discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of August 15 and August 22

discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of August 15 and August 22
Throw it back to the 1990s this August exclusively on ID and discovery+ with a series of nostalgic blockbuster specials that will revisit some of the most shocking cases of the decade.
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

Weeks of August 15 and August 22 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 over 6,000 hours of the best mystery and suspense, boasting the largest library of true crime of any streaming service.


Throw it back to the 1990s this August exclusively on ID and discovery+ with a series of nostalgic blockbuster specials that will revisit some of the most shocking cases of the decade.


*Killer 90s Premiere* Available to Stream August 18 Exclusively on discovery+

Twenty-five years ago, a fatal car accident took the life of the beloved Princess Diana of Wales, devastating the world. In the decades following her death, conspiracy theories and accusations have swirled – who was to blame? How did this happen? Over the course of four gripping parts, THE DIANA INVESTIGATIONS offers a new look into the tragedy that has shocked the world for decades. For the first time, hear exclusively from the key figures who investigated the beloved Princess’ death as they provide new insight and reveal never-before-heard details.


*Killer 90s Premiere* Premieres August 21 at 9/8c on ID & Available to Stream the Same Day on discovery+

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.


*Killer 90s Premiere* Premieres August 28 at 9/8c on ID & Available to Stream the Same Day on discovery+

With all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, this sex scandal shocked, enthralled, and enraged 1990s America. In 1997, it was discovered that beautiful blonde elementary school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, 34 and married with 4 kids, was having an affair with her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualauu. They didn’t deny the outrageous behavior, and even eventually embraced 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 lips was: is this true love, or is Mary Kay Letourneau a pedophile, guilty of child rape?



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.

· Darkness in the Desert Premieres Monday, August 15 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

A 19-year-old coed leaves her apartment and never returns. When her body is found in a desert river basin, police and internet sleuths alike wonder if she was a victim of an alleged killer known as The Zombie Hunter.

· Natural Born Killers Premieres Monday, August 22 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In May 2002, a couple goes missing in Ocean City, Maryland. It’s almost as if they vanished into thin air until a random, late-night burglary leads police to discover a tale of deception, brutality and savagery, the likes of which they have never seen.


Premieres on ID on Wednesday, August 17 from 9-11PM ET/PT

During HOMICIDE HUNTER’s nine seasons on ID, Lt. Joe Kenda captivated viewers with stories from the hundreds of murder cases he solved throughout his 23-year-long career. With an eidetic memory and a 92% closure rate, Kenda recounted all the success stories he had to tell on the hit TV series… .until now. Three cases that kept Lt. Joe Kenda up at night will finally be put to rest as he returns to the screen for a trilogy of theatrical-length HOMICIDE HUNTER specials, revealing chilling new details of career-defining cases. With his gruff voice and no-nonsense demeanor, Kenda leads viewers through labyrinthine cases that have plagued him for years with the first two-hour special focused on the investigation of a female soldier whose killer was a shadow in the night for decades.

· Never Give Up Premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9/10c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

The unsolved rape, mutilation and murder of young G.I. Darlene Krashoc has haunted Joe Kenda in the decades since he turned in his gun and badge. It’s not until 32 years later that a crack team of cold case cops uses Kenda’s groundwork to set a trap for a monster hiding in plain sight.


New Season Premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH carries forward John Walsh’s lifelong mission of tracking down fugitives from justice, finding missing children, and empowering the public to help support a more effective and accountable criminal justice system.

· Lying in Wait Premieres Sunday, August 24 at 9/8c

John is in pursuit of William Strand — police say he killed his ex-girlfriend who was also the mother of his son. Later, Cal hunts for Leslie Lagrotta, a suspect accused of sexually assaulting women in central Florida for over a decade.


Premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 10/9c on ID and Available to Stream on discovery+

In this exclusive extension of the series, the father and son duo behind dozens of criminal captures take a deep dive into cases, give real-time updates, and perhaps most poignantly, provide a deeper understanding of the Walsh family mission in this special hour. Moderated by special correspondent, Michelle Sigona, a variety of experts involved with the cases will round out the hour, highlighting the results of an engaged audience and a call to action to help make a difference in even more unsolved cases to find fugitives and recover missing children.


The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:


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.

· A Ticking Time Bomb Premieres Monday, August 15 at 10/9c

A long-time resident of a suburban street descends into a morass of delusion, anger and paranoia that turns him against innocent neighbors. He eventually becomes wholly unhinged and unleashes his violent wrath upon his small Baltimore community.

· Gone to the Dogs Premieres Monday, August 22 at 10/9c

A friendly retired couple delights a family with young children when they move in next door. Then the new neighbors’ dog attacks the children’s mother, setting off a vicious conflict that ends in two shocking murders.


New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c on ID

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

· The Old-Fashioned Way Tuesday, August 16 at 9/8c on ID

In a small town in Florida, a charismatic pastor and his wife take in a young woman from their congregation. Months later, they announce she is a surrogate for their child. But when she disappears, things may not be what they seem.

· Behind Closed Doors Tuesday, August 23 at 9/8c on ID

Police find a family savagely murdered one by one in their quiet suburban Oklahoma home. When police find a victim still clinging to life and able to provide some answers, they launch a desperate search for the perpetrators before they can kill again.


New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 10/9c on ID

REASONABLE DOUBT features retired homicide detective, Chris Anderson, and criminal defense attorney, Fatima Silva, as they re-examine controversial murder cases to help the desperate families of those convicted decide if it’s time to appeal or accept the guilty verdict once and for all.

· Prison Mom Tuesday, August 16 at 10/9c on ID

A jury convicts Laverne Fields of murdering her husband as he lay in bed, but her children insist he committed suicide. They reach out to Detective Chris Anderson and attorney Fatima Silva to get to the truth.

· The Jerk Tuesday, August 23 at 10/9c on ID

Everyone agrees Brian Eftenoff is an arrogant jerk who rubs people the wrong way. But his kids insist that doesn’t make him guilty of murdering their mom. Chris and Fatima dig deep to find out if he was wrongfully convicted or if he is right where he belongs.