STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Discovery Channel is bringing it back to 1950 — and using Staten Island to do it.
The Ambassador Apartment Building in St. George serves as backdrop to the upcoming fifth season of the the network’s docu-series, “A Crime to Remember.” Cast and crew began filming at 5 a.m. Tuesday outside the building, which dates back to 1932.
Crew blocked off the right-hand side of Fort Hill Circle, and the area in front of the building on Daniel Low Terrace, to make way for three vintage cars — one of them being a old-fashioned police car.
The area around and rooms inside Ambassador Apartments — including an alleyway behind the building and Fort Hill Circle — were used to film reenactments of historic crime on Tuesday. Sources couldn’t say if any local actors would be featured on the show but producers are attracted to the “old look” of the St. George area.
The crew is set to
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Now, the last remaining sliver of Oxygen’s former programming schedule is “Snapped,” which has been wearing in its “re-cre” formula over 20 seasons, dramatically recreating murders. Some of the show’s successes may have something to do with its unexpected subject material: “Snapped” is all about women killers, or suspected killers, spinning from them salacious tales of adultery, greed, fear and revenge when statistics show that women are overwhelmingly victims of domestic violence, not its perpetrators. It’s been a longtime hit for the network, and it’s not going anywhere, at least as long as women continue harming their husbands, boyfriends, abusers that share one or neither of those labels, and, sometimes, children.
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A former Cumberland Countian who attended Cumberland County High School is the subject of a new Investigation Discovery Channel show. Eric Franks’ story is featured on season eight of “Disappeared.” The premiere of episode nine, which is devoted entirely to Franks, premiered over the Memorial Day weekend.
Franks, with whom I attended church in the ’80s when his late father, Jim, was the minister, has been missing since March 2011 from Saginaw, MI. His mother, Jo Ann Adams Franks, is now living in Archbold, OH. She and her daughter, Beth, Eric’s sister, have been tirelessly searching for Eric since he went missing in Michigan six years ago. Jo Ann appears throughout the segment.
Eric Franks had journeyed to Michigan in late 2010 after learning from a former girlfriend he had a 15-year-old daughter. He stayed in the Miller Motel for more than five months. He checked out on March
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On April 29, 1992, the streets of Los Angeles erupted in violence and disorder, as news of the shocking verdict in the Rodney King trial swept through South Central L.A. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the infamous L.A. riots, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have joined forces to present L.A. RIOTS: AS WE WATCHED. Premiering Sunday, May 7 at 10/9c, the one-hour special transports viewers back to the early ’90s to experience the growing tension, aggravation and sense of injustice that sparked one of the most violent displays of civil unrest in US history.
On March 3, 1991, Rodney King was pulled over for speeding by LAPD on Foothill Freeway in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. What should have been a routine traffic violation quickly spiraled
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Update: Discovery UK channels will remain on Sky after last-minute deal is struck
I hear the Discovery Channel might be leaving Sky?
Yes, and it’s not just one channel – it’s all 13.
Which channels are under threat?
If Discovery pulls its programming, Sky will lose…
- Discovery Channel
- Eurosport 1
- Eurosport 2
- Animal Planet
- Investigation Discovery
- Discovery Turbo
- Discovery Shed
- Discovery Science
- Discovery History
- Home Health
Wow, that’s a lot of channels. When might this happen?
The end of this month. That’s the 31st of January 2017, meaning there are mere days left to stare at Idris Elba boxing and generally being a god in Fighter.
What are the broadcasters saying and what is the dispute actually about?
Discovery UK is threatening to pull its programming from Sky after accusing the service of “[refusing] to pay a fair price” for its 13 channels.
In a statement, Discovery claims that it is currently paid less by Sky than it was a decade ago.
Commenting that negotiations
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Discovery Channel announced today that Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Hollywood Game Night”) has been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO, set to air this year. Produced by John Goldwyn, serving as consultant to Discovery, Lionsgate, Trigger Street Productions and Discovery Channel, the series will tell the story of how FBI agent Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington, “Avatar”, “Hacksaw Ridge”) deployed a radical approach to intelligence gathering to take down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany, “Gangster No. 1,” “Captain America: Civil War”), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world.
Production starts in Atlanta on January 30, 2017. Emmy® Award-winning television producer and director Greg Yaitanes (“Quarry,” “Banshee”) will executive produce, direct and serve as showrunner. Andrew Sodroski, who topped Hollywood’s famed Black List for screenplays in 2013 with “Holland, Michigan,” created the series and serves as an
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DAWSON COUNTY — Dawsonville residents will be able to view a television episode Monday that details the investigation of two murders that occurred in the county in December of 2009.
A new series on Investigation Discovery, “Murder Calls” uses real-life 911 calls to frame stories of how investigators pieced together information to solve murders.
The Jan. 23 episode, entitled “Down by the River,” features a 911 call made to Dawson County dispatch on Dec. 19, 2014. The call was made by 22-year-old Jennifer Budrawich, whose body was pulled from the Amicalola River the following day.
The body of her husband, 35-year-old Paul Budrawich was found in the river on Dec. 21. Both had been shot and killed and their murderers were on the loose.
Jennifer Budrawich’s stepfather Jesse James Kilgore and his nephew Benjamin Kelly Mullinax were quickly apprehended and sentenced for the murders of the couple.
Interviewed for the episode were then-Sgt. Jennifer
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Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas – known as KILLING FIELDS – dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. On Tuesday, January 3 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will return to the Louisiana swamplands as an active criminal investigation unfolds for season two of KILLING FIELDS. Watch a sneak peek at the new season below!
KILLING FIELDS is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”). Under Sheriff Brett Stassi and Major Ronnie Hebert, detectives Rodie Sanchez, Aubrey St. Angelo, Lori Morgan, Jeremy Sanchez, and Leslie Bradford and Brett Stassi, Jr. investigate real crimes in the small community of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, located just 15 miles from the
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DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S TRUE CRIME SERIES “KILLING FIELDS” RETURNS FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH NEW LEADS, TWISTS AND SUSPECTS
Season Premieres on Tuesday, January 3 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
(LOS ANGELES) – Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas – known as killing fields – dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. On Tuesday, January 3 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will return to the Louisiana swamplands as an active criminal investigation unfolds for season two of KILLING FIELDS.
KILLING FIELDS is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”).
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