or


[02/18/09 - 12:37 PM]
Investigation Discovery Announces Exclusive Talent and Production Deal with Journalist and Bestselling Author Aphrodite Jones
The agreement includes the creation of a new series, APHRODITE JONES FILES, due later this year.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

Investigation Discovery Announces Exclusive Talent and Production Deal with Journalist and Bestselling Author Aphrodite Jones

February 18, 2009

(Silver Spring, Md.) Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that Aphrodite Jones, bestselling author and journalist, is joining the network in 2009. The two-part agreement, creating an exclusive talent relationship between Jones and ID for nonfiction hosting and content, also includes the creation of a new series, APHRODITE JONES FILES (wt), in 2009.

An expert on high-profile trials with extensive experience covering cases that make headlines, Jones will also provide content and commentary on InvestigationDiscovery.com.

Aphrodite Jones' passion for uncovering people's true motivation is the heart of every episode of APHRODITE JONES FILES," said Deborah Myers, senior vice president of production. "As the source for fact-based investigative content, Investigation Discovery is proud to be the on-air and online home for Aphrodite and her exceptional story-telling techniques that we know our audience craves."

"I'm excited to work with Investigation Discovery, the top television channel for viewers who are serious about getting to the truth," said Aphrodite Jones. "Using investigative work and never-before-seen interviews, my new series will break down the deception strategies of notorious and previously unknown perpetrators. In every episode, viewers will get to the bottom of the million dollar question: Why?"

While she began her career as a journalist, Aphrodite Jones has diversified her workload to include covering famous trials for cable news outlets and publishing eight meticulously researched true-crime books, including three that have been turned into films. Most notably, Aphrodite's book "All She Wanted" was transformed into the Academy Award winning film, "Boys Don't Cry." Her other books include "The FBI Killer," which was subsequently made into the ABC movie, "Betrayed By Love;" as well as "A Perfect Husband," the story of Michael Peterson that was the basis for the critically-acclaimed Lifetime movie, "The Staircase Murders." Jones has also authored "Cruel Sacrifice," "Della's Web," "The Embrace: A True Vampire Story," "Red Zone: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling," and her latest work, "Michael Jackson Conspiracy," which examines the media's role in the court of public opinion, using evidence and exhibits from the highly-charged molestation trial against Michael Jackson.

In addition, Jones has regularly contributed television commentary about the psychological profiles involved in newsworthy trials including those involving O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, the BTK serial Killer, the Menendez Brothers, Charles Manson, Robert Blake and JonBenet Ramsey. A reporter and contributor for Fox News, Jones also hosted her own series, The Justice Hunters for USA, and began her career as a national columnist for United Features Syndicate.

The deal was negotiated by Chris Nassif at Diverse Talent Group. APHRODITE JONES FILES (wt) will be produced for Investigation Discovery by Tom Jennings Productions in association with Rive Gauche Television. For Tom Jennings Productions, Tom Jennings is executive producer; for Rive Gauche Television, Mark Rafalowski is executive producer. Aphrodite Jones is co-executive producer for the series. For ID, Jane Latman is executive producer.

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. ID, the new authority in real investigations, is expanding partnerships with leading news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative programming to more than 52 million U.S. households. Providing fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. For more information, please visit investigation.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [february 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· PERFECT HUSBAND, THE: THE LACI PETERSON STORY (USA)
· STAIRCASE MURDERS, THE (LIFETIME)
· TRUE CRIME WITH APHRODITE JONES (ID)









[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 11:58 AM]
BBC America Announces Two New Original Scripted Series and Original Scripted Development Slate
"Undercover", a gripping political thriller from acclaimed writer Peter Moffat starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, and "Thirteen," a compelling contemporary mystery from rising star Marnie Dickens, are both on tap for 2016.

[07/31/15 - 11:20 AM]
Starz to Offer Subscribers Online and On-Demand Bingeing Opportunities for "Flesh and Bone" Limited Series and "Da Vinci's Demons" Final Season
All episodes will be available exclusively for subscribers, timed with their respective first episode premieres on October 24 and November 8.

[07/31/15 - 11:19 AM]
Starz Orders Fourth Season of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
The 10-episode third season of the authentic high seas drama series will roll out in 2016.

[07/31/15 - 11:18 AM]
Starz to Develop "Havana Quartet" Starring Antonio Banderas
Based on the popular four-book series by acclaimed Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura, the series follows hard-drinking, romantic Cuban Police Detective Mario Conde (Banderas) who longs to be a writer but settled for a job as a detective.

[07/31/15 - 10:45 AM]
New Season of "Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL" Debuts August 4 on ESPN
The 30-minute episodes follow eight rookies - including five first-round draft selections - from the NFL Draft through training camp as they prepare for their first season in the NFL.

[07/31/15 - 09:31 AM]
E!'s "I Am Cait" Ranks as Cable's Biggest Unscripted Launch of the Year and E!'s Most-Watched Series Debut in Over a Decade
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/31/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Dateline Mystery" Matches NBC's Best Rating in the Thursday 9-11 P.M. Slot Since May
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 30.

[07/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother," "Big Bang" Keep CBS on Top
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/31/15 - 07:59 AM]
"Taco Trip" Season Two Premieres Tuesday, August 25th on Cooking Channel
In each episode, Aarón Sánchez jumps mouth-first into one city's local taco scene, meeting the chefs, families and locals who define the Latin-side of each region.

[07/31/15 - 07:13 AM]
"Better Call Saul": First-Look Photos
The series is currently shooting its second season in Albuquerque, NM and is set to debut early next year on AMC.

[07/31/15 - 07:00 AM]
Original Reporting Fuels Television Year-to-Date Audience Growth and Solid Key News Demo Performances for All CBS News Broadcasts
CBS spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.