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Rive Gauche Explores Crime, Travel & Strange Addictions

Jon Kramer, the CEO of Rive Gauche Television, talks to TV Real about how his company’s non-scripted offering breaks through the noise in the factual space.

Arriving on the scene more than two decades ago, Rive Gauche Television has amassed a portfolio of 2,200-plus hours of non-scripted programming ranging from documentaries and reality series to true-crime titles, travel shows and more. Some of its heavy-hitters include Homicide Hunter and Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer. “Rive Gauche likes to push the envelope,” says the company’s CEO, Jon Kramer.

One series that catches viewers’—and broadcasters’—attention worldwide by doing just that is My Strange Addiction. The show documents the stories of individuals battling obsessive behaviors that threaten to take over their lives such as eating toilet paper or chalk, picking their scabs or bleaching their skin. The program even follows someone who is addicted to sleeping ***Image***with a blow dryer.

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Mother Stabs Boyfriend in Front of ‘Scared’ Daughter in ‘Wives With Knives’ Sneak Peek

Talk about going with your gut. A mother stabs her boyfriend in the stomach just as her daughter enters the room in a reenactment of a real-life argument in Wives With Knives’ Friday, December 30, episode, as seen in Us Weekly’s exclusive sneak peek.

The Investigation Discovery series’ preview clip features Paula Holman — who was held down by her daughter, Leah Holman, after the brutal stabbing — describing the scene to criminologist, behavioral analyst and attorney Dr. Casey Jordan.

“So, um, there was a turkey knife…” Paula begins before the clip flashes to a reenactment of the

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‘Wives with Knives’: Host says there is no profile of woman who kills significant other

“Wives with Knives” profiles marriages that have gone just about as bad as they can go. Criminologist and host of the Investigation Discovery series, Dr. Casey Jordan, spoke with FOX411 about the most horrifying crimes documented on the series, and what makes a woman snap.

“My most gruesome one was from season 1. A woman named Lori McLuckie who not only killed her boyfriend after he had raped her but then didn’t know what to do with his body and cut it up slowly over the course of weeks taking out a body part every day and putting it in the dumpster,” Jordan said. “The same week she was voted Employee of the Month.”

The attorneysaid many times a killer snaps after years of abuse, and there is not a particular profile for a murderer.

“I’ve interviewed about 45 women for ‘Wives with Knives’ over the course of the last four

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Investigation Discovery’s president tells Crain’s how sex and murder make for great television

Under Henry Schleiff’s leadership, Investigation Discovery has extended its reach from 54 million homes in 2009, when he joined the network, to more than 86 million homes in the U.S. and more than 110 million in 164 countries. In addition, the cable TV network devoted to true-crime stories has grown from No. 50 
for women to a top-three network for women.

You were head of Court TV in 1998 when it had 33 million subscribers. 
ID has 200 million. Did you suspect true crime would become so popular?
I always thought that the popularity of this genre was underestimated. If you go to the paintings in the caves of Lascaux, France, they are telling stories of people chasing others with spears. They are crimes. So this genre has been around forever, but the technology has improved. The one thing that hasn’t changed since time immemorial is the popularity of people sitting

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Investigation Discovery’s president tells Crain’s how dysfunction makes for great television


Under Henry Schleiff’s leadership, Investigation Discovery has extended its reach from 54 million homes in 2009, when he joined the network, to more than 86 million homes in the U.S. and more than 110 million in 164 countries. In addition, the cable TV network devoted to true-crime stories has grown from No. 50 
for women to a top-three network for women.

You were head of Court TV in 1998 when it had 33 million subscribers. 
ID has 200 million. Did you suspect true crime would become so popular?
I always thought that the popularity of this genre was underestimated. If you go to the paintings in the caves of Lascaux, France, they are telling stories of people chasing others with spears. They are crimes. So this genre has been around forever, but the technology has improved. The one thing that hasn’t changed since time

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The Grisly Obsession Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, and More Celebrities Share

Gigi Hadid’s original motive for moving to New York was slightly darker than to become the pre-eminent model of the moment: she arrived ready to pursue a degree in criminal psychology at the New School. Luckily for the many brands she now represents, Hadid put her studies on hiatus, and her stint analyzing the minds of criminals is now merely an anecdote that ripples through profiles and interviews several years later, buoyed by her love for chatting about crime shows. See Live with Kelly and Michael or this AdWeek cover story from 2015 or a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Secrets Revealed clip. “[O]ne day I hope I can use my studies to be on Law Order: S.V.U.,” Hadid told Harper’s Bazaar just this September.

Hadid isn’t the only star who readily admits to a gripping interest in crime and the shows that

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Investigation Discovery to hold convention for true-crime fanatics

If you’re the kind of person who likes to unwind by binge-watching shows with names like “Swamp Murders” and “Wives With Knives,” then here’s some great news: On Wednesday, Investigation Discovery announced plans for the first-ever IDCON, a convention for true-crime TV fanatics. 

The event will be held June 11 in New York and will feature appearances by ID talent including Paula Zahn and Chris Hansen, as well as a virtual reality experience, a mock forensic lab and even a podcast station where attendees can gab away about their favorite horrific act of violence.

New Investigation Discovery documentary series asks: What if O.J. Simpson is innocent?

New Investigation Discovery

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Investigation Discovery Network Makes Crime Pay

That expansion is set to continue in 2015, with the network planning to expand to a total of 200 global markets.

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“Crime is universal,” said David M. Zaslav, chief executive of Discovery Communications, which owns the Investigation Discovery network. “The stories are set in an American town, but it could be anywhere.”

For Discovery, the growth of its true-crime network is part of a plan for international growth as ratings and revenue decline in the United States television market. Revenues in Discovery’s international business surpassed its domestic revenues for the first time in 2014, a trend that executives said was expected to grow as the group introduces other offerings abroad, like its Velocity network.

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