres Monday, July 4 at 9/8c on ID

When a retired military man runs over a pedestrian, it’s up to Lt. Joe Kenda to determine if it was bad brakes or bad intent. Then A shooting in a dive bar leads to a quick arrest, but Kenda can’t quite shake the feeling that something is amiss.

· My Second Case Premieres Monday, July 4 at 10/9c on ID

A woman’s mangled body is found beside a lonely stretch of highway. When the coroner suspects foul play, Kenda is called in to solve the second homicide case of his career. But along the way, the rookie detective will learn a painful lesson.

· 12 Years a Fugitive Premieres Monday, July 4 at 11/10c on ID

When a beloved grandmother is found stabbed to death in her own home, Kenda must turn to a tight-knit community still grieving from the tragic loss. After 12 years of searching, they finally uncover the fiendish plot to exploit the helpless victim.

HOMICIDE HUNTER: HOT ON THE TRAIL (WT)

Premieres Tuesday, July 5 beginning at 8/7c on ID

· Episode 2 Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 8/7c on ID

An unhinged man fires gunshots in his neighborhood, sending detectives scrambling to find out why. Then an older man’s stabbing death reveals the loss of his life savings, and Lt. Joe Kenda hopes the coroner can help him identify the culprit.

· Episode 3 Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 9/8c on ID

The shooting death of a loving husband and father confounds authorities. With few helpful witnesses and a lack of clues, the case stalls until the autopsy findings breathe new life into Lt. Joe Kenda’s investigation.

AMERICAN DETECTIVE WITH LT. JOE KENDA

Premieres Tuesday, July 5 beginning at 10/9c on ID

· Goodbye Horses Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 10/9c on ID

On Chincoteague Island, a beautiful young mother is murdered steps from a vacant summer home. Detective Danny Plott learns she was lured to her death by a mysterious phone call and soon realizes the killer has been hiding in plain sight.

· What She Saw Premieres Tuesday, July 5 at 11/10c on ID

A quiet Maryland town is shaken to its core when a local couple is savagely slain in their bedroom. Det. Joe Bellino wonders if the key to unlocking the mystery lies with the victim’s disabled daughter, who bore witness to both murders.

HOMICIDE HUNTER: HOT ON THE TRAIL (WT)

Premieres Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 8/7c on ID

Teens stumble upon the nightmarish sight of a woman in flames. As they race to extinguish the fire, she mumbles about a man stabbing her. Now Det. Kenda must find that man. Next, the roommates of a strangled student seem blinded to the truth.

discovery+/ID CONCURRENT TRUE CRIME PREMIERES

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Ripped from the pages of one of the nation’s top weekly magazines, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s most compelling crimes, as PEOPLE’s renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while doggedly investigating each case.

· The Colorado Hammer Killer Premieres With Back-to-Episodes Beginning Monday, July 11 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In 1984, a slew of brutal hammer attacks left a Colorado community in fear. It takes nearly 40 years before a serial killer is brought to justice.

AMERICAN MONSTER

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? Yet, on any street, behind any smile, lurks an AMERICAN MONSTER. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.

· Safe At Home Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Doris Hoskins spends her adult life repeatedly looking for love, and it seems she’s finally hit the jackpot the fourth time around. However, something dark takes root behind closed doors, and her happy new life is about to spiral out of control.

· Put Yourself Out There Premieres Sunday, July 17 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

As gentle giant Randy Ferguson approaches his 40th birthday, his sisters worry that he’ll never have a family of his own. That all changes when Randy meets single mom Angela Phillips. But the beautiful life they build together hides an ugly secret.

EVIL LIVES HERE

New Season Premieres Sunday, July 3 at at 10/9c 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 Tied Me Up, Too Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 10/9c

When James Bergstrom’s wife, Linda, begins to suspect that his bondage fetish is becoming something more sinister, she can’t get anyone to believe her, but the more she learns about his behavior, the more she becomes determined to stop her husband.

· Sleeping With The Enemy Premieres Sunday, July 17 at 10/9c

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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES

The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

BODY CAM

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

· The Fugitive Premieres Tuesday, July 12 at 9/8c

A stolen truck plows through farmers’ fields ending in shots fired. A suspect swims for his freedom hiding on a dense mangrove island to evade police. And following a high-speed pursuit, officers dive for cover as a car races through their crime scene.

THE MURDER TAPES

Season Premieres Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 9/8c on ID

Homicide investigations unfold through dramatic real footage in this groundbreaking series. THE MURDER TAPES provides an up-close perspective of the case, including footage from bodycam at the crime scene, surveillance video, and interrogation room video.

· *PREMIERE* Three Loud Booms Premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 9/8c on ID

A young man is shot dead in his own garage in Maricopa, Arizona in what looks like a planned ambush. Police must look into a romance gone wrong to find his killer, as well as the child that the two may share.Will they reach her in time?

· Friends Like These Premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8c on ID

The Titus County Sheriff’s Office is stunned when a woman reports the kidnapping of her husband, Ernie. Police race to find him, but things are not as they seem. It’s clear that inorder to find Ernie, they must first figure out who is lying to them.

AMERICAN DETECTIVE WITH LT. JOE KENDA

Season Premieres Wednesday, July 6 beginning at 10/9c on ID

· *PREMIERE* Prodigal Son Premieres Wednesday, July 6 at 10/9c on ID

A hardworking father of five lies dead on his kitchen floor with a bullet to the back of the head. To get to the bottom of the mystery, Det. James Colley must untangle a web of twisted relationships and bizarre fantasies.

· The Creek Premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c on ID

A home health care aide’s body floats in a rural Connecticut creek, and detective Garritt Kelly joins the investigation to bring justice to a community gripped by fear. But Kelly will need to employ burgeoning forensic technology to secure a conviction.

CRIMES GONE VIRAL

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 9/8c on ID

This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security and home surveillance cameras, to doorbell, taxi cab, motorcycle, police and cell phone cameras – someone is almost always watching. Gripping footage of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes rack up millions of views. CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story.

· Where is He Hiding? Premieres Thursday, July 7 at 9/8c

A traffic stop threatens to become deadly for a police officer when a mom goes to extreme lengths to protect her son. Later, a couple’s quiet night at home turns into terror.

· Explosive Break-Ins Premieres Thursday, July 14 at 9/8c

Bold thieves invade a couple’s home three times in one week. The frightened couple doesn’t know who is targeting them or if the thieves will return. Later, it’s a recipe for disaster when a man lights up what appears to be a bomb at a gas station.



discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of June 20 and June 27





discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of June 20 and June 27
Also on tap is the three-part series “Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty” on Sunday, June 19.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS

Weeks of June 20 and June 27 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

MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY

Three-Part Series Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

The powerful Murdaugh family has held sway over the South Carolina “low country” for a century – until now. Alleged murder, corruption, and deception are revealed. Meanwhile Alex Murdaugh, 4th generation of the legal dynasty, stands accused of enough financial crimes to sentence him to more than 700 years in prison… and the saga continues.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Ripped from the pages of one of the nation’s top weekly magazines, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s most compelling crimes, as PEOPLE’s renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while doggedly investigating each case.

· Alibi Premieres Monday, June 20 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

During an armed robbery, a father of three is fatally shot, but for 23 years, another family questions if the wrong man is behind bars.

· Valley of Death Premieres Monday, June 27 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Five young people disappear over a span of four years in the rural area of Lewis-Clark Valley, along the Idaho-Washington border. Investigators search for links to the mysterious cases.

SEE NO EVIL

New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

SEE NO EVIL reveals how the deadliest crimes are solved by the only witnesses that never lie — and where murderers have no place to hide: surveillance cameras.

· Savage By Name Premieres Wednesday, June 22 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

On March 27, 2015, Tierra Hall says goodbye to her mother for the last time. 24 hours later, the teenager’s dead body is discovered outside an abandoned house. With few clues on the scene, can surveillance footage help police crack this brutal mystery?

· Rideshare Nightmare Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In 2019, after a night out with friends, college student Samantha Josephson climbs into a car she mistakes for her rideshare, never to be seen alive again. With little to go on, police must rely on CCTV footage to help pick up the killer’s trail.

· Smoke Shop Fugitive Premieres Wednesday, June 29 at 11/10c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In May, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a shooter opens fire on four teenagers in a parked car then escapes with the help of a getaway driver. With a devastated community desperate for justice, can surveillance video help police pick up the killer’s trail?

