Real People. Real Stories. Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Original Content for 2016-2017 Upfront Season

#1 Network for Women Debuts Premiere Programming Nearly Every Night

(New York, NY) – Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading mystery and suspense network and the #1 network for women 25-54 in cable season-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of world premiere programming for the 2016-17 upfront season, including 13 new series and 16 returning hits. Featuring stories of heartache and triumph, the new slate delivers more of what viewers love about ID – real stories about real people presented from a deeply personal perspective.

ID has just come off its best year in network history, closing out fourth quarter as the #1 network in cable for total day delivery of W25-54; continuing its four-year run as the #1 network for length of tune in all of television; and finishing the year as the #7 network in all of cable for total day delivery of P25-54. Driving this incredible success was more than 650 hours of original content in 2015, with 21 separate series averaging one million viewers or more. In 2016, ID will match the 650 hours of premieres with nearly every night of prime – for the entire year – featuring at least one new hour.

“With the explosion of interest in crime programming, Investigation Discovery has been an unstoppable success and the one and only destination, 24/7, for these incredible, high-stakes stories of mystery and suspense,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, ID. “ID has, arguably, the largest volume of primetime premiere content in all of television, and we will meet our viewers’ insatiable appetite for high-quality, riveting stories with our signature blend of programming that informs, entertains and inspires.”

Anchoring the upfront line-up is the debut of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES, a partnership with the entertainment weekly featuring headline-making crime stories directly from the pages of People and featuring the journalists who first landed the interviews; and, in early 2017, the provocative mini-series HARD EVIDENCE: OJ IS INNOCENT from executive producer Martin Sheen, which will have viewers questioning everything they thought they knew about this infamous trial. In addition, ID heads south with the debut of MURDER CHOSE ME, featuring Shreveport homicide detective Rod Demery, and THE DETECTIVES CLUB: NEW ORLEANS, profiling a group of retired Big Easy detectives sharing their most haunting cases.

ID’s slate of emotional and can’t-look-away content includes:



Ripped from the pages of one of the nation’s top weekly magazines, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES goes beyond the headlines to uncover the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart. These are crime stories that transcended news and became part of popular culture. Interlaced within each episode are exclusive interviews with People’s journalists and firsthand emotional interviews with those closest to the investigation revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions. Radley Studios 


Twenty-one years have passed, and the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial continues to be a cultural obsession. But what if the world was too quick to convict O.J. Simpson? What if we were wrong all along? Uncovering shocking new information, the six-part series HARD EVIDENCE: OJ IS INNOCENT (wt) presents a new theory behind the case we all think we know. Objective Productions/All3Media


In MURDER CHOSE ME, homicide detective Rod Demery races against the clock to catch criminals running loose on the streets of Shreveport, Louisiana. With 15 years of experience working homicide and a deeply personal connection to crime, each episode of MURDER CHOSE ME will follow Demery as he solves a twisted murder case in one of the most dangerous cities in America. Jupiter Entertainment


THE DETECTIVES CLUB: NEW ORLEANS features a group of retired detectives from New Orleans and the surrounding communities who meet regularly, taking viewers inside their most difficult, high-profile, and emotional murder cases from the 1990s through the 2000s. Bringing the cases to life through powerful interviews and vivid recreations, THE DETECTIVES CLUB showcases how dedicated these men and women are to solving the most heinous murders the city has ever seen. Cineflix Productions  


One interview. One voice. The whole story. I, WITNESS (wt) showcases real-life murder investigations as seen through the eyes of one individual. But their point of view and the story they tell isn’t necessarily the one you might expect. XCon Productions/Lincoln Square Productions


MARRIED WITH SECRETS (wt) explores the true stories of seemingly happy marriages that have ended in dark and unexpected twists. From high school sweethearts who run a deadly sex ring to a neighborhood power couple with a secret stalking obsession to a wife hiding her escort side job from her husband, this series reveals romances turned to modern-day nightmares. Intuitive Entertainment


Most stories end with the crime, but sometimes the crime scene represents just the tip of the iceberg. From a murder scene that tipped police off to a polygamist secret society to a random house fire that revealed family secrets that had been buried for decades, PANDORA’S BOX uncovers gripping investigations that get more sordid as every piece of evidence is examined. Sharp Entertainment


WE DID IT FOR LOVE (wt) tells the sordid tale of lovers who vow to be together in sickness, health, and murder. Each episode examines a twisted couple willing to risk everything in the name of love and how, together, they spiral out of control and carry out a gruesome crime. Indigo Films


Behind the discovery of every “Jane Doe” lie two stories: the story of the detectives puzzling together her identity, and the story of her family that has now lost her forever. JANE DOE DIARIES (wt) weaves the two stories together, taking viewers on a unique journey of discovery, loss, and resolution, challenging the perception of how we tell crime stories and parcel out information. Sirens Media


A snap of a twig. A rustling leaf. In the woods, myth, urban legend, and horror collide with real-life killers. Transporting viewers into a vortex of dark mystery and psychological terror, each episode of DEAD SILENT tells the true story of a crime set in a desolate location. Crazy Legs Productions


A secret is never safe, even when it is buried six feet under. GRAVE SECRETS reveals the skeletons we hide in the closet and the fear of falling under suspicion. To unravel a murder mystery, investigators dig up secrets long-thought buried and come face-to-face with people who will do anything to keep those secrets in the ground. Red Marble Media


