[09/07/17 - 08:04 AM] TV One's True Crime Mondays Returns on September 11 with the Series Premiere of "Thou Shalt Not" and Season Seven Premiere of "Fatal Attraction" The true crime series "Thou Shalt Not" pulls back the curtain on individuals who commit the gravest of crimes and sins, breaking the Ten Commandments in the process.
[via press release from TV One]
TV ONE'S TRUE CRIME MONDAYS RETURNS ON SEPTEMBER 11 WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "THOU SHALT NOT" and SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE OF "FATAL ATTRACTION"
SILVER SPRING, MD. - SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - TV One's True Crime Monday programming block gets a refresh just in time for fall with the season seven premiere of Fatal Attraction and the series premiere of Thou Shalt Not on September 11 at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. ET, respectively.
The true crime series Thou Shalt Not pulls back the curtain on individuals who commit the gravest of crimes and sins, breaking the Ten Commandments in the process. Murders, scandals, cover-ups, and deadly affairs are just a few of the stories in each episode's examination of Godless behavior.
"What makes Thou Shalt Not different is that each story has a direct connection to a religious or spiritual way of life," says Jubba Seyyid, TV One Senior Director of Programming & Production. "Using the expertise of spiritual advisors along with the subtle intricacies of religious iconography, Thou Shalt Not, delves into a space where most shows dare not go."
Each episode examines two stories of people who are connected by the theme of their crimes, one of the Commandments: Worshipping False Gods, Idolatry, Taking the Lord's Name in Vain, Violating the Sabbath, Disrespecting Your Parents, Murder, Adultery, Stealing, Lying and Jealousy. Through first person interviews with family, friends, and experts, the viewer sees a picture of the perpetrator's former life - and how things spiraled.
The premiere episode titled, "Fallen Angels" focuses on Brittany Norwood, a once devout Christian woman who murdered her coworker after she was caught stealing at a store in Bethesda, Maryland; and Donna Moonda, a former nurse from Pennsylvania who conspired with her lover to have her husband killed in order to get his money.
Fatal Attraction delves into real-life stories of criminal acts committed under the guise of love and the tragic consequences that turn deadly. Recounting stories of love-gone-wrong, each episode consists of first-person interviews from loved ones, accounts from investigating officials, interrogation footage,
recreations of pivotal moments and haunting cinematography. Fatal Attraction birthed TV One's foray into true crime shows when it launched in 2012. Since then, the series has garnered a strong following of "Arm Chair Detectives" who tune in every Monday night to live-tweet their theories on the case and provide blow-by-blow commentary during the show.
In the season seven premiere episode, "The Eye of the Storm," Pastor Ernest Smith and his loving wife Emma were still recovering from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, when a mysterious gunman ended this religious man's days on the pulpit. Unfortunately, in a neighborhood still feeling the effects of the hurricane, eyewitnesses are few and far between. After the case goes cold, it looks like Mr. Smith's killer may never be unmasked. Then, another shocking crime unearths a hidden trail of money, lust, and lies leading to two decades worth of blood soaked secrets.
Thou Shalt Not is produced for TV One by Sirens Media, LLC with executive producers Valerie Haselton Drescher, Rebecca Roth Dielenbach, and Anne S. Rothwell. Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming and Production. Fatal Attraction is produced for TV One by Jupiter Entertainment with Todd Moss as co-executive producer and Robert Twilley and Harrison Land as executives in charge of production. Tia A. Smith is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming and Production. D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production for TV One.
For more information about TV One's programming, visit the network's companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #FatalAttraction and #ThouShaltNot, and catch clips and promos on TV One's YouTube Channel.
An overview of new episodes for the month of September follows:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Fatal Attraction (Episode 701) - "The Eye of the Storm"
Premiere: Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Pastor Ernest Smith and his loving wife Emma were still recovering from the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, when a mysterious gunman ended this religious man's days on the pulpit. But in a neighborhood still feeling the effects of the hurricane, eyewitnesses are few and far between. After the case goes cold, it looks like Mr. Smith's killer may never be unmasked. And then, another shocking crime unearths a hidden trail of money, lust, and lies leading to two decades worth of blood soaked secrets.
Thou Shalt Not (Episode 101) - "Fallen Angels"
Premiere: Monday, September 11 at 10 p.m. ET
In Bethesda, Maryland, Brittany Norwood's quick fall from grace lands her in the center of a murder investigation that rattles the community. And later, in Pennsylvania, an irresistible sin creeps up behind a husband and wife meant to be together... until death do they part.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Fatal Attraction (Episode 702) - "Hotel Horror"
Premiere: Monday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET
Sony Millbrook was a dedicated mother who loved her family, especially her longtime partner, LaKeith Moody. Through their many years together, the couple had endured their share of ups and downs, but they always found their way back to each other. However, when the young parents go missing from their Memphis hotel room, friends and family are left scrambling for answers. Detectives investigating the case discover that the couple's picture-perfect life was far from what it seemed - and find that deceit and malevolence may very well have played a role in Sony and LaKeith's joint disappearance. Yet despite what they learn, nothing can prepare detectives for the shocking end to this case.
Thou Shalt Not (Episode 102) - "Unleashed"
Premiere: Monday, September 18 at 10 p.m. ET
Coral Watts' murderous appetite is only getting worse with age as he tries to limit his exposure to law enforcement by getting out of town. Then, Stephen Hill takes his "bromance" a little too far and his jealousy may cost him everything.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Fatal Attraction (Episode 703) - "Campus Crisis"
Premiere: Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. ET
Ardena Carter was a woman who knew what she wanted from life and how to get it. Hailing from a rough area of Los Angeles, Ardena went east looking for new educational opportunities, only to settle in a small town in Georgia. Despite being a stranger to this tight-knit community, Ardena was welcomed with open arms and soon fell in love with the town's very own Prince Charming. Not long after, Ardena discovered she was pregnant with her first child. It seemed that Ardena had her very own fairytale come true until one day she vanishes into thin air. As the community bands together to find her, they will have to confront disturbing truths about the monsters that hide within their Southern town.
Thou Shalt Not (Episode 103) - "Infernal Minds"
Premiere: Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m. ET
Willa Blanc will put her son's loyalty to the test when she takes an unrighteous path in search of riches. And later, Oklahoma drifter Cedric Norris' road to redemption is suppressed by the devilish voices in his head.
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