DEVIL IN THE WEB

Season Finale Premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

You’d never allow a stranger inside your house or into your family’s private life but every time you go on the Internet, you may be doing just that. DEVIL IN THE WEB looks at the devastating effects of cybercrime on its victims. Criminals can use what we post to harass, humiliate and violate us – even to invade our world offline. And once this type of crime occurs, it’s nearly impossible to get justice – or get it to stop.

· *FINALE* Scammed On Premieres Thursday, June 23 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

CeCe bonds with a man she meets on a dating app. He soon asks her for money for his business, and she happily obliges. Cece ignores the red flags because she wants the story to be true, but instead, she becomes yet another victim of a romance scam.

AMERICAN MONSTER

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? Yet, on any street, behind any smile, lurks an AMERICAN MONSTER. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.

· It Was All Of Them Premieres Sunday, June 26 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

When divorced mom of four Krystal Humphus marries single dad Nathan Maddox, she is over the moon that she’s found a man who loves kids as much as she does. Little does she know, her dream of a big, blended family will soon turn into a nightmare.

· Broken Heart in Broken Arrow Premieres Sunday, July 3 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

21-year-old mom, Lauren Kidd, takes an unconventional route through life, but she always follows her heart. It leads her to love, a good job and great friends. The future should be bright, but there’s a darkness lurking that no one can stop.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

Season Finale Premieres Sunday, July 3 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

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.

· *FINALE* Lost Life, Evidence Found Premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Puzzling clues and odd witness accounts create huge challenges for investigators trying solve a young girls murder. Will finding lost evidence be the key to identifying her killer?

EVIL LIVES HERE

New Season Premieres Sunday, July 3 at at 10/9c 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 Tied Me Up, Too Premieres Sunday, July 3 at 10/9c

When James Bergstrom’s wife, Linda, begins to suspect that his bondage fetish is becoming something more sinister, she can’t get anyone to believe her, but the more she learns about his behavior, the more she becomes determined to stop her husband.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES

The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c on ID

Do you really know your neighbors? FEAR THY NEIGHBOR tells the chilling tales of those with the misfortune to unwittingly take up residence within a stone’s throw of a psycho or killer.

· Appalachian Vendetta Premieres Monday, June 20 at 10/9c

Once friendly neighbors on a mountain road become sworn enemies after one family calls police about a theft — violating the unspoken tradition of leaving authorities out of disputes. Years of conflict finally culminate with shots fired and a man dead.

· The Next Door War Premieres Monday, June 27 at 10/9c

An Army veteran delivers a parcel to his neighbor that lands in his mailbox mistakenly. Instead of receiving gratitude, he ignites a war between the two military men that spirals out of control until the feud finally ends in a hail of bullets.

BODY CAM

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

· Get Out Premieres Tuesday, June 21 at 9/8c

In Wisconsin, police respond to a burglary in progress, but the suspects flee. In Texas, a woman makes a desperate call to 911 from inside a burning building. Also, the streets turn deadly when the driver of a stolen vehicle tries to get away.

· In The Shadows Premieres Tuesday, June 28 at 9/8c

A chase leads police into the dangerous Ocala National Forest. Come nightfall, helicopter and K9 teams work together to find a known criminal hiding in a body of water. A spree of home invasions sees the perp vanish, escalating into a three-day manhunt.

I WENT UNDERCOVER

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 11/10c on ID

Undercover work is an exciting, but risky part of law enforcement. However, when everyday citizens with no formal training go undercover, anything can happen. Doing the right thing has never been more dangerous.

· *FINALE* Flirting With Murder Premieres Tuesday, June 21 at 11/10c

A woman suspected of murdering her ex-husband starts flirting with the cop sent to bring her down. The two develop an unusually close relationship and begin plotting another murder. Just who is the cat and who is the mouse?

CRIMES GONE VIRAL

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 9/8c on ID

This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security and home surveillance cameras, to doorbell, taxi cab, motorcycle, police and cell phone cameras – someone is almost always watching. Gripping footage of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes rack up millions of views. CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story.

· Terrified For Their Lives Premieres Thursday, June 23 at 9/8c

Cameras catch two terrifying invasions. First, a violent robbery puts a store clerk’s life in danger and police on edge. Then, a young woman is stalked in her own home by a creepy intruder, and there’s a frightening confrontation.

· Fiery Attacks Premieres Thursday, June 30 at 9/8c

It’s a terrifying scene at a gas station when a man with a lighter douses everything with gasoline, threatening to ignite a potentially deadly inferno. Then, an employee bravely fights back when armed robbers hold him up.





Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment Partners with ID and Discovery+





Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment Partners with ID and Discovery+ and October Films in An Expansive Production and Development Deal for Premium Unscripted True Crime Content
Production on the deal’s first two projects is underway, with additional titles in development.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
ACADEMY AWARD (R) WINNER OCTAVIA SPENCER’S ORIT ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH ID AND DISCOVERY+ AND OCTOBER FILMS IN AN EXPANSIVE PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT DEAL FOR PREMIUM UNSCRIPTED TRUE CRIME CONTENT

Orit Entertainment and October Films to Produce Multiple Series and Specials for ID and discovery+ with Spencer to Executive Produce

(New York, NY) – ID, the leading true crime and justice network, and discovery+ announced today an expansive partnership and dedicated development deal with acclaimed Academy Award (R) winning actress and producer Octavia Spencer and her production company, Orit Entertainment, and leading producer October Films to develop and produce multiple projects for ID and discovery+, with Spencer set to executive produce. Production on the deal’s first two projects is underway, with additional titles in development. The first title announced under the agreement is HIGHWAY 20 (wt).

“As an avid fan of true crime, to now be partners with ID and October Films is a dream,” said Octavia Spencer. “Everyone at Orit Entertainment is committed to shedding light on the most fascinating cases and crime stories with a unique perspective. We are thrilled to launch our collaboration with HIGHWAY 20 (wt), an incredible series of cases that took place over decades, only recently connected into a larger story – and this is just the beginning.”

“Octavia is a creative force who brings a level of unparalleled curiosity and honesty to every story she tells. Upon learning that she and her amazing team at Orit share a deep passion for crime and investigative content, and had joined forces with our trusted partners at October, we knew this was a relationship we wanted to invest heavily in,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “This unique collaboration brings together one of the best production entities in the business, a superstar talent who also happens to be a super-fan with Octavia and Orit, and the biggest brand dedicated to the true crime genre. HIGHWAY 20 is an incredible event series and exemplifies the powerful stories we look forward to telling through this amazing partnership.”

HIGHWAY 20 (3×60 wt), begins with the case of a missing 13-year-old girl and spirals into a decades long true crime odyssey. Inspired by the award-winning work of journalist Noelle Crombie, videographer Dave Killen and photojournalist Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian, and directed by Arianna Lapenne, the series unpacks the dark secrets of a ghostly stretch of Oregon’s US Highway 20, where many women and girls went missing, were raped or murdered from the 1970s to the 1990s. As the discovery of numerous unsolved crimes sparks fear in the local community, attention focuses on the possibility that a serial killer has been roaming the highway for decades. Asking poignant questions of our society’s treatment of women – then and now – HIGHWAY 20 delivers a gripping, unfolding documentary event.

Matt Robins, Creative Director October Films added: “We’re delighted to bring a blossoming creative partnership to such a fantastic platform. Octavia and Orit’s passion for telling true crime stories in a fresh and illuminating way was abundantly clear from our very first conversation. The Warner Bros. Discovery group has encouraged and enabled us to think big as we build a blockbuster slate of premium documentary series. To begin that journey with the remarkable HIGHWAY 20 is a rare and meaningful opportunity.”

Octavia Spencer executive produces HIGHWAY 20. Additional executive producers are Orit Entertainment’s Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft, October Films’ Gillian Pachter and Matt Robins, Advance Originals’ Marsha Oglesby, Circle of Confusion’s Susan Solomon and ID’s Lorna Thomas.

About ORIT

In 2019, Octavia Spencer launched her production company, ORIT Entertainment which she runs with partner and producer Brian Clisham and Head of Production and Development Stephanie Kluft. Projects under the ORIT Entertainment banner include Truth Be Told for Apple, Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker (produced with LeBron James and SpringHill Ent) for Netflix (for which Spencer also received her first Emmy nomination) and their award winning documentary short, Right to Try. ORIT currently has a three-year overall deal with ABC Signature.

