Category Archives: Reelz True Crime

Special Report: Making a Killing

A perennially popular genre, crime docs are in a state of evolution.

When Netflix released its groundbreaking documentary series Making a Murderer in December 2015, it impacted not only the life of its subject, Steven Avery, and the way people viewed the U.S. justice system, but also the true-crime television genre. More and more people wanted to learn about real criminal cases, and they found they could do so on their couches, TV remote control in hand, leading to increased demand from channels and other platforms for factual crime content. Apparently, the age-old adage “crime doesn’t pay” doesn’t hold any water in the television industry.

“It put crime programming front and center,” says Nicky Davies Williams, the CEO of DCD Rights, of the Netflix success. People were surprised, she says, at “how intrigued the world was and also how faithful to a long series

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What to Watch: Stars and Their Fams Compete on Celebrity Family Feud

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MONDAY, July 9
ATL Homicide
New true-crime series features veteran Atlanta homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez recounting some of their grittiest and most dramatic tales, with re-creations bringing viewers along for the ride (10 p.m., TV One).

Million Dollar Rooms
How much renovation can you buy with a $1 million-plus budget? Find out as Carter Oosterhouse gives you a tour of some outrageous spaces, including former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz’s major-league backyard; a Las Vegas suit so upscale, even gravity isn’t allowed inside; and an underwater media room (10 p.m., Discovery Family).

TUESDAY, July 10
10 That Changed America
Learn the fascinating untold stories of our nations streets, monuments and engineering marvels in new episodes of this popular series that explores America’s “built” environments, hosted by Geoffrey Baer (8 p.m., PBS).

Paid Off
Michael Torpey, best known as playing corrections officer Thomas Humphrey on TV’s Orange is the

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2 Netflix premieres and 3 network finales: What to watch on TV this weekend

Power

Starz, 7pm Sunday

Season Premiere!

When we last left this urban game of thrones, club owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) — still reeling from the shocking death of his teenage daughter, Raina (Donshea Hopkins) — had done the unthinkable: teamed up with his sworn nemesis Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson). When the story resumes, Ghost, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Kanan remain a united front, bonded by their shared hatred of ambitious turncoat Dre (Rotimi Akinosho), whose hostile takeover of NYC’s drug trade has cost them all dearly.

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Friday, June 29: The Ladies of ‘GLOW’ Shine on in Season 2

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Friday, June 29

GLOW
Netflix
Season Premiere!

The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher and the hair is even bigger in Season 2 of this ’80s-set series, which follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities and confront the good, the bad and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam (Marc Maron) is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and 20 episodes to churn out.

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The Hot List: summer TV shows featuring actors and actresses of color

​​Your definitive guide to summer TV programs featuring actors and actresses of color

Programs with a star next to the title are those that have received great popular or critical response or are breaking new ground in terms of representation. Happy summer viewing!

***Bookmark this page for updates as networks release more summer programming and casting news!***

May 30
Reverie (NBC) – starring Irani-American actress Sarah Shahi and TV favorite Dennis Haysbert.
A former detective specializing in human behavior is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)- featuring Titus Burgess
A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

 

June 3
Pose (Fox)- featuring Angelica Ross
Set in the world of 1986, this show looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society

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Monday, June 25: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Host ‘Wedding Cake Championship’

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Monday, June 25

Wedding Cake Championship
Food Network, 9pm
New Series!

In this four-episode competition series hosted by Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, six pairs of the world’s best professional wedding cake bakers face requests from special guests and real-life couples that test the limits of their skill and creativity. The bakers will present their creations to the couples themselves and a panel of three expert judges from the wedding and baking worlds, including chef Maneet Chauhan, baker extraordinaire Kimberly Bailey and wedding expert David Tutera.

What to Watch: Omari Hardwick Returns to Grit and Glitter of Power

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MONDAY, June 25
Culture Shock: Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call
On the ninth anniversary of his death, newscasters, journalists, friends and family examine the final days of the pop icon’s pressure-cooker life in this documentary revolving around Jackson’s preparations for what would have been his “This Is It” comeback tour (9:30 p.m., AE).

Wedding Cake Countdown With Drew and Linda
Follow along on the search as Drew Scott of TV’s Property Brothers and his (now wife) Linda Phan go from bakery to bakery looking for the ultimate cake (and working out the compromises) for their big “I do” day (8:30 p.m., Food Network).

TUESDAY, June 26
Chrisley Knows Best
Patriarch Todd takes on too much as the family heads to the Sunshine State to run their first Miss Florida USA pageant; when Faye makes a rash purchase, Todd insists on calling her out (10 p.m., USA Network).

Face Off
Tonight’s episode of the award-winning docuseries, an ongoing competition for the grand prize and top honors of being named Hollywood’s next great special-effects makeup artist, is themed around the creation of characters and illusions for a “Haunted Hotel” (9 p.m., SyFy).

WEDNESDAY, June 27
Big Brother
Returning for its landmark 20th season, the reality series follows a group of new contestants living together in a house outfitted with 24 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones recording their every more 24 hours a day. Who can handle the prying eyes of America—and the voting of their housemates—and hold on until the end to take home the grand prize of $500,000? (Two-hour premiere, 8 p.m., CBS).

Expedition Unknown: Global Game Show—Curses!
Host Josh Gates seeks out contestants—who could win big cash, or go home with nothing at all—to test their knowledge of unlucky adventurers who fell victim to brutal curses (9 p.m., Travel Channel).

