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Oxygen, Dick Wolf prep “Criminal Confessions”

NBCUniversal-owned cable network Oxygen Media has announced another addition to its revamped crime slate, this time from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf. Criminal Confessions, from Wolf’s unscripted shingle, Wolf Reality, ...
August 23, 2017

NBCUniversal-owned cable network Oxygen Media has announced another addition to its revamped crime slate, this time from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf.

Criminal Confessions, from Wolf’s unscripted shingle, Wolf Reality, and Shed Media, will dive into the psychological showdown that transpires inside police interrogation rooms between investigator and suspects.

Each hour-long episode takes viewers through a real homicide case, starting from the 911 call to the crime scene and culminating in the interrogation room where detectives interview their prime suspect.

The police officers and detectives walk audiences through their methodology while interviews with the suspects’ and victims’ friends and family also shed light on the details. In every case featured, the interrogating officer will “break” the suspect and the truth behind the crime will be revealed.

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 for Oxygen Media, in a statement. “The series celebrates the skill and talent of the amazing detectives who are passionately committed to finding the truth and justice.”

In recent months, Oxygen has been solidifying its transformation into a true crime network, a rebrand that took hold in February.

Criminal Confessions premieres Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.

 

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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