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Investigation Discovery adds two series to roster

A docu-series on family-run company, Crime Scene Cleaners, and a series on contract killings, are the latest announcements from Investigation Discovery.
January 27, 2011

A docu-series on family-run company, Crime Scene Cleaners, and a series on contract killings, are the latest announcements from Investigation Discovery.

Nothing Personal is one of nine new series launching on ID in the first quarter of 2011. The six-part series hosted by actor Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos) delves into the world of murder-for-hire, getting both sides of the stories. The new one-hour series about mafia disloyalties, romantic infidelities and more premieres on March 9 at 10 p.m. ET.

The first episode tells the story of Larry ‘Champagne’ Carrozza, a young gangster who had a hit put on him, with an exclusive interview with notorious hit man ‘Big Sal’ Miciotta, the man who pulled the trigger.

Cineflix produces Nothing Personal,with Simon Lloyd and Steve Schirripa as executive producers.  For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

New Wave Entertainment has a three episode order for docu-series Cleaning Up, focusing on Neal and Lindy Smither, the pair behind Crime Scene Cleaners, which started the multi-million dollar company after Neal Smither watched Pulp Fiction.

Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery, said in a statement:  “Cleaning Up has all the hallmarks of a great character-based docu-series while staying true to ID’s mission of superb storytelling.”

He also described the series as a “genre-stretching.”

The concept was developed by Matt Ogens (Confessions of a Superhero), who will executive produce with New Wave’s Barry Katz and Brian Volk-Weiss.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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