Press release from Reelz, Monday, June 4, 2018:
- New episodes of The Shocking Truth now premiere Friday, July 13 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
- New episodes of Copycat Killers now premiere Friday, July 13 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
- New episodes of Scandal Made Me Famous now premiere Saturday, July 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT
- New series Sex, Lies & Murder now premieres Saturday, July 21 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
Below are series descriptions:
The Shocking Truth (Friday, July 13 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT)- The Scream movies featuring the iconic Ghostface killer are one of the most popular horror franchises of all time. The four movies have grossed more than $330 million in the U.S. alone. But the roots of the grisly story go back to a horrifying murder in Florida in the early 1990s from which the Scream screenwriter drafted a script about a young woman alone in a house who is taunted over the phone and then attacked by a masked killer. The perplexing stories of unsolved crimes, baffling mysteries and disturbing inspirations behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters take center stage in The Shocking Truth. In new hour-long episodes kicking off with the shocking truth behind A Nightmare on Elm Street dive into the riveting and sometimes unnerving real stories behind the movies Poltergeist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Casino. The Shocking Truth is produced by Pyramid Productions.
Copycat Killers (Friday, July 13 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT)- When it comes to baffling and horrendous copycat crimes few rival the Slenderman story. Born online in 2009 the entirely fictional character became a viral obsession for some and in 2014 two 12-year-old girls led a friend into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to appease Slenderman. Copycat Killers takes viewers behind the headlines of real-life grisly cases that copy memorable crimes seen in Hollywood movies and in pop culture. Each episode features a mystifying crime scene and law enforcement’s hunt for the perpetrators. New hour-long episodes kick off with the copycat story based on the mega teen vampire franchise Twilight followed by additional new episodes on Casino, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Fight Club in addition to the Slenderman case. Copycat Killers includes interviews with investigators, family members of victims and forensic experts and also features high quality recreations, extensive archive and original documents from police case files. Copycat Killers is produced by Story House Productions, Inc.
Scandal Made Me Famous (Saturday, July 21 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT)- What happens when a face in the crowd becomes a household name for all of the wrong reasons? See the unforgettable stories that thrust everyday people into the spotlight when their scandals reach the public. New hour-long episodes kick off with Kim Kardashian episode followed by episodes about Patty Hearst, Ethan Couch aka “affluenza” teen and Lisa Nowack aka “the diaper astronaut”. Each hour-long episode of Scandal Made Me Famous unfolds in the storytelling tradition of the fan favorite original series Murder Made Me Famous. Dramatic recreations of famous scandals are brought to life through archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the story but Scandal Made Me Famous proves you don’t have to kill to become a notorious celebrity – you just have to be a part of a killer scandal. Scandal Made Me Famous is produced by AMS Pictures.
Sex, Lies & Murder (Saturday, July 21 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT)- A husband’s heart wrenching betrayal results in his wife committing a horrific act of violence. A wife’s torrid affair with her pastor ends with her husband killing them both. A salacious online romance leads to murder after it’s discovered. Love can make people do terrifying and unspeakable things. Sex, Lies & Murder is a true crime series with hour-long episodes detailing the true crime cases of relationships in which broken intimacy has led to murder. When the lies collapse and the love triangles are revealed crimes of passion turn what should have been simple break ups into headline grabbing real life stories with severe consequences. Sex, Lies & Murder is produced by Pyramid Productions.