INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S ALL-NEW SERIES "LAS VEGAS LAW" GRANTS VIEWERS UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO THE PROSECUTORS THAT PROTECT SIN CITY
--New Episodes of LAS VEGAS LAW Premiere Every
Thursday Beginning May 12 at 10/9c--
(Silver Spring, Md.) - It's become a cliché that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but for the Clark County District Attorney's office, there's nothing cliché about the crimes that affect their city. With more than 60,000 cases a year, including high-profile homicides, robberies, gang-related crimes and assaults on the Strip, these aren't stories pulled from a Hollywood script. They happen to real people just trying to live and let loose under the big lights of Sin City. Investigation Discovery's (ID) new series LAS VEGAS LAW offers exclusive access to District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team of prosecutors who work tirelessly alongside law enforcement officials to pursue justice in their community. Follow in real time as they assess the crime scene, interview victims and witnesses, strategize their case and ultimately chase a conviction in the courtroom. Shot in cinéma vérité and featuring surveillance footage and photography, the series immerses viewers in the high stakes, immensely dramatic environment that makes Vegas distinctive - and its crimes even more so. LAS VEGAS LAW premieres Thursday, May 12 at 10/9c only on ID.
"LAS VEGAS LAW combines the suspense of Law & Order with the tell-all appeal of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, except we're documenting current criminal cases as they unfold," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. "LAS VEGAS LAW intimately captures all angles of the trial process from both the prosecution and the defense teams, giving viewers unprecedented access to the justice system in a way rarely seen on television."
The first three episodes of LAS VEGAS LAW are:
· LAS VEGAS LAW: "The Evil Men Do"
Series Premiere Episode: Thursday, May 12 at 10/9c
It was a horrific scene in which one man was shot to death and two others were killed in a taxi that went up in a fireball on Las Vegas's iconic Strip. Seeking the death penalty, the DA's office goes after Ammar Harris for the three murders, but will witnesses who were inside Harris's vehicle testify against him so the victims' families can get justice? Meanwhile in the Vegas suburbs, a male massage therapist is charged with sexually abusing two female clients, and a detective who initially didn't believe a crime had occurred finds himself in the middle of the explosive trial.
· LAS VEGAS LAW: "Burden of Proof"
Episode Premiere: Thursday, May 19 at 10/9c
This episode goes inside the "he said/she said" of a sexual assault case. The prosecution has physical evidence: video surveillance showing the man holding an inebriated woman upright as they walk to his room and photos of bruises all over her body. What they don't have is the woman's memory. She can't remember much. The defendant remembers everything, and makes a strong case that nothing illegal occurred in his room. Now the question becomes: who will the jury believe?
· LAS VEGAS LAW: "Out of Control"
Episode Premiere: Thursday, May 26 at 10/9c
It's a case Chief Deputy Richard Scow says "will stick with him forever." The defendant is charged with kidnapping and battery of his friend. Meanwhile across town, the second case goes to trial and, in a twist, two Deputy District Attorneys must convince the jury that a man who stole a case of beer deserves justice, since he was shot by the store clerk. Was the clerk a man protecting his store or a vigilante ready to impose his own "death penalty"?
LAS VEGAS LAW is produced for Investigation Discovery by MY Entertainment. For MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Wil Surratt and Wayne Allyn Root are executive producers, with Greg Klein and Jon Grosskopf as co-executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is senior 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. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network 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 85 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 MY Entertainment (www.myentertainment.tv)
MY Entertainment is a successful independent production company launched in 2000 by veteran TV producer and advertising executive, Michael Yudin. In addition to creating and producing compelling content, MY Entertainment has become known for pioneering new business models with advertisers, broadcasters and production companies in the US and around the world. MY Entertainment's current series include; the 12th season of Ghost Adventures, for Travel Channel, Las Vegas Law for Investigation Discovery, Baggage Battles for Scripps International Networks, Paranormal Museum and You Only Live Once for Travel Channel and Sherman's Warriors for NBC Sports Digital platform. With offices in NY and LA, the company currently has projects in development with Discovery, History, Travel, Lifetime, WE tv, Travel and Discovery Science. MY Entertainment is perhaps best known for the long running hit series Pros vs. Joes.