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ID’s “In Pursuit With John Walsh” Looks At Milwaukee Girl Alexis Patterson

Tomorrow night’s episode of In Pursuit With John Walsh on Investigation Discovery will feature a Milwaukee girl, Alexis Patterson, who disappeared in 2002 at age 7 after being dropped off at school. We wanted to highlight this episode specifically, as our Channel Guide office is based out of the Milwaukee area. Alexis would now be 23 years old. Investigation Discovery has also put out a short video, which will be featured in tomorrow night’s episode as well.   We are encouraging our viewers with any information on Alexis’ whereabouts to contact the call center at 1-833-3-PURSUE or to submit online to […]

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Killing Richard Glossip: Investigation Discovery’s Two-Night Event is a Matter of Innocence, Life and Death

In late fall of 2014, Denver defense attorney Don Knight had just pulled up to a barbecue joint when his cellphone rang. On the line: Sister Helen Prejean. The same Sister Helen whose tireless work to end the death penalty made her the subject of 1995’s critically acclaimed feature film Dead Man Walking. Prejean was calling about Richard Glossip. And the makings of Investigation Discovery’s chilling two-night event, Killing Richard Glossip, were set into motion. (See the first hour here.) In 1997, Glossip — an Oklahoma City motel manager and father of four with no felony record — was named the […]

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New TV Specials Re-Examine The Sad Allure of JonBenét Ramsey

Nearly 2o years after the Christmastime murder of 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey, several new TV specials re-examine the cold case and try to solve the case that horrified and captivated a nation. Related: TV Guide Magazine‘s Ileane Rudolph takes a closer look at the three JonBenét Ramsey specials on our sister site, TVInsider.com. The Dr. Phil Show Airs: Monday, Sept. 12; Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Monday, Sept. 19 (check here for local channel/time) What’s It All About? Dr. Phil McGraw presents a three-part interview with JonBenét’s now 29 year-old brother, Burke. At the time of his sister’s murder, Bure was a […]

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TCA: ID Announces James Patterson Series, JonBenét Special, more

ID Addicts, get ready to feed your obsession. At the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Discovery Networks honcho Henry Schleiff announced a slew of intriguing projects that will debut throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017 on Investigation Discovery. Top of the list? A scripted series from wildly popular novelist James Patterson, culled from his new book imprint BookShots — bite-sized thrillers from Patterson and a stable of other authors. Also on the docket — a fresh look at the JonBenét Ramsay case, a searing examination of the cases of four wrongfully convicted women in San Antonio and an exploration of the current state […]

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Is Steven Avery guilty or innocent? Investigation Discovery special looks at the case

Steven Avery: Innocent or Guilty premieres Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9/8CT on Investigation Discovery. RELATED: • Netflix’s Ted Sarandos calls “Making a Murderer” a “remarkable turn of events” • Dateline NBC special looks at the Steven Avery case Odds are, if you have a TV, computer or tablet, you’ve been sucked into the worldwide phenomenon that is Netflix’s original series Making A Murderer. If you haven’t watched it (and maybe even if you have), you probably wish your friends would just … stop … talking … about it. And if you haven’t heard of it at all, well, you’ve won a seriously impressive game of […]

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“Killer Instinct With Chris Hansen” gives murdered victims a voice

There’s no doubt that Chris Hansen is the king of investigative reporting and covering all the latest news stories. Having won eight Emmy awards for his work, investigative correspondent Hansen is bringing his talent to Investigation Discovery’s all-new newsmagazine series, Killer Instinct With Chris Hansen on Monday, Aug. 17 at 10pm ET/PT. Showcasing his award-winning reports involving online sexual predators for the popular Dateline NBC, Hansen is familiar with the chase of an investigation that both detectives and journalists must run after. Killer Instinct allows Hansen to use his unique way of taking viewers along for the journey as they […]

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ID airing updated “Vanity Fair Confidential” episode about Robert Durst

In the wake of the recent re-arrest of alleged murderer and real estate heir Robert Durst — and Durst’s shocking, apparent confession on Sunday’s final episode of the HBO docuseries The Jinx — Investigation Discovery (ID) will air a special presentation of its Vanity Fair Confidential series. Called “The Robert Durst Story,” this episode is based on a February 2002 article by Ned Zeman that appeared in Vanity Fair. It touches upon rarely discussed or reported information about the relationship between Durst and Morris Black, the Gavleston, Texas, victim whom Durst was tried for killing. Durst was acquitted, even though the trial revealed that he did […]

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We just can’t help it! Watch ID’s “My Strange Criminal Addiction”

Investigation Discovery takes My Strange Addiction one step further with the new series My Strange Criminal Addiction, premiering Monday, Dec. 1, at 10pm ET/PT. This series reveals some people’s uncontrollable compulsions that are not only disturbing, but they’re just plain illegal. In the first segment, Billy Roberts and his twin brother engage in frotteurism, deriving sexual pleasure from pressing up against women in the New York City subways. Billy has been arrested 53 times for his obsession, and inspired his brother to try it himself. Next, Debra Farinella is addicted to stealing angel statues and figurines from gravesites at the […]

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ID brings back daytime “soap” block, featuring soap stars past and present

Once more trying to prove that reality can be more unbelievable than even the most ridiculous soap opera plotline, Investigation Discovery (ID) is tying the two themes together for the return of its “soap” block of programming. This daytime stunt will air 1-4pm ET daily for four weeks, beginning Aug. 25. Soap stars from past and present will host the programming blocks, which feature encore showings of ID series like Wives With Knives, My Dirty Little Secret and others. Things kick off Aug. 25-29 with Sinful Secrets Week, hosted by Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe on General Hospital) and Kin Shriner […]

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Investigation Discovery’s Heartbreakers unites long-ago TV teen hearthrobs in killer true tales

For TV viewers of a certain age, the idea of a brand-new show featuring The Brady Bunch’s Peter Brady and Melrose Place‘s Jack Parezi battling for the love of Growing Pains wallflower Carol Seaver could possibly blow your mind. But it’s about to go down. On Aug. 13, Investigation Discovery — ground zero for unabashedly campy TV that blends fact and fiction into lesson after lesson in what to avoid in a prospective life partner — will premiere the three-part summer series Heartbreakers, starring the aforementioned trio, Christopher Knight, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Tracy Gold, plus additional throwback faves Kevin […]