About OCTOBER

October is one of the most prestigious and respected brands in the documentary sector. A transatlantic and fully independent company, October operates from offices in London, Los Angeles and New York and owns a burgeoning regional studio facility in the UK. October has won over 100 awards for its work including Emmy, Prix Italia and BAFTA. Recent and notable productions include Beanie Mania for HBO Max, Diana for CNN Originals, First Ladies for CNN Originals and Getaway Driver for discovery+.

About INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. ID’s true crime programming is also available via the network’s aggregated TV Everywhere offering, IDGO, where fans can access thousands of episodes from the Discovery family of networks. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed. ID is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.



ID Takes an Exclusive Look Into the Alleged Crimes of Alex Murdaugh





ID Takes an Exclusive Look Into the Alleged Crimes of Alex Murdaugh with the World Premiere of “Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty”
All three parts will air back-to-back on June 19 at 9:00/8:00c on ID and will be available stream the same day on discovery+.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
ID TAKES AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INTO THE ALLEGED CRIMES OF ALEX MURDAUGH WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY”

-All Three Parts Premiere Sunday, June 19 Beginning at 9/8c on ID –

– Available to Stream Same Day on discovery+ –

(New York, NY) – ID announced today the world premiere of the three-part docuseries MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY, which provides a gripping, inside look into the headline-making tragedies surrounding the Murdaugh family and the alleged crimes of Alex Murdaugh that sent shockwaves through an idyllic South Carolina community. All three parts will air back-to-back on June 19th at 9/8c on ID and will be available stream the same day on discovery+. Leading into the premiere, ID will kick off a week-long Bad Dads Week stunt beginning Monday, June 13. Every night at 8/7c will feature twisted tales of sinister fathers – culminating with MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY, one of the most tragic and heart wrenching tales involving a devious dad.

The gripping three-part special MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY takes viewers through the investigation into the powerful family that reigned over the South Carolina low country region’s legal proceedings for nearly a century. The Murdaugh family’s alleged corruption, deception and crimes fall on a 4th generation family member who is now charged with enough crimes to land him more than 700 years in prison, if convicted. Offering a new perspective on the case, MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNSATY goes on the ground and inside South Carolina’s low country community to give a firsthand look into the heartbreaking tragedies and fascinating power dynamics at play. Featuring extensive interviews with those who knew the Murdaughs as well as dedicated local journalists, legal experts, and investigators who have looked into the alleged crimes, the docuseries provides a comprehensive, fresh look at the tragedies and corruption that span nearly a decade.

“From the moment the news of the boat crash that tragically took the life of Mallory Beach was reported, the list of criminal allegations against Alex Murdaugh and the Murdaugh family has extended to lengths no one could have imagined,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “The story of Alex and his insidious actions is the ultimate capstone to our inaugural Bad Dads Week exploring the depravity that can ensue when toxic patriarchy is left unchecked.”

MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY will premiere all three episodes on Sunday, June 19th starting at 9/8c on ID. Episodes will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.

· Pandora’s Box Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c

A Saturday night boat ride turns deadly for three young couples in coastal South Carolina, and triggers a shocking series of events that threaten the all-powerful Murdaugh dynasty.

· Something Wicked This Way Comes Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 10/9c

The double-murder of the wife and son of powerful attorney Alex Murdaugh stuns the community his family has presided over for almost a century. Secret evidence, cold cases and suspicions of cover-up add to attention and pressure on the legal dynasty.

· The Well of Evil Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 11/10c

A shooting exposes a web of lies as criminal charges accumulate against Alex Murdaugh in the aftermath of the unsolved murders of his wife and son. Allegations of conspiracy upend life in his South Carolina community amidst ongoing investigations.

About INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID)

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. ID’s true crime programming is also available via the network’s aggregated TV Everywhere offering, IDGO, where fans can access thousands of episodes from the Discovery family of networks. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed. Investigation Discovery is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.



discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of June 6 and June 13





discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of June 6 and June 13
New additions include the three-part series “Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty” on Sunday, June 19.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS

Weeks of June 6 and June 13 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

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES

Season Six Premieres Monday, June 6 at 9/8c on ID and is Available to Stream on discovery+

Ripped from the pages of one of the nation’s top weekly magazines, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s most compelling crimes, as PEOPLE’s renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while doggedly investigating each case.

· Groene Family Massacre Premieres Monday, June 6 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

A savage killer goes on a homicidal rampage and then abducts two young siblings from their home in the middle of the night. But the children quickly decide they will do whatever is necessary to survive.

· Mother’s Orders Premieres Monday, June 13 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

A mother’s bond to her daughter is put to the ultimate test when one of them shoots a man dead.

SEE NO EVIL

New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

SEE NO EVIL reveals how the deadliest crimes are solved by the only witnesses that never lie — and where murderers have no place to hide: surveillance cameras.

· Shaken and Disturbed Premieres Wednesday, June 8 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In Alexandria, Virginia, Nancy Dunning, Ronald Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato are all fatally shot in broad daylight by a gunman knocking at the front door. Can detective use security footage to track down a demented killer before they strike again?

· Final Offer Premieres Wednesday, June 15 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Single mom Laura Ackerson leaves for work one morning and never returns. With no leads, police turn to surveillance cameras to locate her. But the more footage they uncover, the more sinister the case becomes. Can they find Laura before it’s too late?

DEVIL IN THE WEB

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

You’d never allow a stranger inside your house or into your family’s private life but every time you go on the Internet, you may be doing just that. DEVIL IN THE WEB looks at the devastating effects of internet crime on its victims. Criminals can use what we post to harass, humiliate and violate us – even to invade our world offline. And once this type of crime occurs, it’s nearly impossible to get justice – or get it to stop.

· Reptile Cult Premieres Thursday, June 9 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Online cult leader Sherry Shriner reaches her followers through YouTube videos and keeps them in line via her Facebook page. When a group member dies in a tragic shooting, attention turns to Sherry and the control she wields over her followers.

· Dangerous Game Premieres Thursday, June 16 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Fourteen-year-old Aubrey Peal uses an app to find others interested in gaming. He strikes up an online friendship with a man named Jason, who claims he is suicidal. Concerned, Aubrey agrees to meet Jason, not realizing his evil intentions.

AMERICAN MONSTER

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? Yet, on any street, behind any smile, lurks an AMERICAN MONSTER. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.

· Dance With Me Premieres Sunday, June 12 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

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· An Uncomfortable Day Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 8/7c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

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MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY

Three-Part Series Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

The powerful Murdaugh family has held sway over the South Carolina “low country” for a century – until now. Alleged murder, corruption, and deception are revealed. Meanwhile Alex Murdaugh, 4th generation of the legal dynasty, stands accused of enough financial crimes to sentence him to more than 700 years in prison… and the saga continues.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

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.

· A Needle in the Mud Premieres Sunday, June 12 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

A young mother vanishes, leaving behind nothing but puzzling clues and disturbing questions. Will a needle in the mud reveal the truth behind her disappearance?

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES

The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 8/7c on ID

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND tells the complex and dramatic story of a murder in an entirely new way. Instead of a detective-led traditional whodunit story, each episode is told through the collective point-of-view of a Middle American town and its residents. Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the provocative crime that tore through it. What unravels over the course of the episode is that these townspeople are not only our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

· Murder is Unpleasant Premieres Monday, June 6 at 8/7c

A roommate reports 22-year old Liz Syperda missing, shocking the community of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Some wonder if Liz merely left town without telling anyone, but family and friends know something far more disastrous occurred.

FEAR THY NEIGHBOR

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c on ID

Do you really know your neighbors? FEAR THY NEIGHBOR tells the chilling tales of those with the misfortune to unwittingly take up residence within a stone’s throw of a psycho or killer.

· Blizzard of Blood Premieres Monday, June 13 at 10/9c

A single woman and her two young sons believe they found a perfect new apartment, but their overbearing landlord and neighbor soon turns their idyllic situation into a living hell of arguments and intimidation that ultimately ends in bloodshed.

BODY CAM

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

· Red Alert Premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 9/8c

Police race to an armed robbery and face a hail of shotgun pellets. A gas explosion lifts a roof off an apartment building, engulfing officers in a fireball. In Georgia, a man fights for his life in a wrecked SUV.

The Sting Premieres Tuesday, June 14 at 9/8c

An information leads undercover FBI officers to a plot to murder lawmakers. A Florida man throws himself into alligator-infested waters to evade arrest, and in Phoenix, fire threatens to consume a driver trapped in a wrecked car.

