INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY DELIVERS A SUMMER FULL OF GUILTY PLEASURES DESIGNED TO BEAT THE HEAT
(Silver Spring, MD) - This summer, chill out with the hottest network in television as Investigation Discovery launches five new sinfully sizzling series and returns five of its favorite staples. From June to August, ID's stacked schedule of "guilty pleasure" programming promises to make a splash with even the most sun-seeking beach goer. Viewers can peek into the dark side of wealth with society columnist Christopher Mason in BEHIND MANSION WALLS, learn more about the business of death with quirky crime scene cleaner Neal Smither in TRUE GRIME: CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP, and obsess over the larger-than-life personality of former heavyweight boxing champ Eric Esch, a.k.a. Butterbean, as he brings big-time justice to a small town in BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN. And what would wedding season be without some marital mayhem? Unveiling July 13, I MARRIED A MOBSTER recounts headline-making mafia stories from the point of view of the Mrs. in this companion series to WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY?, which will make its season two debut the same night.
NEW SUMMER SERIES PREMIERES
BEHIND MANSION WALLS
New Series Premieres Monday, June 6 at 10 PM
BEHIND MANSION WALLS tells the stories of crime, mystery, and murder that unfold behind the veil of wealth and privilege. Secret affairs, hidden accounts, and false identities are just the tip of the iceberg in a world clouded by money that could lead to murder. Hosted by society columnist Christopher Mason, this series uses expert testimony, stylized recreations, and narration from the victim's first-person perspective, escorting viewers behind picture perfect facades, where greed leads to murder and no one is above the law.
DEVIL YOU KNOW
New Series Premieres Wednesday, June 15 at 10 PM
DEVIL YOU KNOW delves into the secret lives of men and women who masquerade as law-abiding citizens but, behind the charade, are hiding deadly intentions from their loved ones. As each story unfolds, family and friends give first-hand accounts of the unimaginable betrayal that left them in the dark. These harrowing personal testimonials take viewers on a twisted journey as our witnesses wrestle with the demons and devils they have come to know all too well.
I MARRIED A MOBSTER
New Series Premieres Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 PM
You see their lives portrayed in movies like Married to the Mob and Goodfellas, but rarely, if ever, do you hear them speak or get a glimpse into their lives. I Married a Mobster presents real stories of the mob from a new perspective: the women who had unprecedented access into this secretive world, where breaking vows could literally get you killed. Narrated by Tinseltown's leading mafia lady Lorraine Bracco, each episode uses reenactments, archival photos and interviews to tell the back-story of the rise and fall of mob families from the first person point-of-view of the Mrs.
TRUE GRIME: CRIME SCENE CLEAN UP
New Series Premieres Tuesday, July 19 at 10 PM
Television series often depict the lives of law enforcement, lawyers, and victims, but while they attempt to make sense of tragedy, who stays behind to remove the gruesome mess? TRUE GRIME introduces viewers to the strong-stomached team at Crime Scene Cleaners who do just that. Follow owner Neal Smither and his crew as they respond to calls in real time and try to erase the physical reminders of graphic events. From sports cars toting murder scenes to homes hiding unsanitary secrets, the team's "office" changes daily. It's the type of company you hope never to call, but if you do, you're glad it exists.
BIG LAW: DEPUTY BUTTERBEAN
New Series Premieres Tuesday, August 9 at 10 PM
At 416 pounds, Eric Esch, known to his fans as "Butterbean," hit the heavyweight boxing scene in the 1990s like a giant wrecking ball. But now, Butterbean is taking his tough guy reputation to the streets of his hometown: he's been deputized by the Walker County Sheriff's office, and he's on a one-man mission to bring back a sense of community safety... no matter how many butts he has to kick. With hundreds of calls to the station each weekend, Bean is put to the test by experienced law enforcement officers on everything from domestic disputes and narcotics raids to crowd control and drunk driving patrol. Viewers follow along as he goes through the necessary training for joining the police force, and follow him and his partner and best friend, Adam Hadder, as they patrol the streets of their hometown in Jasper, AL.
NEW SUMMER SPECIALS PREMIERES
DEADLIEST WOMEN SPECIAL
Two-Hour Special Premieres Friday, July 22 from 9-11 PM
After four seasons of the successful original series, DEADLY WOMEN, it's finally time to ask - who is the deadliest of them all? In this two hour special, former FBI agent and psychological profiler Candice DeLong leads viewers on a fascinating voyage through the minds of twisted women. As voted by ID fans through our online poll, DeLong counts down the Top Ten perpetrators to reveal why they were so dangerous and what sets them apart from the rest.
I DIDN'T DO IT
One-Hour Pilot Premieres Saturday, August 27 at 10 PM
The law considers us innocent until proven guilty, but what happens when you're innocent and proven guilty? This pilot episode takes an in-depth look beyond the investigations to reveal the harrowing personal stories of wrongful convictions, exposing the personal toll and long awaited redemptions of those who were innocent behind bars.
RETURNING SERIES PREMIERES
WICKED ATTRACTION, Season 4
Series Returns Thursday, June 30 at 9 PM
WICKED ATTRACTION examines what happens in the mind of the "average" person when they fall under the spell of a sadistic predator. Forensic psychologists and criminal profilers uncover horrifying clues and reveal the true stories of people driven to commit murder together. This series investigates some of the most terrifying crimes in recent history and steps inside the criminal mind to explore the psychological motivations behind deadly duos.
WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY?, Season 2
Series Returns Wednesday, July 13 at 10 PM
From bank robbers parading as businessmen to bigamists disguised as their one true loves, each half-hour episode of WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? weaves together the first-person tales of deep, dark secrets that eluded brides for far too long. These are outrageous stories of significant others who bring new meaning to "the old ball and chain."
DEADLY WOMEN, Season 5
Series Returns Friday, July 29 at 10 PM
DEADLY WOMEN takes viewers on a journey into the bizarre world of women who kill for thrills. While male murderers are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction, women usually have more complex, long-term motives. Featuring Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and criminal profiler, this series 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 lethal rampages.
UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, Season 2
Series Returns Monday, August 8 at 9 PM
From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles stories showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. Each one-hour episode showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately caught them all.
I ESCAPED: REAL PRISON BREAKS, Season 2
Series Returns Tuesday, August 16 at 9 PM
I ESCAPED: REAL PRISON BREAKS revisits the incredible true stories of some of the greatest escapes in history. Meet the inmates who refused to surrender to incarceration as the series introduces some of the most elaborate and unimaginable prison breaks, featuring dramatic reconstructions and interviews with those involved.