Inheriting Trouble returns to Investigation Discovery, Nov. 8

Make a list and check it twice, because otherwise the family is in charge after death! Premiering Thursday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, Season 2 of Inheriting Trouble explores the family dynamics, legal wrangling, and high emotions of real-life stories of grief and greed.

This 12-part original Canadian series features the last stories of singers, including Etta James, James Brown, and Jimi Hendrix; as well as actors, such as Gary Coleman; authors like John Kennedy Toole and Stieg Larsson; and sports figures, including legendary Red Sox hitter Ted Williams.

Highlights from Inheriting Trouble include:

Inheriting Trouble – “The Estate of Tammy Wynette”
Thursday, November 8 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In 1998, the Queen of country music, Tammy Wynette, dies suddenly at the age of 55. Wynette had always promised her four daughters that they would be financially taken care of upon her death, but when the details of her estate are disclosed, it is her fifth husband George Richey who is left everything. Her daughters begin to question the events surrounding their mother’s death, and launch a $50-million wrongful death lawsuit that will create a scandal the country music industry will not soon forget.

Inheriting Trouble – “The Estate of Ted Williams”
Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
In July 2002, legendary Red Sox hitter Ted Williams dies at the age of 83. Though Williams’ will instructs that his body be cremated, his youngest children claim that, before his death, he signed a pact with them to have his remains cryogenically frozen. But not all of Williams’ children agree with this decision. What follows are shocking accusations of manipulation and fraud, exposing a troubled family history and what really happened to Williams’ body.

Inheriting Trouble – “The Estate of Etta James”
Thursday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
After a roller coaster life of musical highs and drug-addicted lows, Grammy® Award-winner Etta James is on her deathbed in January 2012. In her final days, the powerhouse singer is too weak to express her dying wishes – and her family is bitterly divided over how to help. Her husband Artis fights to keep her at home no matter the cost; and her sons by different fathers, Donto and Sametto, fear their stepfather is playing fast and loose with what’s left of their mother’s estate. The debate rages on in the courtroom – and the clock is ticking to find a resolution before it’s too late. Will Etta James find peace?

Inheriting Trouble – “The Estate of Stieg Larsson”
Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Author and journalist Stieg Larsson dies of a heart attack in 2004, months before the release of his first novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Since his will isn’t witnessed, and since Sweden doesn’t recognize common-law, his brother Joakim and father Erland inherit everything, leaving his lover and life partner Eva Gabrielsson with nothing. Immediately, Gabrielsson challenges the Larssons by claiming that she is the rightful heir but the Larssons won’t budge – a dispute made even more complicated when Dragon Tattoo becomes a phenomenal success in 2005.

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