I WENT UNDERCOVER

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 11/10c on ID

Undercover work is an exciting, but risky part of law enforcement. However, when everyday citizens with no formal training go undercover, anything can happen. Doing the right thing has never been more dangerous.

· Family Business Premieres Tuesday, June 7 at 11/10c

Two old friends commiserate about their exes on social media, joking around about hiring a hitman. However, the joke turns deadly when an actual murder plot begins to formulate, leading to a secret conversation that reveals the hidden truth.

· No Turning Back Premieres Tuesday, June 14 at 11/10c

A love triangle ends in murder, but when secret tapes emerge, a tale of friendship, love and betrayal engulfs a small town and leaves everyone wondering just what happened, and why.

CRIMES GONE VIRAL

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 9/8c on ID

This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security and home surveillance cameras, to doorbell, taxi cab, motorcycle, police and cell phone cameras – someone is almost always watching. Gripping footage of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes rack up millions of views. CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story.

· Brazen Bandits Premieres Thursday, June 9 at 9/8c

Thieves forget that most businesses keep security cameras rolling. In Texas, a band of robbers is dubbed “the inchworm bandits” when cameras catch them crawling across floors. In New York, a dognapper looks straight into the lens.

· I’ll Stop Him Premieres Thursday, June 16 at 9/8c

A man risks his own life to record a crime in progress and follow the criminals until police arrive. Then, a woman turns her own boyfriend into police when she realizes an innocent man has been charged with a crime he didn’t commit.

BAD DADS WEEK

A week-long stunt leading up to Father’s Day, featuring the most evil fathers in ID’s files. BAD DADS WEEK begins Monday, June 13 at 8/7c on ID and wraps up with the premiere of Murdaugh Murders: Deadly Dynasty premiering Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c on and Available to Stream on discovery+.

MONDAY

In Cold Blood Premieres Monday, June 13 at 8/7c on ID

A woman is shocked to discover her sister and nephew have been killed in cold blood and a daughter becomes a pawn in dark and brutal murder plot. Also, a prosecutor makes it his personal mission to bring a killer to justice.

TUESDAY

Ashes to Ashes Premieres Tuesday, June 14 at 8/7c on ID

After a tragic house fire in Texas, suspicion lands on John Hummel when his family’s brutally murdered bodies discovered in the ashes, and he doesn’t blink an eye. Now an inmate on death row, Hummel grants a final interview weeks before his execution.

WEDNESDAY

My Dad, The Serial Killer Premieres Wednesday, June 15 at 8/7c on ID

The daughter of one of America’s most notorious killers gives an exclusive interview, taking us on a journey into the eyes of a cold-blooded monster. Never-before-seen footage reveals the devastating double life of a murderer.

THURSDAY

In Name of the Father Premieres Thursday, June 16 at 8/7c on ID

Charles Sexton was taught that his father, Eddie, was God. He and his siblings were willing and loyal disciples, but as the family descends into madness, Charles discovers that in the Sexton family, crossing his family is deadly.

FRIDAY

Bloody Cargo Premieres Friday, June 17 at 8/7c on ID

On Easter Sunday 1990, Dennis Depue shoves his estranged wife down the stairs. He tells their three children he’s taking their three children to the hospital, but as he loads her into his van, his plans turn sinister.

SATURDAY

Driven to Murder Premieres Saturday, June 18 at 8/7c on ID

Two teenagers play with fire by entering into a secret relationship against a father intent on ending their storybook romance.

SUNDAY

MURDAUGH MURDERS: DEADLY DYNASTY

Three-Part Series Premieres Sunday, June 19 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

The powerful Murdaugh family has held sway over the South Carolina “low country” for a century – until now. Alleged murder, corruption, and deception are revealed. Meanwhile Alex Murdaugh, 4th generation of the legal dynasty, stands accused of enough financial crimes to sentence him to more than 700 years in prison… and the saga continues.



Investigation Discovery and People Join Forces to Examine New Crimes





Investigation Discovery and People Join Forces to Examine New Crimes in Compelling Sixth Season of “People Magazine Investigates”
The two-hour sixth season premiere episode uncovers the horrific triple murder and double kidnapping of the Groene family that rattles an idyllic lake front community in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY AND PEOPLE JOIN FORCES TO EXAMINE NEW CRIMES IN COMPELLING SIXTH SEASON OF “PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES”

— Season Six Premieres Monday, June 6 at 9/8c on ID and is Available to Stream on discovery+ —

(New York, NY) – True-crime leaders ID and PEOPLE partner for a bone-chilling sixth season of the hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Anchored by original reporting from PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the series transports viewers to the front row of America’s most gripping and unbelievable crimes and has ranked as a leading ID title since its premiere in 2016. Each hour-long episode is captured through the lens of PEOPLE’s renowned journalists, taking viewers to the scene of the crime and revealing shocking twists and surprising new details through exclusive interviews, archival footage and emotional first-hand accounts from survivors. PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES kicks off the new season with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 6 at 9/8c on ID and is available to stream the same day on discovery+.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the talented PEOPLE team once again to welcome a new season of People Magazine Investigates, a series that has consistently ranked among ID’s top titles since its debut in 2016,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “This valuable collaboration allows us to showcase compelling stories from across the nation through the unique lens of PEOPLE’s renowned journalists to present true crime in a way that no other network can provide.”

“No one tells true crime stories like PEOPLE’s editorial team,” said Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, PEOPLE. “With our decades of reporting experience and a commitment to compassionate journalism, we take viewers beyond the horror of the crimes and into the lives of those most affected by them. Investigation Discovery has been an incredible partner and we look forward to continuing our partnership with ID for another successful season of PEOPLE Magazine Investigates.”

The two-hour sixth season premiere episode of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES uncovers the horrific triple murder and double kidnapping of the Groene family that rattles an idyllic lake front community in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Investigators arrive at the Wolf Lodge residence, where mother Brenda Groene, her boyfriend Mark McKenzie and son Slade Groene are discovered bound and bludgeoned within the home – her youngest children, Shasta and Dylan Groene, missing from the scene. When investigators confirm that the missing Groene children are not with other family members, Amber Alerts are issued and a massive search effort fueled by volunteers and law enforcement sets off to find Shasta and Dylan, dead or alive. Across two mind bending hours, viewers will get a first-hand look as investigators uncover every horrifying detail of Shasta’s harrowing escape and rescue and her tireless fight to stay alive.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES will air 12 episodes on ID beginning Monday, June 6 at 9/8c. Episodes will be available to stream the same day on discovery+. Additional episode details below:

Mother’s Orders

Premieres Monday, June 13 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

A mother’s bond to her daughter is put to the ultimate test when one of them shoots a man dead.

Valley of Death

Premieres Monday, June 27 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

Five young people disappear over a span of four years in the rural area of Lewis-Clark Valley, along the Idaho-Washington border. Investigators search for links to the mysterious cases.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios with Emily Snyder, Brandon Hill, Christian Thompson, Kurt Spenser for Radley and Liz Vaccariello, Alicia Dennis, and Cynthia Sanz as Executive Producers for PEOPLE. Thomas Cutler is the Executive Producer for ID.

About INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID)

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. ID’s true crime programming is also available via the network’s aggregated TV Everywhere offering, IDGO, where fans can access thousands of episodes from the Discovery family of networks. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed. Investigation Discovery is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, CNN+, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV,

Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About PEOPLE

Dotdash Meredith’s PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture close to 50 years later, the PEOPLE brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, podcasts, OTT, mobile, social) bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of PEOPLE’s editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category.

About Radley Studios

Radley is a full-service television, digital, and marketing studio based out of Los Angeles, CA. We have created elevated, story-driven unscripted television since 2013. Our current slate includes series and specials with Investigation Discovery, Discovery, Netflix, National Geographic, and NBC Sports.



ID and discovery+ Offer up a Gripping True Crime Slate





ID and discovery+ Offer up a Gripping True Crime Slate with Powerful New Series & Specials, Reboots of Fan-favorite Classics, Returning Hit Series, and Podcasts Among Its Expansive Array of Offerings
The network brings back classic series “Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?” and “Disappeared” and announces nine returning series.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
ID and discovery+ Offer up a Gripping True Crime Slate With Powerful New Series & Specials, Reboots of Fan-favorite Classics, Returning Hit Series, and Podcasts Among Its Expansive Array of Offerings

New specials include HOUSE OF HAMMER (wt), MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED?, WHO KILLED BIGGIE AND TUPAC? (wt) and GABBY PETITO: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY

ID Brings Back Classic Series WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? and DISAPPEARED and Announces Nine Returning Series

ID, the leading true crime and justice network and discovery+, the premier streaming destination for true crime and the largest library of mystery and investigative content, announced today a jam-packed slate of gripping new programming. Over the span of 2022-23 upfront season, ID will premiere more than 450 hours of premium specials, brand new series and reboots of beloved classics. ID and the discovery+ podcast team will also add multiple series to its growing footprint of original podcasts in the booming true crime space.

