discovery+ and ID Highlights – Weeks of January 3 and January 10
Said offerings include the premiere of “Murder Under the Friday Night Lights” and the return of “A Time to Kill.”
[via press release from Investigation Discovery]
discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of January 3 and January 10 2022
**All Air Dates Subject to Change
discovery+, the newly launched global streaming service, 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.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
CRIMES GONE VIRAL
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 10/9c
This series takes viewers inside the riveting stories behind shocking crimes that go viral. From business security cameras to 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. But CRIMES GONE VIRAL goes beyond the jaw-dropping footage to tell the full story. These stories include; good Samaritans who intervene to stop crimes, brave victims who fight back against their attackers, clever prison escapes, a shark heist, a woman who dumps six newborn puppies in a dumpster, and more.
· Dangerous Strangers Premieres Monday, January 3 at 10/9c
A stranger brutally attacks a woman in Miami, taking the train home after work for no apparent reason. And then, a couple lounging at home on their couch has no idea that an intruder lurks above them on the staircase, watching their every move.
· Child Snatchers Premieres Monday, January 10 at 10/9c
Scenes of terror in broad daylight leave two mothers horrified. A stranger tries to snatch a child from a stroller. Then, another man attempts to take a child right out of her chair at a restaurant, but good Samaritans rush in to help.
MURDER IN THE HEARTLAND
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 9/8c
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.
· Deadly Entanglement Premieres Tuesday, January 4 at 9/8c
A missing grocery clerk, 20-year-old Christina Ross, sets the town of Neenah, Wisconsin, in a panic after a gruesome discovery. An unlikely resident comes forward with information that leads detectives to the people in her tangled love life.
· Groomed for Murder Premieres Tuesday, January 11 at 9/8c
Tourist town Traverse City, Michigan, is turned upside down when 18-year-old Kalee Bruce lies bludgeoned to death at her workplace. Investigators feel the pressure to get this killer off the streets before they strike again.
MURDER UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
New Episodes Premiere Tuesdays at 10/9c
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.
· The Cheerleader Murder Premieres Tuesday, January 4 at 10/9c
In a small Texas town, a serial rapist stalks and attacks multiple high school cheerleaders, before graduating to murder. Detectives discover that the monster behind these horrific crimes is much closer to home than anyone could have possibly guessed.
· Where is Tom Brown? Premieres Tuesday, January 11 at 10/9c
Conspiracy theories rock a small Texas town after a beloved high school football player mysteriously vanishes. Baffling clues and community pressure pit the local sheriff against a brash private investigator until some very unusual suspects emerge.
CALLS FROM THE INSIDE
New Episodes Premiere Wednesday at 9/8c
It’s an iconic line in any crime story: when a suspect is arrested, they get one call. In reality, once a person enters the criminal justice system, they have multiple opportunities to make calls as they await trial. The vast majority of those calls are recorded. An admission, a threat, a slip of the tongue, a bribe it’s all on tape and the suspect knows it. But this doesn’t always stop them from talking and talking. Calls From the Inside, uses jailhouse phone calls to frame the narrative of murder investigations steeped in mystery.
· The Real Jail Wives Premieres Wednesday, January 5 at 9/8c
Kim Boone and Anita Smithey have much in common. They’re middle class moms in their 40s. And both attempted to kill their husbands. Jail calls between the two reveal their inner thoughts on love, men and the circumstances that landed them in prison.
· Witness Beware Premieres Wednesday, January 12 at 9/8c
A distraught husband cannot locate his wife. Police discover a videotape, and the grainy footage points to a grisly demise. The killer’s jailhouse phone calls threaten to widen the circle of fatalities in this quiet South Eastern, Florida, community.
