Category Archives: True Crime TV

Investigation Discovery Launches ‘True Crime Files’ Syndicated …

Investigation Discovery is making the most of its vast library of programs about murder and mayhem with the launch of “True Crime Files” as a syndicated strip. Stations owned by Sinclair and Tribune are on board for the series, giving it clearance in more than 60% of the country.

The arrival of “True Crime Files” appears to draw a chalk line around Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution’s “Crime Watch Daily” syndicated strip, which has been on the bubble for a fourth season renewal. Tribune had been the core affiliate group for “Crime Watch” in major markets. Tribune’s new commitment to “True Crime Files” indicates that those key stations will not renew “Crime Watch,” although Warner Bros. may be able to line up new stations in Tribune markets for the 2018-19 season, given the lack of new shows for stations to chose from this year.

“True crime

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/investigation-discovery-true-crime-files-sinclair-tribune-1202664569/

Investigation Discovery Launches ‘True Crime Files’ Syndicated Strip With Sinclair, Tribune Stations

Investigation Discovery is making the most of its vast library of programs about murder and mayhem with the launch of “True Crime Files” as a syndicated strip. Stations owned by Sinclair and Tribune are on board for the series, giving it clearance in more than 60% of the country.

The arrival of “True Crime Files” appears to draw a chalk line around Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution’s “Crime Watch Daily” syndicated strip, which has been on the bubble for a fourth season renewal. Tribune had been the core affiliate group for “Crime Watch” in major markets. But Tribune’s new commitment to “True Crime Files” indicates that those key stations will not renew “Crime Watch.”

“True crime programming has never been more popular in the U.S. and as the top destination for the genre, we’re excited to expand Investigation Discovery’s deep library of compelling real-life stories

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/investigation-discovery-true-crime-files-sinclair-tribune-1202664569/

OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark announces new true crime TV series at A&E

Marcia Clark, prosecuting attorney in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial, poses with her memoir “Without a Doubt” at a book signing at a Barnes Noble bookstore in New York on May 13. The book, written with journalist Teresa Carpenter, is said to describe the day-by-day evolution of the prosecution’s case in the trial. – RTXHINA

The AE network is bringing former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia

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20 Fascinating Facts About Investigation Discovery

Pop quiz: In which Colorado city did Joe Kenda spend more than 20 years as a homicide detective? If you knew the answer was Colorado Springs, you must be an ID Addict. In 2008, Discovery Communications launched Investigation Discovery, the 24/7 true crime network that has had fans (Lady Gaga among them) glued to their television sets ever since.

In honor of the channel’s 10th anniversary, we did a little investigating of our own and uncovered 20 things you might not have known about Investigation Discovery.

1. IT BEGAN AS AN ANCIENT HISTORY NETWORK.

Investigation Discovery began its life in 1996 as Discovery Civilization, a network dedicated to showcasing content related to ancient history. In 2002, The New York Times purchased a 50 percent stake in the network with an eye toward shifting its focus to current events; in 2003, it relaunched as Times Discovery. But that

Read more at: http://mentalfloss.com/article/524498/20-fascinating-facts-about-investigation-discovery

New Discovery Channel show spotlights SLO County serial killer

A new Discovery Channel show spotlights one of San Luis Obispo County’s most notorious criminals, serial killer Rex Krebs.

The second episode of “The Interrogation Room,” which airs Thursday night, focuses on local investigators’ efforts to convince Krebs, a convicted sex offender, to confess to kidnapping, raping and murdering San Luis Obispo college students Aundria Crawford and Rachel Newhouse.

“The Interrogation Room” premiered Jan. 4. The show “covers all facets of crime and the clever tactics used by detectives to obtain criminal confessions,” inviting viewers to “listen, verbatim, to the hair-raising conversations that end with convictions,” according to a Discovery Channel news release.

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John Paul Getty III’s Kidnapping: Learn About the Case Before FX’s …

The true crime TV series just keep coming, and we are sooo here for it! While American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is the top FX series everyone is talking about in the new year, they also have another iconic crime show on the way: Trust. The show is Danny Boyle’s take on the showing 1973 kidnapping of oil heir John Paul Getty III. The story is practically made for the screen: the intricate plan, the family drama, the life-or-death stakes… it’s going to be amazing! The story will also be portrayed in Ridley Scott’s Oscar contender All The Money In The World. If you’re not familiar with one of the most intense true crime cases of all time, we have everything you need to know!

John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping

The shocking drama started in 1973 when John was just 16.

Read more at: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/john-paul-getty-iii-kidnapping-150973

John Paul Getty III’s Kidnapping Is Still One of the Wildest True Crime Stories in History

The true crime TV series just keep coming, and we are sooo here for it! While American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace is the top FX series everyone is talking about in the new year, they also have another iconic crime show on the way: Trust. The show is Danny Boyle’s take on the showing 1973 kidnapping of oil heir John Paul Getty III. The story is practically made for the screen: the intricate plan, the family drama, the life-or-death stakes… it’s going to be amazing! The story will also be portrayed in Ridley Scott’s Oscar contender All The Money In The World. If you’re not familiar with one of the most intense true crime cases of all time, we have everything you need to know!

John Paul Getty III’s kidnapping

The shocking drama started in 1973 when John was just 16.

Read more at: http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/john-paul-getty-iii-kidnapping-150973

Versace family labels “unauthorised” American Crime Story starring Penelope Cruz a “work of fiction”

The next series of American Crime Story examines the assassination of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace – but the Versace family has distanced itself from the show, insisting that it is an unauthorised “work of fiction”.

Ryan Murphy’s next instalment of the true crime TV series uses material from Maureen Orth’s book about the 1997 murder. It is set to air in the UK this year on BBC2.

Edgar Ramirez takes the lead as fashion designer Gianni Versace, Penelope Cruz portrays his sister Donatella, Ricky Martin plays his long-term partner Antonio D’Amico, and Glee’s Darren Criss stars as serial killer Andrew Cunanan.

In a statement, the family told The Hollywood Reporter: “The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-01-09/versace-family-labels-unauthorised-american-crime-story-starring-penelope-cruz-a-work-of-fiction/

True crime at centre of new CBC series The Detectives | Vancouver …

The Detectives

Wednesdays, 9 p.m. |  CBC

More info: Cbc.ca/watch

It’s been almost four decades since Mike Eastham investigated one of the country’s most horrific crimes and yet the retired RCMP detective says the case is never far from his mind.

The investigation that still affects him is the grisly murders of three generations of one family in the Wells Gray Provincial Park about 120 kilometres from Kamloops back in 1982.

Found in a burnt-out car was the incinerated bodies of George Bentley, 66, and Edith Bentley, 59, of Port Coquitlam; their daughter, Jackie Johnson, 41, her husband, Bob Johnson, 44, of Kelowna, and their two daughters, Janet, 13, and Karen, 11.

“There was no PTSD back in those days, it was basically unmanly to express emotions as a detective and you were basically just told to get back in the saddle and quit your whining,” said Eastham recently. “I did suffer for

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/entertainment/television/true-crime-at-centre-of-new-cbc-series-the-detectives

‘American Crime Story’ On Gianni Versace’s Death Is Fiction, Family Says

The book refers to Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, written by Maureen Orth and published in 1999.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/versace-family-says-american-crime-story-season-on-gianni-is-work-of-fiction_us_5a539ad9e4b01e1a4b17ff02