“We are thrilled to continuously innovate in the crime and justice space by challenging the traditional true crime storytelling format to create impactful, original programming across our ID linear network, discovery+ and podcasts that not only captivates audiences but illuminates figures, cases and forensic revelations that we know our fans care about,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “That’s why I am so excited to unveil an incredible, expansive slate of programming that’s an impressive combination of fascinating new series and specials, countless hours of fresh episodes from our returning hit series, reboots of series that are near and dear to our ID Addicts, and new podcast content. We are delighted to bring our audiences even more of the content they love.”

Kicking off the slate, ID will sizzle this summer with four blockbuster specials revisiting some of the most headline-making cases of the 1990s. Over the month of August, ID offers a nostalgic look at crimes of the decade with 11 brand new hours of appointment viewing: a fresh look at the shocking trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez for the murder of their parents in MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED?; a portrait of the illicit student-teacher relationship that gripped news stations with MARY KAY LETOURNEAU: NOTES ON A SCANDAL; a deep dive into a deadly feud between hip hop legends in WHO KILLED BIGGIE AND TUPAC? (wt); and a revisitation to the murder trial of British au pair Louise Woodward in THE KILLER NANNY. The month-long nostalgic dive into these controversial and heartbreaking cases will kick off the first Sunday in August on ID.

Premieres of new programming continue into 2022 with the long-anticipated debut of the exclusive discovery+ special HOUSE OF HAMMER (wt), which chronicles the deeply troubling accusations leveled against Oscar-nominated actor Armie Hammer and the dark, twisted legacy of the Hammer family dynasty. New series launching in 2022 include MURDERER NEXT DOOR, and WILD WICKED WEST (wt) as well as reboots of the classic ID love-gone-wrong series WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? and the beloved missing persons series DISAPPEARED, both back by fervent viewer demand.

To commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, ID will use its platform to bring awareness to domestic violence survivors and advocates, and provide resources for potential victims. This slate of powerful programming will be anchored by the premiere of GABBY PETITO: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY, which presents a thoughtful investigation into the disappearance and tragic death of Gabby Petito that gripped the nation last year.

Signature returning series this upfront season include: AMERICAN DETECTIVE WITH LT. JOE KENDA, IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WASLH, UNDERCOVER UNDERAGE, EVIL LIVES HERE, REASONABLE DOUBT, MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES and ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN, among others.

Descriptions for all programming listed below:

Specials

MENENDEZ BROTHERS: MISJUDGED?

August

Thirty years ago, the nation watched every moment of the Menendez Brothers’ dramatic trial in real time on Court TV. Now, thanks to TikTok and social media, an entirely new generation is learning their story for the very first time. Details of the murder were seared into our collective memory: the 911 call, the crime scene photos, the Rolexes. The media narrative – that two Beverly Hill boys killed their parents out of greed and allegedly concocted a fantastic account to get out of it – remains a national punchline. But now, three decades later, as Gen Z discovers the case, they see the story of two boys who suffered horrific abuse at the hands of their mother, father… and the media. Did we get it all wrong?

WHO KILLED BIGGIE AND TUPAC? (wt)

August

25 years of contempt, controversy, and conspiracy all lead to the same single question: who killed Biggie and Tupac? Now, with exclusive interviews and unique insight into both shootings, this series offers up answers from the key players involved. Who do you believe is telling the truth?

MARY KAY LETOURNEAU: NOTES ON A SCANDAL

August

With all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, this sex scandal shocked, enthralled, and enraged 1990s America. 34-year-old elementary school teacher, Mary Kay Letourneau, who was married with 4 kids, began an affair in 1997 with her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualauu. They not only didn’t deny the outrageous behavior, but they would also eventually embrace the love affair that included French-kissing on school grounds, trysts in her van, and even sexual rendezvous in her family home. The question on everyone’s mind was: Is this true love, or is Mary Kay Letourneau a pedophile, guilty of child rape?

THE KILLER NANNY

August

The murder trial of British au pair Louise Woodward was televised live in the UK transfixing viewers and splitting public opinion about whether she was guilty or innocent. Twenty-five years later evidence is reexamined with unprecedented access to witnesses, the defense team, the prosecution, and members of the jury who decided her fate.

HOUSE OF HAMMER (wt)

Debauchery. Deceit. Abuse. Addiction. Corruption. Over the course of five generations, the men in the Hammer family have more secrets and scandals than any vault can contain. Armie Hammer’s alleged crimes are only the tip of the iceberg. Through a trove of archive and interviews from survivors and family members, the dark and twisted secrets of the Hammer family come to light. Behind the money and power lies a dysfunctional dynasty with its male characters exhibiting all the devastating consequences of privilege gone wild.

GABBY PETITO: AN ID MURDER MYSTERY

October

On the one-year anniversary of Gabby Petito’s disappearance and eventual death which caused a media firestorm comes a thought-provoking special to break down the harsh realities of her fatal relationship with Brian Laundrie.

New Series and Reboots

DISAPPEARED

Capitalizing on the success of ID’s DISAPPEARED podcast comes a television re-invention of the beloved franchise. After growing demand from devoted fans, ID reboots its missing persons series to help shine a light on more individuals who vanished seemingly without a trace, and whose loved ones are still searching for answers. The series aims to bring answers for the missing and closure to their loved ones – sometimes with devastating results.

WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY?

One of ID’s iconic series is back to reveal stories of happily ever after gone terribly wrong. Following the success of the recently released podcast, WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? returns to ID after a seven year hiatus with a modern-day makeover. All-new episodes highlight manipulative and dangerous criminals who use their charm to cheat, steal, and lure unsuspecting victims into romantic relationships – ultimately leaving a wake of devastation … and even death.

WILD WICKED WEST (wt)

Set in an epic landscape where traditions of blood and vengeance run deep as the canyons and murder is still solved the old school way, this gripping series reveals the most compelling murders committed in some of the wildest and most remote towns in the western US. With few or no witnesses, no CCTV and oftentimes a dead phone signal, these can be the hardest cases for cops to crack.

MURDERER NEXT DOOR

These are stories of ordinary folks who confront the evil that was always right in front of them. Through the lens of home archive, we journey with our insiders into shocking crimes to reveal what was missed before tragedy changed everything.

Returning Series

IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH

After an incredibly successful 36 episodes with 36 featured fugitives found or brought to justice, ID and victims’ rights advocate John Walsh are teaming up to hunt down persons of interest and find missing children with the fourth season of IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH. In the series, John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, introduce ID’s active and engaged audience to unsolved violent crimes that urgently need to be closed. In partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the series also features two missing children each hour in the hopes that viewers can provide new leads to their whereabouts.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

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.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES

New Season Returns Monday, June 6

Ripped from the pages of one of the nation’s top weekly magazines, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s most compelling crimes, as PEOPLE’s renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while investigating each case.

AMERICAN DETECTIVE WITH LT. JOE KENDA

With a 92% solve rate, Joe Kenda is one of the most successful homicide detectives in the country. His impressive career was profiled in nine seasons of ID’s hit series HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA, and now he’s back to tip his cap to the other great men and women who answered the call. In AMERICAN DETECTIVE, Kenda trades in his own case files to bring viewers astounding investigations from across the country, with each episode profiling a different detective whose tireless efforts helped bring justice for the victim.

REASONABLE DOUBT

Retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and defense attorney Fatima Silva re-examine controversial murder cases to ensure that the right person is behind bars for the crime committed. The due process-duo return to look at 10 new cases with an objective lens, hopeful to uncover the truth behind questionable courtroom convictions. Their investigation culminates in an emotional reckoning with families, either offering hope for an appeal, or acceptance of their loved ones’ guilty verdict.

UNDERCOVER UNDERAGE

This intense docuseries follows the work of child advocate Roo Powell – a 39-year-old mother of three – who poses online as underage decoys to identify dangerous internet child predators. Through her organization SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse), Roo and her team work in collaboration with law enforcement to detect offenders who prey on unsuspecting kids. UNDERCOVER UNDERAGE follows the team in real-time as they transform Roo into a teen persona and work to confirm the true identities of the men who reach out to her.

