Investigation Discovery

No need to check the list twice, the criminals featured on Investigation Discovery between Dec. 19 to Jan. 1, at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT), are terribly naughty. Those receiving coal in their stockings include wicked women, homicidal husbands, foolish fugitives and callous contract killers.

Nightly marathons of Investigation Discovery’s best series offer a wicked alternative to happy holiday programming:



Mon., Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

Careful! A bad gift could lead to unexpected results. DEADLY WOMEN explores the psyche of female killers, showing what turns love affairs into fatal attractions or how twisted minds and dark secrets can send women on murdering rampages. 



Tue., Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

The Grinch doesn’t stand a chance against the F2: FORENSIC FACTOR team! The world’s best CSIs are armed with the latest investigative tools in the hunt to catch elusive criminals. Explore baffling cases that reveal the amazing science being used by North America’s top crime fighters.



Wed., Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)    

Unwrap a good book by some of America’s most popular writers of thrillers and whodunits – David Baldacci, Sandra Brown and Joseph Wambaugh – with HARDCOVER MYSTERIES. Explore the crossover from fact to fiction, when the authors discuss the real-life cases that compelled their fascination and inspired their page-turners.


Thurs., Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT) 

Careful who you kiss under the mistletoe – MARRIED TO A MURDERER looks at the spouses of Britain’s most notorious killers. From creeping suspicions to tell-tale signs – follow the transformation from an apparently normal, loving boyfriend or husband, to someone menacing, calculating and deadly.



Fri., Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

What actually happened to Frosty? Track the unpredictable twists of missing person investigations with DISAPPEARED. From the moment an individual disappears to the sometimes tragic conclusion, learn how and why people can simply vanish.


SOLVED (3×60)

Sat., Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)      

Who really ate Santa’s cookies and milk? The police officers, FBI agents and prosecutors from SOLVED can offer tips to catching the culprit. Each episode unfolds a mysterious homicide case through first-hand accounts from the agents tasked with solving the crime.



Sun., Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)     

Haunted by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future? Call the PARANORMAL HOME INSPECTORS, who, with a team of a psychic and a home inspector, will uncover mysterious home happenings.



Mon., Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)    

These criminals are definitely on the naughty list – this original Canadian series chronicles some of history’s most intriguing crimes. Find out what occurred, meet the people involved, see the techniques used to solve the crime, and learn the final resolution of the case. 



Tues., Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 6 p.m. PT)

Analyze the tracks on the rooftop, the DNA on the glass of milk, and the finger prints on the chimney after watching EXTREME FORENSICS – a series where investigators hustle for witnesses and forensic experts search for clues.



Tues., Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (6 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)   

It was not a merry Christmas for the Jenkins family when Mason Jenkins was accused of murdering his sister Jennifer. The Emmy© award-winning documentary LIFE WTH MURDER follows the family over a 10-year period to reveals who really killed Jennifer.


Wed., Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

It could be worse than Mommy was kissing Santa Claus. WICKED ATTRACTION features forensic psychologists and criminal profilers who uncover horrifying clues and reveal the true stories of people driven by love to commit murder…together.



Thurs., Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

Do you hear what I hear? Haunting voices from beyond the grave narrate their own murder investigations, offering clues to solve their untimely deaths in I WAS MURDERED. Six episodes tell the story of a murder through the victim’s fictionalized narration.



Fri., Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

Deck the halls with crime and folly – the criminals from I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT try to evade justice by using their families, fake identification documents and violence. What the fugitives featured have in common is that they all eventually get caught.



Sat., Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

All I want for Christmas is a Hit Man. Steve Schirripa (THE SOPRANOS) hosts the original Canadian series that deals with contract killer conspiracies. Get to know the people who paid the contract killers, see how the hit men complete their assignments and find out why murder contracts were assigned against the victims.



Sun., Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET (5 p.m. – 8 p.m. PT)

Did Grandma really get run over by a reindeer? Thirty-year news veteran and current CNN correspondent Paula Zahn investigates mysterious murders, suspicious accidents and sinister spouses in ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN.

Investigation Discovery is hosted by the ladies this November with all-new specials and returning series that uncover weird obsessions, clever cons and infamous crimes.

Join one of the leading ladies of crime reporting as Paula Zahn details the cases that intrigued the public in ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN (Nov. 5).

Hollywood’s most infamous madam is back in the public eye, but this time instead of a hoarde of prostitutes she has a flock of birds on HEIDI FLEISS: FROM PROSTITUTES TO PARROTS (Nov. 6).

