discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of November 8 and November 15 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
UNRAVELED: EXPERTS ON TRIAL
Begins Streaming Monday, November 8
In Unraveled: Experts on Trial, Billy and Alexis expose serious problems with forensic experts' testimony in the U.S. court system, citing multiple cases in which people were charged with murders they didn't commit, based largely on an expert's opinions. Following the success of the Long Island Serial Killer and The Stalker's Web, the next installment of the Unraveled anthology investigates courtroom corruption within the American criminal justice system, with an expose into the legitimacy of forensic experts. Experts on Trial reveals the tragic reality of real cases where innocent people were found guilty of a crime because a self-proclaimed "expert" testified against them.
New Episodes Stream on Tuesdays
Every day, countless adults utilize the internet with insidious intentions to groom, sexually exploit, and abuse children online. Committed to stopping 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.
· Who Can You Trust Begins Streaming Tuesday, November 9
Flori meets "The Candyman," whose deceptive tactics have the team believing he could be incredibly dangerous. A new predator, shady about his whereabouts, wastes no time contacting Roo's latest persona, Natalie.
· Pattern of Behavior Begins Streaming Tuesday, November 16
In order to get more information out of an adult contacting underage persona Flori, the team creates an of-age persona. Meanwhile, a seemingly innocent older man reaches out to a new persona, Alex. A shocking discovery leaves the team feeling blindsided.
CONCURRENT discovery+ AND ID PREMIERES
REAL PD: KANSAS CITY
New Series Premieres on Tuesday, November 9 - Airs on ID at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+
Real PD: Kansas City is a hard-hitting, new documentary series that goes behind the scenes with Kansas City, Kansas PD detectives, round the clock, capturing the real-life drama of police investigations in the heartland of America.
· They Shot Him Good Premieres on ID Tuesday, November 9 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Tuesday
A brutal murder rocks a close knit trailer park community in Kansas City, Kansas. With a 19 year old female on the run, detectives begin to suspect that a family fight may have taken a deadly turn.
· Flip the Kingpin Premieres on ID Tuesday, November 16 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Tuesday
KCKPD's Narcotics Squad have ensnared a low level drug dealing couple. Can they flip a local drugs kingpin and go all the way to the very top of the drugs supply chain to help stop the flow of meth into Kansas City?
LOVE, HONOR & BETRAY
New Episodes Premiere on ID Thursdays at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+
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.
· Dear Sarah... Premieres on ID November 11 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Thursday, November 4
When Sarah Ripoli was just six years old a terrible event tore her family apart. The discovery of secret writings from beyond the grave helps Sarah to finally understand the shocking truth of what went on between her mom and dad.
· The Unusual Suspect Premieres on ID November 18 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Thursday, November 11
Jeanne and Stephen Trantel have the dream life. But when Stephen loses his job after 9/11, their relationship splinters, and Jeanne suspects he is hiding a terrible secret until an unexpected call reveals the shocking truth.
· In Those We Trust Premieres on ID December 2 at 10/9c and Streams Thursday, November 18
Deborah Jones and Gerard Pepin seem like the perfect match until a dark accusation tears their marriage apart. As the scale of Gerard's wrongdoing comes to light, Deborah decides to fight to bring him to justice, whatever the personal cost.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN
New Episodes Premiere on ID Sundays at 10/9c and Stream on discovery+
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.
· A Cracked Alibi Premieres on ID Sunday, November 14 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Sunday, November 7
If investigators can't find the crack in their suspect's seemingly air-tight alibi, a cold-blooded killer will elude justice.
· A Secret Meeting Premieres on ID Sunday, November 21 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Sunday, November 14
After a teenager mysteriously disappears, police must determine if a secret meeting with a young man led to her murder.
· "Precious" Jane Doe Premieres on ID Sunday, December 5 at 10/9c and Streams on Sunday, November 21
After a young woman is viciously murdered, police launch a two-part
investigation; one to find her killer and a second to identify his victim, "Precious"
New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Stream on discovery+
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.
· What the Heart Wants Premieres on ID Sunday, November 21 at 9/8c and Streams on Sunday, November 14
Raised in a big Mormon family, Ashlee Harmon grows up wanting that same kind of lifestyle. She marries her college boyfriend, Emmett Corrigan, and raises five kids while he opens his own law firm. But dirty secrets will soon trigger a deadly showdown.
