discovery+ TRUE CRIME HIGHLIGHTS
Weeks of December 6 and December 13 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.
CONCURRENT discovery+ AND ID PREMIERES
KEN AND BARBIE KILLERS: THE LOST MURDER TAPES
New Series Premieres Back to Back From 9/8c to 10/9c on ID Sunday, December 12 - All Episodes Begin Streaming Sunday, December 12 on discovery+
Three schoolgirl murders. Two killers hiding in plain sight. Six video tapes that horrify the world and lead to one of the most controversial murder trials in modern history: one that left a nation shamed, victims denied justice, and a serial killer roaming free in Canada today. Over the course four parts, THE KEN AND BARBIE KILLERS: THE LOST MURDER TAPES follows the extraordinary twists and turns of the case and trial of glamour couple Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, the "demonic duo of dark kink", who quickly became the most notorious killers in Canadian history.
· The Murders Premieres on ID Sunday, December 12 at 9/8c
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka embark on a passionate love affair. Then missing schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French are found dead, and a battered and bruised Homolka tells police Bernardo is the murderer.
· The Tapes Premieres on ID Sunday, December 12 at 10/9c
Karla Homolka tells the police her husband Bernardo recorded videos of his assaults on schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. Police are unable to find the tapes, despite an exhaustive search.
· The Deal Premieres on ID Monday, December 13 at 9/8c
Paul Bernardo's lawyers find the videotapes of the assaults on Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. The tapes reveal Homolka is complicit in the crimes. Unaware of this new information, prosecutors make a controversial deal with Homolka.
· The Trial Premieres on ID Monday, December 13 at 10/9c
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.
· For Better or for Worse Premieres on ID Thursday, December 9 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Thursday, December 2
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.
· Too Good To Be True Premieres on ID Thursday December 16 at 10/9c and Streams on discovery+ on Thursday, December 9
Donna Andersen almost has it all: a nice house, a good job, and a loving family. But something's missing until James Montgomery enters her life. The future looks bright until Donna makes a discovery that turns her marriage into a living nightmare.
New Episodes Premiere Sundays at 9/8c on ID and Streams 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.
· It Could Be Me Premieres on ID Sunday, January 9 at 9/8c and Streams on Sunday, December 12
From her early days as a pageant girl, Michelle Lira always had a magnetic personality. She's whip-smart too and dreams of being a doctor one day -- until a rollercoaster romance steers her life in a different direction, straight into a deadly ambush.
· About to Break Premieres on ID Sunday, January 16 at 9/8c and Streams on Sunday, December 19
When newly divorced Wendi Davidson meets charming Brian Chevalier, it seems to be the perfect remedy for heartbreak. Brian proposes after only two months, but a shocking revelation will cause history to repeat in the most devastating way possible.
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY PREMIERES
The programs below will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
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.
· Missing Blue Eyes Premieres Wednesday, December 8 at 9/8c
A seven-month-old baby vanishes from his crib, and a family descends into an unimaginable nightmare. And, when a young mom disappears, there's no shortage of men in town for the police to question.
· A Community Betrayal Premieres Wednesday, December 15 at 9/8c
When a 14-year-old boy goes missing, people in the neighborhood seem to know what happened, but no one calls the police. And, when authorities find a woman's dead, naked body, investigators hope DNA evidence will help find those responsible.
The programs below previously aired on discovery+ and will premiere on Investigation Discovery as follows:
COLD BLOODED ALASKA
New Episodes Premiere on Mondays at 9/8c
Within Alaska's wild and brutal landscape lurk some of the most dangerous criminals in America. This true-crime series uncovers Alaska's most disturbing murders and unpacks the extraordinary lengths law enforcement working in the Last Frontier must take to bring the killers to justice.
· Love Bomb Premieres Monday, December 6 at 9/8c
The small Alaskan town of Wasilla jolts awake early on October 18, 1993, by a bomb blast that echoes around the Mat-Su Valley. Authorities quickly unravel a dark and twisted love story that crosses state lines and goes beyond the final frontier.
New Episodes Premiere on Mondays 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.
· The DNA Detectives Premieres Monday, December 6 at 10/9c
In 2006, in the backwoods of Gregg County, Texas, two hunters out for target practice make a terrifying discovery. The still smoldering body of an unidentified young woman will haunt the detectives of the Gregg County Sheriff's Department for more than 10 years. But when amateur sleuths with the DNA Doe Project take the case in 2018, the race heats up to solve the mystery of her name and bring a killer to justice.
· A Failure in the System Premieres Monday, December 13 at 11/10c
In 2010, 29-year-old Hera McLeod is ready to settle down and start a family so she sets up an online dating profile and soon meets someone that she hopes will be the man of her dreams. But shortly after giving birth to their son, a shocking betrayal proves that everything she knew about him was a lie. She soon realizes the terrible truth: she was sleeping next to a dangerous killer. Desperate to protect her son, Hera goes on a mission to prove his true identity and prevent him from killing again.
THE FOG OF MURDER
New Episodes Premiere on Thursdays 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.
· Lie Detected Premieres Thursday, December 9 at 9/8c
A single shot from a .22 inside a house on the edge of the Arkansas woods sends shock waves through a small town fearful that a cold-blooded killer is on the loose, as police unravel a case involving fear, family infighting, greed, infidelity, and the mysterious instance of some usually alert dogs who at one critical time fail to bark.
· Dying Words Premieres Thursday, December 16 at 9/8c
A haunting late-night 911 call from the remote country home of a pillar of the community contains cryptic clues to a brutal murder, sending detectives on a twisting investigation that divides a small Missouri town and leads to a shocking conclusion that upends people's trust.
JONBENET RAMSAY: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?
New Special Premieres on Sunday, December 19
A feature-length documentary exploring the JonBenet Ramsey case, one of America's most notorious and captivating unsolved murder mysteries. Featuring the exclusive and previously unheard audio diaries of legendary detective Lou Smit, who worked on 200 murder cases and was brought out of retirement from Denver to work on the JonBenet case in Boulder. The diaries share a mesmerizing insight on whether an intruder did in fact kill JonBenet. The body of the six-year-old beauty queen was found in the basement of her Colorado home on December 26th, 1996. She had been beaten and strangled. Police immediately suspected her parents John and Patsy Ramsey of the murder, but after reviewing the evidence, Lou thought otherwise and he recorded it all. We hear from Lou Smit's son and daughter, his team, as well as members of the Ramsey family, as they reflect on what really happened during the investigation that gripped the nation.