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OXYGEN Serial Killer Week

OXYGEN DARES DISCIPLES OF TRUE CRIME NOT TO LOOK AWAY DURING

THE SERIAL KILLER WEEK EVENT BEGINNING SATURDAY, APRIL 10

The Nine Day Event Includes the Premieres of Specials “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer,” “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur and the Dorothea Puente Exposé “Murders at the Boarding House

Oxygen, the home for high-quality, true crime programming gives aficionados of the genre hours of exclusive access when the stories of some of the most fascinating and feared criminals are featured during Serial Killer Week, airing Saturday, April 10 – Sunday, April 18. The nine-night stunt kicks off with the new special “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer” (April 10), complete with a never-before-heard interview of one of New York’s most prolific murderers, Joel Rifkin. It continues with the special “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur” (April 11), featuring the story of a wholesome gardener and mall Santa by day and by night, a murderer who hacked up his victims; and the two-night premiere of “Murders at the Boarding House” (April 17 & April 18), exposing the sinister scheme grandmotherly Dorothea Puente employed to rob her boarders of their lives and their money.

Additional appointment viewing during Serial Killer Week includes new episodes of “Snapped;” the season premiere of “Living with a Serial Killer,” which asks what it’s like to discover the person you shared your life with is a vicious murderer; “Mark of a Serial Killer,” viewing  investigations through the lens of the murderer’s psychological profile;  “Accident, Suicide or Murder,” unraveling the truth behind mysterious deaths; and the premiere of brand new series “Mastermind of Murder,” exploring the cunning criminals who manipulated others into doing their dirty work (April 18).  Follow @Oxygen and #SerialKillerWeek on Twitter Facebook, and for a sneak peek, please visit the website’s itinerary.  

Below are the upcoming premieres during Oxygen’s Serial Killer Week,all times ET/PT:

Saturday, April 10 

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — “Rifkin on Rifkin: Private Confessions of a Serial Killer” – TWO HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERE   

Through newly revealed interviews from Attica Correctional Facility, New York’s most prolific serial killer, Joel Rifkin, reveals exclusive insights into the mind of a monster.

With unprecedented access to Rifkin’s childhood friends, investigators on the case, and those closest to the victims, viewers will gain fresh perspective into the psyche of the infamous serial killer. How did he continue to fly under the radar through seventeen murders? Those closest to the case reveal how Rifkin became the invisible madman who made headlines and *almost* got away with murder.

Sunday, April 11

6:00 pm – “Snapped” – NEW EPISODE

Susan Monica – While investigating a missing Oregon handyman, police stumble upon human remains and are left searching a stunning crime scene straight out of a horror movie. 

7:00 pm – 9pm – “Catching a Serial Killer:  Bruce McArthur” – TWO HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERE

Bruce McArthur was many things: friend, grandfather, mall Santa, landscaper, and a ruthless serial killer. He lived a double life: his wholesome appearance and cooperative nature eluded cops for years while he engaged in a hedonistic lifestyle filled with violent sex that often went too far. He cunningly took advantage of his work as a gardener and buried his victims’ body parts in the yards of his posh clientele. “Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce McArthur” unravels the twists and turns of the shocking investigation into Toronto’s most prolific serial killer. Through exclusive interviews with McArthur’s close friends, the homicide investigators who cracked the case, and expert analyses by leading criminologists and forensic psychologists, this two-hour special uncovers how McArthur targeted, terrorized and murdered members of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ community, The Village, for nearly a decade before getting caught.

Monday, April 12

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The I-40 KillerA – killer is murdering and mutilating young women along the Route 40 corridor in Delaware. But when investigators set up an undercover operation, the hunter soon becomes the hunted.

Tuesday, April 13

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The I-95 Killer -After multiple men are discovered brutally murdered, investigators determine that each victim was last seen with a handsome stranger they met in a bar. Police ask the public for help in tracking down a dangerous drifter before he kills again.

Wednesday, April 14

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Charmer -A series of women in the Seattle area are found brutally murdered, their bodies posed. Police realize they may have a killer stalking the area nightclub scene, one who is able to charm his victims into submission.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – SERIES PREMIERE EPISODE

The Black Widow’s Web: Joanne Dennehy – Spree killer Joanne Dennehy stabbed three men to death in 2013. Now, for the first time, Dennehy’s daughter Shianne shares how she has struggled to come to terms with the realities of being the child of Britain’s most dangerous woman.

Thursday, April 15

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Englewood Killer – Chicago police are investigating the murders of several women, whose bodies are discovered in abandoned buildings barefoot. Evidence indicates there is one offender, now police need to locate him.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

Scotland’s Worst Predator: Peter Tobin – Peter Tobin raped and murdered Angelika Kluk in 2006, but police suspected this was not his first kill. With the help of Tobin’s ex-wife Cathy Wilson, a ground-breaking investigation unearthed more victims, and revealed Tobin as a serial killer.

