Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tonight on REELZ: Steven Avery on ‘Murder Made Me Famous’ & a Non-Fiction Hannibal Lecter on ‘CopyCat Killers’!

Is there a better place to watch something creepy on Saturday nights than REELZ? And tonight, an all-new episode of “Murder Made Me Famous” features Steven Avery, while “Copycat Killers” features a real-life Hannibal Lecter.

According to REELZ, “Murder Made Me Famous” is a fact-based documentary series that examines killers who gained public notoriety when their crimes generated intense media coverage and made the killers household names. The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions? Each one-hour episode presents dramatic recreations of the crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities that were thrust into the spotlight. Featured commentator is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories, including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances. Tonight

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See Steven Avery Case Vividly Recreated in ‘Murder Made Me Famous’

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated hit docuseries Making a Murderer is already planning to return with new episodes that focus on the post-conviction process, furthering the story of Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach. But for those fans who can’t get enough of the theories of how evidence was handled and weighing in on whether Avery was wrongfully convicted will have a new glimpse into the case. In a new episode of Murder Made Me Famous to air on Reelz on Saturday, July 30th, the case is examined through a different lens, including reenactments of key moments.

Popular true-crime series claims a major detail was left out of ‘Making a Murderer’

Netflix’s Emmy-nominated hit docuseries Making a Murderer is already planning to return with new episodes that focus on the post-conviction process, furthering the story of Steven Avery and co-defendant Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted in the 2005 murder of Wisconsin woman Teresa Halbach. But for those fans who can’t get enough of the theories of how evidence was handled and weighing in on whether Avery was wrongfully convicted will have a new glimpse into the case. In a new episode of Murder Made Me Famous to air on Reelz on Saturday, July 30th, the case is examined through a different lens, including reenactments of key moments.

Tonight Murder, Mayhem & the Infamous Charles Manson Highlight a Sinister Saturday on REELZ!

It’s a night–and day–of murder and mayhem on REELZ, with a lineup of well-known killer cases on the schedule. Shows included are “Murder Made Me Famous,” “Hollywood Scandals” and “Copycat Killers.” Names viewers will no doubt recognize for their misdeeds include the Menendez brothers, Drew Peterson, and the infamous Charles Manson.

REELZ fans can get settled in front of the TV as early as 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT this Saturday afternoon, with “Murder Made Me Famous” bringing the stories of the Menendez brothers, Drew Peterson, Joran van der Sloot, Jodi Arias and Scott Peterson to viewers. Then, as the primetime hours begin approaching, viewers can settle in for the evening with more “Murder Made Me Famous,” as well as “Hollywood Scandals” and “Copycat Killers.” This primetime run of murder and mayhem will include the following, according to REELZ:

“Murder Made Me Famous”: Scott Peterson at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT.

In

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Meet David Burkhart, the Latest Actor to Play Charles Manson

For an actor, some roles are harder than others.

It’s one thing to be a leading man in a romantic comedy. It’s another thing entirely to play Charles Manson, one of the most notorious killers in American history.

Just one day after Manson family member Leslie van Houten was denied parole, the Reelz Channel is tackling the famous case on the second season of the docuseries Murder Made Me Famous.

Actor David Burkhart was cast as Manson – and tells PEOPLE that the role was both challenging and dark.

David Burkhart portraying Charles Manson on “Murder Made Me Famous”
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“Before I started filming, I watched videos of Charles Manson over and over and over,” Burkhart, 36, tells PEOPLE.

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Schellhammer to appear on ‘Copycat Killers’ show

It’s an image seared in the minds of Americans — a pizza delivery man, seated on the ground in front of a patrol car, handcuffed, with a collar bomb around his neck, minutes after robbing a bank in Erie on Aug. 28, 2003.

And then the unthinkable happened, on live television — the collar bomb exploded, killing Brian Wells and setting off a bizarre criminal case with links to crack cocaine, a dead body in a freezer, a murder-for-hire plot and even a plot to kill the federal agents working the case.

And now it is the basis for an episode of Reelz Channel’s “Copycat Killers” — and it includes an interview with The Era’s Associate Editor Marcie Schellhammer, based on a story she’d written on the crime.

The “pizza bomber case,” as it was known, was like something right out of Hollywood.

Law enforcement came to realize it

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