“Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts the Wilshire Studios production of Mysteries Scandals, hosted and executive produced by Emmy® and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien, beginning Friday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage. Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and betrayal provide the framework for headlines of the recent past.
“What an amazing opportunity to work with Oxygen on Mysteries Scandals, reliving and retelling some of the biggest stories that captured national headlines,” said Soledad O’Brien. “Through never before seen interviews and meticulous fact-finding, we give viewers a fresh perspective.”
The series will feature notorious true crime stories with O’Brien pulling back the curtain on a wide range of shocking cases, giving viewers exclusive access to family
Final Appeal is a new coming to the small screen in early 2018. The series will reveal the truth behind some controversial cases.
Oxygen revealed more about the series in a press release. Check that out below.
“Oxygen Media, the new destination for high quality crime programming, premieres the new original real-time investigative series Final Appeal, following former football star and exoneree Brian Banks and former prosecutor Loni Coombs as they work tirelessly to uncover the truth behind controversial cases that may have led to wrongful convictions. Final Appeal premieres on Sunday, January 7 at 7PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere episode.
“Brian Banks’ story is one of inspiring resilience and redemption,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “We are excited to partner with Peacock Productions to bring this true crime investigation series to our viewers and support Brian and Loni’s passionate
“Oxygen Media, the new network for crime, unwraps season two of Homicide for the Holidays premiering Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT. The limited series will examine five heart-wrenching cases where family holidays take a drastic turn.
Homicide for the Holidays will showcase holiday crime stories with firsthand accounts from the detectives who worked the cases as well as the friends and family members of the victims. The five unsettling stories range from a botched house fire that led to the uncovering of a triple-homicide to a case that is still classified as “the worst family massacre in U.S. History.”
OXYGEN’S HOMICIDE FOR THE HOLIDAYS LINEUP:
Airs Saturday, November 25 at 6pm ET/PT
Earl and Terry Robertson are found brutally murdered in their home just before Thanksgiving. Is this a holiday robbery gone terribly wrong? Or has the horrific crime been committed by someone the couple knew, and trusted?
Airs Saturday, December
NBCUniversal-owned, women-focused crime network Oxygen Media is slated to investigate the cold case of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, who vanished without a trace in Aruba more than 12 years ago.
Produced by Brian Graden Media, The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway will shadow Holloway’s father Dave as he follows what he believes to be the most credible lead to date in the May 30, 2005 disappearance of the American teenager (pictured).
The first installment of the true crime franchise chronicles Dave and T.J. Ward, the family’s long-time private investigator, as they search to unravel the mystery behind Natalee’s murder through a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to have a connection to an alleged co-conspirator in the crime and information regarding its prime suspect, Joran van der Sloot, as well as the location of Natalee’s remains.
Van der Sloot – along with Deepak and Satish Kalpoe – was initially arrested as a suspect in the
New York-based unscripted prodco Hit+Run has inked a copro deal with former Red Bull Media House executive Brian Lavin and his newly launched prodco, Bee Media.
Under the deal, Lavin (pictured, left) will create, develop and produce unscripted programming to be co-produced with Hit+Run in the U.S., Canada and UK.
He will be based in Los Angeles and work closely with New York-based Rob Shaftel (right), founder and executive producer of Hit+Run and Noah Korn, senior director of development. Shaftel and Lavin will serve as executive producers on all series.
“Brian is a passionate, dedicated and fiercely driven executive with a stellar reputation for developing and producing fresh and engaging content as well as building and growing brands across multiple platforms,” said Shaftel, in a statement. “We are excited to bring his expertise to Hit+Run as he launches his own company.”
Before launching Bee, Lavin served as a
NBCUniversal owned-Oxygen Media has upped its slate of crime programming, following an announcement in early 2017 that it would be focusing its content to become a crime destination network for women.
Its slate includes the greenlighting of eight new series, two new series in development, and the acquisition of Dateline: Secrets Uncovered.
“This new slate has a great mix of high stakes real time crime investigation and innovative formats that allows viewers to stay engaged from beginning to end with immersive storytelling,” said Aissa, “It’s a real differentiator in our programming, and we’re thrilled to be working with some of the sharpest talent and producers in the genre,” said Rod Aissa, EVP, original programming and development, Oxygen Media (pictured).
See below a list of the new shows along with descriptions provided by Oxygen Media.
What Happened to…Jessica Chambers? (w/t)
This active crime investigation docu-series takes a deep dive into the mysterious death
Nearly one year to the date after Rob Shaftel founded his New York-based multi-platform production company, Hit+Run is gearing up to introduce itself to the world via Red Bull TV’s Way Past Midnight.
Since launching in April 2016, the fledgling shop has sold four series and specializes in the creation of “high-concept and high-quality character-driven series” and formats for broadcast, cable and digital outlets.
Way Past Midnight is the first project to be completed.
Beginning April 3 on digital platform Red Bull TV, the 10 x 30-minute docuseries explores the people, places, and cultures that come alive in the dead of night, from 3 a.m. Vogueing competitions in Barcelona, to late-night Caribbean dancehall parties in New York City and “Choose Your Own Adventure” gatherings in Brooklyn.
Each episode of the nightlife series, which plays like a standalone documentary rather than a typical profile show, was shot on location from sundown to
Big changes are coming to Oxygen. Deadline reports the network is rebranding itself as a crime-themed network and reviving the cancelled TNT series Cold Justice.
From Dick Wolf, the unscripted show followed former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. The series was cancelled in 2015 after three seasons.
In addition to rebooting Cold Justice, Oxygen has ordered the new series The Jury Speaks. The show will explore “high-profile cases through the eyes of the jury.” Both The Jury Speaks and Cold Justice are slated to premiere later this year.
What do you think? Did you watch Cold Justice? Will you watch the revival and/or The Jury Speaks?
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Social Girls, an unscripted series, will focus on influential media figures while Review Rage features “comedic reenactment[s] of online reviews.” Love to Hate “will profile how in the digital age a celebrities’ fall from grace can be catastrophic.”
“Social Girls” centers around the new type of celebrity on the rise — the influential social media millennials with millions of followers. Cameras will follow these “selfie queens” and their followers, as they redefine what it means to be “insta-successful.” Eastern and Monami Entertainment are behind the series with Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Mona Scott-Young serving as executive producers.
“Review Rage” is a comedic series that gives businesses and online reviewers the opportunity to vent their frustrations through