I don’t know if you have heard but Oxygen, the television channel that has touted itself as the channel for women, has recently re-branded itself as a crime television network. It still is marketing to women but many of the non-crime themed shows will no longer be part of the lineup. I was shocked to read the news but I was excited to know that some of my favorites will still be on like Snapped. Remember, Reel Focus did a segment last year featuring Snapped Executive Producer, Sharon Martin. I’m delighted with their new line up and I think you will be, too.
Some of you are probably like me — I have a tendency to binge watch crime television shows. So, now that Oxygen is a full-scale crime network, I will likely binge watch the entire network all season long!
I recently saw The Jury Speaks and let me tell you – this is a great show. From what I gathered, this show covers really popular cases and pulls together the original members of the jury to get their opinion on whether they would stick with their original verdict. In hindsight, some jury members change their mind but a majority tend to stick to their original decision. This show has covered high profile cases such as the Michael Jackson trial, the O.J. Simpson trial, and the George Zimmerman trial.
Another show that I have fallen in love with is one called Cold Justice. Former prosecutor Kelly Sigler visits a variety of small towns to help families of victims to solve murder cases that have lain dormant for many years. She and her team of detectives dig up new evidence about the case that ends up leading to a conviction and helps grieving families finally put an end to their dilemma.
Just when I thought that this new crime line up couldn’t get any better, Oxygen added to its line up another show called Dateline: Secrets Uncovered hosted by NBC news reporter Craig Melvin. This was a recent addition to the Oxygen crime TV family this summer but the TV show Dateline, as you know, has been around on NBC for many years. This is another spin off to the immensely popular show but this show explores chilling stories through first-hand accounts, told by those closest to the issue, including investigators entrusted with cracking the case and the families confronting tragedy.
These shows that I have mentioned are not all that Oxygen has to offer. I can’t wait to dig into some of the other new shows that they have included in their line up. I’m looking forward to the new one airing on October 1 called Criminal Confessions and the one that just released this weekend called The Disappearance of Maura Murray — both of which seem facinating.
For more about what’s on Oxygen and schedule times, visit http://www.oxygen.com.
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