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Investigation Discovery special unveiled

US factual giant Discovery Communications has unveiled a slate of shows for its Investigation Discovery network and is preparing to premiere its latest factual drama on its main channel.

Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery is a two-hour show that explores the life and disappearance of a mother of four and the police sergeant with whom she had a relationship.

The show is being produced by Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and America Media and will air on Investigation Discovery (ID) today at 20.00ET/PT.

ID has also greenlit Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer from Cream Productions and Absinthe Film Entertainment, marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of notorious New York serial killer David Berkowitz. The show will premiere on August 5.

Discovery’s latest factual drama Manhunt: Unabomber will premiere on its flagship channel on August 1.

Produced by Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, it tells the story of Ted Kaczynski

Read more at: http://www.c21media.net/investigation-discovery-special-unveiled/

3 years after son’s death, mother of SIUC student thanks special prosecutor after suspect indicted

CARBONDALE • In an open letter to her Facebook friends and followers, the mother of a 19-year-old found dead in a patch of Carbondale woods in 2014 thanked the investigating agency and prosecutors who filed murder charges against the man believed to have been the last to see her son alive.

The post was written by Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, a Southern Illinois University criminal justice student who was found dead Feb. 18, 2014, in a wooded area near Buffalo Wild Wings, some days after he was reported missing on Feb. 13.

On Thursday, a Jackson County grand jury returned an indictment for two counts of felony murder, first degree, against Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill.. The 22-year-old Bethune, believed to be one of the last people to see Varughese, said, in one account, that the two fought and that Varughese got out of his car

Read more at: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/years-after-son-s-death-mother-of-siuc-student-thanks/article_60d34ce0-20d5-5531-8aed-21b303dd8cf8.html

3 years after her son’s death, Lovely Varughese thanks special prosecutors after suspect indicted on murder charges

Lovely Varughese, mother of Pravin Varughese speaks Friday, Feb. 13, during a news conference on the death anniversary of of her son at the V.F.W. in Murphysboro. 

Read more at: http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/years-after-her-son-s-death-lovely-varughese-thanks-special/article_44f7893f-ec90-51c6-915d-917337ef301f.html

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/

TV News Roundup: Andy Samberg, Murray Miller’s HBO Special …

In today’s roundup, Andy Samberg and Murray Miller’s HBO special gets a premiere date, and “Murder Chose Me” secures a second season.


An HBO special presentation starring and executive produced by Andy Samberg and executive produced by Murray Miller (“King of the Hill”; HBO’s “Girls”) premieres Saturday, July 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on HBO. “Tour de Pharmacy,” a fictional sports mockumentary, takes on the professional world of cycling in 1982. The satire follows five riders during a dark and controversial fictitious time in cycling history, marked by doping of virtually all competitors. The series features numerous guest stars, including: John Cena, Daveed Diggs, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Kevin Bacon, Nathan Fielder, Will Forte, Maya Rudolph, Joe Buck, Mike Tyson, J.J. Abrams, and Lance Armstrong among many others. This marks Samberg and Miller’s second HBO collaboration, following the 2015 tennis mockumentary “7 Days in Hell.” Jake

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/andy-samberg-murray-miller-hbo-1202437329/

American Heroes Channel Presents One-Hour Special L.A. RIOTS: AS WE WATCHED, 5/7

American Heroes Channel Presents One-Hour Special L.A. RIOTS: AS WE WATCHED,  5/7

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

Read more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/American-Heroes-Channel-Presents-One-Hour-Special-LA-RIOTS-AS-WE-WATCHED-57-20170505