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Investigation Discovery Deals a New Way for Addicts to Get Their Fix with "Addicted to ID Week," Airing Turbo-Charged Episodes of Viewers' Favorite Series Nightly at 8PM Beginning April 29
When applicable, hosts from the series will also provide expert commentary into the cases on screen.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]


(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery is prescribing its loyal viewers a new dose of content to feed their true-crime addiction with the announcement of ADDICTED TO ID WEEK, beginning next Monday, April 29. All week long at 8 PM (E/P), ID will air revamped episodes of viewers' favorite series filled with pop-ups that include intriguing new factoids from producers, additional insight from the cutting room floor, and tweets from ID superfans. When applicable, hosts from the series will also provide expert commentary into the cases on screen, including criminal defense attorney Darren Kavinoky ("Deadly Sins"); retired homicide detective Lt. Joe Kenda ("Homicide Hunter"); and clinical psychologist and stalking expert, Dr. Michelle Ward ("Stalked"). The episodes will air as special "Addicted Edition" episodes, and are designed to give ID viewers the additional content and case details they crave. ADDICTED TO ID WEEK will air nightly at 8 PM (E/P) from Monday, April 29 - Sunday, May 5 on Investigation Discovery.

ID's loyal fans have long described themselves as "ID Addicts" so now we're asking our faithful followers to go to Facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery and tell us why they are Addicted to ID. Additionally, select fan Tweets to @DiscoveryID will be pulled on-screen during the 8 PM hour, and every day next week ID will call out one superfan entry from Facebook to be featured on-screen. This will kick off our newest reward system for fans, launching the "Addict of the Week" initiative in which superfans on social media will get recognition for their undying devotion to the mystery and suspense channel. Online at InvestigationDiscovery.com, the website is hosting entry forms and fans can also discover What Kind of Addict Are You?

"Our fans are curious, they're armchair sleuths and they want to know as much about a case as possible. In these "Addicted Edition" episodes we can provide more information and deeper insights as the story unfolds," said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. "Our fans have started calling themselves "Addicts" and we've embraced it, and ADDICTED TO ID WEEK is yet another new way to give our viewers the additional facts they can't get enough of."

The lineup for ADDICTED TO ID WEEK is as follows:

DEADLY SINS - Episode: High Society Sins

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Monday, April 29 at 8 PM

A high society lady of Knoxville, Tenn., becomes a black widow. Driven by greed & pride, she ensnares men in her deadly web and sucks the life right out of them. Then, a marriage for wealth and prestige is ripped apart by envy, greed and lust leading to a shocking murder. Location: Knoxville, TN

**Expert insight provided by host and criminal defense attorney, Darren Kavinoky

DEAD OF NIGHT - Episode: Nightclub Nightmare

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Tuesday, April 30 at 8 PM

When the body of 27-year-old Mary Anne Pohlreich is found nude and posed in front of a dumpster near a nightclub on a Saturday morning in June 1990, investigators have to piece together the puzzle of who killed her in the dead of night. The search leads detectives into the heart of the east side night club scene and onto the trail of a gruesome killer. Location: Seattle, WA


Addicted Edition Episode Airing Wednesday, May 1 at 8 PM

After Lourdes Riddle in found strangled to death in the trunk of her car in 1985, homicide detective Joe Kenda follows the trail through a twisting maze of military and cultural secrets. Just what was Lourdes doing behind her husband's back? When rumors surface of a mysterious second life, Kenda convinces an Army soldier to turn on his buddy and expose the whole murderous affair. Location: Colorado Springs, CO

**Expert insight provided by host, retired detective Lt. Joe Kenda

DEADLY WOMEN - Episode: Bury The Boyfriend

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Thursday, May 2 at 8 PM

A first love, a new love, and an old love are relationships most of us hold dear to our hearts. But for these heartless Deadly Women, love is unattainable. It is a gift that dies with their victim when women decide to "Bury the Boyfriend." Location: Chicago, IL; Melbourne, Australia; San Francisco, CA

BLOOD RELATIVES - Episode: Flesh and Blood

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Friday, May 3 at 8 PM

In the rich gulf-coast town of Seminole, Fla., William and Diane Kyne have enjoyed the blissful benefits of a real estate boom for over a decade with their two sons. But when the economy takes a dark turn, so does this family's fortunes. As tightknit as the Kynes once were, they'll soon find themselves unraveling, as police receive two frantic 911 calls from two separate Kyne family members - each accusing the other of murder. Location: Seminole, FL

WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? - Episode: Forgive and Forget

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Saturday, May 4 at 8 PM

In the summer of 1993, college student Crystal Pretzer quickly found herself in love with her handsome and hilarious co-worker, Shawn Harris. But after a beautiful storybook wedding, before she knew it, Pretzer was trapped in her own home and fighting for her life against a once-loving husband who was now her worst enemy. Location: Carlsbad, CA

WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? - Episode: You Get What You Pay For

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Saturday, May 4 at 8:30 PM

When George Cascone fell hard for his teenage sweetheart, Dorothy Luther, he wasted no time proposing. Cascone thought he had the perfect bride - until Luther suddenly turned volatile and malicious. As the years went by, Luther only became more greedy and spiteful, so after 30 years of marriage, the two divorced in 1999. Cascone look forward to a peaceful future, until FBI showed up at his door and he discovered the lengths his ex-wife would go to to get what she wanted. Location: Kansas City, MO

STALKED: SOMEONE'S WATCHING - Episode: Stalked.com

Addicted Edition Episode Airing Sunday, May 5 at 8 PM

When 18-year-old Kristen Pratt accepts a Facebook friend request from Patrick Macchione, she has no idea he's a maniac. When he starts stalking her via YouTube, she knows that nothing will stop her cyberstalker from tracking her down with deadly intentions. Location: Port Richey, FL

**Expert insight provided by host and stalking expert, Dr. Michelle Ward


Addicted Edition Episode Airing Sunday, May 5 at 8:30 PM

Jessica Sierra is an aspiring singer who earns a spot on the hit TV show, "American Idol." But when an obsessed fan starts calling non-stop, the thrill of fame turns to sheer terror. Soon, calls turn to disturbing threats and Sierra is scared of how far he'll go. Location: Tampa, FL

**Expert insight provided by host and stalking expert, Dr. Michelle Ward

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television and America's favorite "guilty pleasure." From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to nearly 82 million U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula Zahn; Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda; Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?; Disappeared; Stalked: Someone's Watching; and Redrum. For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.

  [april 2013]  


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