Hollywood Homicide Uncovered Leads REELZ’s Fall Slate


ALBUQUERQUE: REELZ has lined up a slew of returning shows and new original series and specials for its fall programming slate, including Hollywood Homicide Uncovered from Breakthrough Entertainment.

The six-part crime series Hollywood Homicide Uncovered brings to life murders where a celebrity is at the center of the crime, either as the perpetrator or the victim. Episodes cover O.J. Simpson, Tupac Shakur, Robert Blake, Phil Spector and Phil Hartman. The series will debut on REELZ on September 10 at 10 p.m.

Other new series include Ashley Oaks Media’s Rich and Acquitted and AMS Pictures’s Scandal Made Me Famous. Rich and Acquitted, slated to debut on September 10 at 9 p.m., looks at how money can interfere with the justice system and examines how wealthy individuals such as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and more have been acquitted of crimes. Scandal Made Me Famous premieres on November 19 at 10 p.m. with an episode about Casey Anthony. The documentary series puts a spotlight on crimes or scandals that turned people into household names.

Among the channel’s fresh documentary specials are Titanic: Sinking the Myths from KatcoMedia (October 22 at 9 p.m.), Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love from ITV Studios’s Potato (November 5 at 9 p.m.) and Reagan: From Movie Star to President from AMS Pictures (November 12 at 9 p.m.).

Meanwhile, shows set to return to REELZ this fall are the documentary series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… (November 19 at 9 p.m.) and Gangsters: America’s Most Evil (December 6 at 9 p.m.). New episodes of Autopsy: The Last Hours of… will feature Steve Jobs, Chris Farley, Casey Kasem, Janis Joplin, Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Judy Garland and Bob Marley, among others.

“We are very excited to show viewers our fall slate of new series, high-quality specials and returning hit series,” said Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of REELZ programming. “We’ve been working with some of the best production partners in the business to create a strong lineup of programming that continues our commitment to showing the real stories behind real lives and real celebrities.”

He added: “We look forward to working with Breakthrough Entertainment to access their excellent production and storytelling abilities. We know this series will show our viewers emotionally charged and engaging real stories about celebrities and Hollywood.”

Nat Abraham, Breakthrough’s partner and president of distribution, said of Hollywood Homicide Uncovered, “As Breakthrough Entertainment’s alternative content division continues its expansion into the U.S., this series will help to forge a long-lasting relationship with the incredible REELZ team.”

Ira Levy, founder and partner at Breakthrough, commented, “We are thrilled to work with REELZ on this exciting new series.”