True crime content is really having a moment these days, with new series, documentaries, and specials popping up everywhere. As is the case with any genre that reaches a saturation point, the phenomenon has led to some programs with really bizarre premises. That said, true crime definitely has subgenres that can fill a few seasons, as these shows prove.
If you can’t get enough true crime, definitely check out these niche series, which showcase very specific types of crime or have quirky gimmicks as a hook… like a rating system for murderers?
Read more at: https://www.distractify.com/p/strange-true-crime-shows
OXYGEN MEDIA PRESENTS A TWO-NIGHT CAPTIVATING EVENT WITH “THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SUSAN COX POWELL” BEGINNING SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 7PM ET/PT
Series Reveals New Evidence and Never-Before-Seen Footage Unveiling
a New Theory in the Case
New York, NY – March 25, 2019 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents the tragic case of Susan Cox Powell, a missing mom that dominated headlines nearly a decade ago in the two-night compelling event, “The Disappearance of Susan Cox Powell,” airing Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at 7:00pm ET/PT. In this ground-breaking four-hour series, the definitive story of Susan’s devastating final years are revealed – unveiling alarming new developments, scandalous never-before-seen videos and rare interviews with family members offering a closer than ever look at one
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On Monday night, it will be.
A 2001 Alpena crime will be featured on an episode of the Oxygen Network series “Killer Couples.” The episode, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. local time, depicts the October 2001 slaying of James Orban in a north Alpena home, which was destroyed by fire a few days later, an effort to hide evidence.
Retired detective Larry Thomson was the lead investigator on the case. He remembers well the emotional impact of working the murder, with its difficult details and interesting plot twists.
Melissa Bredow-Belanger, 21 at the time, worked for Orban, 69, a man she called her best friend — a man, Thomson said, who was giving her money for cleaning the house … and a lot of other things.
When Bredow-Belanger’s old lover, Jason Belanger, reentered her life, in need of drug money, she conspired with him to rob the older man, police said. That
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Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents a gripping two-hour special, “The Piketon Family Murders” premiering on Sunday, March 31 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by Beth Karas, the special delves into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, when in 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the victims, were found murdered in a cold-blooded killing. The special will take viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history.
For more than two years, the residents of Piketon lived their lives in fear, hoping day in and day out that law enforcements would find the individuals responsible for the killings as rumors started swirling the town. Then, this past November, a series of arrests were finally made that further rocked
Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Media-Debuts-Two-Hour-Special-THE-PIKETON-FAMILY-MURDERS-20190321
OXYGEN MEDIA DEBUTS TWO-HOUR SPECIAL “THE PIKETON FAMILY MURDERS” HOSTED BY BETH KARAS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31 AT 7PM ET/PT
New York, NY – March 20, 2019 – Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, presents a gripping two-hour special, “The Piketon Family Murders” premiering on Sunday, March 31 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by Beth Karas, the special delves into a complicated and horrific massacre that stunned the small town of Piketon, Ohio, when in 2016 seven members of the Rhoden family as well as Hannah Gilley, the fiancée of one of the victims, were found murdered in a cold-blooded killing. The special will take viewers inside the largest criminal investigation in Ohio’s history. For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/the-piketon-family-murders/season-1/episode-1/videos/the-piketon-family-murders-airs-sunday-march
For more than two years,
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The March 18 episode of Oxygen’s Snapped: Killer Couples examines the case of Tia Skinner, who was convicted in 2011 for the murder of her father and the attempted murder of her mother for a 2010 knife attack at their Michigan home, as reported by Mlive. According to CBS Detroit, Skinner pled not guilty during her 2010 trial, but has since expressed remorse for her role in the crime.
“It literally made my heart break in two to hear my dad like that,” she told The Times Herald in 2012, per CBS Detroit. “I think it was just awful. I just had a bad temper and I took it out on somebody who didn’t deserve it, somebody who looked after me and took care of me.” Though she has been up for re-sentencing several times,
Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-tia-skinner-still-in-prison-in-2019-shes-been-re-sentenced-four-times-16962572
FBI: CBS sets premiere date for Most Wanted spin-off episode
CBS has announced the premiere for FBI episode 18 titled “Most Wanted,” which will serve as the backdoor pilot to a spin-off, will premiere on April 2. Directed by Fred Berner from a script written by Rene Balcer, the spin-off series stars Julian McMahon as Agent Jess Lacroix, Kellan Lutz as Agent Crosby, Roxy Steinberg as Agent Sheryll Barnes, Keisha Castle-Hughes as Analyst Hana Gibson, Nathanial Arcand as Agent Clinton Skye, and Alana De La Garza as Assistant Special Agent in Charge Isobel Castille. Matthew Lillard will make a guest appearance in the episode as the person listed on the Most Wanted list.
RELATED: CBS Renews FBI, The Neighborhood and Magnum P.I.
FBI,executive produced by Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf, Craig Turk, Arthur
Read more at: https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1049789-fbi-sets-premiere-date-most-wanted-spin-off-episode
NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.
Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.
Read more at: https://digiday.com/media/nbcus-oxygen-boosts-podcast-promotion-hopes-turning-real-business/
TV picks for Monday, March 4
“The Bachelor” (8 p.m., ABC): Colton is down to three women – Cassie, Hannah G. and Tayshia. But that doesn’t mean things are getting any easier. Last week’s cliffhanger had him rushing off to talk to Chris Harrison. Overwhelmed by having just sent Caelynn home and nervously anticipating the Fantasy Suites, the virgin Bachelor is about to embark on a journey to the Algarve region of Portugal, vowing to save himself for the woman he loves. Once there, Colton and Tayshia take a breathtaking helicopter ride to Cape St. Vincent. He confesses his feelings for her, but will they make it to the fantasy suite and what will happen if they do? Or will Cassie have the chance to be his first? Cassie is still apprehensive about taking the next step with Colton, and he reveals to her the unsettling conversation he
Read more at: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/04/tv-tonight-the-bachelor-still-a-virgin-after-fantasy-suite/
True crime net Oxygen Media is prepping an investigative true crime series from executive producer Dick Wolf that will look at the dark world of contract killings.
Each standalone episode of Murder for Hire will feature a different case of undercover agents during a real-life sting and investigation operation as they attempt to catch the perpetrator and prevent a murder. The show explores how seemingly good relations can turn sour and the emotion surrounding an intended victim when they discover a hit has been taken on their life.
Murder for Hire debuts April 7 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.
The series is produced by Wolf Reality, Shed Media, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted Alternative Television, and Green Lakes Production Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pamela Healey, Dan Peirson and Adam Kassen serving as executive producers.
“Some of the most horrifying crimes are crimes of passion and money, and we are the first
Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2019/02/28/oxygen-preps-dick-wolfs-murder-for-hire/