CONCURRENT discovery+ AND ID PREMIERES
New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Streams on discovery+
If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In AMERICAN MONSTER, viewers find out. 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 Could Be Me Premieres on ID Sunday, January 9 at 9/8c and Available to Stream Now on discovery+
From her early days as a pageant girl, Michelle Lira always had a magnetic personality. She’s whip-smart too and dreams of being a doctor one day — until a rollercoaster romance steers her life in a different direction, straight into a deadly ambush.
· About to Break Premieres on ID Sunday, January 16 at 9/8c and Available to Stream Now on discovery+
When newly divorced Wendi Davidson meets charming Brian Chevalier, it seems to be the perfect remedy for heartbreak. Brian proposes after only two months, but a shocking revelation will cause history to repeat in the most devastating way possible.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
New Episode Premieres on Sundays at 10/9c
This six-part series follows filmmaker Christina Fontana’s search for a missing woman in Hannibal, Missouri. When she uncovers dark secrets of the town and the missing woman’s family, Fontana questions who she can trust and who might be hiding the truth.
· Fool Me Twice Premieres Sunday, January 9 at 10/9c
Fontana gets closer to Cindy and tries to expose what she might be hiding. Rumors circulate about Christina’s whereabouts. And years after her daughter’s tragic disappearance, Cindy believes she’s met someone who can prove that Christina is alive.
· Paradise Lost Premieres Sunday, January 16 at 10/9c
The seedy underbelly of Hannibal, Missouri, comes into focus as Fontana tries to peel back the layers of what lead to Christina’s disappearance. As Fontana probes into rumors and leads, one name begins to stick out from all others.
COLD BLOODED ALASKA
New Episodes Premiere on Mondays at 9/8c
Within Alaska’s wild and brutal landscape lurk some of the most dangerous criminals in America. This true-crime series uncovers Alaska’s most disturbing murders and unpacks the extraordinary lengths law enforcement working in the Last Frontier must take to bring the killers to justice.
· Break Out Hit Monday, January 3 at 9/8c
Nestled between mountains and ocean, the small picturesque town of Seward finds itself under siege when two convicted killers escape from Spring Creek, Alaska’s only high-security prison. Authorities race to track them down before they kill again.
· Snow Angel Premieres Monday, January 10 at 9/8c
As one family grieves their lost daughter, grief turns to anger as more Alaska Native women are murdered. Increasingly concerned that a serial murderer is targeting women of color, police must ensure the killer — or killers — don’t escape justice.
THE FOG OF MURDER
New Episodes Premiere on Thursdays at 9/8c
This mystery crime series drops the viewer into the surreal, disorienting heart of a murder case. The investigation unfolds through a combination of heart-stopping first-person accounts, chilling recreations, actual videos, recordings, and photographs straight from the police files. As each piece of the murder puzzle falls into place, the fog of uncertainty lifts and the case is solved.
· Tracking a Killer Premieres Thursday, January 6 at 9/8c
A testosterone-fueled weekend for five young men at an Atlanta area car show ends in a beautiful woman’s murder yet nobody sees or hears a thing.
· Mattress Store Murder Premieres Thursday, January 13 at 9/8c
A brazen murder in a busy suburban shopping mall in broad daylight can only be solved by a hidden clue at the crime scene.
A TIME TO KILL
New Episodes Premiere on Thursdays at 10/9c
The key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere in the final hours of a victim’s life. In A TIME TO KILL, determined investigators must piece together events during this critical window to reconstruct the timeline, unlock the motive, and ultimately close in on the killer.
· The Freshman Premieres Thursday, January 6 at 10/9c
High school Freshman Tina Faelz ditches detention and heads for home – but someone murders her along the way. Suspects are plentiful, including a known sex offender, but decades pass before two determined detectives finally deliver justice for Tina.
· If I Killed Lisa Premieres Thursday, January 13 at 10/9c
A single woman hosts a dinner party on the same night she’s mercilessly stabbed to death. At the scene, police notice her signature waist-length hair is cut short, leading them to suspect the killer not only knows the woman – but is obsessed with her.