New York, NY – April 9, 2018 – Oxygen Media, the home for quality true crime programming, is aggressively expanding its original series slate with 10 new greenlights and the US premiere of a Piers Morgan event series, it was announced today by Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. In 2017, Oxygen rebranded to a fulltime true crime destination and quickly became one of the fastest growing networks in cable behind such hits as “Cold Justice” “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered,” which all set ratings records for the network.
“The response from the true crime community has been overwhelming,” said Aissa, “We’ve had some tremendous early ratings successes since our rebrand, and this new slate adds to our mission of providing best in class investigative docuseries from the top producers and talent in the genre,
A first responder is being celebrated as a hero for his split-second thinking during the Parkland school shooting. Lt. Laz Ojeda of the Coral Springs Fire Department came to the scene when a gunman started shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He was instructed to take a victim to the hospital but did something that possibly saved her life, as CNN reports.
He was told that the victim, Maddy Wilford, was 15 years old. She had been shot at least three times and lost significant amounts of blood. Initially, first responders thought that she was dead. Ojeda was instructed to take her to the children’s hospital that was 30 miles away. Not sure of her age, he asked her how old she was.
“I looked at Maddy, and she didn’t look 15,” he said. “We had been told to take her to (Broward Health Medical Center). I looked at her, I
CBS announced today it has given a 13 episode series production commitment to a new one-hour drama from Emmy Award winner Dick WOLF for broadcast during the 2018-2019 season.
The new series, F.B.I. (working title), is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dick Wolf, Craig Turk (“The Good Wife”), Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski will serve as executive producers. Turk will serve as showrunner and is writing the pilot episode.
The series will be a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios.
Dick WOLF is one of television’s most iconic creator/producers. He is the creator of the most successful brand in the history of television – “Law Order,” and has won Emmys for “Law Order” and the HBO telefilm “Bury My Heart at
A hard-nosed Ohio judge known for his oddball criminal sentences is requiring all his impaired driving offenders to download the Uber and Lyft ride-sharing apps as a condition of their probations. “It’s not one of those unusual sentences. There’s nothing crazy about it,” Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael A. Cicconetti said in an interview with The News-Herald. “It’s just common sense. Now that we have the technology and most people have the ability to do that, why not make it part of their sentence?”
Cicconetti is known for what he calls “creative justice” and his unique sentencing practices have garnered much attention, including an ABC News Nightline profile. He has made animal abusers donate food to animal shelters, illegal gun owners visit a morgue, and made men who were caught soliciting prostitutes dress up in chicken suits, among other ignominious punishments. Cicconetti often gives the defendant a
Dick Wolf is expanding his relationship with soon-to-be-rebranded Oxygen, which has given a series green light to Criminal Confessions, a reality series from the Law Order and Chicago boss and Warner Bros’ Shed media.
The series delves into the psychological showdown that takes place inside actual police interrogation rooms and dissects what happens to yield a confession.
The show is co-produced by Wolf’s Wolf Reality and Shed Media, with Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, John Hesling and Adam Kassen serving as executive producers.
Wolf plays a key role in Oxygen Media’s upcoming transformation into a crime-themed cable network this summer when it will be officially rebranded as a crime destination network for women with an all-crime programming slate.
The revamp is launching with Cold Justice
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Oxygen is adding four new original shows, Deadline reports. The news was announced shortly after the network ordered Strut, a new original series about transgender models. The modeling agency called Slay Model Management is known as the first exclusively transgender modeling agency. Strut