Monthly Archives: July 2018

From the Producers of SNAPPED, Oxygen Media Presents DYING TO BELONG Premiering 8/19

From the Producers of SNAPPED, Oxygen Media Presents DYING TO BELONG Premiering 8/19

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series “Dying to Belong” on Sunday, August 19 at 7pm ET/PT. The series will explore hauntingly fatal stories where obsession, desperation and the need to belong pushed individuals over the edge to carry out unthinkable crimes. When access to exclusive worlds and elevated status are threatened to be taken away, how far will someone go to hold on to everything and keep the life they’ve created for themselves? For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/dying-to-belong/season-1/videos/dying-to-belong-premieres-sunday-august-19th

Through gripping first-hand testimony and never-before-seen video footage, each episode will unearth true accounts where individuals became so hungry for access, they were willing to do anything. “Dying to Belong” will pull back the curtain of

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/From-the-Producers-of-SNAPPED-Oxygen-Media-Presents-DYING-TO-BELONG-Premiering-819-20180731

‘M*A*S*H’ Star Alan Alda Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

M*A*S*H star Alan Alda is living with Parkinson’s disease.

The 82-year-old actor said on Tuesday’s episode of CBS This Morning that he’s had a “full life” since being diagnosed with the progressive nervous system disorder more than three years ago.

“I’m doing great,” he said. “I was diagnosed three and a half years ago. I’ve had a full life since then. I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook, I started this new podcast.”

Alda said he decided to go public after he displayed some symptoms while promoting his podcast, Clear + Vivid, this

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/706201/alan-alda-parkinsons-diagnosis/

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF "SNAPPED," OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS "DYING TO BELONG" PREMIERING …

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF “SNAPPED,” OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS “DYING TO BELONG” PREMIERING SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 7PM ET/PT

New York, NY – July 30, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series “Dying to Belong” on Sunday, August 19 at 7pm ET/PT. The series will explore hauntingly fatal stories where obsession, desperation and the need to belong pushed individuals over the edge to carry out unthinkable crimes. When access to exclusive worlds and elevated status are threatened to be taken away, how far will someone go to hold on to everything and keep the life they’ve created for themselves? For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/dying-to-belong/season-1/videos/dying-to-belong-premieres-sunday-august-19th

Through gripping first-hand testimony and never-before-seen video footage, each episode will unearth true accounts where individuals became so hungry

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How TV’s Biggest True-Crime Players Find Their Stories

Photo: Maya Robinson/Vulture and Photo by Netflix, HBO, Lifetime and FX


All week long, Vulture is exploring the many ways true crime has become one of the most dominant genres in popular culture.

While Serial famously inspired a wave of true-crime storytelling on podcasts, HBO’s The Jinx and Netflix’s Making a Murderer arguably made the boom real on television. Now, after three more years of stories involving murder and mayhem

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/tv-true-crime-networks-how-they-find-their-stories.html

‘Lethal Weapon’ EP Matt Miller Talks Clayne Crawford’s Exit & Seann William Scott’s Dynamic With Damon Wayans

Season 3 of Fox crime drama Lethal Weapon is coming — even after original lead Clayne Crawford was fired from the show in May for inappropriate behavior on the set. Still, the series was officially renewed and the show will go on.

Exactly how the show will go on was in the mix of questions for creator/executive producer Matt Miller in the first interview he has done since the Crawford news broke earlier this year. It didn’t take long for actor Seann William Scott (best known for the American Pie film franchise) to be announced as a replacement for Crawford — though we now know Scott will be playing an entirely different character named Wesley Cole who, Miller tells TV Insider, may or may not have a connection to a character from the iconic Lethal Weapon films.

In the same announcement, it was revealed that actress Maggie Lawson (Psych) will play Cole’s

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/705578/lethal-weapon-season-3-clayne-crawford-firing-seann-william-scott/

TV tonight: ‘The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All’ special

TV picks for Monday, July 30

WATCH THIS:

“The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” (8 p.m., ABC): But will they? Really? The most memorable bachelors from this season – including Chris R., Christon, Colton, Connor, David, Jason, Jean Blanc, John, Jordan, Leo, Nick and Wills, as well as Christian, Jake, Joe and Kamil – return to confront each other and Becca one last time to dish the dirt, tell their side of the story and share their emotional departures. Finally, as the clock ticks down on Becca’s journey to find love, a special sneak peek of her dramatic final week with Blake and Garrett is highlighted.

