John Walsh Investigation Series Set At ID; Discovery Greenlights ‘Undercover Billionaire’


John Walsh is set to topline a new series for Investigation Discovery. In Pursuit with John Walsh is described as a real-time investigation series that mobilizes ID’s audience to actively engage in the pursuit of justice.
Backed by decades of victim advocacy with a mission stemming from his own personal tragedy, In Pursuit utilizes Walsh’s experience in the field coupled with a call center able to help law enforcement find leads in real time, according to ID. Produced by…

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” […]

‘Love & Hate Crime’ Trailer & Premiere Date For Investigation Discovery True-Crime Series


“If there is anything in this world that I could take back, I would be that I would give Mercedes her life back.” So says Josh Vallum in the premiere episode of Love & Hate Crime, the true-crime docuseries that Investigation Discovery said today will premiere February 25. Watch the first trailer above.
Episode 1 follows the story of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender teen who was murdered in 2015 by Vallum, her gang member boyfriend. The pair had a lustful relationship…

TV News Roundup: New Andy Samberg HBO Mockumentary Sets Premiere Date


In today’s roundup, Andy Samberg and Murray Miller’s HBO special gets a premiere date, and “Murder Chose Me” secures a second season. DATES An HBO special presentation starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg and executive produced by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill”; HBO’s “Girls”) premieres Saturday, July 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on HBO. “Tour de… Read more »

TV News Roundup: Oprah to Visit ‘The Talk’ for First Time


In today’s TV news roundup, Oprah Winfrey will make her first ever visit to CBS’ “The Talk,” while Investigation Discovery announces a new documentary on sexual assault on college campuses.  DATES Oprah Winfrey will be the featured guest on April 17th’s episode of the CBS daytime series “The Talk.” The philanthropist and broadcaster will spend the entirety… Read more »

Investigation Discovery to Revisit ‘Son of Sam’ Serial Killer Mystery in Docuseries


Investigation Discovery will dive deep into the serial killer known as Son of Sam in a new three-part documentary series, the cable network announced Tuesday.

“Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer” will air in accordance with the 40th anniversary of the capture of the serial killer David Berkowitz.

The docu-miniseries will track the parallel stories of a serial killer’s unsuspecting victims, while following the dedicated detectives who worked tirelessly to capture the man who left six young people dead, seven wounded, and countless families bereft.

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“Forty years have passed since 1977’s ‘Summer of Sam,’ and while New York has changed dramatically, the scars of that horrifying year are still felt profoundly by the people who lived through it,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “In revisiting what happened during those chilling summer months, especially through the eyes of those who brought the SON OF SAM to justice and those who fell victim to his murderous spree, ID brings the frightening experience of living in ’70s New York to its viewers, today.”

“Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer” airs this summer on Investigation Discovery.

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TV News Roundup: Jim Parsons to Narrate Discovery Series, ‘The Guest Book’ Sets Cast


In today’s TV News Roundup, Greg Garcia’s TBS comedy series “The Guest Book” sets its cast, Jim Parsons gets a narrator gig at Discovery, and premiere dates for series on various Discovery networks and truTV. CASTING TBS‘ Greg Garcia comedy “The Guest Book” has found its cast: Kellie Martin will play Officer Kimberly Leahy, who… Read more »