or


[04/08/08 - 01:38 PM]
Featuring Dramatic Stories of Human Nature, Culture and Civilization, Investigation Discovery Continues Its Growth with 2008/2009 Upfront Line-Up
"Investigation Discovery satisfies audiences who love to investigate mysteries, solve puzzles and embark on emotional journeys around the human condition," said the network's Clark Bunting.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

FEATURING DRAMATIC STORIES OF HUMAN NATURE, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CONTINUES ITS GROWTH WITH 2008/2009 UPFRONT LINE-UP

-- #1 Fastest-Growing Cable Network Expands Original Programming for 2008/2009 Upfront --

LOS ANGELES, Ca., April 08, 2008 � Investigation Discovery announces its upfront slate for 2008/2009 with an array of series and specials that reveal provocative mysteries from the past to the present. According to Nielsen Media Research, Investigation Discovery has continued to be the fastest-growing ad-supported cable network,* including doubling delivery for women 25-54, since the network's name changed to Investigation Discovery on January 27, 2008. Providing the highest-quality investigative programming, Investigation Discovery has become a destination on-air and online for audiences who enjoy piecing together puzzles, untangling mysteries and viewing absorbing emotional tales about the issues shaping our culture and defining our world.

"Investigation Discovery satisfies audiences who love to investigate mysteries, solve puzzles and embark on emotional journeys around the human condition," said Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Investigation Discovery. "With over 200 hours of original programming covering subjects from today's headlines to history's timeless mysteries, Investigation Discovery is the new authority in real investigations."

Investigation Discovery's Upfront slate for 2008/2009 includes:

NEW SERIES

SOLVED!

Taking viewers on a journey inside elite law enforcement investigative units, this series explores how controversial and complex cases were brought to a close. Following the collaboration among clever detectives, forensic scientists and psychological profilers, SOLVED! reveals the vital clues and ingenious investigative techniques that led to these remarkable stories of success. 4th Quarter, 2008

NAVY JUSTICE: THE REAL NCIS (wt)

This new series follows the agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, known as the NCIS. These men and women are detectives charged with investigating incidents within the province of the United States Navy anywhere across the globe. These professionals have to be extremely versatile, since their investigations can range from homicides or drug stings to counterterrorism and espionage. 1st Quarter, 2009

SCARED NATION (wt)

As the digital age evolves, more and more user-generated footage of paranormal phenomena is being captured, ranging from UFOs to hauntings to the simply unexplainable. SCARED NATION (wt) examines these compelling stories using leading scientific experts who debunk these phenomena, unless the only explanation resides outside mainstream science. 2nd Quarter, 2009

RETURNING SERIES

DATELINE ON ID

DATELINE ON ID is a compelling series hosted by NBC correspondent Lester Holt that presents Dateline NBC stories exclusively for the ID audience. The series follows every twist and turn of investigations and unveils the often unpredictable resolution of justice. 4th Quarter, 2008

48 HOURS: HARD EVIDENCE

One of Investigation Discovery's highest-rated series, 48 HOURS: HARD EVIDENCE is a thrilling investigation featuring stories that explore greed, passion, jealousy and justice. Hosted by Maureen Maher, the series' journalistic approach takes viewers beyond the headlines of the complex cases that have America talking. 1st Quarter, 2009

EXTREME FORENSICS

This series chronicles puzzling stories that only the sharpest minds and cutting-edge science can piece together. Answers to these riddles can come from the smallest of clues, taking what seemed bizarre on the surface and explaining it through the use of the latest in forensic science. 2nd Quarter, 2009

REAL SUSPECTS (wt)

This series takes a look at the critical role of questioning in solving cases. Using actual footage of law enforcement personnel questioning real suspects, each episode demonstrates how artful interviewing can result in a "person of interest" becoming a chief suspect. 3rd Quarter, 2009

CALL 911

Using real 911 recordings, this series lets the gripping conversations between operators and callers speak for themselves. These intense human dramas are captured on tape, revealing the heroism of the emergency operators and the courage of those calling out for help. Combined with interviews of those involved, these dramatic stories unfold in real time exactly as the operator, victim and law enforcement experienced them. 2nd Quarter, 2009

SPECIALS

MOST AMAZING . . . (wt)

Civilizations throughout history and across the globe have produced some of the most unimaginable, miraculous and intriguing tales that do nothing less than amaze. Ranging from complex conspiracies to innovative technology, from remarkable indigenous cultures to infamous characters' transgressions, each of these specials brings a compelling facet of culture to life.

