INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY CELEBRATES A NEW SEASON OF ITS SIGNATURE NEWSMAGAZINE "ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN" WITH A LANDMARK ACCOMPLISHMENT - 100TH EPISODE TO AIR THIS SEASON
-- New Season Premieres on June 23; 100th Episode Set to Air in August --
(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery's signature newsmagazine, ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN, celebrates its centennial episode in its eighth season launching Sunday, June 23 at 10PM (E/P). Hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, each episode profiles fascinating and true investigations that weave together the emotional twists and turns of stories of perseverance, courage and justice. Zahn's journalistic expertise and articulate passion for the truth resonate in each episode, with in-depth interviews and reporting that go beyond the headlines in her resolute search to resolve mysteries from within our nation's justice system.
In the season premiere episode, "A Tangled Web," Zahn explores how a romantic Valentine's Day rendezvous ends in murder for doting husband, Richard Schoeck. The 100th episode of ON THE CASE will film in mid-July and air in August.
"In 2009, Paula trusted a fledgling network that was still finding its footprint with her vision for a series. Now, in nearly 85 million homes and a top 10 cable network for women with rising viewership, Investigation Discovery is honored to toast her with a new season reaching the milestone of 100 episodes," said Henry S. Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Military Channel and Destination America. "ON THE CASE is a shining example of ID's core brand mission and we couldn't be more proud to have Paula as partner, whose loyalty is exceeded, if at all, only by her talent."
Having dominated ID's schedule at 10 PM on Sunday nights, ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN has made six consecutive season-over-season gains for household rating, with each season beating its last.* Additionally, the series continues to shatter ratings on Investigation Discovery, with 11 premieres having achieved the coveted 1.0 or higher household rating benchmark in primetime.**
*Source: Nielsen, NHI Calendar, 10/18/09-6/4/13, Sun 10p-11p, Live + SD data, program based data, only including premieres of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
**Source: Nielsen, NHI Calendar, 10/18/09-6/4/13, Sun 10p-11p, Live + SD data, program based data, only including premieres of On the Case with Paula Zahn.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and Weinberger Media for Investigation Discovery. Executive producers include Scott Sternberg, CEO and Founder of Scott Sternberg Productions; Scott Weinberger, investigative journalist and CEO of Weinberger Media; Larry Israel and Paula Zahn. For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry S. Schleiff is group president.
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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 85 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?; Dates From Hell; 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.