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Investigation Discovery US unveils seven new series at upfront presentation

MUMBAI: US broadcaster Discovery’s channel Investigation Discovery ID, which focusses on mystery and suspense, has announced an expansive 2015-16 upfront slate with seven new series and 22 returning shows.

These are designed to deliver all the devious, deceptive and downright dangerous stories viewers have come to expect from the ‘Always Revealing’ brand. With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Life Channel and Discovery Family Channel group president Henry Schleiff said, “Investigation Discovery continues to chart new territory, debuting our first-ever scripted mini-series, luring the incomparable Barbara Walters and the dynamic Wendy Williams to our incredible talent roster and programming an incredible 650 hours of riveting content for our passionate fans.

“From classic hits to genre-expanding programming, ID is committed to providing our loyal viewers and fans of the true crime genre with more hours of compelling mysteries, salacious stories and heartbreaking investigations – all presented in ID’s signature storytelling style.”

Television anchor Barbara Walters takes viewers inside headline-grabbing cases in ‘American Scandal’, revealing never-before-heard details and personal insight from her most notorious interviews. Meanwhile, ‘Death By Gossip’, hosted and executive produced by Wendy Williams, showcases the dark side of rumours where dishing the dirt leads to a deadly offense.

ID propels viewers into the heart of a terrorized community in the three-part scripted series ‘Serial Thriller’. Director Joel Schumacher takes a closer look into cases of hotel murders as executive producer of ‘Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors’.

Shows that will return include ‘Momsters: When Moms Go Bad’ hosted by comedienne Roseanne Barr, and ‘Vanity Fair Confidential’. This digs to the heart of history’s most controversial dramas of power and privilege through access to Vanity Fair magazine’s story vault.