. . . BLUNDERS AND CAPERS (wt): From forgetting to fill up the getaway car to not cutting eye holes in their disguise, this special explores stupefying acts from the lighter side of law enforcement. 4th Quarter, 2008

. . . OF THE MOST WANTED (wt): This annual special examines the astonishing characters who reside on the FBI's Most Wanted List. 1st Quarter, 2009

. . . COP TECH (wt): Law enforcement's innovative technology is profiled, including amazing gadgets for patrol cars, nonlethal weapons and surveillance equipment. 2nd Quarter, 2009

. . . CULTURES OF THE WORLD (wt): Profiling indigenous tribes and cultures from across the globe, this special explores not only the differences but more important, the similarities that tie civilizations together. 3rd Quarter, 2009

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

* Investigation Discovery posted the largest percentage gain among P2+ viewers in Total Day from Feb/March 08 versus same months last year, among all ad-supported cable networks. Based on Live+SD, P 2+ (000).





  [april 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/14/18 - 02:02 PM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Next Gen" Starring Constance Wu, Charlyne Yi, and John Krasinski
Netflix's animated film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious girl and a runaway combat robot, as they unite to stop a madman's plan for technological world domination.

[08/14/18 - 12:57 PM]
"Garage Squad" Helps Desperate Owners Transform Automotive Nightmares Into Delightful Dream Rides
The Motor Trend App is jump starting the season on Wednesday, August 22 with the first four episodes before "Garage Squad" bows on television on Velocity Wednesday, August 29.

[08/14/18 - 11:26 AM]
Netflix Adds Two New Original Motor Series and Renews "Fastest Car" for Second Season
Newcomers "Car Masters: Rust to Riches" and "Hyperdrive" will also be joined by a docu-series following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

[08/14/18 - 11:03 AM]
Backstreet Boys, Bazzi and Bryce Vine to Perform Live During the VMAs Red Carpet Pre-Show Monday, August 20th at 8PM ET/PT on MTV
Actor and host Terrence J., together with radio and TV personality Nessa, will host alongside Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino.

[08/14/18 - 10:19 AM]
"Atypical" Season 2 Premieres September 7 on Netflix
"Atypical" is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence.

[08/14/18 - 10:00 AM]
Ethan Peck Joins "Star Trek: Discovery" as "Spock"
"Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek," said Alex Kurtzman.

[08/14/18 - 09:43 AM]
Nothing Stays Dead in This Town - "Castle Rock" Will Return for a Season 2
Hulu confirmed the news via social media this morning.

[08/14/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Releases New Teaser Trailer for Highly-Anticipated Anthology Series, "The Romanoffs," From Nine-Time Emmy Winner Matthew Weiner
The highly anticipated original contemporary anthology series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video Friday, October 12 with new episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

[08/14/18 - 09:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery's New Series "Twisted Sisters," Executive Produced by Khloe Kardashian, Premieres This Labor Day
Subsequent episodes will air each Monday at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/14/18 - 08:57 AM]
TLC Renews Summer Hit, "Dr. Pimple Popper"
The season finale airs this Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/14/18 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Peacock's "American Ninja Warrior" wins the evening in both categories.

[08/14/18 - 07:15 AM]
Game Show Network Announces Season 2 of "America Says"
Hosted by John Michael Higgins, the series will return for a 95-episode second season.

[08/14/18 - 06:07 AM]
TV One Announces Production on New Original Holiday Film "Coins for Christmas" Starring Stephen Bishop, Essence Atkins, TC Carson, Kelly Price and Karlie Redd
The film tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris, who is struggling to make ends meet - just two weeks before Christmas.

[08/14/18 - 06:01 AM]
Award-Winning Actress, Rapper, Singer and Newark Native Queen Latifah Hosts 2018 "Black Girls Rock!(TM)" Awards on Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Created by executive producer, celebrity DJ, and women's empowerment advocate Beverly Bond, the Awards honors the groundbreaking and extraordinary achievements of Black women.

[08/13/18 - 12:30 PM]
Mark Millar and Netflix Set Action-Packed "Prodigy" as Second Comic Book Franchise
This is also the second comic book franchise since Mark Millar joined Netflix.