EVIL LIVES HERE

If the person closest to you were the devil in disguise, would you see the signs? EVIL LIVES HERE features intimate and unbelievable first-hand accounts from people whose loved ones have committed some of the most horrifying crimes imaginable. Each season takes viewers through the terror, pain, and lingering trauma that comes hand-in-hand with living in close proximity to evil.

BODY CAM

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Across the country, high school football unites small-town communities. But when a heinous murder shatters that Friday night dream world, the crime ripples beyond those immediately impacted, and the community will never be the same again.

In addition, ID’s extensive slate of true crime podcasts will continue to grow with a number of new, returning and ongoing podcasts, including:

New Podcasts

HOT & DEADLY

Debuts Thursday, June 16

Danger lurks between the marshy swamps down South and across the open road, never missing a beat, even in the dead of summer. Each episode examines a gripping story, from the murder of a former biker gang to a missing bank president discovered duct-taped to a chair in a swamp, listeners will hear from investigators and family members closest to the cases. HOT & DEADLY features audio from three hit ID shows: SWAMP MURDERS, HIGHWAY TO HELL and SOUTHERN FRIED HOMICIDE.

DEADLIEST DECADE

Debuts in August

Featuring stories from ID’s hit TV series of the same name, THE DEADLIEST DECADE journeys back in time to recount murder investigations through the lens of nostalgia. We get a snapshot of the national mood, the major news stories of the time, and the pop culture trends. But the cozy spell of treasured pastimes is quickly broken with the occurrence of a shocking murder.

Returning Podcasts

MIND OF A MONSTER

New Season Begins in July

In this season of MIND OF A MONSTER, criminal psychologist Dr. Michelle Ward takes us to Washington State in the 1970s to investigate two of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history – Ted Bundy and the so-called Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway. Both use deception to prey on young women and utilize the vast terrain to dump their bodies. And they did it almost 100 times between them – maybe more.

Ongoing current podcasts include DISAPPEARED, WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY?, NIGHTMARE NEXT DOOR, and SCORNED: LOVE KILLS.

To keep up to date on all exciting ID programming in store for 2022, exclusive web content, and bonus material, ID addicts and true crime fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed.

About Investigation Discovery (ID)

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. ID’s true crime programming is also available via the network’s aggregated TV Everywhere offering, IDGO, where fans can access thousands of episodes from the Discovery family of networks. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed. Investigation Discovery is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.



discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of May 23 and May 30





discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of May 23 and May 30
Look for the linear premieres of “The Hillside Strangler: Mind of a Monster” on Monday, May 30 and “The Prison Breaker” on Friday, May 27.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS

Weeks of May 23 and May 30 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

TWO SHALLOW GRAVES

Two Shallow Graves to Air Across Three Nights on ID Starting Sunday, May 22nd at 9/8c with the First Three Episodes. Episodes Available to Stream the Same Day on discovery+.

In 2019, Charles “Chase” Merritt went on trial for the murder of his friend and business associate Joseph McStay, McStay’s wife, and their two young sons. The prosecution presented incriminating evidence including bank records, cell phone activity, and DNA placing him in McStay’s car. Merritt maintained his innocence and his defense team suggested another man had motive for murder. Over the course of seven gripping parts, TWO SHALLOW GRAVES gives an enthralling and never-before-seen look at Merritt’s murder trial and the investigation into the McStay murders through interviews with Merritt, the prosecution, and the defense. The series sheds new light on the controversial court case that captivated the nation and the questions around the heartbreaking crime that still linger unanswered.

· Vanished Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9/8c

The fate of the missing McStay family remains a mystery for three years until their bodies surface in two shallow graves in the desert. Prosecutors accuse Chase Merritt of the crime, and the trial begins with each side passionately presenting their case.

· The Missed Call Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 10/9c

A bombshell witness upends the Merritt murder trial, claiming someone else confessed to the McStay murders. Merritt’s girlfriend gives him an alibi, but the prosecution attempts to discredit her on the witness stand.

· The Killer’s Truck Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 11/10c

Police investigate other suspects, including a business associate taking money, an ex-boyfriend still in love with Summer McStay and a new husband with a violent past. Footage of a truck leaving the McStay house may reveal the killer.

· The Desert Ping Premieres Monday, May 23 at 9/8c

Merritt’s phone pings near the desert graves, and authorities wonder whether he buried the bodies or merely visited a sister. Prosecutors suggest he tried to delete financial records to cover his tracks. A defense attorney takes a sudden leave of absence.

· Where’s Dan? Premieres Monday, May 23 at 10/9c

New DNA found in the graves may reveal who murdered the McStay’s. The defense questions Joseph’s brother on his whereabouts at the time of the murders, and they cannot locate the suspect they believe may have ties to the killings.

· The Verdict Premieres Tuesday, May 24 at 9/8c

If Merritt testifies, the jurors will learn about his criminal past. The defense and prosecution present their final arguments with closing statements, and it’s now up to the jury to determine guilt or innocence.

· Stay Out Of Dodge Premieres Tuesday, May 24 at 10/9c

Chase Merritt is furious with his attorney’s for failing to call an expert witness he believes can prove phone records placing him at the gravesite are “impossible.” Another key figure in the case breaks his silence about the crime.

SEE NO EVIL

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c on ID

SEE NO EVIL reveals how the deadliest crimes are solved by the only witnesses that never lie — and where murderers have no place to hide: surveillance cameras.

· Driven To Murder Premieres Wednesday, May 25 at 9/8c

In 2017, neighbors discovered the body of 40-year-old Dawn Meade outside an apartment complex in Louisa, Virginia. Detectives must determine if this is an accidental death or something more sinister, so they turn to surveillance footage to uncover the truth.

· One Last Ride Premieres Wednesday, June 1 at 9/8c

On July 5, 2011, a young couple on their way home from a night of birthday celebrations is shot while getting gas. With the killers long since vanished, detectives must rely on the grainy gas station video to unravel a senseless act of evil.

DEVIL IN THE WEB

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Thursdays at 10/9c on ID

You’d never allow a stranger inside your house or into your family’s private life but every time you go on the Internet, you may be doing just that. DEVIL IN THE WEB looks at the devastating effects of internet crime on its victims. Criminals can use what we post to harass, humiliate and violate us – even to invade our world offline. And once this type of crime occurs, it’s nearly impossible to get justice – or get it to stop.

· Cyber-Stalker Premieres Thursday, May 26 at 10/9c

Andy Castillo uses the internet to call and text female realtors in 20 different states. Wielding their social media against them, he makes the women believe he’s lurking nearby, adding to their terror. But they have no idea what else he’s done.

· Revenge Porn Premieres Thursday, June 2 at 10/9c

Chrissy Chambers and her girlfriend, Bria Kam, are huge YouTube personalities in the lesbian world. Then Chrissy’s old flame – a man – starts a devastating revenge porn campaign, spreading videos of him having sex with her while she’s unconscious.

AMERICAN MONSTER

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? Yet, on any street, behind any smile, lurks an AMERICAN MONSTER. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.

· Tell Me You Love Me Premieres Sunday, May 29 at 9/8c

Ashley Pittman thinks she hit the lottery marrying Jeffrey Scott, and he gives her a cushier life than the one she left behind in small-town Louisiana. However, something ulgy festers behind closed doors – a secret that soon turns deadly.

· Life On The Lake Premieres Sunday, June 5 at 9/8c

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ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Sundays at 10/9c on ID

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.

· The Smallest Clue Premieres Sunday, May 29 at 10/9c

A murdered teenager’s body mysteriously turns up in a rural Iowa countryside. Will the smallest clue be the key to bringing her killer to justice?

· A Spider Web of Tragedy Premieres Sunday, June 5 at 10/9c

As police try to solve a disturbing homicide, each step of the investigation reveals another layer in a spiderweb of tragedy.

The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER: MIND OF A MONSTER

All Three Parts Premiere Monday, May 30 beginning at 9/8c on ID

In Bellingham, Washington, police charge Ken Bianchi with the murders of two co-eds. Later, in explosive recorded interviews, Bianchi claims to know the identity of LA’s notorious ‘Hillside Strangler’ — but some suspect he may be talking about himself.

· Steve Did It Premieres Monday, May 30 at 9/8c

In 1979, police apprehend Ken Bianchi for the murders of two University of Washington students. His arrest shocks the world of psychiatry and sparks new life into one of America’s most notorious serial killer investigations.

