[11/09/23 - 09:59 AM] Oxygen True Crime Examines the Derpavity That Shook Ohio to Its Core When with the Two-Hour Premiere of "The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre" Friday, November 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT How did it come to pass that eight members of the same family could be brutally murdered execution-style in four different locations in one night by members of another family they called friends?
[via press release from Oxygen]
OXYGEN TRUE CRIME EXAMINES THE DERPAVITY THAT SHOOK OHIO TO ITS CORE WHEN WITH THE TWO-HOUR PREMIERE OF "THE PIKE COUNTY MURDERS: A FAMILY MASSACRE" FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Two-Night Special Event Investigates the Lawlessness that Ended Eight Lives
and Showed Small Towns Can Harbor Big Secrets
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 9, 2023 - Oxygen, the home of high-quality true crime programming, digs deep to uncover answers to the questions surrounding how and why several members of the Rhoden and Gilley family were viciously slain in a case that had the entire state of Ohio horrified and on edge. Produced by KT STUDIOS, "The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre" premieres Friday, November 24 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with back-to-back episodes, and continues Saturday, November 25 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
How did it come to pass that eight members of the same family could be brutally murdered execution-style in four different locations in one night by members of another family they called friends? One of largest murder investigations in Ohio's history rips off the veneer of small-town America, exposing an underbelly of violence, pitting family against family, mother against son, and brother against brother in a haunting story of lies, secrets, and betrayal.
The exceptional three-part documentary series features first-hand accounts from family members, friends, law enforcement and experts who are all still deeply affected by the murders and are speaking out to continue their quest for justice.
Friday, November 24
8:00 PM ET/PT - Bound by Blood
Eight family members are executed in one night as detectives must unearth the hidden motive to track down the killers. While the community mourns, investigators analyze bloody footprints to determine which path leads to the truth.
9:00 PM ET/PT - Raised to Kill
As investigators zero in on the Wagner's, the family starts to feel the heat and begin undercutting each other. A message from Hanna Rhoden reveals a shocking possible motive for the murders.
Saturday, November 25
9:00 PM ET/PT - Power and Control
At George Wagner's trial, stunning testimony exposes secrets that send shockwaves throughout the close-knit community. A jaw-dropping motive that caused a family of eight to be murdered in four locations in one night is revealed.
"The Pike County Murders: A Family Massacre" is produced by KT Studios. Stephanie Lydecker and Catharine Park are Executive Producers.
ABOUT OXYGEN TRUE CRIME
Oxygen True Crime is a multiplatform crime destination for women. Oxygen True Crime remains one of the fastest-growing cable entertainment networks with popular original programming, including the flagship "Snapped" franchise, "Cold Justice," "Injustice with Nancy Grace" and breakout event series such as "Catching a Serial Killer: Sam Little," "Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project" and "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered." The network's digital platform continues to reign as the #1 website dedicated to true crime, and in 2022 the network had its best year in primetime in eight years. Oxygen True Crime's over-the-air platform recently launched in select US markets. Oxygen True Crime is part of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming's Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen True Crime, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit oxygen.com.
ABOUT KT STUDIOS
Founded by development and production executive and CEO Stephanie Lydecker, KT STUDIOS is a full-service production company that specializes in creating and producing ambitious and diverse unscripted and scripted television, podcasts, and documentary films. Under Lydecker's leadership, the team has built the company into a true-crime powerhouse with titles such as Murdered and Missing in Montana (Peacock, Oxygen), Injustice with Nancy Grace(Oxygen) and The Piketon Family Murders (Oxygen), which achieved record
breaking viewership ratings with both the podcast series and documentary release. KT STUDIOS is also a leading player in the podcast space with a 160-plus-hour slate deal with iHeart Podcasts that includes The Piketon Massacre, a groundbreaking title that has amassed over 50 million downloads and has become the #1 podcast in the country. Other recent releases also include The Idaho Massacre, which has several million downloads within the first month, topping charts in both True Crime and All Categories, as well as Death Island, which soared to the top of the charts and has reached over 180 countries worldwide and the upcoming True Crimes with John & Deana (from Netflix's, Don't F**k With Cats). The company also produced Crazy in Love, The Dougherty Gang and The Official Masked Singer Podcast, a companion to the hit competition format on FOX.