Category Archives: American Monster

Renewed and Returning: “Bizarre Foods,” “America’s Next Top Model”

On tap for this week’s edition of “Renewed and Returning” are new seasons of series on Food Network, Travel Channel, Investigation Discovery and VH1. 

Food Network has picked up a second season of the primetime competition baking series Best Baker in America.

The series features elite bakers competing in a variety of challenges while demonstrating their technical skills and ability to execute under pressure. The baker to come out on top gets a cash prize. The new season of seven episodes will go into production in early 2018, and is slated for a spring premiere.

Elsewhere, Andrew Zimmern returns to Travel Channel to explore the food and stories behind notable characters, cultures and mythologies in Bizare Foods.

Premiering on Jan. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the seven-episode season plunges Zimmern into the history of the Aztecs in Mexico; traces Napoleon’s march through Poland; and the folklore behind some of North America’s most famed personalities including Don Juan

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/01/05/renewed-and-returning-bizarre-foods-americas-next-top-model/

ID lands Arrow’s true crime again

US network Investigation Discovery (ID) has recommissioned two true crime series from UK indie prodco Arrow Media.

Tom Brisley

See No Evil will return to ID for its fourth season in January 2018. The 16×60’ series is coproduced with Canada’s Saloon Media and has also been recommissioned by Canadian French-language broadcaster Canal D.

The show, distributed globally by Entertainment One, unravels murder mysteries by piecing together real CCTV footage.

American Monster will return later in 2018 for its 12×60’ third season. The series uses home-movie footage to reveal the double lives led by some of America’s murderers before they were caught.

Tom Brisley, co-founder and joint creative director of Arrow Media, said: “Over the past few years, we’ve built a really strong working relationship with Investigation Discovery. It’s been great to once again work with them to continue making exciting and captivating true crime content.”

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/id-lands-arrows-true-crime-again/

《美国怪兽》重现加州华裔杀夫及二子凶案

【大纪元2017年11月17日讯】2012年被判死刑的罗兰岗华裔女子曾玫琳(Manling Tsang Williams),10年前因杀夫和二名幼子震动南加州侨界,她的个案目前已被“侦查发现者”(Investigation Discovery)电视网拍成真实谋杀案纪录片,即将在周日(10月19日)晚间8点播出。

2007年,住在罗兰岗Camino Bello18200街区的曾玫琳,先用丈夫尼尔‧威廉姆斯(Neal Williams)收藏的剑刺死了他,再用枕头闷死了自己的两个儿子。她是目前加州死囚中的少数女性之一,现被关在位于乔奇拉(Chowchilla)的中加州女子监狱(Central California Women’s Facility)中。“侦查发现者”的《美国怪兽》(American Monster)节目本周将重现她行凶前一家人的生活,以及曾玫琳是如何预谋杀人的。

被害人威廉姆斯当时27岁,是沉溺于收藏剑的“家庭主夫”,曾玫琳是家中唯一出外挣钱的人。2007年8月7日清晨约7:30,当时也是27岁的曾玫琳在杀人后假装刚刚购物回家,却发现家中惨案而报警。

根据邻居的证词,曾玫琳当时尖声惊叫说她先生受伤了。当警察到来时,除证实威廉姆斯死亡,也发现3岁的Lan及7岁的Davon被闷死在各自的上下铺床上。当时,警方迅速觉得曾玫琳可疑,并于次日逮捕了她。审判中,曾玫琳刀刺亲夫90余次等等的谋害过程终于水落石出。

曾玫琳有外遇,她的行凶动机是想从家庭生活中解脱出来,与其情夫重展生活。法官裁决其死刑时表示,曾玫琳出于自私,谋杀了自己的两个孩子和丈夫,是“自恋、自私且不成熟”的。◇

责任编辑:方平

《美国怪兽》重现加州华裔杀夫及二子凶案| 侦查发现者| 谋杀案纪录片 …

【大纪元2017年11月17日讯】2012年被判死刑的罗兰岗华裔女子曾玫琳(Manling Tsang Williams),10年前因杀夫和二名幼子震动南加州侨界,她的个案目前已被“侦查发现者”(Investigation Discovery)电视网拍成真实谋杀案纪录片,即将在周日(10月19日)晚间8点播出。

