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Villains, adulterers, and criminals are tracked down and exposed this October on Investigation Discovery.

The methods and impact of a variety of Villains are detailed in this new true-crime series debuting Oct. 2. Susan Lucci (All My Children) makes her return to television as the host and narrator of the sexy and sinister series Deadly Affairs (Oct. 11).

And Cuff Me if You Can retells first-person accounts of criminals who went on the run, only to be eventually caught by the law (Oct. 23). Continue reading »

When a murder occurs, the town in which it happened will never be the same. In the immersive true-crime series, Sins and Secrets, the city is the main character, focusing on the unique details and dark underbelly of the communities where the crime took place.

Premiering Thursday, September 20 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, this 13-part series explores the investigation, the mystery, and the scandal that forever alters a city. Continue reading »

Uncover the true crimes that have dominated both local and international newspapers – and the gritty crime fiction that topped the Best Sellers lists – this March on Investigation Discovery.

In Chatham, ON, parents stick by their 20-year-old son convicted of killing his sister in LIFE WITH MURDER, the first of three CTV documentaries exploring Canada’s most captivating crime stories (followed by THE PIG FARM and IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY).

Also, DEADLY INTENT investigates cases from home and abroad, including the surprising murder of a First Nations sex trade worker in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Then, fact inspires fiction as best-selling author James Ellroy explores Hollywood’s most gruesome crimes – with his signature unvarnished candour in – JAMES ELLROY’S L.A.: CITY OF DEMONS.

 

March programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:

 

NEW SERIES

 

DEADLY INTENT

Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning March 1

This Canadian original series chronicles some of the most intriguing crimes in both Canadian and international history, from multiple suspicious deaths under a nurse’s care in Northhampton, OH, to a case of bullying that goes too far in Victoria, BC. Go behind the scenes in this eight-part series to find out what occurred, meet the people involved, see the techniques used to solve the crime, and learn the final resolution of the case.

 

JAMES ELLROY’S L.A.: CITY OF DEMONS

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning March 30

Best-selling crime fiction author, James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential and Blood’s a Rover), takes a fresh look at some of Hollywood’s most notorious crimes from the past to the present. The six-part series delivers the dirt, stamped with Ellroy’s untamed and unfiltered personality. Slip through the crevices of crime that demonically define the City of Angels.

 

 

NEW SPECIALS

 

LIFE WITH MURDER

Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

When 20-year-old Mason Jenkins is convicted of murdering his only sibling, 18-year-old Jennifer, his parents are faced with whether to accept their daughter’s killer back into the family or to break with him. With footage of the entire family over a 10-year period the two-hour special follows their evolving, strained relationship starting from just a few minutes after the murder to present day. Jenkins’ parents stand by their son despite what appears to be overwhelming evidence of his guilt. Then, in an astonishing twist, Jennifer Jenkins’ real killer confesses to the murder on camera. 

 

THE PIG FARM

Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Robert “Willy” Pickton became one of Canada’s most notorious murderers after the most expensive serial killer investigation in Canadian history. This two-hour special takes an in-depth look at Pickton’s life, the police who investigated him, and the women who went missing over the years before his conviction. Now serving life behind bars for the murder of six women, many questions remain unanswered including why, despite mounting evidence, Pickton had not been caught sooner.

 

IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY

Thursday, March 17 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Around 8 a.m. on December 10, 2007, police in Mississauga, ON, responded to a 911 call from a man who had said he had just killed his daughter. When officers arrived, they found 16-year-old Aqsa Parvez suffering from life-threatening injuries. She later died in hospital. This two-hour special explores the fate of this young Muslim woman and three others, meeting with the women, their families and friends. Enter into a normally closed culture where young women wanting to bridge two worlds are victimized by the men who claim to love them the most.

 

TEN COMMANDMENTS OF THE MAFIA

Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

In Palermo, Sicily on November 7, 2007, Italian police raid a meeting of high-ranking mafia officials at the secret hideout of Salvatore Lo Piccolo, a.k.a. The Baron, a 65-year-old gangster who is suspected to be the Sicilian “boss of bosses.” Strewn among pistols, Cuban cigars and bottles of bourbon are dozens of cryptic, typewritten documents. As police furiously break the coded messages, they realize they have in their possession a set of rules for being a good Mafioso – find out what the 10 commandments of the Mafia are in this two-hour special.

The details behind some of the world’s most intriguing crimes are uncovered on Investigation Discovery this February. Dan Abrams and Scott Pelley  – two of America’s most authoritative investigative journalists join Investigation Discovery’s Sunday night lineup in February. Abrams, chief legal analyst for NBC/MSNBC, offers a deeper exploration of cases featured on DATELINE with CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS; and award-winning correspondent Pelley hosts 60 MINUTES ON I.D. with a look at the series’ most compelling investigations. Also this month, best-selling authors reveal which real-life cases inspire their fictional masterpieces in HARDCOVER MYSTERIES; baffling “missing person”cases are explored in DISAPPEARED; and medical practitioners face surprising challenges as they practice their calling behind prison walls in DOCTORS BEHIND BARS


February programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:

NEW SERIES

HARDCOVER MYSTERIES
Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT
Authors of some of The New York Times’ best-selling thrillers and whodunits explore the line between fact and fiction in the eight-part series HARDCOVER MYSTERIES. Authors including David Baldacci (Absolute Power), Harlan Coben (Tell No One), Sara Paretsky (Blacklist) and Kathy Reichs (Bare Bones) use dramatic re-creations and interviews to explore the real-life cases that inspired their page-turners and compelled their fascination with mysteries.

DISAPPEARED
Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Follow missing person investigations and learn how and why people simply vanish on DISAPPEARED. Lead by hidden clues and unpredictable twists, this 13-part series begins from the moment an individual vanishes to the sometimes tragic resolution.

ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN
Sunday, February 6 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

In the three-part series, ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN explores the danger involved pursuing relentless murderers in some of America’s most complex police investigations.

CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS
Sunday, February 13 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Chief legal analyst for NBC/MSNBC Dan Abrams digs deeper into stories from NBC’s DATELINE on CHASING JUSTICE WITH DAN ABRAMS. The 12-part series provides an intimate look at the cases that captivated audiences by covering the details surrounding the crimes, the investigations, trials and verdicts. 

60 MINUTES ON I.D.
Sunday, February 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT

Stories from the CBS magazine show 60 MINUTES are expanded on 60 MINUTES ON I.D.. Offering the best of hard-hitting interviews and timely investigations, this eight-part series is hosted by award-winning 60 MINUTES correspondent, Scott Pelley.

BEHIND BARS
Wednesday, February 23 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Explore the uncompromising reality of prison life through unrestricted access to the cellblocks of some of the highest-level security prisons on the four-part series BEHIND BARS.

NEW SPECIAL

DOCTORS BEHIND BARS
Wednesday, February 2 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT
A surprising number of the doctors who work in Chicago’s sprawling Cook County jail are women. DOCTORS BEHIND BARS offers a glimpse at the dangers and challenges these doctors face when dealing with the city’s most dangerous criminals.

RETURNING SERIES

DEADLY WOMEN
Monday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT
Back with 13 new episodes, DEADLY WOMEN investigates the motives of history’s most notorious female murderers and reveals the bizarre world of women who kill for thrills. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions.