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ID readies “Strange Criminal Addiction” for December

U.S. net Investigation Discovery is readying a series on ill-fated compulsions entitled My Strange Criminal Addiction, set to premiere on December 1. (Pictured: host Mike Dow)
November 18, 2014

U.S. net Investigation Discovery is readying a series on ill-fated compulsions entitled My Strange Criminal Addiction, set to premiere on December 1.

Featuring three stories per episode, the Indigo Films-produced, 4 x 60-minute series features addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow (pictured) visiting various cases and explaining how some individuals are triggered into strange compulsions.

The premiere episode, for example, features a man who has been imprisoned for a long history of harassing women on subways by grinding up against them. The episode reveals that the same behavior is exhibited by an identical twin brother. Interviews with these individuals aim to further illuminate how such behaviors become addictions and, ultimately, illegal activities.

“As a brand-expanding series for ID, My Strange Criminal Addiction shows just how a simple compulsion – typically, harmless at first – can cause a person’s life to travel down the rabbit hole into something far more sinister and disturbing,” said Henry Schleiff - group president of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Family Channel, and Discovery Fit & Health – in a statement.

“However, as headline-grabbing as these conditions may be, it’s still very important that our viewers see that people battling these dark addictions deserve our understanding and, indeed, sympathy as they seek rehabilitation,” he added.

For Indigo Films, David Frank is exec producing and Stacy Waters is supervising producer, while Thomas Cutler is exec producing for ID.

My Strange Criminal Addiction debuts on December 1 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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