[04/06/10 - 01:29 PM]
Peacock Productions Signs Criminal Profiler Mark Safarik for Upcoming Documentary Series
Safarik is "an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior."

[via press release from NBC]


NEW YORK - April 6, 2010 - Prolific criminal profiler and expert witness, Mark SaFarik, has signed with NBC's Peacock Productions for an upcoming documentary series currently in development. The announcement was made today by Sharon Scott, Executive Vice President of Peacock Productions.

Safarik is an internationally recognized expert in the analysis and interpretation of violent criminal behavior. He was one of the most senior and respected members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit- the famed profiling unit showcased in the movie Silence of the Lambs and currently in the television series Criminal Minds.

As a former California police detective in violent crimes, his law enforcement career spans over 30 years. Serving with distinction for 23 years in the FBI, Safarik spent nearly half of his career as a behavioral crime analyst in the FBI's National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime. As one of the senior and most accomplished agents in the unit, he has led the consultation efforts on many high profile national and international violent crime cases.

Safarik has provided expert witness testimony throughout the United States on complex behavioral assessments in many high profile cases including the Spokane Serial Killer, the Bakersfield Mass Murder, two California police homicides, and two multiple homicide cases to address issues related to crime dynamics, staging, undoing, as well as understanding what happened, and why. He has appeared on Dateline, Court TV, Forensic Files, and The Discovery Channel to discuss his cases and analyses. He is currently an analyst with MSNBC for the television series Criminal Mindscape conducting interviews with serial killers.

Safarik has a graduate degree from Boston University and is an adjunct faculty member at Boston College. He is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and is a faculty member of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine and is associated with the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University. He is well published in international journals (the Journal of Forensic Sciences, International Journal of Homicide Studies, Journal of Interpersonal Violence,) and has authored chapters on violent crime in a number of professional textbooks.

About Peacock Productions

Peacock Productions is an award-winning, nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources and seasoned production talent of NBC News to offer a wide-range of programming to broadcast, cable and digital entities with worldwide reach.

  [april 2010]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.