Next, author Aphrodite Jones discusses some of the world’s most disturbing murders and crimes of our time on TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES (Nov. 8).

Then, I WAS CONNED (Nov. 17) reveals three cases of corrupt conning committed by a faulty investor, a natural healer, and a church-goer.

November programming highlights on Investigation Discovery include:





Sun., Nov. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Infamous Hollywood madam, Heidi Fleiss, has created a new life for herself in the small town of Parhump, Nevada. There, she balances work, home and sobriety with the demands of 20, rare and exotic parrots – and she’s never been happier. In this one-hour special, see how the expense of taking care of her beloved birds has stretched Fleiss to her limits, and she needs one of her fledgling business ventures to take-off. With the grand opening of her latest idea – a doggie daycare center in Las Vegas – rapidly approaching, the pressure is on. Can Fleiss handle the stress without turning back to drugs, or will she succumb to her demons?



Thurs., Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

From Wall Street to Main Street, con artists prey on people’s trust and manipulate their victims’ desires to get what they want. This one-hour special reveals the lies behind these scams and shows how almost anyone anywhere can fall victim. I WAS CONNED profiles three con artists including Trevor Cook, who gambled away millions from mislead investors; John Curran, who acted as a natural healer, charging outrageous prices for phony cures; and Steve Cooper, who gained the faith of an entire church before robbing them blind.





Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning November 5

Thirty-year news veteran and current CNN correspondent Paula Zahn steps into the field to interview the pivotal figures shaping the stories that have rocked the nation. With 26 new episodes, Zahn investigates mysterious murders, suspicious accidents and sinister spouses.



Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, beginning November 8

Delve into some of the most heinous murder cases and crimes of our time. Get the inside story of such notorious cases as Scott Peterson, Skylar Deleon, The Zodiac Killer and Phil Spector. This 10-part series follows Jones as she visits the locations connected to these murders, interviews those still connected to the crime — and when possible, interview those convicted.

Go behind the white picket fence this May when Investigation Discovery heads to the suburbs.

The month of deadly deeds begins with NIGHTMARE IN SURBURBIA (May 3), a new series about crimes committed in quiet neighbourhoods by deceptively normal neighbours.

New back-to-back series I Was Murdered (May 5) and WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY (May 5) unlock the mysteries that are seemingly taken to the grave and reveal the scandalous secrets spouses keep.

The kids are not alright as detailed by the school shootings and occult murders covered in KILLER KIDS (May 16). Then, WICKED ATTRACTION (May 8) continues to show how two people in love can make a murderous team. And the suburbs were supposed to be safe…

I Was Murdered and WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY are among the new series on Investigation Discovery this May that show the suburbs are not what they seem


May programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:




Tuesdays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, beginning May 3

Terrible and shocking crimes are not reserved for the underbelly of society – they are often times committed in quiet neighborhoods by unsuspecting villains. NIGHTMARE IN SURBURBIA offers a factual account of contemporary middle-class crimes. This 18-part series combines interviews with the investigating officers and family members of the victim, archive footage and dramatic reconstructions to reveal the secret side of the suburbs.



Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, beginning May 5

Similar to The Lovely Bones novel and feature film, STOLEN VOICES. BURIED SECRETS tells the story of a murder from the voice of the victim. This 13-part series uses the unique, first person narrative to position the victim as all knowing, giving clues to the viewer to piece together. The killers in these real cases are revealed by a haunting voice from beyond the grave.



Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/9:30 p.m. PT, beginning May 5

Explore stories of men and women who thought they were happily married until they uncovered a shocking secret about their spouse, leaving them to ask WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? From bank robbers to bigamists to spies, this 12-part series will have viewers shaking their heads in disbelief and wondering how the truths behind these scandalous spouses were kept hidden for so long.



Sundays 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. PT, beginning May 8

The majority of crimes are solved within 72 hours of being committed, and the final 72 hours of a victim’s life hold the key to the murderer’s identity – that key number sets the premise for 72 HOURS. The 33-part series goes into the world of forensic science, and the amazing technologies and investigative techniques used to solve these Canadian crimes.



Monday’s 10 p.m. ET /11 p.m. PT, beginning May 16

School shooters, group killers and occult murderers – KILLER KIDS explore the crimes committed by children and teenagers. The eight-part series searches for a possible explanation and compares the different judicial response to these heinous crimes in Canada, U.S.A., U.K. and France. 