Exploring the dark side of nostalgia, THE DEADLIEST DECADE (wt) journeys back in time to recount murder investigations from the ‘80s. Excess and greed dangerously collide in this era of ego. This series takes viewers inside gripping and mystery-driven tales to reveal why the ‘80s are considered the DEADLIEST DECADE in recent history. Lion Television


Across America, more than 200 million 911 calls come in every day. Investigation Discovery’s investigative series MURDER CALLS unravels the mystery behind terrifying 911 calls and the truth that led to each fateful call, proving just how quickly good times can go horribly wrong. Jupiter Entertainment



Profiling fascinating true stories and featuring gripping interviews conducted by journalist Paula Zahn, ON THE CASE unravels shocking investigations that have dominated headlines, and intriguing original stories uncovered exclusively for Investigation Discovery’s audience. Scott Sternberg Productions 


From sex scandals to cold-blooded murder, Vanity Fair has covered the most fascinating crime dramas of our age. Created by Emmy Award-winning production company True Entertainment, in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment and ID, VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL offers unprecedented access to the magazine’s writers and editors, combined with exclusive use of archival images and research from the magazine’s legendary vault of source material. True Entertainment and Conde Nast Entertainment


Every detective has that one case that pushes them to the brink. ID’s original series REAL DETECTIVE brings to life the real homicide cases these seasoned pros can never forget. With narrative driven exclusively by the detectives themselves, each episode ventures deep into the mind of a homicide detective as they describe in vivid detail the one case forever ingrained in their memory. WAM Media


WEB OF LIES unravels tragic stories of deception and manipulation triggered by online interactions. From predators lurking behind their Facebook profiles to creeps scouring chat rooms for their next victim, WEB OF LIES returns with even more jaw-dropping, cautionary tales of deception, seduction, and violence. Blast! Films

Criminal psychologist and trial consultant Dr. Michelle Ward goes behind bars to interview violent murderers and offers insight into what drives people to kill in THE MIND OF A MURDERER. Each episode features a suspenseful in-person interview with a killer, and emotional statements from the victims’ families and friends who are so desperately seeking closure. Atlas Media Corporation


EVIL LIVES HERE explores the true, heart-stopping stories of people who shared a home and life with a loved one who would become a murderer. With exclusive interviews and never-before-told accounts of the years and critical moments leading up to these vicious acts, the series reveals the devastating and often undiscussed consequences on the people who have nurtured, loved, and raised a killer. Red Marble Media


From monsters hiding in the closet to the boogeyman lurking in nearby shadows, evil can interrupt even the sweetest of dreams. But what happens when a bad dream is actually a waking nightmare? Using classic suspense film techniques, YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE brings real thriller crimes to life on ID. Crazy Legs Production


It’s amazing what you inherit from your family gene pool. But what about less desirable traits? Can you actually inherit evil from your family tree? EVIL KIN follows true-crime mysteries surrounding cases that prove blood is always thicker than water. Sirens Media


When detectives sit with killers inside the interrogation room, anything can happen. In KILLER CONFESSIONS, see how the most strong-willed detectives are able to get cold-blooded killers to make terrible, shocking confessions. Using raw interrogation footage, the chilling true confessions come alive as the detectives pressure the suspect to come clean. LMNO Cable Group  


SHADOW OF DOUBT puts a twist on true-crime, delving into competing theories of complex crimes that find witnesses and suspects pointing the finger at each other. In these exceptional cases, every possible account must be considered before the shocking final truth can be discovered. Stephen David Entertainment


ICE COLD KILLERS is a diabolically dark true-crime series set in the harshest of climates and against a backdrop of pristine, rugged wilderness as unforgiving as the murderers themselves. Each episode is a psychological thriller that profiles a single sadistic act of evil. M2 Pictures 


FORBIDDEN: DYING FOR LOVE tells jaw-dropping stories of relationships that break taboos, cross boundaries, and lead to shocking crimes. From the couple who breaks religious traditions for love to the priest who has fallen for a nun, these star-crossed lovers have defied the forces trying to keep them apart. But once they’ve crossed the line, anything becomes possible. Blast! Films


Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes from the 1930s to the ‘70s. Each story is driven by the narrative of a fictional bystander who “knew” the victim, while reporters who covered the case explain how the crime and investigation impacted society. XCon Productions/Lincoln Square Productions


True stories of murder and mayhem morph into urban legends like the boogeyman or the monster under the bed – haunting our childhoods and scaring us throughout our lives. Hosted by performer Todd Robbins, TRUE NIGHTMARES brings to life the true stories that spawned these hair-raising tales, proving once again that truth will always be scarier than fiction. Discovery Studios


Host Dr. Casey Jordan, a criminologist and behavioral analyst with a law degree, sits down with women who stabbed their significant others, sometimes killing them, to reveal what events or motivations led each woman to slice and dice. While some were sparked by their own greed and jealousy, others were forced to defend themselves after years of domestic abuse. Indigo Films  


When marriages fail, divorce can turn ugly and even deadly. FATAL VOWS explores tumultuous, shocking, and high-stake divorces and the deadly murders linked to them. Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, and Dr. Brian Russell, an attorney as well as a forensic and clinical psychologist, guide viewers through these crimes of passion, examining each couple to better understand how the marriage turned from flawed to fatal. CMJ Productions


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 more than 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit,, or 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.