“Salvation” (9 p.m., CBS): Darius and Grace’s relationship is tested, and President Mackenzie attempts to bring the fractured country together while the hacktivist group ReSyst issues a deadly edict.

“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” (10 p.m., Paramount Network): This compelling documentary series from Jay-Z examines

Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/30/tv-tonight-the-bachelorette-the-men-tell-all-special/

TV best bets with ‘The Originals,’ ‘The Sinner’ and a Kelsey Grammer

Originally posted Sunday, July 29, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

A couple of shows are going away forever this week: the CW’s “The Originals” after five seasons and ABC’s “Quantico” after threes. 

In the meantime, Jessica Biel’s USA drama “The Sinner” returns Wednesday. And Paramount’s “Yellowstone” has been renewed for a second season after pulling in super strong ratings.

And for fun, there’s the simple pleasures of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman co-hosting a reality competition show focused on… crafting? Yes, the folks at Hobby Lobby and Michaels will be thrilled. Offerman, by the way, is a craftsman king. (My interview with Offerman from 2017.)

This covers Monday, July 30 through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

MONDAY

“The Bachelorette” 8 p.m. ABC — The most memorable bachelors from this season return to confront each other and Becca one last time to dish the dirt.

“America

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Texarkana native, former homicide detective, feels the ‘Price of Duty’

For nearly three decades, Danny J. Agan enforced the law in Atlanta, Ga., including conducting homicide investigations in a city at one time considered the murder capital of the nation.

Of all the cases Agan worked, it was the investigation of a serial rapist that became one of the most memorable and haunting of his career. It involved a perpetrator who manipulated victims and, in one instance, seemed to taunt the police face-to-face.

Agan, a Texarkana native who lived here the first dozen years of his life, rose through the ranks to retire in 2003 as the Atlanta Police Department homicide commander.

In his long and storied career, he was a high profile, fedora-wearing presence, often appearing on TV to give press briefings, and on some level he dealt with 800 murders, whether directly or through his detectives. His job included some early investigative work on cases that involved Wayne Williams, a convicted

Read more at: http://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/features/story/2018/jul/28/texarkana-native-former-homicide-detective-feels-price-duty/736473/

Fedora-wearing APD detective featured on Oxygen’s ‘The Price of Duty’ July 30

Originally posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Bill Torpy/btorpy@ajc.com on the AJC Radio TV Talk blog


Over the course of a quarter century, Danny Agan was the dapper symbol of murder and mayhem on the streets of Atlanta.

As a newbie 25-year-old homicide detective in 1979, Agan donned a fedora because he thought the squad should look sharp and stand out. It set the tone for the unit for decades to come – it was known as the Hat Squad. 

Although Agan had a hand in some 800 homicide investigations, it wasn’t a murder that gnawed at him through the years. It was a series of attacks 30 years ago by a serial rapist, crimes that went unsolved for decades until he got the investigation reactivated after his retirement.  

The attacks, his frustrating and fruitless investigation, and then the eventual

Read more at: https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/fedora-wearing-apd-detective-features-oxygen-the-price-duty-july/jDsIvcIQXi7rFKew899HoK/

Fedora-wearing APD detective featured on Oxygen’s ‘The Price of Duty’ July 30

Originally posted Friday, July 27, 2018 by Bill Torpy/btorpy@ajc.com on the AJC Radio TV Talk blog


Over the course of a quarter century, Danny Agan was the dapper symbol of murder and mayhem on the streets of Atlanta.

As a newbie 25-year-old homicide detective in 1979, Agan donned a fedora because he thought the squad should look sharp and stand out. It set the tone for the unit for decades to come – it was known as the Hat Squad. 

Although Agan had a hand in some 800 homicide investigations, it wasn’t a murder that gnawed at him through the years. It was a series of attacks 30 years ago by a serial rapist, crimes that went unsolved for decades until he got the investigation reactivated after his retirement.  

The attacks, his frustrating and fruitless investigation, and then the eventual

Read more at: https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/fedora-wearing-apd-detective-features-oxygen-the-price-duty-july/jDsIvcIQXi7rFKew899HoK/