Monthly Archives: December 2016

‘Copycat Killers’ and Jon-Benet ‘Unsolved Mystery” on REELZ

Thursday December 22 on REELZ, load up on pre-Christmas programming that is out of the norm, except on REELZ. Bask in back-to-back episodes of “Copycat Killers”, beginning at 10 a.m. ET, running through 11 p.m.

Immediately following that, catch the replay of “Overkill: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét” at 11. It’s an original documentary special, the product of award-winning author and director Lawrence Schiller.

Schiller has an extensive library of recorded interviews with eyewitnesses, law enforcement and a small army of experts who investigated the case on science front. There’s fresh information from them about the unsolved murder that rocked the country and filled tabloid newspapers for a very long time.

For those who are fans of crime fiction as well as true crime stories, there’s plenty about crime scene contamination, made famous in the O.J. Simpson trial. There’s also a deep dive into the rift between the Boulder, Colorado PD and DA’s

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2016/12/22/copycat-killers-jon-benet-unsolved-mystery-reelz/

Reelz uncovers Hollywood Homicide

Reelz has ordered a new true-crime series, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered.

The show will be produced by Canada-based producer and distributor Breakthrough Entertainment for the US cable net.

It profiles horrific crimes involving Hollywood celebrities, examining the evidence, interviewing experts, and using drama reconstructions to show viewers key events.

Cases covered will include Phil Spector, Tupac Shakur, and Robert Blake. The show comes out of Breakthrough’s US alternative content division.

Steve Cheskin, senior VP of programming at Reelz said: “We know this series will show our viewers emotionally charged and engaging, real stories about celebrities and Hollywood.”

The new series was announced as part of the cable net’s fall schedule announcement.

Other new offerings include Rich and Acquitted, looking at crime cases involving stars who were acquitted.

There will also be three doc specials. Titanic: Sinking the Myths will examine myths surrounding the ill-fated ship. it comes from US prodco Katco Media.

Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love hails from

Read more at: http://tbivision.com/news/2016/08/reelz-uncovers-hollywood-homicide/632722/

A Night of OJ Simpson on REELZ; Is There Really Anything New to Discover at This Point?

Tonight on REELZ, viewers can once again delve into the infamous murder case that just keeps rearing its ugly head again and again. All evening long, viewers can take yet another look–and another, and another, and another–at the O.J. Simpson murder trial and speculate yet again: What really happened?

“Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson” at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. Robert Kardashian, father of the clan that became a multi-million dollar showbiz empire, was also the man who helped save O.J. Simpson from a double murder conviction. This special gives viewers an inside look at Kardashian’s friendship with O.J. which altered the course of one of the most talked about murder trials and ushered in the Kardashian era on television. “Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson” also delves into the story behind the footage of Robert Kardashian handling the infamous Louis Vuitton garment bag in plain sight

Read more at: http://tvruckus.com/2016/09/17/a-night-of-o-j-simpson-on-reelz-is-there-really-anything-new-to-discover-at-this-point/

Snoop Dogg’s 1993 Shooting And Murder Trial To Be Reenacted On TV Show Rich And Acquitted – Hip

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Snoop Dogg is far from the person he was 23 years ago, but a new TV show is out to remind of the rapper’s darker days.

New television show Rich And Acquitted will revisit infamous court cases where celebrities were tried for crimes but ultimately found not guilty.

In 1993, Snoop Dogg‘s career was almost derailed just as it was getting started when he and his bodyguard McKinley Lee were charged with the murder of rival gang member Phillip Woldermariam. The incident in where Snoop was driving the car in which Lee shot Woldermariam made Snoop Dogg Public Enemy #1 as America was growing in fear of the “Gangsta Rap” phenomenon at the time. Lee was found not guilty

Read more at: http://hiphopwired.com/2016/05/14/snoop-doggs-1993-shooting-murder-trial-reenacted-tv-show-rich-acquitted/

The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later

In We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later, Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Paula Woodward offers an unprecedented insider perspective on the twentieth anniversary of one of the most heinous, sensationalized, unsolved crimes in American history.

Here for the first time, Woodward examines conversations and information from all sides of those involved in the case. She shares information compiled during the twenty years she reported on the murder, including private conversations with law enforcement individuals directly involved in the case, their thoughts and dissections of what went wrong and right, and who they now believe is the killer.

