–Williams Serves as Host and Executive Producer for DEATH BY GOSSIP, Premiering This October–
(Beverly Hills, Ca.) – Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can kill in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS. Featuring original ‘gossip girl’ Wendy Williams as host and executive producer, the series uncovers crimes fueled by rumors and sordid half-truths that lead to betrayal and even murder. Premiering Friday, October 9 at 10/9c, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS kicks off with six stories of harmless whispers turned deadly acts, showing that dishing the dirt can be a dangerous offense.
“There’s nobody better than the daring diva of daytime, Wendy Williams to offer this cautionary tale to those who indulge in chatter and innuendo,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks. “Jealousy, drama and betrayal— no one tells those tales like ID, and now with Wendy on board, our arsenal of homegrown experts has grown that much more entertaining.”
“Everyone loves a little dish now and then, but in these cases, guilty pleasure can become motive for murder,” says Wendy Williams, host and executive producer of the series.” I’m an ID Addict and I dare anyone not to be intrigued by the real-life stories we tell every week.”
Beware of offices, gyms, playgrounds, and nosey neighborhoods, as they all make for great rumor mills, but when dishing the dirt results in a body six feet under, not minding one’s own beeswax can quickly become a deadly offense. From a respected English teacher’s very own Shakespearean tragedy entangled by sex, greed and betrayal, to a college kid wrapped up in a twisted love triangle with a dash of black magic, DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS warns viewers of the tempting grapevine, because it can quickly strangle the most unsuspecting of prattlers.
Premieres of DEATH BY GOSSIP WITH WENDY WILLIAMS include:
Premieres Friday, October 9 at 10/9c
When the body of English teacher Susan Reinert is found stuffed into the back of her car, police turn to her ex-husband for answers. But as detectives learn more about the victim, they uncover trails of gossip leading them in countless directions.
Mother’s Day Murder
Premieres Friday, October 16 at 10/9c
Residents of the exclusive New York City suburb are shocked when their beloved neighbor, Patricia Mery, is found stabbed to death in her own home. Which rumors will crack the case wide open and which will bog down the investigation?
Premieres Friday, October 23 at 10/9c
19-year-old Colleen Slemmer is thrilled to start computer classes at the job corps campus in Knoxville, Tennessee. Months later, Colleen is found stabbed to death and police must determine…was Colleen killed by gossip?
DEATH BY GOSSIP is produced by Wendy Williams Productions (WWP) in association with m2 Pictures for Investigation Discovery. Wendy Hunter, Kevin Hunter, Jill Ramsey and Lisa Knapp are executive producers for WWP. Mike Sinclair, David O’Donnell and Ashley Crary are executive producers for m2 Pictures. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Wendy Williams
Mother, wife, media mogul, entrepreneur, performer and best-selling author, Wendy Williams is best known for her long-running talk show “The Wendy Williams Show.” Named one of the “35 Most Powerful People in Media” by The Hollywood Reporter in both 2012 and 2013, Williams’ nationally-syndicated weekday program was hailed a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times when it launched in 2009. The show now airs in 52 countries, on BET at midnight, launched its sixth season in fall 2014 and has been renewed through 2017. Prior to achieving success in daytime television, Williams built a devoted audience of fans throughout an enormously successful 23-year career in radio. “The Wendy Williams Experience” was Williams’ top-rated, daily radio show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York and was listened to by an audience of more than 12 million people. One of the most popular personalities in radio, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 – one of only a handful of women with that honor.
About Wendy Williams Productions Wendy Williams Productions (WWP), formed by Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter, is a production company focusing on the development and production of unscripted and scripted programming, as well as game and talk shows for the cable and broadcast markets. Jill Ramsey serves as President of the company; veteran producer Lisa Knapp is senior vice president of development.
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 that result, 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 nearly 86 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.
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