(Silver Spring, MD) – After more than five years, the compelling series, MOST EVIL returns with new episodes and a fresh look when it premieres on Investigation Discovery on Sunday, December 7 at 10/9c to examine the minds behind the most heinous murders. In its new format, hosted by leading clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie, the series shines a klieg light on a killer’s motive, method and thought process. One of the most provocative and most popular features is coming back in this new season — the infamous scale classifying killers from impulse murderers, to those motivated by jealousy or rage, to the outright psychopathic.
“The goal of this series is to come to a better understanding of why criminals behave in the ways that they do — ultimately attributing a numerical value to the worst offenders – thus creating a hierarchy of evil,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination American, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Family Channel and Discovery Fit & Health. “By examining the broad variety of themes and subjects including rage, delusions, manipulation, control and deception, the audience gets an extraordinary look into the deep dark minds of the worst criminals to walk the earth.”
Each episode of MOST EVIL looks at three cases meticulously dissected by Dr. Kris Mohandie to get to the heart of the terrifying question: what drives someone to murder? Through archive and new first-person interviews conducted by Dr. Mohandie with the killers themselves, the series will delve into the reasons – including neurological, environmental and genetic factors — why people kill and will then place them on an official scale of criminal behavior, ranging from 1 to 22.
The premiere line-up for MOST EVIL is as follows:
Manipulators Premieres Sunday, December 7 at 10/9c
Three master manipulators committed acts of unspeakable evil: Taylor Helzer orchestrated brutal murders in the name of God. Sylvia White appeared to be a devoted wife and mother but killed anyone she felt was in her way…including her four-year old stepson. And Wayne Henley preyed on the innocence of youth, luring young boys to their death.
Control Killers Premieres Sunday, December 14 at 10/9c
Control freaks seek to gain power through murder, viewers will learn that their motives and methods vary. Ronald Simmons asked his children to dig a hole in their yard, but they had no idea that he would go on to kill fourteen of his own family members, or that they were digging their own graves. Meanwhile, Richard Angelo was a nurse who poisoned his patients to save them. And Billie Wayne Coble was a domineering father who eventually killed his family when they defied him.
Rage Killers Premieres Sunday, December 21 at 10/9c
Anything can set off a rage killer and beneath Gerald Eugene Stano’s calm exterior lurked one of the country’s most violent mass murderers. Robert Lopez exploded with homicidal fury at those closest to him. And Benjamin Atkins targeted vulnerable women on the streets of Detroit becoming the fastest working serial killer in US history.
Stone Cold Killers Premieres Sunday, December 28 at 10/9c
They attack without any hesitation. Merciless and barbaric, these killers are capable of unimaginable acts of evil. Maksim Gelman spent a day stabbing random strangers to death in New York City. Henry Lee Lucas was a vicious necrophiliac who claimed to have killed hundreds, including his own mother. And Joseph Paul Franklin killed at least 15 people in an attempt to start a race war.
MOST EVIL is produced for Investigation Discovery by Optomen Productions with Steve McLaughlin serving as executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Max Culhane is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Dr. Kris Mohandie
Dr. Kris Mohandie is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the assessment and management of violent behavior. He has worked in field responses and case investigations for local, state, and federal law enforcement organizations including LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, SWAT/Crisis Negotiation Team, and the FBI. Dr. Mohandie has conducted extensive trial pending and prison interviews of violent offenders, including a number of stalkers, hostage takers, workplace and school violence perpetrators, serial, and multiple murderers. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Police and Public Safety Psychology, and also holds a diploma from the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America’s favorite “guilty pleasure.” From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID 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 more than 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 more than 220 countries and territories.