REELZ ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMMING FOR NOVEMBER 2015 LINEUP
'Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders' Documentary Makes Its U.S. Premiere Saturday, November 14 and Reveals the Shocking Truth Behind the Deaths of Two Iconic Rappers
New Series 'Demons in the City of Angels' Premieres Saturday, November 21 and Recounts the Sinister Crimes and the Cold-Blooded Killers Who Shook Los Angeles
New Documentary Series 'Dr. Feelgood' Premieres Saturday, November 28 Examining the Terrible True Stories of Physicians Whose Practice Led to Tragedy for Their Celebrity Clients
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, October 19, 2015 - REELZ today announced a slate of new programming for its November 2015 lineup. On Saturday, November 14 the two-and-a-half-hour documentary Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders makes its U.S. premiere at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT with an astonishing first-hand account that sheds light on the details behind the deaths of rap icons Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls) and Tupac Shakur.
Then, on Saturday, November 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT the new original series Demons in the City of Angels will premiere with hour-long episodes detailing the stories of killers and criminals lurking in the shadows of Los Angeles and show business. A successful Hollywood publicist gunned down after a movie premiere, an actress on the rise killed in cold blood on her doorstep and an award-winning screenwriter decapitated inside his Hollywood home - all the work of demons in the City of Angels.
Finally, on Saturday, November 28 after the previously announced new original series Master P's Family Empire premieres at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT followed by a new episode of Demons in the City of Angels at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT, it's the premiere of the new documentary series Dr. Feelgood at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Each hour-long episode of Dr. Feelgood delves into the controversial doctor-patient relationships of John F. Kennedy, Elvis, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson and more.
Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders - Premieres Saturday, November 14 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders presents a comprehensive look at two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the history of American crime: the murders of renowned and rival rap stars Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Within six months two drive-by shootings tragically ended both of their lives and since then their deaths have been subject to exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation, a web of conspiracy theories and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, this two-and-a-half-hour documentary will uncover the true story behind these sensational murders and reveal a shocking connection with one of today's most famous hip-hop moguls.
In the 1990's rap industry, the infamous East Coast, West Coast rivalry found music executive Suge Knight and his Los Angeles-based record label Death Row Records pitted against Sean "Diddy" Combs and his New York-based Bad Boy Records. Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders reveals how this showdown between two rivaling record company executives would culminate in the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. With invaluable information sourced from hundreds of police case files, combined with comments from lead LAPD investigator Greg Kading, interviews with key witnesses and jaw-dropping confessions, viewers are given an in-depth look at the riveting truth behind the deaths of these two prolific rappers. Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders is a Marauder Works production.
Demons in the City of Angels - Premieres Saturday, November 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
For many, Los Angeles provides a dazzling dreamscape built on the hopes and dreams of those who risked everything to take their shot in show business. But demons also dwell in the City of Angels and lurking beneath the glitz and glamour are cold-blooded killers, brutal murders and shocking crime scenes. Demons in the City of Angels presents the tragic crimes that darkened the streets of L.A. and through emotional interviews and stylized re-creations, each one-hour episode takes viewers through the twists and turns of murder investigations that stunned the entertainment world. Demons in the City of Angels is produced by Asylum Entertainment and new episodes will air Saturdays at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
Episode topics for Demons in the City of Angels:
"Screenplay of Death"- In the premiere episode on November 21, struggling screenwriter Ken McDavid is living on the streets of Los Angeles hoping that an upcoming writing job will be his big break. Unfortunately life takes a turn for the worse and McDavid dies suddenly after a hit and run accident. But when police learn the impoverished victim has a million dollar life insurance policy suspicions arise. Could the beneficiaries, two seemingly innocent grannies, actually be cold blooded killers?
"Death of a Hollywood Publicist"- While driving home from a movie premiere, successful Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was fatally shot in Beverly Hills. Police zero in on a suspect's location after receiving a tip that he was bragging about being paid $10,000 to murder the publicist - but before they can make the arrest the suspect commits suicide, leaving the city of Los Angeles wondering who else, if anyone, wanted Chasen dead?
"Audition for Death"- Aspiring movie actress Kristi Johnson's dream came to a tragic end when she was murdered and her body discarded in the Hollywood Hills. She had been on her way to audition for what she hoped was the next Bond girl but instead she ran into someone far more nefarious than a movie villain.
"Movie Theater Massacre"- The Silent Movie Theater is a beloved Hollywood institution - the only movie theater in the world devoted exclusively to silent movies. But the calm silence was abruptly broken when its beloved owner, Laurence Austin, was shot and killed. On the surface it looked like a robbery gone wrong but behind the curtain it was someone much closer who masterminded the hit.
"Child Actor Killer"- An actor with a string of successes including multiple commercials and a role on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, when Skylar Deleon realized his career was heading nowhere he turned to a life of crime. Although he left a number of bodies in his wake, Deleon became infamous for murdering retired couple Tom and Jackie Hawks while pretending to buy their 55-foot yacht.
