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Realscreen » Archive » Renewed and Returning: “Criminal …

In this week’s round-up, new seasons are on the way for series on Cooking Channel, Oxygen Media, HGTV and WE tv.

Grammy award-winning musician Michael McKean returns to explore and unveil food mysteries surrounding everyday dishes on Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction?, premiering Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Themes explored in the upcoming season include McKean tracing the myth if the whoopie pie nearly caused a civil war; wickedly wicked Halloween treats; and game meat myths and the popularity of fish foods like tuna melts.

NBCUniversal-owned true crime net Oxygen Media, meanwhile, will premiere a new season of Criminal Confessions on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

From executive producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, Criminal Confessions delves into police interrogations around the country with detectives on the hunt for justice. Each standalone episode reveals the strategies and tactics law enforcement use to get to the truth. In the season premiere, an execution-style

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» Archive » Small companies, big ideas: Joke Productions

There’s no question that the television industry is competitive, and it can be hard for a small prodco to break through the noise and find its niche. In ‘Small Companies, Big Ideas’, realscreen chats with some indie prodcos who’ve innovated and thrived, showing the unscripted world that sometimes the best things come in small packages.

This edition features Los Angeles-based Joke Productions. Founded by wife and husband team Joke Fincioen (pictured, right) and Biagio Messina (left), the indie has produced a wealth of unscripted content, ranging from CNN/HLN’s recent Unmasking a Killer (focused on the Golden State Killer) and Oxygen’s Three Days to Live, to lighter fare such as VH1′s Scream Queens. They served as co-EPs and show runners on Beauty and the Geek for The CW, and also worked on

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» Archive » FremantleMedia North America bolsters executive team

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has expanded its unscripted executive team with the promotion of industry veteran Joni Day, and the addition of Colin Nash and Jean Shi.

Day (pictured) has been lifted to SVP of alternative programming and development. In her new executive role at FMNA, she will focus on finding global formats for broadcast. Day currently serves as an executive producer for FMNA’s kids’ game show The Noise and the game show reboot of Beat the Clock, both on Universal Kids.

Day has been with FremantleMedia since 2013 and has previously served as VP of alternative programming and development. In that role, she managed development and production of reality competitions, game shows and other unscripted television programming. During her five-year tenure at FMNA, the executive has also helped develop and launch series such as The Great Christmas Light FightMatch Game and To Tell the Truth. Day has also received Emmy Award nominations for

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» Archive » Exclusive clip: Oxygen Media’s “Criminal Confessions”

Ahead of the premiere of NBCUniversal-owned Oxygen Media’s new original series Criminal Confessionalsrealscreen presents an exclusive clip.

Produced by Wolf Reality and Shed Media, Criminal Confessionals delves into the psychological tug-of-war that transpires inside police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects, and examines what it takes to get a confession.

In each episode, audiences follow a real homicide case, beginning with the 911 call and crime scene, and leading to the interrogation room, where detectives interrogate their prime suspect. 

Executive producers on the series are Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, John Hesling and Adam Kassen.

Criminal Confessions debuts Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

Realscreen caught with Stephanie Steele, VP, current production, Oxygen Media (pictured, below) to learn more about this new series.



What was the genesis for Criminal Confessions?

Wolf Reality and Shed Media presented this idea to us, and from the very first meeting we were

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» Archive » Oxygen, Dick Wolf prep “Criminal Confessions”

NBCUniversal-owned cable network Oxygen Media has announced another addition to its revamped crime slate, this time from Law Order creator Dick Wolf.

Criminal Confessions, from Wolf’s unscripted shingle, Wolf Reality, and Shed Media, will dive into the psychological showdown that transpires inside police interrogation rooms between investigator and suspects.

Each hour-long episode takes viewers through a real homicide case, starting from the 911 call to the crime scene and culminating in the interrogation room where detectives interview their prime suspect.

The police officers and detectives walk audiences through their methodology while interviews with the suspects’ and victims’ friends and family also shed light on the details. In every case featured, the interrogating officer will “break” the suspect and the truth behind the crime will be revealed.

Criminal Confessions joins ‘Cold Justice’ as our second series from Dick Wolf, offering armchair detectives at home the thrilling opportunity to watch as both a case,

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