Fridays 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. PT, beginning May 6

Magic tricks, distraction scams and proposition bets are all part of the REAL HUSTLE. Unassuming members of the public fall for acts of deceit and distraction in this 12-part series. Trickery will be used, tomfoolery will be had, and people will be hustled.



Sundays 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning May 8

What some people do for love. Uncover the horrifying and true stories of people driven by love to commit murder in Season 2 of WICKED ATTRACTION. With insight from forensic psychologists and criminal profilers, the 12-part series investigates some of the most terrifying crimes in recent history. Delve inside the criminal mind to explore the roots of these deadly murders and the psychological motivations behind deadly duos.



Tuesdays 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT, beginning May 17

The world’s best CSIs are armed with the latest investigative tools in the hunt to catch elusive criminals. The six-part series, F2: FORENSIC FACTOR, explores baffling cases and reveals the amazing science being used by North America’s top crime fighters.


About Investigation Discovery (ID)

Investigation Discovery (ID) brings justice to television with a deeper look into the world of crime, forensics, paranormal investigation and modern mysteries. ID offers arresting entertainment that delivers remarkable insight into the thrilling twists and turns of real-life investigation and the most intriguing puzzles of human nature.  Launched in Canada in 2010, Investigation Discovery reveals the fascinating human potential for good and evil. Investigation Discovery is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit for more information.

Haunting voices from beyond the grave narrate their own murder investigations, offering clues to solve their untimely deaths.

I Was Murdered, premiering Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, draws on The Lovely Bones novel and feature film technique to tell the story of a murder through the victim’s fictionalized narration.

Investigators and family members of these real life crimes are interviewed while the voice of the victim adds a personal and eerie storytelling element.

Unique voices profiled in this 13-part series include a woman who fell victim to an apparent robbery gone wrong or possibly a sinister lover; a hometown bar owner who may have slipped into a web of a deadly gang rivalry; and a minister’s wife who perished in a house fire, which may not have been accidental.


Highlights from I Was Murdered include:


I Was Murdered – “Daddy’s Princess”

Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Ali Kemp, a beautiful 19-year-old college student with a bright future, returned home for the summer to work at the local swimming pool in Jackson County, Kansas. But one afternoon when Ali was nowhere to be found, her father made a gruesome discovery – Ali’s brutally beaten body was in the pool pump room. With her killer on the loose, investigators launch an intense manhunt. But despite DNA evidence and a reliable witness, police search for three years without success. Refusing to give up, Ali’s father comes up with an idea that leads to her killer’s arrest.


I Was Murdered – “Checkmate ”

Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Ellen Robb lived a picture-perfect life in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter. Suddenly, the quiet town is shaken when her husband, a respected university professor, finds Ellen brutally murdered in their own kitchen. At first glance, police suspect a robbery gone wrong. As the investigation continues police uncover a secret that Ellen had kept hidden for many years from friends and family. Armed with a new theory, the police make an arrest that shocks everyone in the community.


I Was Murdered – “Cold as Ice”

Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

On a warm California evening in the summer of 1991, 23-year-old grad student and music lover Denise Huber attended a concert. When she failed to return home and her car is found abandoned on the freeway, Denise’s parents begun to fear the worst. Despite a widespread search, Denise remained a missing person for three long years, but her parents refused to give up hope that one day she would return home. Then in 1994, an Arizona couple reported a mysterious moving van parked in a stranger’s yard. When the Arizona police investigated the van, what they discovered was both chilling and heartbreaking.

Programming that would make any parent squirm – Investigation Discovery features serial killers, sex workers, and the supernatural this April.

ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN (April 10) will cause viewers to lock their doors after learning of three notorious criminals with an affinity for murdering innocent and helpless victims.

Explore the world of ritual killings by self-professed vampires, cannibals and Satanists in AMERICAN OCCULT (April 14).

The supernatural subject matter continues with ENIGMA: EXORCISM (April 4), which looks at the phenomenon of demonic possessions. Then, hit the pavement for a higher cause with HOOKERS: SAVED ON THE STRIP (April 24) and uncover the underbelly of sex trafficking.


April programming highlights for Investigation Discovery include:



Tuesday’s at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, beginning April 5

Today’s FBI is on the leading edge of using technology and evolving tactics to catch some of the world’s most sophisticated criminals including serial killers, terrorists, thieves, cyber criminals, arms dealers and kidnappers. Go inside the world’s leading law-enforcement agency with THE BUREAU. The 26-part series matches the intensity, captures the innovation, and experiences the human drama and passion that defines the modern FBI.