Friday, April 16

8:00 pm – “Mark of a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

Classified to Kill -Chicago detectives believe a serial killer is using the classified ads to lure and murder his victims. The investigation is set ablaze when flames obliterate evidence, until police make a shocking discovery.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm – “Living with a Serial Killer” – NEW EPISODE

The Suffolk Strangler: Steve Wright -For 10 days in 2006, an unidentified killer terrified the rural town of Ipswich snatching five prostitutes from the streets and strangling them to death. When Pam Wright discovers that the killer was her own partner, her world begins to crumble.

Saturday, April 17

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “Murders at the Boarding House”- TWO NIGHT SPECIAL PREMIERE

When the Sacramento Police Department receives a missing person’s report from a concerned social worker, they send Detective John Cabrera to the boarding house where the individual was last seen. The elderly landlady, Dorothea Puente, is friendly and cooperative, but when Cabrera discovers human remains in the backyard, Puente falls under suspicion of murder. Now, with police getting closer to unearthing the rest of the bodies, the old lady gives Cabrera the slip and goes on the run.  

8:30 pm – “Accident, Suicide or Murder” – SEASON PREMIERE EPISODE

Dark Echoes – A weekend trip to an Alaskan lodge turns deadly for a young mother when she’s shot and killed by her boyfriend. The death is ruled an accident and the case is closed until an eerily similar incident in Montana drives investigators to reopen the case.

Sunday, April 18

6:00 pm – “Snapped” – NEW EPISODE

Gail Gash – After detectives discover a beloved fire chief’s dismembered torso in his own barn, they must rush to find his missing wife—are they both victims, or is this couple hiding dark secrets?

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “Murders at the Boarding House”- TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL PREMIERE

Detective John Cabrera must piece together the clues of Dorothea Puente’s dark past to form a picture of the grandmotherly serial killer. Meanwhile, Puente is hiding out in an L.A. motel, and lining up her next victim – an elderly man she meets in a bar. But when the man recognizes Puente’s face on the news, he contacts the police and Puente is caught. Back in Sacramento, prosecutors embark on the case against Puente, and after a long, difficult trial, the judge sentences Dorothea Puente to life in prison. 

8:30 pm – “Mastermind of Murder” – SERIES PREMIERE

Victims Wanted -A man is shot after answering a local help wanted ad. Detectives soon discover there are other victims with eerily similar stories. Their quest to locate a possible serial killer leads them to a suspected killer working for an evil manipulator. 

Oxygen Media Presents “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan”

PREMIERING MONDAY, JULY 16 AT 7PM ET/PT

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, will debut “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan,” hosted and executive produced by renown journalist Piers Morgan,  beginning with two episodes Monday, July 16 at 7PM ET/PT and Monday, July 23 at 7PM ET/PT. With unprecedented access to maximum security prisons, “Serial Killer with Piers Morgan” explores the minds of the most depraved serial killers for the first time. Having never spoken on camera about their crimes until now, each chilling hour centers around Piers’ up close and personal interviews with a killer.

 

Piers delves into the minds of killers who haunted communities for decades and attempts to discover what drove them to murder. He also meets with victims’ families and law enforcement to understand how the actions of these men wreaked havoc across America as police raced against time to try and catch them before they struck again. In the premiere, Piers meets with Mark Riebe. Riebe was convicted of one murder but confessed to police to the abduction and killing of twelve women, and even though he is incarcerated for just one murder and has since withdrawn these confessions, police believe if true Riebe is one of the worst serial killers in Florida’s history. In the next episode, Piers goes to Lorenzo Gilyard, also known as the Kansas City Strangler. For nearly two decades Gilyard brought fear to the streets of Kansas City, Missouri. Incarcerated for six murders, he is the prime suspect in a further seven. Until now, he has never spoken about his crimes and Piers sets out to discover what drove this seemingly ordinary man to kill.

 

About Piers Morgan:

Piers Morgan is best known for his role as a judge for six years on NBC’s No.1- rated America’s Got Talent, and also hosted CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live.” Morgan currently hosts “Good Morning Britain” for ITV and is also the US Editor-At-Large for DailyMail.com. His first book published in 2005, The Insider, Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade, became an instant number one bestseller and sequel Don’t You Know Who I Am? Insider Diaries of Fame, Power and Naked Ambition also topped the bestselling list. This was followed up with God Bless America, Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit and Shooting Straight, Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney.

 

“Serial Killer with Piers Morgan” is produced by Plum Pictures and Ferret Productions with Piers Morgan, John Ferriter and Stuart Cabb serving as executive producers.

 

About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest-growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.

