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Investigation Discovery Launches ‘Southern Fried Homicide,’ 14 More New Shows

Investigation Discovery presented its largest-ever slate of original programming on Thursday, announcing 15 new shows, along with the return of 22 series.

Among the new offerings: “Southern Fried Homicide,” which promises to deliver “salacious stories from south of the Mason-Dixon Line,” where “evil creeps in like vines on a time-worn plantation.” “Olympus Has Fallen” actress and Louisiana native Shanna Forrestall will host — or, rather, as Investigation Discovery puts it “serve as the gatekeeper.”

Also of note among the new offerings: “Surviving Evil,” which will feature “dramatically and emotional [sic] stories of women who fought back against their attackers and survived against amazing odds.” The series will be hosted by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” alum Charisma Carpenter, who will draw on her experience as an assault survivor.

Carpenter’s real-life experience, during which she and a pair of friends were violently attacked by an armed, rogue police officer, will serve as the first story

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