THURSDAY, June 28
CMT Crossroads: Leon Bridges and Luke Combs
Combs, whose debut album yielded four No. 1 hits, including “Hurricane” and “When It Rains, It Pours,” teams with Texas soul singer Bridges, a two-time Grammy nominee whose 2015 debut CD drew comparisons to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding (10 p.m., CMT).

Law Order: Special Victims Unit
After a female protestor is assaulted at a rally, Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Barba Raúl Esparza) struggle to put their political beliefs behind them in order to bring the attacker to justice (10 p.m., NBC).

FRIDAY, June 29
GLOW
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back! Season two follows TV-ready ring-leaders (Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin) as they become local celebrities and confront the lingering issues at the heart of their friendship, while producer Sam (Marc Maron) deals with the arrival of his teenage daughter and the pressures of churning out 20 episodes of a hit TV show (Netflix).

A Very English Scandal
Hugh Grant and Ben Whislaw star in this three-part drama, a juicy true tale based on the 1970s scandal of British politician Jeremy Thorpe, charged with murder after he was accused of attempting to kill a man with whom he had had an affair. Cheeky—and oh, so criminal! (Amazon).

SATURDAY, June 30
The Red Badge of Courage
This 1951 film from director John Houston was based on Stephen Crane’s Civil War novel about a young Union soldier (played by Audie Murphy, in real life, the most awarded U.S. soldier of World War I) struggling to find the courage to fight in battle. A “troubled” production that was slashed and lobbed down in length to a short film of barely more than an hour for theatrical release, it was a box-office flop—but was later deemed one of Hollywood’s “lost-footage,” might-have-been masterpieces (12 p.m., TCM).

Sex, Lies Murder
New series examines horrific true-crime stories of passion, revenge and murder using expert interviews and dramatic recreations (10 p.m., Reelz).

SUNDAY, July 1
The Top Ten Revealed
Musical countdown series kicks off a series of summer programming with “Songs About Sex,” in which music legends and critics expound on their picks for the most sizzling singles by Aerosmith, Warrant and other randy rockers (9 p.m., AXS TV).

Power
Omari Hardwick returns to star in season five as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin and exchange it for a legitimate life, in this hit drama that straddles glamorous Manhattan glitter and the gritty underworld of the drug trade (9 p.m., Starz).

NEW ON DVD

Terminal DVD (72)Terminal DVD (72)

Made before her Oscar-nominated star turn in last year’s I, Tonya, the modern-noir Terminal (RLJI Films) stars Margot Robbie alongside Simon Pegg, Mike Myers and Max Irons in a twisty tale of two assassins, a mysterious janitor and a waitress whose lives intertwine as they become part of an evil mastermind’s murderous plan. 

Mission Impossible 4k DVD (72)Mission Impossible 4k DVD (72)

Your mission: Watch all five of the previous blockbuster Mission: Impossible movies starring superstar Tom Cruise, each released now separately on 4k Ultra HD just ahead of the theatrical release (July 27) of the next (Mission Impossible: Fallout). The original film, its two sequels and Ghost Protocol and Rogue Nation all include previously unreleased bonus materials (Paramount Home Media Distribution).

AT THE MOVIES
After a series of setbacks, a street ball player (Lil Rel Howery) convinces former basketball playground legend Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics) to return to the court and help him round up his old squad (including Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller and Nate Robinson) and prove that a group of old-timers still has the right moves.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado, a sequel to the acclaimed Sicario (2015), finds John Brolin and Benicio Del Toro still entrenched in the brutal, bloody drug war on the border of the United States and Mexico, where cartels have begun trafficking terrorists into the country.

What to Watch: Omari Hardwick Returns to Grit and Glitter of Power

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MONDAY, June 25
Culture Shock: Michael Jackson’s Final Curtain Call
On the ninth anniversary of his death, newscasters, journalists, friends and family examine the final days of the pop icon’s pressure-cooker life in this documentary revolving around Jackson’s preparations for what would have been his “This Is It” comeback tour (9:30 p.m., AE).

Wedding Cake Countdown With Drew and Linda
Follow along on the search as Drew Scott of TV’s Property Brothers and his (now wife) Linda Phan go from bakery to bakery looking for the ultimate cake (and working out the compromises) for their big “I do” day (7 p.m., Food Network).

TUESDAY, June 26
Chrisley Knows Best
Patriarch Todd takes on too much as the family heads to the Sunshine State to run their first Miss Florida USA pageant; when Faye makes a rash purchase, Todd insists on calling her out (10 p.m., USA Network).

Face Off
Tonight’s episode

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Sunday, June 24: Jesse’s Headed Home to Angelville in ‘Preacher’ Season 3

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Sunday, June 24

Preacher
AMC, 10pm
Season Premiere!

Betty Buckley signs on as a series regular for Season 3 of AMC’s subversive dramedy about wayward cleric Jesse Custer’s mission to find an on-the-lam God. Buckley plays Jesse’s spell-casting “Gran’ma,” who uses her ability to raise the dead for both good and evil — and hasn’t seen her grandson around the family’s Louisiana homestead in a very long while. Falling Skies’ Colin Cunningham and Nashville’s Jeremy Childs also join the series as Gran’ma’s minions.

Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
Disney Channel, 8am
Season Premiere!

This animated series, formerly known as Tangled: The Series, continues the adventures of

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