2007年,住在罗兰岗Camino Bello18200街区的曾玫琳,先用丈夫尼尔‧威廉姆斯(Neal Williams)收藏的剑刺死了他,再用枕头闷死了自己的两个儿子。她是目前加州死囚中的少数女性之一,现被关在位于乔奇拉(Chowchilla)的中加州女子监狱(Central California Women’s Facility)中。“侦查发现者”的《美国怪兽》(American Monster)节目本周将重现她行凶前一家人的生活,以及曾玫琳是如何预谋杀人的。

被害人威廉姆斯当时27岁,是沉溺于收藏剑的“家庭主夫”,曾玫琳是家中唯一出外挣钱的人。2007年8月7日清晨约7:30,当时也是27岁的曾玫琳在杀人后假装刚刚购物回家,却发现家中惨案而报警。

根据邻居的证词,曾玫琳当时尖声惊叫说她先生受伤了。当警察到来时,除证实威廉姆斯死亡,也发现3岁的Lan及7岁的Davon被闷死在各自的上下铺床上。当时,警方迅速觉得曾玫琳可疑,并于次日逮捕了她。审判中,曾玫琳刀刺亲夫90余次等等的谋害过程终于水落石出。

曾玫琳有外遇,她的行凶动机是想从家庭生活中解脱出来,与其情夫重展生活。法官裁决其死刑时表示,曾玫琳出于自私,谋杀了自己的两个孩子和丈夫,是“自恋、自私且不成熟”的。◇

责任编辑:方平

《美國怪獸》重現加州華裔殺夫及二子凶案

【大紀元2017年11月17日訊】2012年被判死刑的羅蘭崗華裔女子曾玫琳(Manling Tsang Williams),10年前因殺夫和二名幼子震動南加州僑界,她的個案目前已被「偵查發現者」(Investigation Discovery)電視網拍成真實謀殺案紀錄片,即將在週日(10月19日)晚間8點播出。

2007年,住在羅蘭崗Camino Bello18200街區的曾玫琳,先用丈夫尼爾‧威廉姆斯(Neal Williams)收藏的劍刺死了他,再用枕頭悶死了自己的兩個兒子。她是目前加州死囚中的少數女性之一,現被關在位於喬奇拉(Chowchilla)的中加州女子監獄(Central California Women’s Facility)中。「偵查發現者」的《美國怪獸》(American Monster)節目本週將重現她行凶前一家人的生活,以及曾玫琳是如何預謀殺人的。

被害人威廉姆斯當時27歲,是沉溺於收藏劍的「家庭主夫」,曾玫琳是家中唯一出外掙錢的人。2007年8月7日清晨約7:30,當時也是27歲的曾玫琳在殺人後假裝剛剛購物回家,卻發現家中慘案而報警。

根據鄰居的證詞,曾玫琳當時尖聲驚叫說她先生受傷了。當警察到來時,除證實威廉姆斯死亡,也發現3歲的Lan及7歲的Davon被悶死在各自的上下舖床上。當時,警方迅速覺得曾玫琳可疑,並於次日逮捕了她。審判中,曾玫琳刀刺親夫90餘次等等的謀害過程終於水落石出。

曾玫琳有外遇,她的行凶動機是想從家庭生活中解脫出來,與其情夫重展生活。法官裁決其死刑時表示,曾玫琳出於自私,謀殺了自己的兩個孩子和丈夫,是「自戀、自私且不成熟」的。◇

責任編輯:方平

Investigation Discovery show ‘American Monster’ depicts Manling Williams, murders of family in Rowland Heights

Manling Williams, who in 2012 was sentenced to death for the murder of her husband and two children in their Rowland Heights home, is now the subject of a true crime documentary on the Investigation Discovery television network.

Manling Williams killed her husband, Neal Williams, in 2007 when she slashed him with one of the swords he collected. She also smothered both of the couple’s sons with a pillow at their condominium in the 18200 block of Camino Bello.

