Oxygen, the destination for crime programming, is bringing you a new, binge-worthy obsession in the form of Murder for Hire. Each week, the docuseries will dive deep into chilling stories of contract killing. The episodes combine hidden camera footage, emotional witness testimony and behind-the-scenes accounts of sting operations, staged killings and traps to catch would-be accomplices to share the too-crazy-to-believe real stories behind “hired hits.”
From housewives to wealthy bankers, military officers to grandmothers and scorned lovers to jealous relatives, the series promises to explore how seemingly great relationships can go wrong. Each standalone episode will unravel a different case, with undercover agents walking viewers through real-life stings and investigations as they work to prevent a murder.
Check out the trailer here:
“Some of the most horrifying crimes are crimes of passion and money, and we are the first to explore in depth the motives and tactics used in
Unscripted television producer Jupiter Entertainment has elevated veteran producer Steven McGovern to vice president of production.
In his expanded role, McGovern will manage daily operations, including budgeting and scheduling across all Jupiter projects. He currently oversees a production slate of programs that includes Oxygen’s Snapped and Killer Couples; Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me,Homicide Hunter and Murder Calls; and TV One’s Fatal Attraction.
McGovern will continue to work out of the company’s New York offices and reports directly to Robert Twilley, SVP and GM of Jupiter. Previously, he was the prodco’s director of production.
McGovern has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry, having previously produced and managed production for hundreds of series, specials and pilots, including HGTV franchises House Hunters International and House Hunters Renovation.
Throughout his career, McGovern has held senior posts at Leopard USA, ITV Studios, Studio Lambert, and multiple networks
The cable network that will finish 2018 as the fastest-growing cable entertainment network in prime time will post double-digit growth for the second consecutive year. That network is Oxygen, which is poised to post 15% growth year over year.
Oxygen says it has had 27 consecutive months of year-over-year growth in total viewers in total day, adding: “Every month in 2018 has been Oxygen’s best month in at least 5 years.”
The network’s ratings momentum spans a variety of its true-crime programs, including event series, investigation series and self-contained series.
“Event series ‘Aaron Hernandez Uncovered’ was Oxygen’s highest-rated true-crime program in network history with 487K P18-49 and 1.05 Million total viewers,” Oxygen said. “Investigation series ‘Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers’ was Oxygen’s highest-rated weekly premiering series since the true crime rebrand among P18-49 and F25-54.”
The announcement adds: “Self-contained true-crime series ‘Killer Couples’ is up +49% versus last season and is on
At 95 and reeling from his wife’s death and a feud with his daughter, the Marvel creator stands at the center of a nasty battle for his care (and estate). Gary Baum writes in a new report:
Back in early February, fighting what he later called “a little bout of pneumonia,” 95-year-old Stan Lee had an argument with his 67-year-old daughter, J.C. This was hardly unusual, but it seems to have been a breaking point.
The comic book legend sat in the office of his attorney Tom Lallas and signed a blistering declaration. The Feb. 13 document begins with some background, explaining that Lee and his late wife had arranged a trust for their daughter because she had trouble supporting herself and often overspent. “It is not uncommon for J.C. to charge, in any given month, $20,000 to $40,000 on credit cards,
Audio technology company ART19 will host nearly 110 podcasts NBC Sports, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Oxygen and Syfy – including NBC Sports Group’s “PFT PM” with ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, the “NASCAR on NBC Podcast,” and “Tara and Johnny” with Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” MSNBC’s podcast of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” podcast, Oxygen’s “Martinis Murder,” Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and Bravo’s “The Daily Dish.” ART19’s technology will provide aggregate measurement and monetization of these podcasts.
“ART19’s tools allow us to consolidate many podcasts under one roof and get actionable listening data,” said Rob Simmelkjaer, SVP of NBC Sports Ventures. “We’ve seen amazing growth in the world of podcasting over the
OXYGEN MEDIA FINISHES 3Q AS FASTEST GROWING CABLE ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
3Q17 IS THE CRIME NETWORK’S MOST WATCHED 3Q IN 4 YEARS AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS
OXYGEN.COM IS THE #1 MOST POPULAR WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CRIME
New York, NY – October 3, 2017 – Oxygen Media, which rebranded to a high quality crime destination in July, finished 3Q as the fastest growing cable entertainment network year-over-year in primetime (up +44%) and total day (up +58%). Lead by original hit series like “Cold Justice,” from executive producer Dick Wolf, and the six-part event series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” 3Q17 was also the network’s most watched 3Q in four years among total viewers in total day.
“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” was Oxygen’s highest rated true crime series premiere in network history among F18-49, F25-54 and total viewers with a cumulative 1.1 Million people tuning