TCA: Investigation Discovery Looks At Sundown Towns And ‘Secret Lives Of Stepford Wives’

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 9:44am PST

Investigation Discovery‘s Injustice Files will look at the “littleTCADeadline__140109155905 known issue of Sundown Towns,” network chief Henry Schleiff said at Winter TV Press Tour 2014. “I had never heard of this before,” he said, explaining the episode would showcase towns in this country in which African-Americans are not allowed to walk about, after dark — and in some cases not allowed to live. “These are mainstream towns, in the heartland — Illinois, Indiana,” he said, calling the episode “really special.” During the ID Q&A session, he also outlined briefly the network’s new Secret Lives Of Stepford Wives. The classic ID-type show will “reveal the dirty laundry of real housewives desperate to cover up their deception, adultery, and greed in order to project a flawless family life,” premiering Tuesday, April 8. From the announcement:

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Investigation Discovery Network Books Second Season Of ‘Surviving Evil’

By | Wednesday January 8, 2014 @ 12:35pm PST

investigationdiscoveryInvestigation Discovery made it official: it has greenlit a second season of Surviving Evil and Charisma Carpenter has signed to return as host. Surviving Evil presents stories of victims who fought back against their attackers and survived and, ID reminded the media, again, Carpenter is the survivor of an attack by a rogue police officer in 1991 that left her two friends both shot.

“We feel especially lucky to welcome back Charisma, who adds an important layer of depth to the series as a survivor and symbol of female empowerment in Hollywood,” ID’s GM Kevin Bennett said in today’s announcement. ID bills itself as the leading “mystery-and-suspense” network on TV, and America’s favorite “guilty pleasure.”

The 10-episode second season begins filming in early 2014; the program is one of ID’s strongest, ratings-wise. The first season, which premiered on August 28 with Carpenter’s story, ranked as ID’s top series for primetime delivery in the third quarter of ’13 in the 25-54  demo (450,000).
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