Oxygen Media Upcoming Series

OXYGEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATES

Oxygen Media, the destination for high quality crime programming, announces premieres dates for three upcoming original series beginning Sunday, June 3 with “Buried in the Backyard” at 7pm ET/PT  immediately followed by “A Wedding and A Murder” at 8pm ET/PT. The suspense continues on Saturday, June 9 at 6pm ET/PT with the debut of “The Price of Duty” which follows homicide detectives as they recount the most haunting case of their careers.

About the upcoming series: 

“Buried in the Backyard” examines true-crime stories of victims found buried in the most unsuspecting of places. While most people enjoy their backyard as a safe haven, others are not so lucky when they discover the horrors lurking beneath well-trimmed hedges and manicured fences. Uncovering the remains is only the beginning, however, as each hour-long episode follows a unique police investigation to identify the body, determine a cause of death and find the person responsible. Captivating recreations, along with first-hand accounts from those closest to the victims and law enforcement agents involved in the case, bring each shocking tale to life. As investigators dig into the “how” and “why” surrounding each crime, viewers are taken on an unpredictable journey and reminded that this could happen to anyone – in any home, in any neighborhood.

“A Wedding and a Murder” examines the true stories of engagements, weddings, and picture-perfect honeymoons that went from joyous celebration to untimely death.  Each hour-long episode will expose a grisly homicide set against the backdrop of what appears to be wedded bliss. The series will chronicle many cases including the well-known disappearance of Annie Le, a young beautiful Yale student who vanished before her wedding as well as Gail and Rick Brink, happy newlyweds whose marriage ended in a tragedy and remained unsolved for decades until an unexpected witness revealed a disturbing family secret.  From the bride and groom, to a family member, or even a jealous wedding guest – anyone could be the victim or suspect when marriage serves as the powerful catalyst for murder.

The Price of Duty” follows dedicated detectives from across the country as they recount their stories of complex cases that have emotionally impacted and changed their lives forever. Each episode explores the emotional rollercoaster of how investigators sacrificed their personal lives to solve these seemingly impossible cases. They shed their stoic exteriors to expose their vulnerability and reveal the personal struggles they endured while working tirelessly to solve these unthinkable crimes.  With first-hand narrative of the detectives, along with their families, the victim’s families and other law enforcement involved, the show reveals the impact these horrific crimes had on everyone involved. The remarkable stories demonstrate how the detectives put everything on the line to help grieving families find justice while becoming ingrained in their lives forever.

“Buried in the Backyard” is produced by Renegade 83 with Jay Renfroe, David Garfinkle, Bob Kusbit and Jeff Kuntz serving as executive producers.

“A Wedding and a Murder” is produced by Leepson Bounds Entertainment with David Leepson, Stephanie Lydecker, Mary Bissell and Daniel Schulman serving as executive producers.

“The Price of Duty” is produced by The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) with Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Bill Pruitt, Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites serving as executive producers.

About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.”  Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

Oxygen Media uncovers “Criminal Confessions” from Executive Producer Dick Wolf 

OXYGEN MEDIA UNCOVERS “CRIMINAL CONFESSIONS” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DICK WOLF PREMIERING 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 7PM ET/PT

 
Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series “Criminal Confessions,” which debuts Sunday, October 1 at 7pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. Each hour-long episode takes viewers through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect. The police officers and detectives will walk us through their strategy while interviews with the suspects’ and victims’ friends and family shed light on the heartbreaking details, taking viewers on an emotional journey with the hope of finding justice. In every case, the interrogating officer will “break” the suspect and get a shocking reveal of what led to the atrocious crime. 

For a sneak peek visit: http://www.oxygen.com/criminal-confessions/season-1/videos/criminal-confessions-premieres-sunday-october-7th

 

“‘Criminal Confessions’ joins ‘Cold Justice’ as our second series from Dick Wolf, offering armchair detectives at home the thrilling opportunity to watch as both a case, and a confession, come to a head,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “The series celebrates the skill and talent of the amazing detectives who are passionately committed to finding the truth and justice.”
Executive Producer Dick Wolf adds, “We are giving viewers an inside look into the investigation of criminals, with an emphasis on the psychological component of confessions. Crime buffs will see a side of police work that has never been examined before.”

 
“Dick Wolf is a prolific producer of the crime genre,” said Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. “With his vast experience, he brings viewers on a gripping new journey through the criminal investigation process. This new project is one of my favorites and builds on Wolf’s iconic repertoire.”

 
Fans can follow “Criminal Confessions” on Facebook for more details on the new series, sneak peeks and more.

 
In 2017TD, Oxygen is the fastest growing cable entertainment network among total viewers in total day, up +53% year over year.

“Criminal Confessions” is produced by Wolf Reality and Shed Media with Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, John Hesling and Adam Kassen serving as Executive Producers.


About Oxygen Media:

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.