NEW REELZ ORIGINAL SERIES "NATIONAL ENQUIRER INVESTIGATES"
Premieres Saturday, May 28 at 9pm ET/PT
Documentary Series Will Reveal Bombshell New Theories and Never-Before-Seen Evidence Regarding The Scandalous Lives and Deaths of Iconic Hollywood Stars Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Sheen, O.J. Simpson, Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown, Natalie Wood and Elvis Presley
(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, April 25, 2016 - REELZ today announced that its new original documentary series National Enquirer Investigates will premiere Saturday, May 28, at 9pm ET/PT. Developed in partnership with American Media, Inc. and America's most popular weekly magazine, The National Enquirer, the series gives viewers unprecedented access to The National Enquirer's secret files, featuring never-before-told stories alongside fascinating new evidence, insider interviews and fresh expert analysis.
National Enquirer Investigates is produced by Jupiter Entertainment, the true crime/mystery production powerhouse, in partnership with American Media, Inc. (AMI) & Weinstein Television Unscripted (TWC).
National Enquirer Investigates will make viewers question everything they thought they knew about the most sensational crimes and celebrity scandals in Hollywood history. Could new evidence prove once and for all that Natalie Wood was murdered? Is there a never-before-uncovered eyewitness who saw O.J. Simpson at Nicole Brown's house that fateful night? Were Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown actually murdered?
From one shocking headline to the next, each hour-long episode of National Enquirer Investigates unfolds through gripping interviews, vivid recreations, newly discovered evidence and explosive archival documents and photos. All of the facts and theories surrounding these mysteries are presented with a fresh perspective and subjected to new scrutiny in search of the final revelation on these iconic stories of our time. Every twist and turn could uncover a new suspect, a new motive or a new interpretation of these chilling and captivating true tales.
"We're thrilled to have exclusive access to the investigative expertise and reporting experience of American Media and The National Enquirer to feed our viewers' appetites for the real stories of celebrities," said Steve Cheskin, SVP of Programming at REELZ.
"National Enquirer Investigates will directly leverage the world-class reporting of The National Enquirer, its editors and journalists to reveal compelling new investigations into extraordinary Hollywood scandals and mysteries," said Dylan Howard, AMI Chief Content Officer and Editor in Chief of The National Enquirer. "Our partnership with REELZ underscores how The National Enquirer has never been more relevant than it is today. Bringing this iconic brand, and the trust and influence of our reporting to life with National Enquirer Investigates will show why The Enquirer has been one of the most influential media brands for more than 90 years and continues to prove that we are willing to chase down and uncover the stories that others shy away from."
On May 28 at 9pm ET/ PT, the premiere episode will unravel the sordid mystery that continues to surround Marilyn Monroe's shocking death, just days before what would have been her 90th birthday, June 1. Monroe was the sex symbol, a modern Venus famed for her bombshell looks and romantically linked to some of the most powerful - and dangerous - men of her time. When she was found dead in her Hollywood bungalow at the age of 36, the whole world was stunned, and fans wanted answers. Her death was ruled a "probable suicide," but soon troubling details emerged, suggesting the reason for her death was even darker: Was the star of Some Like It Hot, Seven Year Itch and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actually murdered? If so, were her killers working for the mob? The Kennedy family? Or even both? Through groundbreaking investigative technology and newly released evidence, National Enquirer Investigates will uncover new and explosive revelations about one of Hollywood's most enduring mysteries.
Other upcoming episode subjects include the real story behind Charlie Sheen's bombshell HIV announcement and the controversy surrounding Elvis Presley's death.
Stephen Land (Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter Entertainment), David Pecker (Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMI), Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company), Bob Weinstein (Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company), Dylan Howard (Vice President and Chief Content Officer, AMI), Patrick Reardon (Executive Vice President, Television, TWC) serve as Executive Producers. Allison Wallach (President, Jupiter Entertainment) and Deborah Allen (Vice President of Programming, Jupiter Entertainment) also serve as Executive Producers.
About REELZ- Real lives. Real stories. Real celebrities.
REELZ is a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network that is home to factual entertainment, television events, miniseries, movies and series featuring big stories and big stars. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... , Celebrity Legacies, Celebrity Page, Hollywood Scandals, Murder Made Me Famous, the upcoming miniseries The Kennedys-After Camelot and much more that connects directly to the world of entertainment. REELZ also showcases top movie and entertainment expert Leonard Maltin who provides specific on-air recommendations for movies viewers can watch at home.
REELZ is available in 70 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, DISH Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, Time Warner Cable channel 128, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find REELZ in your area by visiting www.reelz.com. REELZ is a High-Definition network and if it is not available, or not in HD, on your cable or telco provider, we encourage viewers to call them and ask for it. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZ is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based in New York City with offices in Boston and Chicago. As one of the last truly independent television networks remaining in today's media landscape REELZ has created the Independence Happens Here(R) website to help keep free thought and innovation alive by highlighting the importance of independent businesses. The website can be found at http://IndependenceHappensHere.com.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC boasts an active unscripted television production division which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and five in 2014. TWC Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, which is currently in its 14th season on Lifetime; with its spin-off series and critically-acclaimed Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano and Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Davis, and fashion critic Kelley Osbourne. TWC will also launch several new projects in 2015 across several networks, including MTV, Lifetime, and AMC.
ABOUT AMERICAN MEDIA, INC.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Soap Opera Digest, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 10 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 2.1+ million and reach more than 37 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 51 million unique visitors and over 350 million page views monthly.
ABOUT JUPITER ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 1996, Jupiter Entertainment has established a two-decade reputation for creating successful, highly formatted TV series, focused on great storytelling, compelling characters and high production values. The company has produced hit primetime series and specials for networks including A&E, Animal Planet, Discovery, Food Network, Fuse, HGTV History, Investigation Discovery, Nickelodeon, TLC, TruTV and TV One, in addition to being the most active ongoing provider of content for Oxygen. Currently, Jupiter has strategic partnerships with Random House Studios, Rockin' Robin Productions, American Media inc., and The Weinstein Company. In March of 2015, in a move which strengthened domestic operations and opened up a number of international opportunities, Jupiter was acquired by European pay TV giant Sky. Jupiter Entertainment currently operates offices in New York, NY and Knoxville, TN with an expanded Los Angeles operation planned for 3rd quarter 2016.