This Week In True Crime TV: 10/18/2020-10/24/2020

Post by: 09 October, 2020

Here is a rundown of all the new true crime television premiering this week:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2020:
Evil Lives Here (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "My Son Broke My Heart," Vickie Webb's son is accused of absolute evil and she isn't surprised.

Seduced-Inside The Nxivm Cult (Starz)
This documentary chronicles the extraordinary and harrowing journey of India Oxenberg — the daughter of Hollywood actress Catherine Oxenberg and a descendant of European royalty — who was seduced into the modern-day sex-slave cult NXIVM. More than 17,000 people, including India, enrolled in NXIVM’s “Executive Success Programs,” a front for the cult and a hunting ground for its leader, master predator Keith Raniere. Women in DOS, a secret master-slave society within NXIVM, were sex-trafficked and branded with a cauterizing iron. Both about a mother trying to save her daughter and recovery from trauma, the series follows India’s seduction, indoctrination, enslavement, escape — and her role as “co-conspirator” in assisting the U.S. government with bringing down Raniere and his criminal enterprise. In addition to being a rigorous and unsparing examination of India’s abuse and her own culpability, it explores how India and a chorus of other women are still grappling to make sense of their experience. The series also showcases extensive insider footage and exposes the inner circle of enablers around Keith Raniere.

Signs Of A Psychopath (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Now They Lay me Down To Sleep," a death row inmate grants an interview just weeks prior to his execution. Bodies of a man's family are discovered in the ashes of a house fire, and he is the main suspect in the murders.

The Vow Part One Finale (HBO)
With remarkable access to insiders and former members, The Vow follows a range of people who joined NXIVM, a self-improvement group that disintegrated with criminal charges brought against its highest members. The show takes a deep, nuanced look at the experiences of many of the group’s participants, spotlighting their universal desire for personal growth and their internal conflicts over events as they unfold.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2020:
Unsolved Mysteries: Chapter Two (Netflix)


Killing Carnies Series Premiere (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "The Sideshow Murders," the brutal murder of Lobster Boy rocks a carnival community, and every performer is a suspect. Truths will be revealed and a reign of terror will finally end.

The Missing (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Missing Mothers," Prisma Reyes vanishes from a parking garage after footage shows her getting on an elevator but is never seen again. Andrea Knabel disappears during the middle of the night. And in the episode entitled "Missing Teens," teenagers Tara Calico and Desirea Ferris go out but never come back.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2020:
Homicide City (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode "Deadly Circle Of Friends," the murder of a family provides detectives with a chilling link to another case. They must work quickly to make an arrest before the killer strikes again.

Dead Silent (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Quiet The Dogs," Connie and George Hilton move to rural east Texas, but early one morning, their peaceful country life is abruptly and brutally shattered.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2020:
Chaos In Court (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Enough Is Enough," it's clips of dramatic, unexpected and cathartic courtroom moments.

Crime Gone Viral (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "No, You Don't," in Florida, a woman shopping for bathing suits bravely chases after a man who harasses her and learns that he is a predator who has been preying on women for years. And then, two good samaritans intervene when an elderly couple is robbed. Then in the episode "Out Of Control," a drunk passenger grabs the wheel from an Uber driver's hands, creating a potentially deadly scene on a highway. And then, a group of friends find themselves in terrifying peril when a speeding boat plows right into them.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2020:
Suspicious Minds (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Who Killed The Councilman?," Mark Garcia, a city councilman in California, is shot dead. Drug dealers, political rivals and even Matt's own father are suspects.

The Killer Beside Me (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Schooled In Murder," two school secretaries who are on lunch break disappear in broad daylight. One of the school secretaries is found dead and the other is still missing. Police suspect that the perpetrator of the crime has ties to the school.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2020:
48 Hours On ID (Investigation Discovery)
In the episode entitled "Bruce Beresford-Redman: The Verdict," former reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman is charged with murdering his wife while on a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico. While awaiting trial, he keeps a riveting video diary of life inside the Mexican prison. Troy Robert reports.

 




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