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PREPPY MURDER, THE: DEATH IN CENTRAL PARK
Air Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on AMC
Episode Title: (#101/102) "Parts 1 & 2: Woman Down In Central Park; Rough Sex"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

***TUNE-IN ALERT***

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

AMC AND SUNDANCETV'S FIVE-PART TRUE CRIME DOCUSERIES "THE PREPPY MURDER: DEATH IN CENTRAL PARK" PREMIERES AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON AMC AND SUNDANCE TV

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

WATCH THE HILARIOUS ALL-FEMALE CAST TACKLE THE ABSURDITIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE IN BACK TO BACK ALL-NEW EPISODES OF "BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW" AT MIDNIGHT ET/PT ONLY ON IFC

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

ALL-NEW EPISODE OF BBC AMERICA'S NEW SERIES "BLUE PLANET NOW" AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON NEW NATURE-FOCUSED MICRO-NET WONDERSTRUCK

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

CAROL PUSHES BOUNDARIES THAT LEAVE DARYL UNCOMFORTABLE ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD" AT 9:00PM ET/PT

ACTOR CHANDLER RIGGS AND "THE WALKING DEAD" CAST MEMBER AVI NASH JOIN SUNDAY'S EPISODE OF "TALKING DEAD" AT 10:05 PM ET/PT

THEN LATE NIGHT, QUEEN LATIFAH TALKS 'LADIES FIRST' AND THE QUEENS OF RAP ON THE SERIES FINALE OF AMC'S "HIP HOP: THE SONGS THAT SHOOK AMERICA" AT MIDNIGHT ET/PT

This week on AMC Networks, the series premiere of AMC and Sundance TV's true crime docuseries "The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park," the series finale of "Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America," plus and all-new episodes of "Baroness Von Sketch Show," "Blue Planet Now" and "The Walking Dead."

AMC and SundanceTV's upcoming five-part, true crime docuseries "The Preppy Murder: Death in Central" will simulcast over three consecutive nights, Wednesday, November 13th- Friday, November 15th at 9:00pm ET/PT. The series reexamines one of the most infamous crimes in recent American history - the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert Chambers.

In Part One, "Woman Down in Central Park," the NYPD identifies a dead girl in Central Park as Jennifer Levin. The search for her killer leads to her prep school friend Robert Chambers. In Part Two, "Rough Sex," Robert confesses he killed Jennifer Levin accidentally during rough sex. His mother hires a high-profile attorney who says Jennifer was the aggressor.

The series continues on Thursday, November 14th at 9:00pm ET/PT, with two all-new episodes. In Part Three, "Who is Robert Chambers," Robert's "preppy" persona begins to crumble. When the Church steps in to support Robert, the Judge releases him on bail. In Part Four, "Blame The Victim," the media jumps on the defense's strategy to make Jennifer seem fast and loose. The prosecution works to establish motive.

Part Five premieres on Friday, November 15th at 9:00pm ET/PT. In Part Five, "The Trial of the Decade," both sides present their cases. Jurors are mesmerized by Robert's charisma. Afraid Robert has charmed the jurors, the prosecution offers a plea deal.

"The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park" will expose evidence that was inadmissible in the trial and also examine the circumstances that made the story unfold the way it did: America's untamed ambition in the mid-1980s, the rarified lifestyle of New York's privileged prep school kids, sexism, elitism, an all-out tabloid media war that blamed the victim and an imperfect justice system.

The series is produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Robert Friedman's Bungalow Media + Entertainment (Give, The Panama Papers) and directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (directors of Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work).

"Baroness Von Sketch Show" continues on Wednesday, November 13th at 12:00 am ET/PT. In new back-to-back episodes, "I Always Order Wrong" and "Shangela Was Robbed," the ladies talk about a superhero for our times, going braless, Groundhog Day, and a helpful cult.

Fast paced and irreverent, "Baroness von Sketch Show" celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes our daily lives. This all-female, single- camera comedy series takes a fresh look at our navel-gazing, contemporary culture. From marriage equality to screen addiction, Airbnbs to ultrasounds, this satirical sketch show captures the banalities and absurdities of modern life.

"Blue Planet Now" continues on Saturday, November 16th at 9:00 pm ET/PT. On Saturday's episode, "Shark Paradise," Liz Bonnin joins scientists to find out how temperature increases are impacting the reef, and how plastic is putting the future of the planet's turtles at risk. In a dramatic maneuver to capture coral spawning, we follow an ambitious attempt to restore the reef through IVF transplants. Continuing his journey down the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Chris is on a quest for ocean giants, and out in the Pacific, the crew on board an expedition research vessel explore the mysterious world of the deep ocean to discover how our actions may be impacting the deepest, darkest, depths.

