SEX, SCANDAL AND CRIMES SPOTLIGHTED IN NEW SEASON OF "VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL" ON INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY
From Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, Season Four of the Hit Series Premieres Monday, February 5 at 9/8c
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Investigation Discovery's VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL will take on some of the iconic magazine's most explosive reporting on crime and scandal when the hit series returns for its fourth season on Monday, February 5 at 9/8c, only on ID.
From production company Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment, the series takes viewers deep inside the Vanity Fair vaults for a closer look into some of the esteemed publication's most shocking stories, featuring exclusive interviews with those closest to each case - including insights from the Vanity Fair writers and editors who worked on the original articles.
In the season four premiere, the show will delve into University of Virginia graduate Liz Seccuro's decades-long search for justice following a college sexual assault. Other episodes this season examine how the drug-related death of a teenager led to the unraveling of the first-ever Dark Net market, "Silk Road;" the mystifying story behind cult author J.T. LeRoy's meteoric rise to literary stardom; the suspicious vanishing of Scientology's "First Lady," Shelly Miscaviage; and the murder charges brought against Marlon Brando's son, Christian, among other stories.
"The real success of VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL is rooted in the exceptional reporting of Vanity Fair's well-respected investigative journalists as they closely examine some of the most gripping crimes of the century," said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel. "We are delighted to partner once again with Vanity Fair to bring their fascinating feature stories to our viewers each week on ID."
Added Truly Original Executive Producer Steven Weinstock, "In this series, we're able to shed light on some of the most captivating and sensational news stories ever reported. We're extremely proud of Vanity Fair Confidential and our fourth season, which highlights some of the finest investigative journalism in existence, and offers new voices and perspectives on many mystifying and disturbing real-life events."
"Vanity Fair stands out as a trusted source for investigative journalism and in-depth storytelling, which is at the heart of what ID's viewers want and expect when they tune into our series," said Dawn Ostroff, president, CNE. "The ratings for season three were our best yet and we expect that viewers will be riveted by season four. We are very pleased to continue to work with our partners at Truly Original to identify these exceptional stories in Vanity Fair and bring them to television with the help of the original reporters."
VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL has grown in viewership season to season, with season three's "The Fugitive Son" being the series' highest rated episode to date, garnering nearly 1.7 million viewers.
VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL is produced by Truly Original and Condé Nast Entertainment for Investigation Discovery. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Stephanya Bareham are executive producers for Truly Original. For Condé Nast Entertainment, Joe LaBracio and Dawn Ostroff are executive producers; Dana Brown is deputy editor for Vanity Fair and David Friend is editor, creative development. For ID, Pamela Deutsch is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
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 behind these "real people, real stories," 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 approximately 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 Truly Original
Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original's co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. Truly Original's hit series include Vanity Fair Confidential for ID; BET's Mancave for BET; Ink Master and Ink Master: Angels for Spike; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don't Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset, Summer House, Xscape Still Kickin' It and Stripped for Bravo; Swamp People for History; Comic Book Men for AMC; Hack My Life for truTV; The Horn for Red Bull TV, and many others. Truly Original is headquartered in New York City.
About Condé Nast Entertainment
Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) is an award-winning next generation studio and distribution network with entertainment content across film, television, premium digital video, social, and virtual reality. In just six years since inception, CNE achieved profitability for its digital business ahead of schedule, reached TV-like scale for many of its digital videos, and has won Emmy and Critics' Choice Awards, as well as garnered Academy Award and Peabody nominations. Culling from IP across Condé Nast's iconic publishing brands, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ and Wired, CNE has produced series for Netflix, Investigation Discovery, Amazon, and more; and currently has feature films with Sony and Fox Searchlight. In addition, the Next Gen Studio produces and distributes over 5,000 pieces of original digital video content a year averaging over 1 billion views a month. CNE has an extensive digital distribution network of nearly 60 partners across about 2,300 websites and ranks in the Top 25 in unique viewers in comScore's Top 100 Properties, ahead of Complex, The New York Times, ESPN, Viacom, Time Inc, Vice, Vox, Scripps, Refinery 29, Meredith and Hearst. http://www.condenast.com/cne