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Lewis Black and Loring Go Noir; Fake Prince Cons Winery

It must get stressful to be perpetually pissed off, but Grammy-winning comedian and rage maestro Lewis Black, a Daily Show contributor and onetime Root of All Evil host, knows how to unwind with a glass of wine, as he’s told us before. He’s also more charitable offstage, literally: A longtime supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Black hosts the organization’s annual Ultimate Golf Experience. At the event’s charity auction, Black and some friends bid on and won a particularly tasty lot: a “blend your own wine” session donated by California Pinot star Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company. Fresh off his trip to the Loring cellar, Black talked blending with Unfiltered.

The comedian and pals have made a tradition of bidding up the Loring lot since 2012, so they’ve nurtured a bit of a purple thumb over the past few years of tasting barrel samples and blending

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This True Crime Wine Club Is Bloody Genius

Attention all Forensic Files binge watchers (yes, you — don’t try to hide it!): a True Crime wine club now exists. Murder and wine? Now that’s a killer pairing. Investigation Discovery — the go-to channel for any murderino worth her salt — has launched the ID Wine Club. For $50 a month, you’ll receive six bottles of wine, some of which are an ode to the channel’s mystery shows. There’s a red blend called “A Wine to Remember” based on A Crime to Remember, a Sauvignon Blanc based on The Perfect Accomplice, and “My, My, My Merlot” inspired by retired detective Joe Kenda, host of Homicide Hunter.

According to the press release, “The first of the ID-themed wines will include a Monterey County Merlot, Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc, and a Paso Robles

Read more at: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/True-Crime-Wine-Club-43659841

True Crime Wine Club | POPSUGAR Entertainment

Attention all Forensic Files binge watchers (yes, you — don’t try to hide it!): a True Crime wine club now exists. Murder and wine? Now that’s a killer pairing. Investigation Discovery — the go-to channel for any murderino worth her salt — has launched the ID Wine Club. For $50 a month, you’ll receive six bottles of wine, some of which are an ode to the channel’s mystery shows. There’s a red blend called “A Wine to Remember” based on A Crime to Remember, a Sauvignon Blanc based on The Perfect Accomplice, and “My, My, My Merlot” inspired by retired detective Joe Kenda, host of Homicide Hunter.

According to the press release, “The first of the ID-themed wines will include a Monterey County Merlot, Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc, and a Paso Robles

Read more at: https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/True-Crime-Wine-Club-43659841

Real Appeal

FactualFeature-617Docuseries, reality shows and one-off documentaries are hot commodities for broadcasters looking to fill factual slots across Europe. 

Brexit, the refugee crisis, fears of the European Union coming apart and political instability have many in the region feeling on edge these days. And in these times of uncertainty, factual content that educates and entertains is, perhaps, more important than ever.

“In times of political uncertainty, which these are, audiences look for comfort viewing and familiarity,” says Robyn Hurd, the VP of content sales for EMEA at A+E Networks. According to Hurd, this is one reason reality programs like the male-skewing transactional series Pawn Stars and American Pickers do so well across CEE and Europe as a whole. “Audiences know what they’re getting with Pawn and Pickers.”

Hurd adds, “With a specific focus on CEE, these long-running franchises have continued

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/real-appeal/

Special Report: Real Appeal

FactualFeature-617Docuseries, reality shows and one-off documentaries are hot commodities for broadcasters looking to fill factual slots across Europe.

Brexit, the refugee crisis, fears of the European Union coming apart and political instability have many in the region feeling on edge these days. And in these times of uncertainty, factual content that educates and entertains is, perhaps, more important than ever.

“In times of political uncertainty, which these are, audiences look for comfort viewing and familiarity,” says Robyn Hurd, the VP of content sales for EMEA at A+E Networks. According to Hurd, this is one reason reality programs like the male-skewing transactional series Pawn Stars and American Pickers do so well across CEE and Europe as a whole. “Audiences know what they’re getting with Pawn and Pickers.”

Hurd adds, “With a specific focus on CEE, these long-running franchises have continued

Read more at: http://worldscreen.com/real-appeal/

Cynthia Ann ‘Candy’ Curran, dead at 71, never forgot her Chicago roots – Chicago Sun

Cynthia Ann “Candy” Curran rescued dogs in need of homes, whipped up delicious strawberry crepes, moved in with sick relatives and friends to tend to them and served as chaperone for her children’s model United Nations and academic decathlon teams.

