Another Season of People Magazine Investigates for ID


NEW YORK/SILVER SPRING: Investigation Discovery (ID) has renewed the series People Magazine Investigates for a ten-episode second season.

The series is a partnership between ID and Time Inc.’s People. The sophomore season is slated to premiere in late 2017. The show draws from the reporting of People magazine’s award-winning true-crime editorial team. It digs deep into the stories of ordinary people who found themselves in the national spotlight in the wake of a crime. People Magazine Investigates has averaged more than 1.3 million viewers P2+, reaching a peak of 1.6 million on December 26 for the episode titled “The Grim Sleeper.” The season one finale aired last night.

“We at ID are absolutely thrilled with both the performance of People Magazine Investigates and the unique partnership we’ve enjoyed with the terrific team of reporters and editors at People,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The series quickly became one of our top performers this fall—with more than 13 million unique viewers sampling the series throughout its run to date—and we’re looking forward to exploring more cases of true-life mysteries with the incredible editorial team at People.”

“The success of the show is a testament to the power of the People brand across all mediums; including long-form programming,” said Jess Cagle, editor in chief of People and editorial director of the Time Inc. Style and Entertainment group. “ID’s smart, collaborative and strategic team is truly remarkable, and so is the impressive People staff, which brings People’s trusted storytelling and reporting expertise to all our platforms every day. I am so proud of my colleagues at People and grateful to ID for leveraging People’s valuable brand and talent so beautifully.”

People Magazine Investigates is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios and People Productions.