· Multiple Personalities Premieres Monday, May 30 at 10/9c

Ken Bianchi claims responsibility for the hillside strangler murders in LA. But there’s a catch – he blames the murders on his multiple personality “Steve” and his cousin Angelo Buono. Investigators must determine if he’s credible or a pathological liar.

· The Stranglers Premieres Monday, May 30 at 11/10c

The Hillside Strangler Task Force receives a ‘magic phone call’ from Bellingham, Washington, providing a breakthrough. Prosecutors enlist world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Martin Ome to help untangle the devastating truth behind Bianchi’s claims.

THE PRISON BREAKER

All Four Parts Premiere Friday, May 27 at 8/7c on ID

In his own words, THE PRISONER BREAKER tells the true story of fugitive Richard McNair. Richard McNair’s friends and family, the law enforcement officers he betrayed, and the journalists pursuing the truth, recall McNair’s 1992 jailbreak and his astonishing time on the run.

· The Penpal Premieres Friday, May 27 at 8/7c

In 1988, Richard McNair managed to wield a detective’s lip balm and use it as a lubricant to free himself from restraints. Now, McNair’s family, friends, journalists pursuing the truth and the law enforcement officers he betrayed, recall the dramatic arrest and flight of the young escape artist.

· The Prisoner Premieres Friday, May 27 at 9/8c

· In 1992, Richard McNair narrowly escaped by shimmying through the ventilation ducts.

Close eyewitnesses look back on McNair’s astonishing time on the run and ultimate recapture.

· The Fugitive Premieres Friday, May 27 at 10/9c

In the early spring of 2006, Richard McNair eluded authorities and successfully escaped federal prison. When stopped by an officer, McNair manages to smooth-talk the situation and is let off with a warning, an escape that allows the master escape artist to vault to international infamy.

· The Escapist Premieres Friday, May 27 at 11/10c

Weeks into his stint on the run, Richard McNair’s luck runs dry when he’s stopped by Canadian law enforcement in a stolen vehicle. McNair attempts to elude officers one final time, but is dramatically captured and taken into custody.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES

The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 8/7c on ID

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND tells the complex and dramatic story of a murder in an entirely new way. Instead of a detective-led traditional whodunit story, each episode is told through the collective point-of-view of a Middle American town and its residents. Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the provocative crime that tore through it. What unravels over the course of the episode is that these townspeople are not only our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

· Homicide Hotel Premieres Monday, May 23 at 8/7c

A mysterious stranger strangles overnight desk clerk, Mary Klatt, during her shift. The town of Blue Earth, Minnesota, struggles with the harsh reality that someone would want to bring harm to Mary.

· Truth Will Kill Premieres Monday, May 30 at 8/7c

A woman vanishes from her home in the neighborhood of Belle Center, Missouri, without a trace. Hoping to find Anita Dunn before it’s too late, the community aids investigators in an exhaustive search.

BODY CAM

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

· Fired Up Premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 9/8c

Police race to an armed robbery and face a hail of shotgun pellets. A gas explosion lifts a roof off an apartment building, engulfing officers in a fireball. In Georgia, a man fights for his life in a wrecked SUV.

I WENT UNDERCOVER

New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 10/9c on ID

Undercover work is the most exciting, but risky part of law enforcement. However, when everyday citizens with no formal training go undercover, anything can happen. Doing the right thing has never been more dangerous.

· The Hit On The Handyman Premieres Wednesday, May 25 at 10/9c

Police receive a tip that a Florida business woman seeks to hire a hitman. As investigators delve further into her past, they find that murder-for-hire may be just the tip of the iceberg. Now, the race is on to save the lives of three unsuspecting people.

· The Sleepover Premieres Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c

A Utah man’s traumatic memories of childhood molestation spur him to confront his predator – and record the entire conversation. As he agonizes over the possibility of other victims, he also wonders if he could have made a terrible mistake.

CRIMES GONE VIRAL

Premieres Thursday, May 26 at 9/8c on ID

This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security and home surveillance cameras, to doorbell, taxi cab, motorcycle, police and cell phone cameras – someone is almost always watching. Gripping footage of kidnappings, break-ins, wild car chases, violent road rage incidents and other crimes rack up millions of views. CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story.

· Reckless At The Wheel Premieres Thursday, May 26 at 9/8c

Like a scene from a movie, police chase a thief in a stolen RV through the streets and residential areas. Later, another dangerous high-speed chase has a shocking twist when police realize the driver has her baby in the backseat.

· Oh No, You Don’t! Premieres Thursday, May 26 at 9:30/8:30c

A family fights to defend each other, and their store, when they are held up. Then, police scramble to contain a pair of young car thieves who seem to think they are invincible.

· Horror In The Street Premieres Thursday, June 2 at 9/8c

A woman enjoying a holiday celebration is the victim of a shocking hit and run caught on camera. Next, when a man steals a grandmother’s purse right off a restaurant table, she jumps into action, chasing him into the parking lot.



Go Inside the Controversial and Shocking Trial of Charles “Chase” Merritt





Go Inside the Controversial and Shocking Trial of Charles “Chase” Merritt for the McStay Family Murders in ID’s New Seven-Part Docuseries “Two Shallow Graves”
The series will air all seven episodes across three nights on ID starting Sunday, May 22 at 9:00/8:00c with the first three episodes.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
GO INSIDE THE CONTROVERSIAL AND SHOCKING TRIAL OF CHARLES “CHASE” MERRITT FOR THE MCSTAY FAMILY MURDERS IN ID’S NEW SEVEN-PART DOCUSERIES “TWO SHALLOW GRAVES”

Series to Air Across Three Nights on ID Starting Sunday, May 22nd at 9/8c with the First Three Episodes Episodes Available to Stream the Same Day on discovery+

(New York, NY) – In 2010, Joseph McStay, his wife Summer, and their two young sons disappeared without a trace. Three years later, the nationwide search for answers in their disappearance came to a heartbreaking close when the family’s bodies were found in the middle of the California desert in two shallow graves. In 2019, Charles “Chase” Merritt, Joseph McStay’s friend and business associate, went on trial for the family’s murder. Despite incriminating evidence presented by the prosecution, Merritt maintains his innocence – begging the question, did Merritt really kill the McStay family? TWO SHALLOW GRAVES provides an enthralling look into Merritt’s explosive murder trial via unparalleled access to both the defense and prosecution teams, shedding new light on the controversial case. TWO SHALLOW GRAVES will air all seven episodes across three nights on ID starting Sunday, May 22nd at 9/8c with the first three episodes. Episodes will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.

When Merritt’s trial began in 2019, the prosecution thought they had an airtight case to prove Merritt’s guilt: compelling evidence linking him to the crime including bank records, cell phone activity, and DNA placing Merritt in the McStay’s car. However, as the trial unfolded Merritt maintained his innocence and his defense team put forth the possibility that the authorities had apprehended the wrong man… and the McStay family’s killer remained free. Divisive and heartbreaking, the proceedings of Merritt’s trial highlighted a haunting reality: despite Merritt’s arrest, so many troubling questions around the McStay family murders still linger unanswered.

With unprecedented, multi-camera access to the entirety of the trial and personal, never-before-seen footage of Merritt and his defense team strategizing during the proceedings, TWO SHALLOW GRAVES definitively unlocks a fascinating new perspective on the trial and murder case that captivated the attention of the nation. Featuring exclusive interviews with Merritt, his family, and his defense lawyers, as well as the prosecution, investigators, key figures in the case, and the McStay’s family and friends, the series gives incredible insight into Merritt’s defense and the prosecutions’ evidence, presenting an engrossing seven part look into a tragic mystery that is still unfolding.

“The trial of Chase Merritt in the McStay family murders is one of the most shocking and controversial in recent memory. TWO SHALLOW GRAVES gives unprecedented and never-before-seen access into the proceedings that will completely shift how many perceive this case,” said Jason Sarlanis, President of Crime and Investigative Content, Linear and Streaming. “This is a definitive look at the building drama inside and outside the courtroom, culminating in a shocking interview with a missing suspect.”

TWO SHALLOW GRAVES will air all seven episodes across three nights on ID starting Sunday, May 22nd at 9/8c with the first three episodes. Episodes will be available to stream the same day on discovery+. Episode details below:

· Vanished Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9/8c

The fate of the missing McStay family remains a mystery for three years until their bodies surface in two shallow graves in the desert. Prosecutors accuse Chase Merritt of the crime, and the trial begins with each side passionately presenting their case.

