REELZ has unveiled a programming slate for winter, spring and early summer that includes six new original series, fresh episodes of five returning shows and four upcoming specials.
New series coming to REELZ are Stalker Files, debuting January 27 at 9:30 p.m.; The Price of Fame, premiering February 11 at 9 p.m.; and It Happened Here, dropping March 10 at 8 p.m. Additional new shows are Breaking the Band, Irreconcilable Differences and Cashed Out, all coming to REELZ in June 2018.
Stalker Files offers an unnerving look into the cases of stalkers whose obsession with a celebrity led to jarring and sometimes tragic ends. Episodes will feature stalking cases involving Madonna, Erin Andrews, David Letterman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Jodie Foster, Christina Grimmie, Rebecca Schaeffer and Brooke Shields. The Price of Fame tells stories of how celebrities such as Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams became famous. Each episode of It Happened Here brings viewers to the exact sites where controversial or tragic events connected to celebrities took place.
Upcoming specials include ABBA: When All is Said and Done, about the titular Swedish pop group (January 20 at 8 p.m.); Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song, celebrating the legendary singer’s top 20 hits (January 27 at 8 p.m.); Queen: How They Broke Free, which tells the true story behind the rise of the titular rock band (January 28 at 10:30 p.m.); and Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream, offering a timely look at the life and legacy of the renowned civil rights leader, as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The special will premiere on April 1 at 9 p.m.
REELZ will also present new episodes of returning series in 2018. This includes Real Story of… (January 9 at 9 p.m.), Autopsy: The Last Hours of… (February 11 at 8 p.m.), Gangsters: America’s Most Evil (March 6 at 9 p.m.), Murder Made Me Famous (April 2018) and The Shocking Truth (April 2018).
“We’re excited to continue our commitment to showing our viewers insightful, relevant and powerful real stories about celebrities, including a very fun look at superstar entertainer Elton John, which is scheduled the day before the Grammys,” said Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of programming at REELZ. “We also have an essential look at iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., which will run in the days leading up to the 50th anniversary of his assassination. With this lineup of returning and new series and specials, we look forward to fulfilling our viewers’ desire for programming that shows the complete picture of fame and captures their fascination with the burdens and blessings of celebrity status.”