The longtime Chicago-area resident and retired respiratory therapist, who recently died at 71, also had a slightly twisted sense of humor.

True-crime TV helped take her mind to other places during the years she fought breast cancer. She loved the network “Investigation Discovery,” with its series “Fear Thy Neighbor” and “Evil Stepmothers” and episodes like “Sunday School Teacher Convicted of Murdering Husband by Spiking His Sports Drink.”

As her family put it in her death notice, “She oft reminded her husband Gerard of all the ways she had learned to bring about his early demise, from watching crime shows.”

Candy Curran with Gerard, her husband of

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"CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY" BREAKS SERIES RECORDS FOR TRUE CRIME …

“CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” BREAKS SERIES RECORDS FOR TRUE CRIME NETWORK INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY DELIVERING MORE THAN 3.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

–Series Debut on Sunday, April 9th Ranked #1 in All of Television -Beating out CBS and NBC – During 10-11PM Timeslot for Delivery Among Key Demos–

America’s leading true crime network, Investigation Discovery’s (ID) limited series CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY was the network’s best series debut ever on L+3 Day viewing, delivering 3.603M viewers P2+ for all three nights of the series (4/9/17-4/11/17). It was also the best delivery for an ID series among all other key demos, including HH (2.877M), P25-54 (1.879M), P18-49 (1.622M), W25-54 (1.231M), and W18-49 (1.058M).

The series debut episode of CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY on Sunday

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/04/18/casey-anthony-an-american-murder-mystery-breaks-series-records-for-true-crime-network-investigation-discovery-delivering-more-than-36-million-total-viewers-692001/20170418id01/

Ratings – "Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery" Breaks …

“CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” BREAKS SERIES RECORDS FOR TRUE CRIME NETWORK INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY DELIVERING MORE THAN 3.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

–Series Debut on Sunday, April 9th Ranked #1 in All of Television -Beating out CBS and NBC – During 10-11PM Timeslot for Delivery Among Key Demos–

America’s leading true crime network, Investigation Discovery’s (ID) limited series CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY was the network’s best series debut ever on L+3 Day viewing, delivering 3.603M viewers P2+ for all three nights of the series (4/9/17-4/11/17). It was also the best delivery for an ID series among all other key demos, including HH (2.877M), P25-54 (1.879M), P18-49 (1.622M), W25-54 (1.231M), and W18-49 (1.058M).

The series debut episode of CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY on Sunday

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/04/18/casey-anthony-an-american-murder-mystery-breaks-series-records-for-true-crime-network-investigation-discovery-delivering-more-than-36-million-total-viewers-692001/20170418id01/

"Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery" Breaks Series Records for True Crime Network Investigation Discovery …

“CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY” BREAKS SERIES RECORDS FOR TRUE CRIME NETWORK INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY DELIVERING MORE THAN 3.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

–Series Debut on Sunday, April 9th Ranked #1 in All of Television -Beating out CBS and NBC – During 10-11PM Timeslot for Delivery Among Key Demos–

America’s leading true crime network, Investigation Discovery’s (ID) limited series CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY was the network’s best series debut ever on L+3 Day viewing, delivering 3.603M viewers P2+ for all three nights of the series (4/9/17-4/11/17). It was also the best delivery for an ID series among all other key demos, including HH (2.877M), P25-54 (1.879M), P18-49 (1.622M), W25-54 (1.231M), and W18-49 (1.058M).

The series debut episode of CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY on Sunday

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/ratings/2017/04/18/casey-anthony-an-american-murder-mystery-breaks-series-records-for-true-crime-network-investigation-discovery-delivering-more-than-36-million-total-viewers-692001/20170418id01/

Is Murder Chose Me real? Is it a reality show? Detective Demery …

Is Murder Chose Me real 2

It’s hardly unusual for a reality TV show to have to fight back against claims that part or all of the show is fake. But Investigation Discovery’s Murder Chose Me is hardly a typical reality show–in fact, while it does use elements of reality TV, the show is more closely related to a true crime documentary. With one small difference, of course: where a typical documentary focuses on real-life interviews and dramatizes only a few minutes of the events in question, Murder Chose Me is part of ID’s growing stable of real-life crime shows that instead emphasize the dramatization. The result is a hybrid format popularized by Homicide Hunter and I Am Homicide, one where the detective who actually solved the crime narrates the events as they unfold.

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