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Oxygen to revisit Rhoden family killings in two-part ‘Piketon Family Murders’ special

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Oxygen Media Debuts Two-Hour Special THE PIKETON FAMILY MURDERS

Oxygen Media Debuts Two-Hour Special THE PIKETON FAMILY MURDERS

Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents a gripping two-hour special, “The Piketon Family Murders” premiering on Sunday, March 31 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by Beth Karas, the special delves into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, when in 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the victims, were found murdered in a cold-blooded killing. The special will take viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history.

For more than two years, the residents of Piketon lived their lives in fear, hoping day in and day out that law enforcements would find the individuals responsible for the killings as rumors started swirling the town. Then, this past November, a series of arrests were finally made that further rocked

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‘The Piketon Family Murders’ Brings the True-Crime Chills — Watch the Trailer (Exclusive)

You might want to watch this one with the lights on.

ET has your exclusive first look at Oxygen’s chilling new true crime special, The Piketon Family Murders. The two-hour special dives into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, back in 2016. It explores the cold-blooded murder of the Rhoden family, as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the other victims. The massacre became the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history, spanning more than two years.

Legal expert Beth Karas hosts the television event, which also explores the paranoia that permeated Piketon after the murders. In Nov. 2018, arrests were finally made in the case — four members of a prominent family in Piketon, the Wagners, were charged with first degree murder, and the residents of Piketon became torn between a developing feud among two families no one saw coming.

Community members,

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‘The Act’ premiere review: Joey King impresses with her spectacular transformation, as Dee Dee begins to spin a web of lies

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Nick Antosca, one of the writers of Hulu’s all-new show, ‘The Act’, said the tale they wanted to tell was not about the infamous murder of Dee Dee Blanchard that occurred in 2015, but the more sinister and unbelievable backstory in connection with the murder. And so, from the get-go of the show that premiered Wednesday, we see the story is buried deep.

There is Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) and her daughter Gypsy (Joey King) as how the world portrayed them versus the mother-daughter that we have come to know through the extensive coverage after the incident. The parallels that run through your mind, is what makes the start of the show interesting. 

Left: Joey King at Variety’s annual Power of Young Hollywood in California (Getty Images), Right: A still of Joey King and Patricia Arquette from their upcoming show, ‘The Act’ (Source: Twitter)

The most

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Spring Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2019 Edition

The 2018-19 TV season is heading for the homestretch, so here’s a list of spring premiere dates for new and returning series. It covers more than 20 broadcast, cable and streaming programs debuting from March 18 through mid-May and includes shows that were on hiatus. Please send any additions or adjustments to We’ll update the list regularly as more dates are revealed.

March 19:
The Village (NBC, new drama series)
Mental Samurai (Fox, new game show series)
If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN, Season 5)
Mysteries of the Abandoned (Science Channel, Season 4)

March 20:
The Act (Hulu, new drama series)
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, new drama series)
Big Boy’s Neighborhood (Fuse, Season 2)
Step Up: High Water (YouTube Premium, Season 2)
Battle of the Ages (BYUtv, new game show series)
Dinner Takes All (BYUtv, new cooking competition series)

March 22:
The OA (Netflix, Season 2)
Delhi Crime (Netflix, new

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Oxygen examines suspicious deaths in “Accident, Suicide or Murder”

True crime net Oxygen Media is delving into the true stories of suspicious deaths in the upcoming series Accident Suicide or Murder.

Produced by Dorsey Pictures, a Red Arrow Studio company, each hour-long episode retraces one investigation from start to finish. Detectives on the case are determined to find the truth as the victims’ families continue their fight for justice and attempt to uncover what ultimately caused the deaths of their loved ones.

In the premiere episode titled “The Sinister Minister”, a determined detective sets out to help the friends and families of victims in a small Pennsylvania community. When a respected pastor’s wife dies in a car accident and a congregant dies by suicide in the pastor’s office, red flags are raised, exposing a lurid affair. Another investigation into the death of the pastor’s first wife is sparked by his inappropriate behavior and suspicious past.

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FBI: CBS Sets Premiere Date for Most Wanted Spin-off Episode

FBI: CBS Sets Premiere Date for Most Wanted Spin-off Episode

FBI: CBS sets premiere date for Most Wanted spin-off episode

CBS has announced the premiere for FBI episode 18 titled “Most Wanted,” which will serve as the backdoor pilot to a spin-off, will premiere on April 2. Directed by Fred Berner from a script written by Rene Balcer, the spin-off series stars Julian McMahon as Agent Jess Lacroix, Kellan Lutz as Agent Crosby, Roxy Steinberg as Agent Sheryll Barnes, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Analyst Hana Gibson, Nathanial Arcand as Agent Clinton Skye, and Alana De La Garza as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille. Matthew Lillard will make a guest appearance in the episode as the person listed on the Most Wanted list.

RELATED: CBS Renews FBI, The Neighborhood and Magnum P.I.

FBI,executive produced by Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf, Craig Turk, Arthur

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The Act: Is Gypsy Rose Blanchard still in jail for her mother’s murder?

As true-crime stories go, the murder – and disturbing back story – of Dee Dee Blanchard  and her daughter Gypsy Rose Blanchard’s involvement is particularly horrifying.

The case from 2015 has now been made into a eight-part series called The Act, which will stream on Hulu in March in the US, and stars Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee and Joey King as Gypsy.

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Is The Act a true story?

What happened in the real-life case?

On 14 June, 2015, the body of Dee Dee Blanchard was found, covered in blood and stab wounds, in her bedroom in Springfield, Missouri. She had been there for several days.

Police officers were first alerted to her house when a worrying message was posted on Dee Dee’s Facebook page that read: “That bitch is dead… I fucken slashed that fat pig and raped her sweet innocent daughter”.

Her wheelchair-bound daughter – who Dee Dee said

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