INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY'S HIT SERIES "PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES" RETURNS FOR A THRILLING THIRD SEASON
-- All-New Season Premieres Monday, November 5 at 10/9c --
(Silver Spring, Md., October 17, 2018) - America's leading true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), in partnership with PEOPLE and Radley Studios, announced today the season three premiere of the hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Returning Monday, November 5 at 10/9c, the 15-episode season takes viewers to the epicenter of America's most compelling crimes, as PEOPLE's renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while doggedly investigating each case.
"There is no investigation needed into why we are so proud of our partnership with the talented team of editors and investigative journalists of PEOPLE," said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel. "Indeed, as one of the network's most successful and beloved series, we look forward to collaborating, once again, to bring our viewers the most compelling true crime stories both on screen and in print."
"Investigation Discovery has been an incredible partner, and they really understand the essence of the PEOPLE Crime brand as we continue our growth in television," said Bruce Gersh, EVP/President of PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE en Espa�ol and Head of Four M Studios. "It is clear that our credibility and authority in true crime content combined with ID's leadership position is a perfect match."
Adds PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES narrator and PEOPLE editor in chief Jess Cagle, "ID's expertise in programming and PEOPLE's unparalleled storytelling - as well as our ability to promote the series to an audience of 85 million - have made PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES a huge success. Season 3 is the best season yet."
A top 5 series for the network in 2018, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES averaged nearly 1.7M viewers (P2+) last season*. The series draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE's award-winning true crime editorial team, within each episode of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES a fascinating crime is explored; interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases.
In the premiere episode titled "Somebody's Watching," Nanette Krentel is found burned to death in her own home in St. Tammany Parish, LA. Her husband and local fire chief, Steven Krentel, is baffled by the accident that took everything he owned, including his true love. During Nanette's memorial service, news is released that Nanette's cause of death was not by the fire. She was shot in the head. An investigation into the lives of Nanette and Steven uncover secrets, lies and deceit while arson experts unravel the story of a fire intentionally set to burn any evidence of a killer. A family of suspects challenges detectives to find the shooter, while a treasure trove of emails and texts from Nanette point towards those closest to her. For the Sheriff's Department, a mystery ensues: Who killed Nanette Krentel?
PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios and Four M Studios with Emily Snyder, Brandon Hill, Christian Thompson, Kurt Spenser for Radley and Bruce Gersh, Jess Cagle and Dan Wakeford serving as executive producers for PEOPLE. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories," the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 86 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). 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 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
Meredith Corporation's PEOPLE revolutionized personality journalism when it launched as a weekly in 1974 with a mission to celebrate extraordinary people doing ordinary things and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Ubiquitous and still at the center of pop culture more than 40 years later, the PEOPLE brand is accessible across all media and platforms (print, digital, video, OTT, mobile, social) bringing more than 100 million consumers a unique mix of breaking entertainment news, exclusive photos, video, unparalleled access to the red carpet, celebrities, and in-depth reporting on the most compelling newsmakers of our time. An essential component of PEOPLE's editorial vision remains human interest stories, which touch and often mirror the lives of our passionate audience. ComScore ranks the PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Digital Network No. 1 in the entertainment news category. And now, the PeopleTVapp offers a free, advertiser-supported OTT streaming video service. PEOPLE is an award-winning 24/7 news organization headquartered in NYC with reporters worldwide. For more information visit PEOPLE.com and follow @people on Twitter and Instagram, @peoplemag on Facebook, and the PEOPLE channel on YouTube and on Snapchat's Discover.
About Radley Studios
Radley is a full-service television, digital, and marketing studio based out of Los Angeles, CA. We have created elevated, story-driven unscripted television since 2013. Our current slate includes series and specials with Investigation Discovery, Discovery, Netflix, National Geographic, and NBC Sports.
About Four M Studios
Four M Studios (formerly Time Inc. Productions), the television production division of Meredith Corporation, is a full-service production company creating premium long-form content distributed on all platforms globally. Formed in 2016, the division touts an in-house award-winning creative team, state-of-the-art studios and post-production facilities in New York and Los Angeles. The content and spirit of Meredith's powerful and trusted iconic brands provide unlimited inspiration for Four M Studio shows. The Studio also develops shows independent of Meredith brands. The group won an Emmy in 2017 for "A Year in Space" on PBS, and its shows have aired on or are in development with ABC, Apple, Netflix, Paramount Network, FOX, A&E, Investigation Discovery and other major networks.
*Source: Nielsen, 1/1/18-9/23/18, Prime (M-Su 8p-11p), Live+3 Day data, 1/4 Hr Program Based data, Impressions (000), Premieres only, 5 premieres of People Magazine Investigates.