Woodward has included drawings by JonBenét, letters from her teachers, and photographs that show a normal, happy six-year-old whose life was cut short in such a horrible manner. She shares portions of John Ramsey’s private journal,where he wrote of his torment and grief in the aftermath of the murder. And she recounts personal conversations with JonBenét’s mother prior to her death from cancer in 2006. JonBenét’s brother Burke talks publicly for the first and only time about his sister’s death and how it affected the family and his life.

We have Your Daughter is an extraordinary work of journalism, twenty years in the making. It depicts a family under siege with their guilt or innocence still openly questioned. This book allows readers to decide in this heartbreaking story – was it Ramsey or an unknown intruder?

REELZ Unveils Fall 2016 Programming Slate

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. New series include Rich and Acquitted, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered and Scandal Made Me Famous. New documentary specials include Titanic: Sinking the Myths, Karen Carpenter:

Read more at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13602044.htm

Reelz Announces New and Returning Series for Fall 2016

LINEUP COMBINES THREE NEW ORIGINAL SERIES AND THREE NEW SPECIALS WITH RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES

‘Rich and Acquitted’, ‘Hollywood Homicide Uncovered’ and ‘Scandal Made Me Famous’ Are Among New Network Original Series

New Documentary Specials Are Led by ‘Titanic: Sinking the Myths’, ‘Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love’ and ‘Reagan: From Movie Star to President’

Returning Originals Include ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of…’ and ‘Gangsters: America’s Most Evil’

(Albuquerque, NM) Monday, August 8, 2016— REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. New series include Rich and Acquitted, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered and Scandal Made Me Famous. New documentary specials include Titanic: Sinking the Myths, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love and Reagan: From Movie Star to President. Rounding out new fall programming are returning series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… and Gangsters: America’s Most Evil.

“We are very

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/reelz-announces-new-returning-series-fall-2016/

Reelz to Air Documentary Special OVERKILL: THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JONBENET, Today

Reelz to Air Documentary Special OVERKILL: THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JONBENET, Today

REELZ today announced the original documentary special OVERKILL: THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JONBENÉT from award-winning author and director, Lawrence Schiller. The murder of JonBenét Ramsey in Colorado on Christmas in 1996 remains unsolved. Now, 20 years later Schiller, who wrote the New York Times best-selling book on the case, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, digs deep into his extensive archive of hundreds of recorded interviews with eyewitnesses, law enforcement officers, investigators, scientific and forensic experts and criminologists. Schiller’s exhaustive examination of the case uncovers fresh information from those involved to tell the story of JonBenét’s murder like never before. Overkill: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét is produced by WS Productions, Inc. and Peabody Award-winning producer Tom Jennings and will premiere Saturday, December 17 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.

“JonBenét’s story is a

Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Reelz-to-Air-Documentary-Special-OVERKILL-THE-UNSOLVED-MURDER-OF-JONBENET-1217-20161216

New Evidence Further Reveals Tonya Harding’s Involvement in the Nancy Kerrigan Attack

Just a couple months before the 1994 Olympics, U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was leaving practice in Detroit when she was viciously clubbed in the right knee by a man wielding a police baton. Called “the whack heard round the world,” the terrifying incident became one of the biggest scandals in modern sports history after it was revealed that the assailant had been hired by the ex-husband and the bodyguard of fellow figure skater Tonya Harding, who was hoping to make the Olympic team.

Why me?” Kerrigan famously repeated after the attack.

Kerrigan was forced to withdraw from the U.S. Figure Skating Championships — which Harding went on to win — as a result of her injuries. But she worked hard to rehabilitate her knee, and eventually, both she and Harding were selected to represent Team U.S.A. at the 1994 Olympics. Kerrigan ultimately took home

Read more at: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a8489972/tonya-harding-nancy-kerrigan-note/

New evidence emerges in Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal

An envelope featuring handwritten notes by former figure skater Tonya Harding has surfaced, more than 20 years after Harding planned an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Newly-revealed evidence in the case was featured Saturday on the Reelz show “Scandal Made Me Famous.”

The envelope — found in an Oregon restaurant’s garbage — contains the name and address of the rink where Kerrigan was known to practice.

The Daily News cover for Jan. 7, 1994 featured a post-scandal photo of Kerrigan.

The Daily News cover for Jan. 7, 1994 featured a post-scandal photo of Kerrigan.

(Daily News)

Handwriting expert Robert Peschka claimed that most of the notes on the envelope were written by Harding, and that the others were written by her then husband, Jeff Gillooly.

Margot Robbie

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-evidence-emerges-tonya-harding-nancy-kerrigan-scandal-article-1.2907024