"Blue Planet Now" is a all-new follow-up series to the critically-acclaimed "Blue Planet II," exploring the health of our oceans and marine life across the globe. "Blue Planet Now" follows hosts Chris Packham, Liz Bonnin and Steve Backshall as they travel to different locales around the globe where marine life is coping with increasing changes. The four-episode series is executive produced by Roger Webb with Vanessa Coates serving as series producer.

"The Walking Dead" continues on Sunday, November 17th at 9:00 p.m ET/PT. In the new episode, "Open Your Eyes," Carol pushes boundaries that make Daryl uncomfortable. Alpha and Beta have reservations about someone.

"The Walking Dead" is a story that started 10 years ago with one man trying to find his family. That family grew and gradually communities took shape. They fought and survived, thrived and gave birth to a new generation. It is a tale of humankind and there are more stories to tell. It is now Spring, a few months after the end of Season Nine, when our group of survivors dared to cross into Whisperer territory during the harsh winter. The collected communities are still dealing with the after-effects of Alpha's horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new borderlines being imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable. But the Whisperers are a threat unlike any they have ever faced. Backed by a massive horde of the dead it is seemingly a fight they cannot win. The question of what to do and the fear it breeds will infect the communities and give rise to paranoia, propaganda, secret agendas, and infighting that will test them as individuals and as a society. The very idea of whether civilization can survive in a world filled with the dead hangs in the balance.

Following "The Walking Dead," viewers can catch an all-new episode of "Talking Dead" hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT, featuring "A Million Little Things" actor and former "The Walking Dead" cast member Chandler Riggs, and "The Walking Dead" star Avi Nash.

AMC's in-depth documentary series "Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America," finales on Sunday, November 17th at Midnight ET/PT. In the series finale episode, "Ladies First," a song highlighting the height of hip hop's misogynistic themes, the culture bows down to their queens of rap. Guest stars in this episode include Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Monica Lynch and more.

Artists, their collaborators and other influential musical and cultural figures deconstruct compositions, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation. "Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America" is part of AMC's Visionaries series from Oscar and Emmy-winning Jigsaw Productions in association with Two One Five Entertainment. In addition to Thompson, Trotter, and Gibney, the series is also executive produced by Shawn Gee, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, and Shea Serrano. Angie Day, Erik Parker and One9 also serve as co-executive producers.

Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Alex Gibney serve as the show's executive producers, and Erik Parker and One9 are the directors.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with Mad Men in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before Breaking Bad won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series The Walking Dead is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC's other current original drama series include Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror, Into the Badlands, Preacher, The Son, Lodge 49, The Little Drummer Girl and NOS4A2. AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussions with original shows like Talking Dead, AMC Visionaries and Ride with Norman Reedus. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on-demand and mobile.

About Wonderstruck:

As the exclusive U.S. television home of the Planet Earth collection and other landmark series from BBC Studios' Natural History Unit, BBC AMERICA continues expansion of its iconic nature offering with the launch of Wonderstruck. BBC AMERICA will transform every Saturday into Wonderstruck, a new weekly 24-hour destination of wildlife and wonder, launching November 2nd with a special presentation of the upcoming landmark series Seven Worlds, One Planet featuring narrator Sir David Attenborough, featuring a theme co-composed by Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea, and series score by Jacob Shea for Bleeding Fingers Music, and the Emmy(R) -winning creative team behind the Planet Earth franchise. The entire landmark series is set to premiere in early 2020 on BBC AMERICA.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Baroness von Sketch Show, Sherman's Showcase and the upcoming Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

About Sundance TV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy(R), Golden Globe(R) and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world's most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at www.sundancetv.com, on demand and mobile.

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PREPPY MURDER, THE: DEATH IN CENTRAL PARK (SUNDANCE)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
11/13/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (5 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 11/15/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC Networks' press release, July 2019) A five-part series to be simulcast on AMC and SundanceTV over three consecutive nights, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park reexamines one of the most infamous crimes in recent American history - the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin at the hands of Robert Chambers. Produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Robert Friedman's Bungalow Media + Entertainment (Give, The Panama Papers) and directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (directors of Reversing Roe, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work), The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park will expose evidence that was inadmissible in the trial and also examine the circumstances that made the story unfold the way it did: America's untamed ambition in the mid-1980s, the rarified lifestyle of New York's privileged prep school kids, sexism, elitism, an all-out tabloid media war that blamed the victim and an imperfect justice system.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Annie Sundberg as DIR
· Ricki Stern as DIR
· Robert Friedman as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Bungalow Media + Entertainment