· The Missed Call Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 10/9c

A bombshell witness upends the Merritt murder trial, claiming someone else confessed to the McStay murders. Merritt’s girlfriend gives him an alibi, but the prosecution attempts to discredit her on the witness stand.

· The Killer’s Truck Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 11/10c

Police investigate other suspects, including a business associate taking money, an ex-boyfriend still in love with Summer McStay, and a new husband with a violent past. Footage of a truck leaving the McStay house may reveal the killer.

· The Desert Ping Premieres Monday, May 23 at 9/8c

Merritt’s phone pinged in the desert near the graves. Was he burying the bodies or visiting a sister? Prosecutors suggest Merritt tried to delete financial records to cover his tracks. A defense attorney has to take a sudden leave of absence.

· Where’s Dan? Premieres Monday, May 23 at 10/9c

New DNA found in the graves may reveal who murdered the McStays. The defense questions Joseph’s brother on his whereabouts at the time of the murders and are unable to locate the suspect they believe may be involved in the killings.

· The Verdict, Premieres Tuesday, May 24 at 9/8c

If Merritt testifies, the jurors will learn about his criminal past. The defense and prosecution present their final arguments with closing statements. It will be up to the jury to determine guilt or innocence.

· Stay Out Of Dodge, Premieres Tuesday, May 24 at 10/9c

Chase Merritt is furious with his attorneys for failing to call an expert witness he believes can prove phone records placing him at the gravesite are “impossible.” A key figure in the case breaks his silence about the crime.

TWO SHALLOW GRAVES is produced for ID by Red Marble Media with Jacinda A. Davis and Kevin Fitzpatrick as Executive Producers. Jeanie Vink is the Executive Producer for ID.

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About INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID)

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading crime and justice network on television, delivering the highest-quality programming to approximately 80 million U.S. households. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. ID’s true crime programming is also available via the network’s aggregated TV Everywhere offering, IDGO, where fans can access thousands of episodes from the Discovery family of networks. For exclusive web content and bonus material, fans can follow ID on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or check out the network’s true crime blog, CrimeFeed. Investigation Discovery is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, a leading global media and entertainment company available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About Red Marble Media

Currently celebrating its 100th episode, the breakout hit series EVIL LIVES HERE – featuring unconventional storytelling, intense emotion, and premium production value – is emblematic of the storytelling in which Red Marble specializes. Whether we’re traveling the world in search of portals to hell (History’s “GATES OF HELL”) or blowing minds on the street with magic tricks (“YOUR [BLEEP]’d UP BRAIN”), Red Marble specializes in bringing fresh creative energy to all nonfiction genres. In EVIL LIVES HERE, we broke the whodunit rules to create a series with a unique, intense POV. We followed that series with more true crime hits like SHATTERED and EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH. Based in New York, Red Marble is about telling surprising stories with emotional impact. Whether it’s a hilarious unknown tale about a founding father, or a hauntingly intimate survival story, we engineer our series to provoke the strongest reactions from our audience. Uniting all our series is a fascination with human psychology and an eye for the unusual.



discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of May 9 and May 16





discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of May 9 and May 16
Look for the three-episode premiere of “Two Shallow Graves” on Sunday, May 22.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS

Weeks of May 9 and May 16 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

EVIL LIVES HERE: SHADOWS OF DEATH

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID

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.

· The Lookout Premieres Sunday, May 15 at 9/8c

The murders of two teen girls at a remote and scenic lookout point seem random until police uncover a web of secrets among their network of friends.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Sundays at 10/9c on ID

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.

· Where Is Miya? Premieres Sunday, May 15 at 10/9c

A college co-ed disappears, and her family launches a desperate investigation to find her. What they discover will change their lives forever.

SEE NO EVIL

New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c on ID

SEE NO EVIL reveals how the deadliest crimes are solved by the only witnesses that never lie — and where murderers have no place to hide: surveillance cameras.

· In My Heart, I Knew Premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 9/8c

When 16-year-old Diamond Bradley disappears from home, her family is mystified. Detectives hope surveillance footage will lead them to the missing girl before it’s too late, but the trail Diamond leaves behind is more terrifying than anyone expected.

· Making A Killing Premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 9/8c

Michelle Mockbee goes to work early to get a jumpstart on payroll. Less than an hour later, she’s murdered outside her office. Following the surveillance footage leads detectives to a closet full of dirty secrets that may have been worth killing over.

TWO SHALLOW GRAVES

Three Episodes Premiere Back-to-Back on ID Beginning May 22 at 9/8c and Available to Stream on discovery+

In 2019, Charles “Chase” Merritt went on trial for the murder of his friend and business associate Joseph McStay, McStay’s wife, and their two young sons. The prosecution presented incriminating evidence including bank records, cell phone activity, and DNA placing him in McStay’s car. Merritt maintained his innocence and his defense team suggested another man had motive for murder. Over the course of seven gripping parts, TWO SHALLOW GRAVES gives an enthralling and never-before-seen look at Merritt’s murder trial and the investigation into the McStay murders through interviews with Merritt, the prosecution, and the defense. The series sheds new light on the controversial court case that captivated the nation and the questions around the heartbreaking crime that still linger unanswered.

· Vanished Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9/8c

The fate of the missing McStay family remains a mystery for three years until their bodies surface in two shallow graves in the desert. Prosecutors accuse Chase Merritt of the crime, and the trial begins with each side passionately presenting their case.

· The Missed Call Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 10/9c

A bombshell witness upends the Merritt murder trial, claiming someone else confessed to the McStay murders. Merritt’s girlfriend gives him an alibi, but the prosecution attempts to discredit her on the witness stand.

· The Killer’s Truck Premieres Sunday, May 22 at 11/10c

Police investigate other suspects, including a business associate taking money, an ex-boyfriend still in love with Summer McStay and a new husband with a violent past. Footage of a truck leaving the McStay house may reveal the killer.

The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

I WENT UNDERCOVER

New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 10/9c on ID

Undercover work is the most exciting, but risky part of law enforcement. However, when everyday citizens with no formal training go undercover, anything can happen. Doing the right thing has never been more dangerous.

· Episode 103 (Title Forthcoming) Premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 10/9c

Jim Morel is having lunch with a close friend when that friend makes a shocking confession. Conflicted, Jim goes to the police – but he finds he must go undercover to clear his own name.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES

The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND

New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c on ID

MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND tells the complex and dramatic story of a murder in an entirely new way. Instead of a detective-led traditional whodunit story, each episode is told through the collective point-of-view of a Middle American town and its residents. Every story documents a town and people in the heart of the country, and the provocative crime that tore through it. What unravels over the course of the episode is that these townspeople are not only our storytellers, but they also hold the clues to the puzzle that has forever changed their lives and how they understand their home.

· An Affair With Murder Premieres Monday, May 9 at 9/8c

A lone female working for a bottling plant in Camden, Arkansas goes missing. When a local stumbles upon Ruiz Stone’s abandoned van, her family fears the worst. Some speculate Ruiz fled town with a lover, but detectives reveal something far more sinister.

· Murder On Beer Can Alley Premieres Monday, May 16 at 9/8c

A local in Algona, Iowa stumbles upon a smoldering truck with the body of a young mother inside. Investigators and family trace the last movements of Nicole Berte to uncover her killer.

BODY CAM

New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

Raw, intense, and action-packed, BODY CAM uses body cam footage to show the dangerous, fast-moving situations officers face and the life-or-death decisions they must make in the blink of an eye.

· Wrong Turn Premieres Tuesday, May 10 at 9/8c

In Ohio, police try to rescue a woman trapped in a sinking car, which puts an officer’s life in danger. In Florida, a high-speed pursuit ends in a swamp, where the suspect shoots at police and escapes. Specialist units set out to locate the criminal.

· On The Brink Premieres Tuesday, May 17 at 9/8c

In Ohio, officers respond when a man brandishes a knife in a store. He disobeys police commands, and a taser has no effect, so they call in a SWAT unit. In Georgia, police launch a manhunt after a suspect escapes in his truck, leaving an officer down.

A TIME TO KILL

New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 10/9c on ID

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.

· *FINALE* Do-Si-Death Premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 10/9c

Texarkana neighbors discover Patty Wheelington shot dead on her front porch. The charismatic widow has many admirers from her beloved square dancing club. However, police will soon find out who harbored enough hate to end her dancing days forever.