Each episode of this true-crime reality series examines a different felon, usually a female, who has committed murder or attempted murder. The victim is usually the perpetrator's partner. The documentary-style series features interviews with friends and family members of the accused and victims, law-enforcement officials, attorneys and other people with first-hand knowledge of the cases.
Raw, unbridled and chilling depictions of human desires surface in "In Ice Cold Blood." True crime is depicted at another level as Ice-T takes viewers straight into the stories. Money, sex, lust, and greed run rampant with very real consequences. Family members, friends and detectives recount each case -- a missing military veteran, a student murdered in a crime of passion, and secret payouts are only some of the cases. These stories are told through re-enactments, in-depth interviews and archived footage.
Think "Cold Case" meets "CSI" with a bit of "Rizzoli & Isles" mixed in, then make it real. That's the formula for this unscripted procedural drama that follows two veteran female investigators as they attempt to crack murder cases that have lingered for years without answers and closure. Kelly Siegler is an attorney and former Texas prosecutor who successfully tried 68 murder cases in her 21 years on the job, including 20 capital murder death penalty cases in which she secured the death penalty in 19 of those trials. She gets help from veteran detectives, who dig into small-town murder cases that have gone unsolved for years in the hope of getting justice for the victims and their loved ones.
The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year's is often thought of as a celebratory period to spend time with friends and family. That is not always the case, though, as the period is not immune from experiencing the same types of violent crimes that occur throughout the year. This series documents stories of tragedy that struck during the holidays, with firsthand accounts from people who had friends or family members killed during the joyous time. Sometimes the victim is killed by someone close to them, such as a case of sibling rivalry turned deadly, but sometimes the killing is done by a stranger who interrupts a holiday gathering with gunfire.
On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a worldwide media frenzy, yet Natalee's body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. Now, 12 years later, he's following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed firsthand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter's remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of Joran van der Sloot. This true crime series follows Dave and T.J. Ward, the family's longtime private investigator, in the latest and perhaps final chapter of the decade-long pursuit to uncover what really happened to Natalee.
For more than 25 years, "Dateline" has brought viewers investigations into some of biggest mysteries in America. This entry in the franchise takes a second look at some of the most mysterious cases of recent history. Hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Craig Melvin, the show explores the stories through firsthand accounts told by people who are close to the crime, including investigators who dedicated their time to the cases and family members who are still trying to confront the tragedies that befell their loved ones.
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 true-crime series "Snapped" tells stories of people who commit murder or attempt murder, with the cases usually involving a woman trying to kill her partner. This extension of the franchise shifts the focus to couples who commit crimes. Using re-creations and firsthand accounts, each episode digs into a case, telling the story of the couple's romance, how the relationship evolved from love to manipulation, and what ultimately led the couple to commit the crime. The stories range from teenage lovers who go on a multistate crime spree to lesbian lovers who want to eliminate one of their husbands.
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.
Meat Loaf won a Grammy for things he would do for love -- and what he wouldn't. People featured in "My Crazy Love" either don't have a limit to what they would not do for a mate or their limits are so far out that they haven't reached them yet. Episodes feature people sharing personal stories of times when ardor led them to extreme behavior or embarrassing acts, including jumping from an airplane or hiding in a person's closet. Interviews and re-enactments of stories bring out details. Celebrities appear on occasion to share outrageous tales.
This hourlong reality show, from the producers of "Jersey Shore," examines what goes on after hours at two of the most popular tattoo shops in Los Angeles: House of Ink, in the heart of the Venice boardwalk, and Ink Kandy, located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Outrageous clients come into the shops late at night with unusual requests for tattoos and piercings, including a man who wants a bat tattoo on his face, and a couple who just met and are in search of matching tattoos to express their love. The staffers at the shops include a New Jersey native who got his start in the industry cleaning a tattoo parlor, and an experienced artist who has a roster of celebrity clients that includes actress Angie Harmon.
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.
Aaron Hernandez had everything going for him, including a great career as one of the best football players, a fiancee, millions of fans, and money. But even all of that could not stop him from walking a dark and dangerous path to destruction. Audiences witness the true story behind Aaron Hernandez from those who knew him best, including his fiancee and mother of his only child, Shayanna Hernandez, and his friends and former teammates. Viewers get a look into why a multi-million dollar football player who loved his family ended up with a murder conviction.
"Mysteries & Scandals," hosted and executive produced by Soledad O'Brien, investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing murders, scandals and other crimes that have impacted pop culture. Firsthand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage give way to highlighting fame, obsession, envy, betrayal and other such deeds. O'Brien pulls back the curtain on notorious true crime stories such as the parallel deaths between Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston and exploring Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith's deaths. Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist whose work has led her to receiving many awards, including two Emmys.
"The Turpin 13: Family Secrets Exposed" is a two hour special hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien. The program gives viewers an in-depth look into the story surrounding David and Louise Turpin and their 13 children. O'Brien retraces the family's past -- and present -- to see just how far back the secret of the alleged abuse has been going on and how it was kept hidden for so long. Multiple red flags are raised in the form of financial woes, abandoned homes, and unspoken concern from neighbors. Soledad O'Brien brings to light the stories of Louise's sister Teresa Robinette, half-brother Billy Lambert and some of the neighbors.
The most famous and controversial cases of all time are detailed and re-examined for viewers. Some cases include The People v. Michael Jackson, The People v. OJ Simpson, The People v. George Zimmerman and The People v. Robert Durst. The original juries reconvene years after the trials have happened to re-examine the evidence and arguments. With the knowledge they now have of these cases, they discuss and debate if they would stand by their original assessment and verdict of the case or change their answer.
Social media was in its infancy in 2004, but the explosion in its popularity in the years since then has kept alive a missing-person case. Nursing student Maura Murray vanished in February 2004 after witnesses heard what sounded like a car crash. The case has led a legion of armchair detectives to come up with their own theories about the apparent crime on blogs, websites and podcasts. In this series, investigative journalist Maggie Freleng tries to unravel a slew of unexplored leads, eyewitness discrepancies and missing evidence that have cropped up online. She receives rare access to Maura's family and friends and talks with people who have dedicated countless hours to searching for the truth in the case. Freleng retraces Maura's last-known steps to try to find out what really happened and tackle the unanswered questions that remain -- perhaps most importantly, did Maura choose to disappear or was she a victim of foul play?
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.