· By Design Premieres on ID Sunday, November 14 at 9/8c Streams on Sunday, November 7
Growing up outside Chicago, the Simonian sisters are thick as thieves, even after they leave the nest to start new lives of their own. Then, when the youngest sets off to pursue her master's degree, a horrific crime tears the whole family apart.
· Stage Fright Premieres on ID Sunday, December 5 at 9/8c and Streams on Sunday, November 21
In the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Stephanie Kirkpatrick is a gifted stage performer and much-loved special needs teacher with the world at her feet. However, behind closed doors, resentment and envy fester in her marriage, leading to a shocking 911 call.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
A TIME TO KILL
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c; Season 3 Begins Streaming on discovery+ Friday, November 19
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.
· Serial Killer Svengali Premieres Thursday, November 11 at 9/8c
In Austin, Texas, a concerned son finds his beloved music teacher mother murdered in her bedroom. Within days, the victim's neighbor comes forward with some chilling evidence. Then, two more homicides convince police that a serial killer is on the loose.
· A Murder in Marietta Premieres Thursday, November 18 at 9/8c
After being stabbed at his Marietta, Georgia, home, beloved son Mitchell Jones dies at the hospital. Mitchell is a popular gay man, so police have several potential suspects. It isn't until they employ a new tracking tool that the case breaks wide open.
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.
· The Death of Innocence Premieres Wednesday, November 10 at 9/8c
A 22-year-old National Guard officer with a bright future in law enforcement drowns in water only a few inches deep. Later, a 13-year-old cheerleader disappears, and authorities turn up evidence that may point to a gruesome murder.
· North Carolina Unsolved Premieres Wednesday, November 17 at 9/8c
A rookie police officer is heard confronting someone with a gun and is shot in the back of the head, but the D.A. believes it's suicide. And when a Navy veteran is discovered with wounds all over his body, police oddly think he died of pneumonia.
TRUE NIGHTMARES: TALES OF TERROR
New Episodes Premiere Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c
Nightmare stories are born from true stories of murder and mayhem. They haunt our childhoods and scare us throughout our lives. These are the real stories that spawned the most hair-raising tales.
· Deadly Deception Premieres Saturday, November 13 at 11:30/10:30c
An attempt to contact the dead leads to betrayal, deception and murder. And, a baby-obsessed woman will do anything to become a mother.
· Stranger Than Fiction Premieres Saturday, November 20 at 11:30/10:30c
A horrific crime scene on a lakefront triggers an investigation into an author and his unplanned confession. And a complication at a community swimming pool results in a gruesome discovery.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
UNRAVELED: THE LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER
Premieres on ID Monday, November 8 at 9/8c
Between 2010 and 2011, eleven bodies, mostly sex workers, are discovered dumped near Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Suffolk County Police and the FBI are on the hunt for a serial killer. But the case takes a surprising turn only days after James Burke is named the Chief of Police. Investigative Journalists Alexis Linkletter and Billy Jensen, who grew up on Long Island, return home to investigate the mystery of the unsolved murders, what Burke may be hiding, and what part, if any, he may have played in the Long Island Serial Killer case.
Premieres on Monday, November 15 at 10/9c
This six-part documentary series takes a fresh new look at the phenomenon of amateur sleuths who have played major roles in cracking real cases in the quest for the truth.
· Sleuths Under Fire Premieres Monday, November 15 at 10/9c
In 2010, shots rang out in Jeremy Bank's home. His girlfriend dies, and he says it was a suicide. Incredibly, an amateur investigator looking into the case meets the same tragic fate. Now two citizen sleuths team up to piece together what really happened.
THE FOG OF MURDER
New Episodes Premiere Mondays at 9/8c
This mystery crime series drops the viewer into the surreal, disorienting heart of a murder case. The investigation unfolds through a combination of heart-stopping first-person accounts, chilling recreations, actual videos, recordings, and photographs straight from the police files. As each piece of the murder puzzle falls into place, the fog of uncertainty lifts and the case is solved.
· Romance Roulette Premieres Monday, November 15 at 9/8c
A daring start to a new chapter in life turns into a nightmare of violence when a gorgeous woman places her trust in one man too many. Blonde and bubbly hairdresser, Ranae Chupick, is a social butterfly that crosses paths with a killer lurking among the beautiful people of a Michigan suburb.