"Robert Blake: Killer?"- On May 4, 2001, Bonny Lee Bakely, the wife of In Cold Blood and Baretta star Robert Blake, was gunned down while sitting in Blake's parked car outside their favorite Italian restaurant. The murder became an immediate media sensation with many pointing the finger at Blake and the actor eventually went bankrupt while defending his name in a case that dragged on for over a decade.
"Slaughter on the Studio Steps"- Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Robert Lees had a turbulent career in Hollywood and at 91 years old he showed no signs of slowing down. But when he was brutally murdered and decapitated inside his Hollywood home - his head found inside a nearby apartment along with his dead neighbor - could the killing be linked to Lees' past or is it the beginning of a killing spree? The investigation ends with a dramatic takedown on the front steps of Paramount Studios.
"The Movie That Helped Catch a Killer"- Drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood sends a message by abducting his indebted customer's 15-year-old brother, Nicholas Markowitz. Nicholas is having the time of his life partying with his kidnappers but, little does he know, the clock is ticking and he'll soon be dead. The story inspired hit movie Alpha Dog but during production Jesse James Hollywood was captured, giving producers a new ending to their movie.
Dr. Feelgood - Premieres Saturday, November 28 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
We trust doctors with our lives. They heal us when we're ill and guide us on a path toward healthy living. In Hollywood being famous doesn't make you immune to sickness so what happens when the person celebrities entrust with their well-being uses that power to seek fame, make big bucks or execute something far more sinister? REELZ original series Dr. Feelgood examines the terrible true stories of physicians whose practice led to controversy, mystery and tragedy for their notable clients. Each one-hour episode delves into one celebrity's search for happiness through physical enhancement, weight loss or performance booster and the prolonged debate that followed. Can doctors in the immediate orbit of celebrities remain objective and clear-headed in their diagnoses and treatments? And where does the responsibility lie: with the client who wanted and took the drugs - or the expert who prescribed them? Dr. Feelgood is produced by Asylum Entertainment and new episodes will air Saturdays at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.
Episode topics for Dr. Feelgood:
"Michael Jackson & Dr. Murray"- The premiere episode on November 28 focuses on Dr. Conrad Murray's catastrophic story - a classic case where the aura of celebrity may have clouded a doctor's better judgment. What was the true nature of Dr. Murray's relationship with Michael Jackson and did it go beyond that of doctor and patient? Analysis of that fatal day and an investigation into Jackson's use of the anesthetic drug Propofol may hold the answers to Dr. Murray's complicated role in the King of Pop's death.
"JFK & Dr. Max" - A physician to global leaders and celebrities, Dr. Max Jacobson's most famous patient was the 35th President of the United States. With JFK's seal of approval, New York's high society and Hollywood's elite opened their wallets and veins to the syringes of "Miracle Max" as he was known. Did his magic amphetamine-laced elixirs actually influence the course of history? This episode explores the rise and fall of President Kennedy's Dr. Feelgood.
"Anna Nicole Smith & Dr. Eroshevich" - A cautionary tale of excess and indulgence, Anna Nicole Smith's death is a tragic example of how a celebrity's chaotic lifestyle can overshadow the professional reasoning of those caught in the whirlwind. In 2007 the former Playboy model overdosed on prescription drugs and Anna's manager and lawyer Howard K. Stern, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were accused of conspiring to prescribe the excess drugs.
"Elvis and Dr. Nick"- The celebrity entourage is an exclusive and coveted group to belong to - and Elvis' "Memphis Mafia" was no exception. But when Elvis' doctor Dr. Nichopoulos became a member of the party train, the doctor's integrity was at stake. Could he ever truly make objective decisions or did he become a yes-man to the star's growing drug addiction, supplying him with his daily fix?
"Marion Jones & Victor Conte"- In fall 2007 when Olympic superstar Marion Jones was stripped of her gold medal for having taken performance-enhancing drugs, the man behind the scandal was nutritionist and cocky entrepreneur Victor Conte, the BALCO (Bay Area Laboratory Company) founder who had been funneling steroids to famous athletes including Major League Baseball stars Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi from 1988 until 2002.
"Brian Wilson & Dr. Landy"- Behind Brian Wilson's Beach Boys fame and gold records was a man suffering from drug addiction, alcohol abuse and mental illness. His family enlisted the aid of radical psychologist Eugene Landy, a doctor with an impressive client list - and unfulfilled aspirations of working in the music business - but the relationship spiraled into psychological abuse, mind games and virtual imprisonment of the rock legend.
"Howard Hughes & Dr. Thain"- When the effects of debilitating OCD and excruciating chronic pain took hold of Howard Hughes, the American business tycoon and Hollywood honcho became a broken, bed-ridden man addicted to Codeine and Valium. As he sank deeper into a world of addiction and mental illness, could his doctors and closest allies be trusted - or were they actually conspiring against him to take control of his wealth and business assets?
"Celebrity Wives & Dr. Jiffy Lube"- For wives of a certain age Dr. Daniel Serrano was a miracle worker. With clients including Priscilla Presley, the handsome Argentinean physician promised that, unlike Botox or collagen, the results of his injections would be everlasting. But behind closed doors he was filling their dreams - and faces - with toxic industrial grade silicone instead of the expensive European products he promoted.
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