Monthly Archives: June 2016

Coming Soon: “The Runner,” “The Coroner”

In this week’s round-up, new non-fiction series and documentaries are scheduled to premiere across Travel Channel, Verizon’s Go90, E! and Investigation Discovery.

Verizon will sprint into America’s next generation of competitive reality series when it premieres the long-awaited The Runner across its video platform Go90 and AOL.com.

Produced by Pilgrim Media Group, Adaptive Studios, and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s prodco, Pearl Street Films, the interactive competition series will feature one competitor challenged to make it across America undetected, while five two-person “Chase teams” and audiences across the country attempt to track them down for a chance to win more than US$1 million.

If Chase teams are able to capture the Runner, they win the bounty on his or her head, which increases by $15,000 daily. The series – which airs with three episodes daily beginning July 1 – will be hosted by online presenter Matthew Patrick and Vice News journalist Kaj

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/06/30/coming-soon-the-runner-the-coroner/

The Strange World of People Obsessed with Watching Other People Investigate Crimes on TV

I was deciding between a fruit cup and a brownie in a New York convention center on a recent Saturday afternoon when a willowy, white-haired woman in a jean skirt, bright pink tee and chunky glasses began dancing to the canned music. She eventually positioned herself near a merchandise table that was offering t-shirts for 25 bucks and bobbleheads for not much less.

It was the midway point of IDCon, a sort of Comic Con for true crime TV buffs, and the woman’s pink shirt had the convention’s logo emblazoned across its center. This was a real fan, I thought. I’d been talking with a bunch of these people all afternoon, trying to understand why roughly 200 of them were compelled to set aside much of their Saturday listening to B-list television personalities talk about murderous entertainment.

I introduced myself, but just when I was about to turn on my voice

Read more at: https://www.vice.com/en_se/article/true-crime-tv-fans-convention-id-con

Pioneer hires Viner as creative director

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Read more at: http://www.televisual.com/news-detail/Pioneer-hires-Viner-as-creative-director_nid-6048.html

Dauphin County coroner Graham Hetrick ‘Speaks for the Dead’ in new television series

As a child, Graham Hetrick would talk to his father as he embalmed the dead.

The Middle Paxton Twp. man didn’t think it was unusual then. Death was a normal part of life when he lived above his father’s funeral home. It’s what led him to become Dauphin County’s coroner for the last 25 years.

Hetrick will talk about some of his investigations as part of Investigation Discovery‘s upcoming eight-part forensic series “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead,” which premieres 10 p.m. Monday, July 18. Each episode will reconstruct one of Hetrick’s investigations, from serial killings to crimes of passion, according to a news release. All of the cases that will be featured on the series have already been adjudicated.

That doesn’t mean they’ll all be Dauphin County cases, though, as Hetrick also “investigates many cases outside of (the) county.”

“Folks are flown in to two of the large medical facilities that we

Read more at: http://www.pennlive.com/life/2016/06/investigation_discovery_dauphin_county_coroner.html

FBI Raiding LMNO Offices Amid Reality Producer’s Legal Battle With Discovery – Update

2ND UPDATE, 1:07 PM: Discovery Communications has released a statement suggesting that the FBI’s probe of its dealings with its longtime show supplier LMNO Productions is focusing on LMNO’s business practices, not Discovery’s, as LMNO suggested in an earlier statement.

“Today, it has been reported publicly that federal authorities have executed a search warrant in connection with a criminal investigation at LMNO, one of Discovery’s long-standing production partners,” Discovery said. “Several months ago, law enforcement contacted Discovery to seek information in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation into LMNO’s business practices. Since that time, we have been cooperating fully with the authorities, including complying with a subpoena and providing records as legally required. We are not privy to the details of the government’s investigation of LMNO, but can confirm that Discovery did not initiate the investigation or file any kind of complaint with the authorities; instead the authorities

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2016/06/discovery-shuts-down-six-shows-little-couple-lawsuit-lmno-productions-1201777943/

Unusual Suspects, Killer Confessions, Hollywood & Crime: Discovery Cancels Five Shows

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As we reported earlier, Discovery is being sued by production company LMNO over alleged criminal conspiracy. As a result, the network has terminated several shows, including Unusual Suspects, Killer Confessions, Hollywood Crime, The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead, and the TLC series 7 Little Johnstons, reports Deadline. 