The ID channel episode of its show, “American Monster,” profiles the home life of the Williams family before the murders, as well as Mainling Williams’ attempts to frame her husband for the deaths.

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY BREAKS INTO TOP 10 NETWORKS IN PRIME AMONG P25-54 IN SEPTEMBER …

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY BREAKS INTO TOP 10 NETWORKS IN PRIME AMONG P25-54 IN SEPTEMBER; CLOSES 3Q 2017 AS #1 AMONG P25-54 AND W25-54 FOR TOTAL DAY

Investigation Discovery (ID) hit a new milestone in September, as the network broke into the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in prime among P25-54 for L+3 delivery. Year-to-date and for 3Q17, ID is the #1 ad-supported cable network in total day among both P25-54 and W25-54. ID continues to maintain a spot in the top 5 ad-supported cable networks in prime among W25-54 year-to-date, 3Q and September.

ID had its best 3Q ever in prime and total day across all key demos, delivering more than 1M P2+ in prime, marking 35 consecutive quarters of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P2+.

The top performing programs in 3Q include: Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/10/02/investigation-discovery-breaks-into-top-10-networks-in-prime-among-p25-54-in-september-434415/20171002id01/

American Monster spotlights Kevin Dowling who killed a witness but was caught out by NASA scientist

Kevin Dowling fishing in video

Kevin Dowling had a seemingly cast iron alibi with him fishing on a boat

This week American Monster examines the case of Kevin Dowling, who was convicted of killing a store clerk to prevent her testifying against him.

In 1996 Jennifer Myers had been attacked at Gray Fox Gallery in Spring Grove, which she owned and operated. Her assailant had robbed and then attempted to rape her.

A few months later Myers spotted her attacker working at a local gas station and called the police. He was charged with robbery and indecent assault but before the trial started Myers was found dead. She’d been shot in the head and chest at the same gallery where the attack had taken place.

During the trial Dowling produced a video tape that he said showed he was away fishing at the time of the murder

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/american-monster-spotlights-kevin-dowling-who-shot-jennifer-myers-dead-to-silence-her-forever/

Ted Bundy: An American Monster spotlights how the serial killer was brought to justice

Ted Bundy: An American Monster

Ted Bundy in court a decade before he was eventually executed

Ted Bundy: An American Monster is a special on Investigation Discovery examining the hunt for the infamous serial killer.

The man who helped bring him to justice examines the case and presents old film and case documents that shine new light on the gruesome crimes committed by Bundy.

Ted Bundy was born in 1946 and grew up with the slight stigma of being born out of wedlock. However, he was close to his grandparents though his grandfather was known for his violent outbursts and bullying behaviour.

His high school years were unremarkable other than a few minor brushes with the law for petty crimes. At University he studied Chinese and had a serious relationship with a classmate known only in his biographies under the pseudonym Stephanie Brooks.

He was deeply in

Read more at: https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/ted-bundy-an-american-monster/

ID Has Best August Ever; Wraps Month Ranked #1 for both P25-54 and W25-54 Year-To-Date

ID Has Best August Ever; Wraps Month Ranked #1 for both P25-54 and W25-54 Year-To-Date

Investigation Discovery (ID) wrapped up August as the #1 ad-supported cable network for total day delivery among both P25-54 and W25-54 on Live+3 Day viewing. For prime delivery year-to-date and in August, ID continued to hold a position as a top 5 ad-supported cable network among W25-54, and is now in the top 10 for P2+.

ID had its best August ever in prime and total day across all key demos, delivering more than 1M P2+ in prime. August 2017 marked 27 consecutive months of year-over-year prime delivery growth among P25-54. The network also continues to be sticky for viewers, holding onto the #1 spot in total day for length of tune in all of television; and the #1 spot in prime for length of tune in all of ad-supported television.

The premiere

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/09/05/id-has-best-august-ever-wraps-month-ranked-number-1-for-both-p25-54-and-w25-54-year-to-date-7412/20170905id01/