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48 HOURS
Air Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "MUSCLE AND MAYHEM"
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"48 HOURS" REPORTS THE TRUE STORY OF A GANG OF BODYBUILDERS WHO HATCH A PLAN TO KIDNAP AND KILL WEALTHY PEOPLE THAT INSPIRED A NEW HOLLYWOOD MOVIE

"48 HOURS: MUSCLE AND MAYHEM"

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013, 10:00 PM, ET/PT

CBS News' 48 HOURS reports on a Miami murder for money case hatched by a gang of bumbling bodybuilders so unusual that Hollywood decided to make a movie about it in 48 HOURS: "Muscle and Mayhem" to be broadcast Saturday, April 27, 2013 (10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"This case had everything," Judge Alex Ferrer tells correspondent Troy Roberts. "It had sex, it had violence, it had just dark, dark humor." Ferrer adds, "If somebody scripted this you would say, �well, that's ridiculous,' except it was actually true."

48 HOURS: "Muscle and Mayhem" begins with the 1995 disappearance of Hungarian immigrant Frank Griga and his girlfriend, Krisztina Furton. In a period of a decade, Griga went from minimum wage jobs to making a fortune and lived a high-profile life filled with fast cars, beautiful homes and exotic vacations. Then, one day, the couple vanished.

The investigation into the disappearance led police to a suburban Miami gym and two bodybuilders, Danny Lugo and Adrian Doorbal. Lugo wanted to live the good life, too, and frequently told his model-turned-dancer girlfriend as much. Lugo hatched an elaborate plan to kidnap wealthy people, make them sign over their fortunes and then kill them.

The case of the missing couple would take a surprising turn with revelations from Marc Schiller, another Miami millionaire, who came forward and told police he had been taken hostage and badly beaten by the bodybuilders five months before the murders of Griga and Furton. The gang tied up Schiller in a warehouse, moved into his home and spent his money. They tried to kill him, too, but he miraculously survived.

"I guess it's divine intervention," Schiller says about being alive today. When Schiller tried to tell his story to police a few months after the incident, they didn't believe him. But when authorities connected Lugo and Doorbal to both cases everything changed. Eventually, the two cases came together in Ferrer's courtroom.

"It was the most fascinating case I think I have ever tried," says Ferrer, now the host of his own courtroom TV series. "Hollywood had to make a movie about it."

Hollywood did make the movie. The film called "Pain and Gain" is based on the scam and will soon be released by Paramount Pictures. "It's a comedy, which is unfortunate, because there was nothing funny that happened to me," Schiller says of the film. "These were inept, incompetent people, but at the same time they were malicious and cold-blooded killers." Schiller has also published his own account of the ordeal in Pain and Gain: The Untold Story.

Troy Roberts and 48 HOURS report the true story behind the Hollywood film using interviews with Judge Alex Ferrer, two former Miami detectives, Griga's sister, Schiller and a former henchman from the gang. 48 HOURS: "Muscle and Mayhem" is produced by Chuck Stevenson, Jamie Stolz, Tamara Weitzman and Alicia Tejada. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

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48 HOURS (CBS)
Returns Saturday, September 27
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/19/88 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
28 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's 28th) on 3/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, March 2014) CBS, America's most-watched network, today announced pick-ups for 18 series for next season. Combined with its previously announced pick-ups, CBS has now renewed 20 returning series for the 2014-2015 season, encompassing 17 hours of primetime programming. The 18 series renewed today comprise 15.5 hours of CBS's weekly primetime schedule and include nine dramas, five comedies, two reality series and two news programs. Finally, in news, CBS will return 60 MINUTES, television's #1 news program for more than four decades, and 48 HOURS, Saturday's #1 non-sports program.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Lagattuta as Correspondent
· Erin Moriarty as Correspondent
· Harold Dow as Correspondent
· Maureen Maher as Correspondent
· Peter Van Sant as Correspondent
· Richard Schlesinger as Correspondent
· Susan Spencer as Correspondent
· Troy Roberts as Correspondent
CREW INFORMATION:
· Rob Klug as DIR
· Susan Zirinsky as EP
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS News