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Investigation Discovery Explores Chilling College Campus Tales on New Series "Murder U"
Featuring first-person testimonials from key players involved in the cases and in-depth interviews with faculty, family and friends of the victim, the six-episode series premieres Wednesday, April 20.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]


--University Students and Faculty Recount the Terrifying Moments of On-Campus Crimes in an All-New Series Premiering Wednesday, April 20 at 9/8c--

(Silver Spring, Md.) - For most students, college is an exciting whirlwind of new experiences and unexplored opportunities. But what happens when your college dreams suddenly become your worst nightmare? Set against the backdrop of an idyllic college campus, Investigation Discovery's new series MURDER U explores the terrifying tales of murder and mayhem that have struck college campuses from coast to coast. Featuring first-person testimonials from key players involved in the cases and in-depth interviews with faculty, family and friends of the victim, the six-episode series premieres Wednesday, April 20 at 9/8c, only on Investigation Discovery.

Each episode of MURDER U unravels a gripping story of a promising relationship that ended in a deadly betrayal. From a tale of young romance gone wrong to troubles on a college debate team, this series recounts campus crimes committed by the most unsuspecting culprits.

In the premiere episode, a single deadly shot takes the life of a promising University of Kentucky student. What began as a quiet group of friends hanging out at a student's nearby house, quickly turned into a midnight murder when shots rang out, unknowingly striking one of the students. Without anyone able to make a clear identification of the gunman, investigators must follow a trail of bitter revenge, and karmic justice in order to catch the unsuspecting killer.

The first episode of Murder U premieres on Wednesday, April 20 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery.

Additional premieres include:

"No Room for Debate" Premieres Wednesday, April 27 at 9/8c The future is bright for the young, talented debate stars attending Samford University in Birmingham, Al. The illustrious program trains the leaders of the future at a college known for its rigorous work ethic and safe community. But when a murder hits right at their heart, it will shake the campus to its very core.

"Signs of Murder" Premieres Wednesday, May 4 at 9/8c When murder arrives at the Gallaudet University campus, many fear the prestigious school for the deaf in Washington D.C. is suddenly the stalking ground for a ruthless killer. Panic and anxiety run rampant as students believe the killer is someone among them. Police chase every lead, desperate to stop the killer before they strike again.

"Burning Down the House" Premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 9/8c For a group of accomplished fraternity brothers, years of hard work and ambition will soon culminate in graduation from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. But campus life isn't so charmed for all students, and resentment from those outside of the brotherhood fester in unlikely places. Tensions erupt one fateful night, and a vengeful act leave lives shattered by a raging fire and tragic murder.

"Grim Reaper" Premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 9/8c Feeling safer traveling in numbers, young college women navigate through their newfound college experience together, paying little attention to the recent crimes that percolate within the small-town campus of Eastern Illinois University. But when a shadowy attacker leaves one of them dead, they realize they aren't as safe as they once thought.

"Devil in the Details" Premieres Wednesday, May 25 at 9/8c With graduation approaching at the University of Florida, and a young romance being taken to the next level, a vibrant young couple sees a wonderful life ahead. But when love and delusion clash, police are left to decipher a sudden and mysterious death. The ensuing search for answers spreads across three continents, and unearths an intimate betrayal.

MURDER U is produced for Investigation Discovery by Cream Productions with Kate Harrison and David Brady serving as executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Tim Baney is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President.

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America's favorite "guilty pleasure." From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.

About Cream Productions

Cream Productions is a Toronto-based producer of highly-acclaimed mini-series, dazzling specials and top-rated returnable series including Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (Travel Channel, OLN), The Weapon Hunter (Smithsonian Channel), Aftermath (National Geographic, History Channel), Blood and Fury: America's Civil War (American Heroes Channel) and Canada's Greatest Know it All (Discovery Channel). Working with some of the world's best producers, writers, directors and editors, Cream Productions delivers distinctive and award-winning content to a wide range of TV and digital platforms in North America and around the globe. Cream's focus is to create valuable, unforgettable content and brands across the entire spectrum of global media. See more at creamproductions.ca, @CREAMprductions, or www.facebook.com/CREAMPRODUCTIONS.

  [april 2016]  


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