discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of October 25 and November 1 2021
**All Air Dates Subject to Change
discovery+, the newly launched global streaming service, brings together all of Discovery's brands and non-fiction content in one place to offer fans unlimited access to the largest collection of real-life entertainment in the world. Featuring a wide range of exclusive series across popular genres, discovery+ offers passion verticals for genre fans, from Animals to Paranormal, Food and Home. In the True Crime category alone, discovery+ contains an unprecedented 5,500 hours of the best mystery and suspense, boasting the largest library of true crime of any streaming service.
discovery+ TRUE CRIME PREMIERES
Two New Episodes Begin Streaming Tuesday, November 2, with Episodes Dropping Weekly on Tuesdays
Every day, countless adults utilize the internet with insidious intentions to groom, sexually exploit, and abuse children online. Committed to helping law enforcement stop these perpetrators, child advocate Roo Powell and the team at her nonprofit organization SOSA (Safe from Online Sex Abuse) work in collaboration with law enforcement to detect and identify the menacing adults who use the internet to harm children. Undercover Underage follows Roo as the 38-year-old mother of three transforms her appearance into a teen online. Once adults engage with Roo's underage decoys, it's a race against the clock to gather enough information to positively identify the offenders and get them on law enforcement's radar.
· Every Aspect Matters Begins Streaming Tuesday, November 2
Roo's persona, Flori, is contacted by an experienced and illusive predator, "Kevin," who peaks the interest of law enforcement. Flori also receives messages from "Mitch," a man who works in what should be a safe space for children.
· Two Lies For Every Truth Begins Streaming Tuesday, November 2
With every truth the team gets from "Kevin," a predator on their radar, comes another lie. Roo and her team must decipher the real from the make-believe in order to hunt him down while engaging with an aggressive man across the country.
Finale Streaming on discovery+ on Wednesdays October 29
When single mother Andrea Knabel goes missing, the search for concrete facts surrounding her disappearance brings up even more questions from her family and close friends. As a fresh set of eyes takes over the case, shocking information about her life in the months before she vanished is brought to light, leading her loved ones to rethink everything. She was a woman who helped those in need, devoting her free time to finding missing people with an eclectic and loyal group of friends, but perhaps she was the one who needed saving all along.
· Black Sheep Begins Streaming Friday, October 29
A new theory emerges from those finally ready to speak, leading everyone to wonder if the real danger was in front of them all along. Information shared with police gives Andrea's loved ones renewed hope that their efforts will spur action in the case.
CONCURRENT discovery+ AND ID PREMIERES
THE CO-ED KILLER: MIND OF A MONSTER
New Three Part Special Premieres on ID Monday, November 1 at 9/8c and Begins Streaming on discovery+ Tuesday, November 2
Cruising Santa Cruz's ocean highways, Edmund Kemper appears to be a 6'9" gentle giant who offers hundreds of young female hitchhikers a ride. But behind his charming smile and signature gold-rimmed glasses lurks a brutal and perverted monster. In 1973, while awaiting trial, Kemper was interviewed by psychiatrist Dr. Donald Lunde. Lunde records Kemper's detailed confession on audiotape. For 50 years these tapes were locked away and forgotten, but now they are public for the first time and reveal a tormented childhood, dark sexual fantasies, and a thirst for revenge on the person he despises most, his own mother.
· Part 1
Ed Kemper appears to be a gentle giant who offers rides to young female hitchhikers. But behind his charming smile lurks a perverted monster. Recorded audio confessions reveal the dark fantasies behind one of America's most notorious serial killers.
· Part 2
After killing his grandparents, 15-year-old Ed Kemper is sent away to a mental institution. There he uses his near-genius IQ to deceive psychiatrists. Once released, he finds himself surrounded by attractive co-eds, and his twisted fantasies return.
· Part 3
Fearing arrest, Kemper decides he must finally deal with his mother, bringing this story to a devastating finale. In custody, a psychiatrist gives Kemper a "Truth Serum," which reveals his most horrifying secrets on tape.
LOVE, HONOR & BETRAY
Two New Episodes Begin Streaming Thursday, November 4, with Episodes Dropping Weekly on Thursday
Love, Honor Betray is a real-footage led series telling the shocking stories of wives and husbands duped by their partners in dark and devastating ways - that absolutely no one could have seen coming. From bigamists and covert criminals to serial liars and would-be murderers - Love, Honor Betray features accounts of partners with terrible secrets that eventually become too big to conceal. Layers of deceit that keep escalating combined with gripping real footage will keep you guessing until the very end.
· A new episode Begins Streaming Thursday, November 4 ; Premieres on ID at 10/9c
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· New Episode Begins Streaming Thursday, November 4 ; Premieres on ID at 10/9c
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IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH
New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on ID Wednesdays at 10/9c
ID and victims' rights advocate John Walsh are teaming once again to hunt down persons of interest and find missing children with IN PURSUIT WITH JOHN WALSH. John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, introduce ID's active and engaged audience to unsolved violent crimes that urgently need to be closed. IN PURSUIT relies on leads from viewers who may have seen something that would help authorities, with all calls and online tips vetted by experts and followed up on by the appropriate authorities, including local law enforcement, FBI, and the U.S. Marshals. In partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the series also features two missing children each hour, providing age-progression photos when possible and descriptions in the hopes that viewers can provide new leads to their whereabouts.
