TV One’s popular docu-series Celebrity Crime Files, returns with bigger celebrities and bigger crimes, starting on Monday, August 5, 9pm ET, with a 12-episode season planned.
The full details via press release below:
July 16, 2013, Silver Spring, MD – After a critically acclaimed season one, the investigative docu-series Celebrity Crime Files returns Monday, August 5, at 9 PM/ET for a second season. Probing into some of the most notorious crimes of our generation, Celebrity Crime Files excavates infamous scandals surrounding prominent figures in entertainment, sports, and politics, including Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G., Bumpy Johnson and Kwame Kilpatrick.
“With the return of our popular investigative docu-series, we dig even deeper into the world of celebrity crimes – examining the stories of both the accused and the victims,” Said Maureen Guthman, SVP of Program Strategy and Acquisitions for TV One. “Viewers who turn to TV One for compelling storytelling are sure to be captivated by the subjects of this season.”
Celebrity Crime Files season two explores the real story behind crimes involving:
· Magnolia Shorty – The undisputed “Queen of New Orleans bounce music” and beloved member of the community was ruthlessly murdered in a rental car near her New Orleans home by several mysterious gunmen. Gun violence statistics show that the city of New Orleans post-Katrina was a violent place, but the motive behind Magnolia Shorty’s murder remains a mystery.
· Lyman Bostock – Lyman Bostock was a left-handed hitter for the California Angels with a sweet swing and an even sweeter personality. His promising career was taken from him by a careless shotgun blast that was meant for another. Bostock’s death would go on to change Indiana state law after the man who pulled the trigger was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity released after 21 months.
· The Notorious B.I.G. – Considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, the death of Christopher Wallace (known as The Notorious B.I.G.) would become the most infamous hip-hop celebrity murders to date. In 2012, a classified autopsy report was released that provided a much more detailed account of how exactly he was killed that night.
· Michael Winans – Music producer and Grammy nominee Michael Winans comes from a prestigious family of talented gospel performers. However, the disgraced artist, who has worked with Diddy and Chris Brown, among several other artists, is awaiting a 14-year prison sentence after being convicted of financial fraud for collecting millions of dollars primarily from members of Christian churches in Michigan. To this day he continues to insist that he is not guilty of such a heartless crime.
· Kwame Kilpatrick – The youngest candidate ever to be elected mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick made some very unpopular decisions in his two terms. Time Magazine even voted him one of the worst mayors in the United States in 2005. In 2013, he was convicted of a series of crimes including extortion, racketeering, and bribery, as well as several mail, wire and tax fraud charges.
· Michael Jackson – Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time, the King of Pop’s career was marred by physical and emotional scars, allegations of sexual indiscretions and one of the most controversial deaths of this decade. While prepping for his comeback tour in 2009, Jackson was found barely conscious by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who tried to resuscitate him before calling 911. A dangerous amount of painkillers found in Jackson’s system at his time of dead would later lead to Dr. Murray being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison.
The series is produced for TV One by K2 Pictures. Executive producers for the series are Robert Katz and Philip Hack, and co-executive producer is Chris Perera. Executive in charge of production for TV One is Robyn Greene Arrington.