Category Archives: The Detectives Club

Watch Discovery, TLC, Eurosport and more on BT TV: 7 reasons we love Discovery channels

From the thrilling ring action of Idris Elba: Fighter to coverage of some of the biggest events in world sport such as the Tour de France and Australian Open, Discovery’s range of channels mean BT TV customers get an incredible mix of entertainment, documentaries and sport.

BT TV customers have access to eight Discovery channels and five HD channels and here are seven reasons we can’t get enough of their brilliant shows.

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1. Groundbreaking documentaries on Discovery

Whether it’s Hollywood star Idris Elba putting his body on the line or Bear Grylls taking a celebrity on a survival adventure they’ll never forget, Discovery makes jaw-dropping TV.

Discovery's Idris Elba: Fighter

Idris Elba: Fighter, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the stunning Shark Week, Tony Robinson’s Wild West and inspirational one-off films such as The Challenge: My Iron

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Join the club: New Orleans police detectives recount haunting cases in new series

The five well-dressed people, all present or former police detectives, gather around the dining table in one of New Orleans’ beautiful old homes. The stories they share, however, are anything but pretty.

Welcome to “The Detectives Club: New Orleans,” a five-part series debuting on Investigation Discovery on Thursday night. In each episode, the detectives recount the homicide cases that most challenged, most affected and even haunted them over their many years on the force. Helping tell their stories are interviews with family and friends of the victims, along with re-enactments of the killings.  

Canadian Cate Beckett, whose episode is set to air Feb. 16, knew at a young age that police work would be in her future.

“I was totally hooked on ‘CHiPS’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels,'” Beckett, 45, said of the 1970s and ’80s shows she loved to

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Discovery Communications 2016 Upfront Highlights

We covered Discovery Communications’ 2016 upfront highlights in Cablefax Daily from Discovery’s digital arm, Discovery Channel and TLC. The following are additional highlights from Thursday’s announcements, from Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Velocity and American Heroes Channel.

Investigation Discovery announced 13 new and 16 returning series. Highlights from the new crop include “Hard Evidence: OJ Is Innocent,” a mini-series premiering early ’17 from exec prod Martin Sheen that questions what’s known about the infamous trial; “Murder Chose Me” features Shreveport, LA, homicide detective Rod Demery as he catches criminals; and “The Detectives Club: New Orleans” features a group of retired detectives from the city who discuss their most haunting cases.

Top announcements from Animal Planet include a new programming event “Animal Planet Presents,” which will showcase specials and documentary films from top filmmakers like 2016 Slamdance Film Fest winner “Million Dollar Duck”; new series such as “Texas Vets,” following the lives

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Investigation Discovery Announces New & Returning Programming …

Investigation Discovery Announces New  Returning Programming at 2016 Upfront

Investigation Discovery (ID), America’s leading mystery and suspense network and the #1 network for women 25-54 in cable season-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of world premiere programming for the 2016-17 upfront season, including 13 new series and 16 returning hits. Featuring stories of heartache and triumph, the new slate delivers more of what viewers love about ID – real stories about real people presented from a deeply personal perspective.

ID has just come off its best year in network history, closing out fourth quarter as the #1 network in cable for total day delivery of W25-54; continuing its four-year run as the #1 network for length of tune in all of television; and finishing the year as the #7 network in all of cable for total day delivery of P25-54. Driving this

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Discovery Greenlights Unabomber Drama ‘Manifesto’ From Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti

Discovery Channel has given the green light to Manifesto, a scripted series from Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti’s Trigger Street Productions that will focus on the FBI’s efforts to bring down “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski.

The series, which was previously announced when it went into development, will trace how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald took a radical new approach to intelligence gathering during his investigation into the case. Because of his training in linguistics, Fitzgerald believed that the key to unlocking the true identity of the Unabomber would be found in the language of The Manifesto, a detailed account of some of Kaczynski’s plots. 

The pilot was written by Andrew Sodroski, with Spacey, Brunetti and Troy Searer executive producing. John Goldwyn is executive producer for Discovery. A premiere date has not yet been announced.

The green light comes amid a renaissance for true-crime programming, as shows such as HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths

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