Sunday, April 10 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. – 1 a.m. PT

Explore the danger that is involved when capturing relentless murderers from some of America’s biggest police investigations in ANATOMY OF A TAKEDOWN. This three-part series features interviews with key investigators and dramatic reconstructions from the stories of three notorious criminals. Meet the Washington Sniper who randomly selected his victims without motive, the BTK Killer who tortured innocent people and the Green River Killer who preyed on helpless women.



Sunday, April 24 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/10 p.m. – 1 a.m. PT

Former Las Vegas call-girl Annie Lobert has a higher calling – to free women from the violence and exploitation of the sex industry through her faith based organization, Hookers for Jesus. HOOKERS: SAVED ON THE STRIP travels along the underbelly of the glitz and glamour of Vegas as she and her fearless cadre of ex-prostitutes risk their lives to combat sex trafficking. Each episode of the three-part series concentrates on the troubled but ultimately redemptive story of one of Lobert’s crew.



Monday, April 4 at 11 p.m. ET/Midnight PT

Thousands of cases of demonic possession are reported each year around the world. ENIGMA: EXORCISM examines the influence of religion, faith and psychology surrounding the belief that the devil and demons can possess a human body. This one-hour special investigates whether demons really take over the bodies and souls of innocent people, or whether the answers to such troubling cases can be found in the more prosaic realm of human psychology.



Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Explore the sinister world of self-professed vampires, cannibals and Satanists in AMERICAN OCCULT. Featuring two investigations per episode, the two-part special uncovers some of the most haunting ritual killings in recent history. Each case shows how ungodly dabbling unlocks the door to great evil for loners and groups alike.



Thursday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT

Profiling four of the greatest bank robberies, diamond heists and casino jobs of all time, MEGAHEIST shows that a well-executed heist can do more than just net the mastermind cash or treasures, it can catapult them to cult hero status. Join the elusive ‘School of Turn’ for a high-stakes diamond heist and the infamous Juan Vigoa for a daring casino robbery in this two-hour special.

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:





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.



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.






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. 



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.



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.



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.

Follow the clues and unpredictable twists of missing person investigations, and find out how and why people simply vanish in DISAPPEARED.

Premiering Friday, February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, this 13-part series traces fascinating missing person cases, from a young mother with a secret life to a respected lawyer later suspected of embezzlement.

Each episode of DISAPPEARED begins at the time immediately before the individual vanished and chronicles the search for evidence that may indicate what happened.

While some of the resolutions are heartwarming and others tragic, many cases remain open to this day and continue to be a source of unbearable frustration for family members and friends. Viewers can share fresh leads for the open cases that have gone cold to help uncover what truly happened to the missing and provide closure for the loved ones who were left behind.


Highlights from the first episodes of DISAPPEARED include:



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

Lee Cutler was a universally loved high school senior who secretly struggled to mend fights between his mother and stepfather and manage his relationships with girlfriends. After dropping off his best friend on a cool autumn morning in 2007, Cutler disappeared. The search involved police officers across two states, underwater divers, and a nationwide watch. Although finding Cutler’s abandoned car and a trail of personal items, he still hasn’t been found.


DISAPPEARED – “Miles to Nowhere”

Friday, February 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Twenty-one-year-old nursing student, Maura Murray goes missing after her car swerves off a dark and winding road in February 2004. The 24-hour time line before Murray’s disappearance is filled with contradictions and multiple theories surround her disappearance. Police suspect Murray is a runaway or suicidal, but reports of a distressed voicemail on her boyfriend’s cell phone 36 hours after her disappearance and a later sighting in a store where a young woman fitting her description silently mouths the words “Help me” when she’s seen with an older man, leaves investigators stumped.   


DISAPPEARED – “The Last Truck Stop”

Friday, February 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Michele Whitaker is a vivacious, attractive, and out-of-control 32-year-old woman. Drinking heavily and fighting with her mother, she hitches a ride to a truck stop and disappears in August of 2002. A month later, a woman with a connection to Whitaker disappears too and the missing person’s case turns into a homicide investigation that eventually goes cold. Six years later, a woman watching a crime program sees a picture of Whitaker, who police still believe was murdered. The woman watching is stunned – Whitaker is her neighbour and is very much alive.