Discovery has also put out a termination notice for the popular TLC series The Little Couple.

Though the Investigation Discovery and TLC series are over for now, ID insists the first season of The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead will still premiere on July 18th as scheduled.

What do you think? Do you watch any of these Discovery series? Are you sad they may be over for good?

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/unusual-suspects-killer-confessions-hollywood-crime-discovery-cancels-five-shows/

The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead: New ID Series Announced

EVERY BODY HAS A STORY IN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY’S NEW FORENSIC SERIES “THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD”

– Premiering Monday, July 18 at 10/9c, Renowned Pennsylvania Coroner Graham Hetrick Helps Resolve Puzzling Homicide Cases Through the Untold Stories of the Deceased –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – In death, deep and dark secrets are revealed by only one man: the coroner. This summer, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, a gripping new series bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job – Graham Hetrick. A seasoned coroner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this all-new eight part series features an inside look at shocking murder cases and complex forensic investigations: while detectives search for clues among the living, Hetrick uncovers the secrets of the dead. THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD will premiere on

Read more at: http://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/coroner-speak-dead-new-id-series-premiere/

ID to Premiere New Forensic Series THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, 7/18


ID to Premiere New Forensic Series THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, 7/18

In death, deep and dark secrets are revealed by only one man: the coroner. This summer, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, a gripping new series bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job – Graham Hetrick. A seasoned coroner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this all-new eight part series features an inside look at shocking murder cases and complex forensic investigations: while detectives search for clues among the living, Hetrick uncovers the secrets of the dead. THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD will premiere on Monday, July 18 at 10/9c.

“They say everybody has a story to tell – but Graham Hetrick knows well that every body has a story, and it’s simply his job

Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/ID-to-Premiere-New-Forensic-Series-THE-CORONER-I-SPEAK-FOR-THE-DEAD-718-20160623

Every Body Has a Story in Investigation Discovery’s New Forensic Series "The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead"

EVERY BODY HAS A STORY IN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY’S NEW FORENSIC SERIES “THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD”

– Premiering Monday, July 18 at 10/9c, Renowned Pennsylvania Coroner Graham Hetrick Helps Resolve Puzzling Homicide Cases Through the Untold Stories of the Deceased –

(Silver Spring, Md.) – In death, deep and dark secrets are revealed by only one man: the coroner. This summer, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, a gripping new series bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job – Graham Hetrick. A seasoned coroner in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, this all-new eight part series features an inside look at shocking murder cases and complex forensic investigations: while detectives search

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2016/06/23/every-body-has-a-story-in-investigation-discoverys-new-forensic-series-the-coroner-i-speak-for-the-dead-296303/20160623id01/

ID lines up school shooting special with Tamron Hall

Investigation Discovery is prepping a one-hour special about school shootings featuring correspondent Tamron Hall.

Produced by Peacock Productions, Guns On Campus: Tamron Hall Investigates looks back at the 1966 Tower Shooting at the University of Texas campus in Austin as the state implements a gun law that allows students to carry concealed weapons on campus and in classrooms.

Hall, who hosts ID’s Deadline: Crime and co-hosts NBC’s Today, will interview professors, students and school chancellor William McRaven, as well as survivors of the Virginia Tech massacre, University of Nevada rape survivor Amanda Collins and anti-gun violence activist Colin Goddard.

“Will putting more guns in the hands of students and faculty prevent bloodshed, or be the cause of further death and injury?” Hall said in a statement.

“Is there common ground which might provide a path forward towards school safety or will ideological opposition prevent progress? I am eager to probe all of

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2016/06/23/id-lines-up-school-shooting-special-with-tamron-hall/