REELZ Renews Three Factual Series


ALBUQUERQUE: REELZ has renewed three original series focused on the true stories behind celebrities’ mysterious deaths, car and plane accidents involving big-name stars, and notorious crime bosses.

New episodes of Gangsters: America’s Most Evil, from Asylum Entertainment, will premiere in winter 2016-17. The program exposes the sinister side of celebrity, profiling outlaws who inspire Hollywood crime dramas. Meanwhile, new episodes of Collision Course and Autopsy: The Last Hours of… will premiere in early 2017.

The documentary series Collision Course uses police records, CGI reenactments, interviews with eyewitnesses and more to delve beyond the speculation surrounding car and plane crashes involving celebrities. New episodes cover the accidents that involved Paul Walker, Tracy Morgan and John Denver, as well as Harrison Ford’s airplane crash onto a Santa Monica golf course and Justin Bieber’s repeated vehicular mishaps. Collision Course is produced by Muse Entertainment.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of… delves into the mysterious deaths of global icons whose untimely deaths were surrounded by scandal or received extensive media attention. The series reconstructs the final hours of these individuals’ lives based on medical evidence from their actual autopsies and interviews with family and friends. New episodes will focus on Richard Pryor, Chris Farley, Bernie Mac, Patrick Swayze, Janis Joplin and Sharon Tate. Autopsy: The Last Hours of… is produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios.

“Our viewers are responding when we show the real stories behind celebrities and movies so we’re giving them more of what they want,” said Steve Cheskin, the senior VP of REELZ programming. “These three series show the many twists and turns along the path to being a household name and often it’s what happens behind the scenes that makes a story so compelling.”