Category Archives: Oxygen True Crime

What to Watch on Saturday: Oxygen’s ‘Smiley Face Killer’ and Lifetime’s ‘Nellie Bly Story’

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (7 p.m., Oxygen) – This new true-crime series follows a bizarre cluster of unsolved crimes involving hundreds of college-aged men over the past 20 years found to have mysteriously drowned. The victims are all pretty similar, and near where nearly all of the bodies were found, there has also been found a graffiti of a smiley face. Many of the victims had defensive wounds or were drugged, but local authorities often classified the deaths — which show up in clusters across the country — as undetermined or accidental. This series follows a retired NYPD detective and a team of investigators who have dedicated the past 12 years to these cases. Their goal is to get the cases reopened by local authorities and bring answers to grieving families.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (8 p.m., Lifetime) – This new original

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The Smiley Face Killers Theory Has Already Been Debunked By The Authorities, But An Oxygen Series Is Still Investigating

Unfortunately, there will be always true crime stories to investigate. But what happens when deaths that were determined to be accidental are considered to be the work of a serial killer? In the case of the smiley face killers theory, that’s exactly what’s happening. The Oxygen miniseries, Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice, looks at a number of college-aged males who have drowned to death in the Northeast and the Midwest. Retired New York City detectives Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte are convinced that these cases are the work of a serial killer or group of serial killers who travel around the country hunting young men and then spray painting a smiley face nearby. However, authorities have already deemed that these deaths were accidental and unrelated, which makes Oxygen’s Smiley Face Killers even more controversial than many other TV shows about true

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True Crime Junkie? Watch a Preview of Oxygen’s Premiere Episode for ‘Mark of a Killer’

If you’re looking for a new true crime show to watch, look no further. Mark of a Killer digs deep into murderers’ crimes by using their postmortem signature. Detectives involved in the cases also interview with criminal psychology experts and family members of the victims, so yeah, you’re going to want to watch. Mark of a Killer premieres on Oxygen on January 20 at 7 p.m. ET. Watch a snippet of the first episode below, which focuses on the infamous Gainesville Ripper, Danny Rolling.

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The Insane Details of the Smiley Face Killers Theory

Since 1997, hundreds of college-aged men have been found dead in bodies of water across 25 cities in 11 different states. Although nearly all of the cases have been classified as accidental or undetermined, there’s a theory that at least 45 of the hundreds of victims have been killed by a network now referred to as the Smiley Face Killers, named for the chilling smiley face graffiti found near many of the crime scenes.

The theory has been debunked by the Center for Homicide Research, but two retired New York Police Department detectives, Anthony Duarte and Kevin Gannon, have been investigating the theory for 12 years. Now, Oxygen is sharing their findings with a new series, Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice, which premieres on January 19 at 7 p.m.

The victims all share a similar profile.

While the cases are in unrelated areas,

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Get morbidly excited about the Smiley Face Killers with this exclusive clip

True crime fans will be excited after watching this exclusive clip from Oxygen’s newest crime docu-series Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice which airs on Saturday.

If you aren’t already familiar with the Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice series you will be after you are instantly addicted to the new Oxygen docu-series which follows two detectives as they investigate the shocking crimes. The new show, which will air on Jan. 19 follows retired New York City detective Kevin Gannon and his team who have their own theories about a number of young men found dead in bodies of water across several Midwestern states. The detectives believe a link between the bodies and graffiti smiley faces are not just a coincidence.

Uh… spooky!

FanSided has an exclusive never-before-seen-clip from the show to get you fully invested (just like we instantly were), watch below.

 

In this clip we see Gannon

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Inside a ‘Making a Murderer’ Lawsuit, Hidden Dangers of True-Crime TV

The Netflix hit helped launch the current boom in sleuthing docuseries. Now the detective at its center is suing for defamation — and other real-life subjects are claiming emotional distress and worse as “a cottage industry of conspiracy theorists” is turning lives “upside down.”

Andrew Colborn was leading a quiet life as a police officer in the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Department when his face first flashed across millions of screens around the world. It was December 2015 and the docuseries Making a Murderer had just premiered on Netflix, becoming one of its first genuine unscripted hits.

Making a Murderer helped establish Netflix as a destination for bingeable non-fiction programming, earned its makers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi four Emmys and turned tens of millions of viewers into avid armchair detectives. The docuseries also turned Colborn’s life upside down, along with those of his wife, Barb, a retired pediatric

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Dorsey delves into true crime | News

US prodco Dorsey Pictures is expanding its unscripted lifestyle programming remit to create a slate of true crime and documentary specials.

Chris Dorsey

Chris Dorsey, founding partner of Red Arrow Studios-owned Dorsey Pictures, said the often undocumented areas of rural US, rich in stories and programming potential, were a motivation for its new focus.

The announcement comes off the back of its commission from multichannel network WGN America for Dog’s Most Wanted, a series that follows bounty hunter Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman as he pursues wanted fugitives. The unscripted series marks the return to TV for Chapman and is WGN’s first unscripted commission for over half a decade.

Red Arrow Studios-owned Dorsey is also about to see its true crime documentary Slenderman Stabbing: The Untold Story premiere on US cabler Reelz later this month. Both series are distributed by Red Arrow Studios International.

The prodco also

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Worth Watching: ‘Good Doctor’ Returns Amid Chaos, Fox’s ‘Passage,’ the Real-Life ‘Dirty John’ – Quad

A selective critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

The Good Doctor (10/9c, ABC): The hit medical drama closed out 2018 with multiple cliffhangers as the hospital went into quarantine lockdown: an infected doctor, an endangered pregnant woman, and poor Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) rendered almost catatonic, retreating into a fetal crouch as he’s bombarded by sound and strife. The crises continue to build in the winter premiere, with some wins and losses and conflicts between fathers, sons, mentors and protégés. Watching from the outside: Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) and Sean’s friend Lea (Paige Spara), who debate whether to let the young doctor know of Glassman’s latest diagnosis.

'The Good Doctor': Daniel Dae Kim Joins Season 2 in Recurring Role

‘The Good Doctor’: Daniel Dae Kim Joins Season 2 in Recurring Role

He calls the character ‘dynamic and surprising.’

The Passage (9/8c, Fox): It’s

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Worth Watching: ‘Good Doctor’ Returns Amid Chaos, Fox’s ‘Passage,’ the Real-Life ‘Dirty John’

A selective critical checklist of notable Monday TV:

The Good Doctor (10/9c, ABC): The hit medical drama closed out 2018 with multiple cliffhangers as the hospital went into quarantine lockdown: an infected doctor, an endangered pregnant woman, and poor Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) rendered almost catatonic, retreating into a fetal crouch as he’s bombarded by sound and strife. The crises continue to build in the winter premiere, with some wins and losses and conflicts between fathers, sons, mentors and protégés. Watching from the outside: Dr. Glassman (Richard Schiff) and Sean’s friend Lea (Paige Spara), who debate whether to let the young doctor know of Glassman’s latest diagnosis.

'The Good Doctor': Daniel Dae Kim Joins Season 2 in Recurring Role

‘The Good Doctor’: Daniel Dae Kim Joins Season 2 in Recurring Role

He calls the character ‘dynamic and surprising.’

The Passage (9/8c, Fox): It’s

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