Monthly Archives: June 2018

Murder of ‘Killing Fields’ star Haing Ngor still haunts detective: ‘I didn’t have any answers’

Actor Haing Ngor won Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Killing Fields at the 1985 Oscars.

Actor Haing Ngor won “Best Supporting Actor” for his role in “The Killing Fields” at the 1985 Oscars.

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Oxygen Media Presents SERIAL KILLER WITH PIERS MORGAN Premiering This July

Oxygen Media Presents SERIAL KILLER WITH PIERS MORGAN Premiering This July

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, will debut “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan,” hosted and executive produced by renown journalist Piers Morgan, beginning with two episodes Monday, July 16 at 7PM ET/PT and Monday, July 23 at 7PM ET/PT. With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan” explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers for the first time. Having never spoken on camera about their crimes until now, each chilling hour centers around Piers’ up close and personal interviews with a killer.

Piers delves into the minds of killers who haunted communities for decades and attempts to discover what drove them to murder. He also meets with victims’ families and law enforcement to understand how the actions of these men wreaked havoc across America as police raced against

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Oxygen’s ‘The Price Of Duty’ Examines Infamous ‘Pizza Bomber’ Case From Netflix’s ‘Evil Genius’

Netflix’s superb four-episode docuseries Evil Genius left many viewers with more questions than answers. Following the bizarre 2003 case of a man who robbed a bank with a bomb locked around his neck, the baffling investigation offered a winding road of intrigue and mystery as viewers attempted to solve what basically amounted to an inscrutable riddle. Who was the true mastermind behind the heinous scheme that resulted in the public death of Brian Wells? How involved was Mr. Wells?

Oxygen’s newest true-crime reality series The Price of Duty centers on a number of homicide detectives who reexamine the most haunting cases of their careers. Recounting their investigations and offering new perspectives and insights, the law enforcement officials open up about how these emotionally draining mysteries impacted and changed their lives forever. Last night’s The Price of Duty focused on Jerry Clark, the lead investigator for the FBI on the infamous Erie “Pizza Bomber” case

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Crime and Viewership

Lifetime tonight will premiere a new primetime block of true crime-based programming, which is not surprising since the genre is making a killing with female viewers.

Networks, from true crime-branded cable outlets such as Investigation Discovery and Oxygen, to general-entertainment services like Lifetime, TV One and Reelz Channel, are reeling in female viewers attracted to dramatic re-enactments of often grizzly crimes — mostly committed by and against women — that are often as thrilling and more unpredictable than fiction-based scripted series.

TV tonight: The ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

TV picks for Monday, June 18


“The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC): Clay’s stunning exit only revs up the already fierce competition for Becca’s heart. The cocktail party continues with a private conversation between the Bachelorette and Blake while an intimate sit-down chat with Jordan ends in a surprise. The group begins their journey with a trip to Park City, Utah. Becca and her date of the day join celebrated 2006 Olympic bobsled silver medalists Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock for a quick trip down the track. Country star Granger Smith caps off the night with a romantic private concert. Thirteen suitors see if they can make the grade as lumberjacks, and one last individual date takes Becca and her guy on a snowmobile excursion.

“MTV Movie TV Awards,” (9 p.m., MTV): Tiffany Haddish is our hilarious host for the annual celebration of the actors, stories and moments that drove pop-culture

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Monday’s Viewing Picks

All Times Eastern

College Baseball
NCAA College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, Omaha, NE
Elimination Game
Oregon State vs. Washington — ESPN, 2 p.m.

Winners Bracket
North Carolina vs. Mississippi State — ESPN, 7 p.m.

College Basketball
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: In the Paint — CBS Sports Network, 7 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: Summer School — CBS Sports Network, 8 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Draft Special: Roundball Round Table — CBS Sports Network, 9 p.m.

FIFA World Cup
Group F, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Sweden vs. Republic of Korea — Telemundo, 7:30 a.m./FS1, 8 a.m.

Group G, Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
Belgium vs. Panama — Telemundo, 10:30 a.m./FS1, 11 a.m.

Group G, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia
Tunisia vs. England — Telemundo, 1:30 p.m./FS1, 2 p.m.

2018 FIFA World Cup Preview Show — FS1, 6:30 a.m.
Hoy en la Copa Mundial — Telemundo, 7 a.m.
FIFA World Cup Live — FS1, 7

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Harlan native wins lead film role

Harlan County horror movie fans have a special treat to look forward to soon. A hometown girl has earned the lead role in an upcoming horror feature.

Harlan native Ashe Parker has secured the lead role – her first – in an upcoming horror sequel currently shooting under the title D.F.I.T.W. The film began shooting in Ohio this week.

Parker explained how she landed the job.

“I was actually looking at another director’s projects,” Parker said. “He mentioned the director of this film, Shawn Burkett, may need someone, so I contacted the director personally.”

Parker said Burkett was also considering an actress from Los Angeles for the role when she contacted him.

“They offered the role to me, and I’m really excited about it,” Parker said. “I’ve always wanted to be in a horror film.”

Parker will fill the role of Nurse Vanessa, the head nurse at a summer camp.

“We’ll be filming on location in Oxford,

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This week: Queer Eye, The Profit, MDL:NY, Alone, and many other shows return this week

MDLYN, Steven Gold, Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant

Summer has arrived, the days are long, I’m sweating, and reality television offers plenty of reasons to stay inside: almost 20 reality shows debut or return this week.

Let’s start with Gordon Ramsay, who ended his show Kitchen Nightmares four years ago but is now back with a show that sounds surprisingly similar: To Hell and Back (Fox, Wednesdays at 9), on which he tries to rescue restaurants in less than a day. I’ll have a review Wednesday.

Netflix’s successful and emotional reboot of  Queer Eye is out with its second season on Friday.

Alone (History, Thursdays at 10) returns for its first all-star season, with returning participants trying to outlast each other in Mongolia. Look for

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‘The Price of Duty’ First Look: See How Real-Life Detectives Deal With the Stress of Solving Tough Cases

You’ve seen how tough criminal cases affect the victims, but what about the detectives tasked with solving them?

That’s the question posed by Oxygen’s new series, The Price of Duty, premiering Monday night. The show follows dedicated detectives across the country as they recall their most complex cases and how their work impacted their personal lives. Adding color to the stories will be the detectives’ families, the victims’ families and other law enforcement involved. Think of this as the real-life Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and these law enforcement officers as the real-life Olivia Bensons.

The Price of Duty promises to go where no true-crime show has gone before, granting unprecedented access to the people who worked on some of the most infamous cases in America, including the Erie, Pennsylvania, “Pizza Bomber,” which was also the focus of the Netflix documentary, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most

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TV tonight: ‘David Cassidy: The Last Session’ on A&E

TV picks for Monday, June 11


“Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” (8 p.m., Freeform): Mouse ears are optional while watching this a six-episode series that goes behind the scenes as couples plan magical celebrations at Disney theme parks while hoping to achieve a real life happily-ever-after.

“The Price of Duty” (8 p.m., Oxygen): This new series follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever. Each episode explores the emotional rollercoaster of how investigators sacrificed their personal lives to solve these seemingly impossible cases.

“Drunks, Crime and Prohibition” (8 p.m., Smithsonian): This two-part special takes a deep dive into the underbelly of a time characterized as much by jazz, illegal booze and female liberation as it was by gangsters and brutality. Weapons experts, historians, museum curators and mixologists weigh in on “the failed experiment”” and

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