In this week’s roundup, a slew of true crime and doc content is scheduled to debut across A&E, CNN, Oxygen Media and Investigation Discovery.
NBCUniversal-owned, crime-focused network Oxygen is gearing up to launch the latest installment of its The Case Of franchise.
Executive produced by Emmy Award winner Tom Forman, The Case Of: Caylee Anthony explores the disappearance and death of toddler Caylee Anthony. The child’s remains were found six months after she was reported missing, near her home in Orlando, Florida in December 2008. The three-night limited series, produced by Critical Content, follows a team of investigators and forensic experts as they re-examine the case by combing through the original investigative files, chase down witnesses, and consult with various experts who have firsthand knowledge of the case. The three-part series broadcasts May 19 through 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen.
Elsewhere, true crime network Investigation Discovery is slated to examine the cold case of a suspected female serial killer in the two-part special Dead North (pictured).
Premiering May 28 and May 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the film will trace Laura Frizzo, former police chief for Iron River. Michigan, as she investigates the October 2014 murder of 51-year-old Chris Regan, revealing a deadly love triangle and cannibalism. Produced by Magilla Entertainment, the true crime thriller will utilize extensive bodycam footage and interrogation room conversations to provide first-hand details of the bizarre cold case.
Meanwhile, CNN will turn the clocks back 50 years to explore 1968 with a four-part series that explores the tumultuous year in four parts: winter, spring, summer and fall.
The CNN Original series, 1968, will focus its lens on the year that marked seismic shifts in American politics, social movements, global relations and cultural icons that changed the modern landscape. Through unseen archive and contemporary interviews with journalists, historians, and notable figures, the series maps out the tumultuous events of the year and examines such events as the Vietnam War, the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, while also featuring the anti-Vietnam War sentiments and civil rights struggles. CNN will launch 1968 over two nights beginning May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Finally, A&E Network will premiere a two-night documentary special on the Gotti family, who roses through the ranks of the notorious Gambino crime family.
Produced by Kaufman Films and directed by Richard Stratton, Gotti: Godfather & Son documents the complicated relationship between John Gotti Sr. and his son, John Gotti Jr. The four-hour, two-part ‘Biography’ special features exclusive footage from the last visit between father and son, and interviews with John Gotti Sr.’s children; retired U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin; former FBI agents; the former chief of the federal Organized Crime Strike Force, Ed McDonald; criminal defense lawyers; and Colombo family “soldier” and author of The Life, Larry Mazza. Gotti: Godfather & Son debuts on June 9 and 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on A&E.