· Predator Next Door Streams on Wednesday, October 27; Premieres on ID at 10/9c
John joins the hunt for fugitive Hector Hugo Ramirez-Lopez ,
suspected of both murder and sexual assault. Cal uncovers dark family secrets in the case of Sherman Jackson, who has been on the run since 2010.
· Tragically Taken Streams on Wednesday, November 3; Premieres on ID at 10/9c
John is on the hunt for Jorge Rico-Ruvira, accused of murdering his girlfriend in 2020 and abducting their young son. Later, John and Cal shine a spotlight on the case of 15-year-old Sophie Reeder, who was abducted in 2017 and may be in grave danger.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN
New Episodes Stream on discovery+ and Premiere on ID Sundays at 10/9c
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN takes viewers on a thrilling journey inside the most fascinating crime and mystery investigations. First person accounts, along with insight from experts, are featured as each case reaches its dramatic conclusion.
· Alarm and Betrayal Begins Streaming on Sunday, October 31; Premieres on ID Sunday, November 7 at 10/9c
Police must unravel a puzzling mystery when a beloved father and real estate executive is ambushed in his office.
· A Cracked Alibi Begins Streaming on Sunday, November 7; Premieres on ID Sunday, November 14 at 10/9c
If investigators can't find the crack in their suspect's seemingly air-tight alibi, a cold-blooded killer will elude justice.
Two New Episodes Stream Sunday October 24 on discovery+ with Episodes Dropping Weekly Sundays on discovery+ & Premiering Sundays at 9/8c on ID
If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In AMERICAN MONSTER, viewers find out. On any street, behind any smile, lurks an American Monster. Never-before-seen-video footage looks straight into the eyes of a killer, hidden in plain sight. Mom next door; dad across the street; the kid who never broke the rules. Anyone can be a MONSTER.
· With Honors Begins Streaming on Sunday, October 31; Premieres on ID Sunday, November 7 at 9/8c
Book smart Avis Banks always puts her career ahead of her love life, until she meets handsome teacher, Keyon Pittman. But just when she's on the brink of having it all, a dirty secret tears them apart in the most brutal way possible.
· He Was Her Everything Premieres on ID Sunday, October 31 at 9/8c
Married couple Charlene and Darrell Wold live a blissful existence with their blended family of six in Hudson, Wisconsin. But as the years pass, their tight knit unit begins to break apart, culminating in an unexpected and devastating tragedy.
· By Design Begins Streaming on Sunday, November 7 ; Premieres on ID Sunday, November 14 at 9/8c
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INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
A TIME TO KILL
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 9/8c
The key to solving the toughest homicides lies somewhere in the final hours of a victim's life. In A TIME TO KILL, determined investigators must piece together events during this critical window to reconstruct the timeline, unlock the motive, and ultimately close in on the killer.
· The Burner Phone Conspiracy Premieres Thursday, October 28 at 9/8c
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, taxi driver Rafael Hernandez's community reveres him as a caring and generous entrepreneur. Then, police pull his cab from a local river with Rafael inside, and the race is on to find his killers before they strike again.
· Three Times to Harm Premieres Thursday, November 4 at 9/8c
Retired mortgage broker Alan Helmick's blissful life comes to a violent end while enjoying a cup of coffee at his country home in Colorado. He has no known enemies, but when police find a gun, it's clear someone close to Alan is an expert in murder.
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c
The DETECTIVE DIARIES takes us inside the investigative minds of five American detectives as they reexamine the harrowing cases that defined their careers. From hunting killers who hid in the shadows for decades, to taking on a political machine with more than blood on its hands, to reliving the same murder through three different victims in a row, every crime turns the story back on each detective, triggering memories of painstaking investigations, forcing them to come to terms with old wounds, and revealing what drives them to stand strong in the fight for justice.
· The Woman Haters Club Premieres Monday, 10/25 at 9/8c
Austin P.D. Detective Lisa Morrill's life is changed forever when she's pushed to the brink of collapse, mentally and professionally, when the luck of the draw lands her three brutal homicide cases of young women back-to-back.
STILL A MYSTERY
New Episodes Premiere Wednesdays at 9/8c
Just because a case is closed doesn't mean the truth has been revealed. Suicide or murder? Runaway or kidnapping? Accidental or premeditated? Each episode of STILL A MYSTERY re-examines a single crime case where unanswered questions still remain. Through original interviews with law enforcement, family members and private investigators, news footage and social media, STILL A MYSTERY dissects the evidence and presents new theories in a quest to uncover the truth.
· She Turns Up Dead Premieres Wednesday, October 27 at 9/8c
A mother of two and a young woman planning a career in science both die under mysterious circumstances, and two families embark on quests for justice.
· More Than Meets The Eye Premieres Wednesday, November 3 at 9/8c
What seems like a murder-suicide of a mom and her young son may be something else entirely. Next, when three young healthcare workers are murdered in succession, police fear the same killer could be responsible.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
THE DEADLY TYPE WITH CANDICE DELONG
New Episodes Premiere Thursdays at 10/9c
Candice DeLong investigates the unbelievable personality traits that have triggered homicides that are all too real, going inside the hunt for a killer as detectives race to build a psychological profile of the perp amid a growing chorus of suspects.
· The Controller Premieres Thursday, October 28 at 10/9c
When Mr. or Mrs. Right comes along, reason can take a back seat to emotion, and a controlling personality can be deadly. In this episode, Candice analyzes three master manipulators and uncovers the dangerous red flags that led to tragedy.