Most true-crime shows let viewers know the identity of the victim right away, before working their way into revealing the identity of the perpetrator. That's not how things work on "Killision Course," which conceals all of the participants' roles until the episode's final act. While working toward the conclusion, each hourlong episode re-creates a murder case involving a victim, accomplice and killer. Stories often involve friends or lovers who commit crimes against people who once trusted them. It's all part of the road leading up to the big reveal, which is when viewers learn what role each party played in the fatal act.
Some of the world's most notorious murders are the subject of "It Takes a Killer," which investigates the crimes from the perspective of the killers, trying to get inside their minds and determine their motives. Leading homicide investigators and experts from such agencies as the FBI and Scotland Yard take a look at the evidence pulled from crime scenes and profile the killer's behavior to try to piece together the details of each murder, explaining when, why and how each criminal committed the crime. For the wannabe detectives watching the show, the experts also reveal how the crime was solved -- which often requires authorities to think like a killer.
Oxygen's long-running "Snapped" true-crime series takes a look at cases involving women who are accused of murder. In "Snapped: She Made Me Do It," women are the supposed masterminds behind deadly acts, but aren't necessarily the ones accused of the crimes. As is customary with these types of shows, witness testimony, interviews with experts and dramatic reenactments are used to tell the story of each case. Viewers get both sides of the story in each case before finding out the jury's verdict. Romance is often at the core of the attacks.
Fourteen former BFFs are forced to confront past differences to win a $100,000 grand prize.
Reality shows about modeling and fashion have been done before, but what makes "Strut" different is that the models featured on the program are all transgender. The show, which has Whoopi Goldberg as one of its executive producers, follows several models who try to overcome gender and beauty stereotypes to make it in the modeling industry. The show goes inside the models' personal lives, showcasing their struggles to make it in the fashion world and revealing emotional conversations with family members. The featured models include Laith, who was one of the first transgender male models to appear in a national campaign; Dominique, who has been modeling for more than 20 years; Isis, who was a fashion designer before getting into modeling; newcomer Ren, who hopes modeling can help her reconnect with her distant father; and outspoken Arisce, who has walked runways during New York, Los Angeles and Miami Fashion Week shows.
Gymnast Gabby Douglas became one of the most popular stories of the 2012 Summer Olympics as a member of America's gold medal-winning women's gymnastics team. Now, with that experience under her belt, her eyes have turned to the 2016 games in Rio. This docuseries follows the Olympian and her loved ones who offer their support as she prepares to return for an encore Olympic performance. After medaling in 2012, Gabby took time off from the sport, but she returns to her training, focused on another successful Olympic run. As she trains in Ohio with her grandmother, the rest of her family is back in California running Gabby's business while taking care of their own lives. It's a true team effort as the Douglas family helps Gabby achieve her Olympic dream a second time.
Males have dominated hip-hop, but gals are staking a claim in the genre. This docuseries -- whose producers include Grammy-winner T.I. -- showcases some women chasing dreams of being names in the rap game. Although the music business is a competition, the featured "femcees" have built a sisterhood that they want to continue while succeeding professionally. Music lifer Brianna Perry refuses to compromise femininity; former Crime Mob member Diamond hopes to expand beyond her music career; and gay Siya intends to remain unique.
Three groups of friends from around the United States compete for $100,000.
The ghost town-like mystique of Terlingua, Texas, fills the screen in National Geographic's true-crime documentary vérité series. Nestled on the Rio Grande River within the state's largest county, Terlingua is 200 miles from "a major anything," says one person in "Badlands, Texas." The town's residents -- 58, per the 2010 census -- trade modern comforts for freedom and isolation, but the series centers on how that chilled-out existence is rocked by the 2014 murder of a well-known community member. As the sheriff pieces together details, Terlingua becomes divided between loyalties to the victim and the accused.