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06:00 AM

Paul Newman

Paul Newman is one of the most recognizable faces in the world – from his classic Hollywood films to the salad dressing aisle of the grocery store, his name famous blue eyes are inescapable. While most celebrities would be content with merely fame and fortune, Paul saw the lifestyle as a trap and dedicated his time to changing the world. But on the star’s quest to help those in need, he made a huge mistake when he let an outsider determine the fate of his family’s legacy. After Newman’s death, the man who he trusted to run his companies and take care of his daughters began to cut them out one by one, leaving a $600 million-dollar empire on the brink of collapse.

07:00 AM

Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds was one of the biggest stars of the final years of Hollywood’s golden age, entering into the old-school studio system at the age of 16. Yet after five decades gracing movie screens across the world, she passes away at 84, seemingly from heartbreak. News outlets reported that the famed actress couldn’t handle the sudden loss of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, whose death occurred just a day before. Amid all the success, both mother and daughter were intertwined in a world that Carrie once referred to as “Hollywood inbreeding”. Filled with some of
early Hollywood’s biggest celebrity scandals and financial disasters, Debbie and Carrie would enter separate roller-coaster rides of tragedy and triumph. By the end of their lives, the motherdaughter duo would jointly be worth over $100 million. Yet while their family quietly mourned the loss of two generations, Disney would be searching for a way to bring the Star Wars princess back from the dead.

08:00 AM

Johnny Carson

Before Fallon, Kimmel, or Letterman, there was Carson, Johnny Carson, host of NBC’s Tonight Show for 30 years. The original king of late night television, Johnny went from earning less than his guests to more than any television performer in history. Yet underneath his good guy persona, Johnny Carson had a reputation as a devious philanderer who was said to be good at just three things – drinking,
dames and being a dick. By the time of his death, Carson’s estate amounted to $450 million – yet even Carnac the Magnificent couldn’t have predicted what he would be done with it. Just like Johnny Carson himself, his financial estate would prove to have two very different sides.

09:00 AM

American Sniper

The movie ‘American Sniper’ tells the tale of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, but is this version really an accurate portrait? The truth is that Kyle is a more controversial and complex character than anything seen in the movie.

10:00 AM

Donnie Brasco

Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more remarkable than the film. Special agent Joe Pistone reveals the truth about his six years undercover in the New York Mafia.

11:00 AM

Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, called Wiseguy. Based on the life story of Henry Hill it features the Lufthansa heist at JFK where $6 million in cash and jewellery was stolen in 1978. The movie claims that Hill went clean from 1987, after having his identity changed as part of the witness protection programme. But he didn’t – as he was arrested for narcotics offences right up to his death in 2012. However he had a parallel career as chef and a cookbook writer and was a regular guest on the Howard Stern show.

12:00 PM

Stories from the Road

A car that runs through stop signs is pursued; officers respond to a domestic disturbance in Las Vegas; an alleged kidnapping is investigated; a shooting is probed.

12:30 PM

Plot Twist

An undercover operation focuses on a woman who allegedly wants to hire a hit man to murder her husband.

01:00 PM

Dog’s Hunch

A known narcotics user is pursued by a K-9 unit; a suspected drug user proposes to his girlfriend in the back of a squad car; a property is searched for drugs; a house is suspected of being a meth lab.

01:30 PM

Burglar in the Attic

Police investigate a hit-and-run accident; officers question suspects in a domestic violence incident; police respond to a burglary in process; a car is stopped in an area known for prostitution and the occupants are questioned.

02:00 PM

American Sniper

The movie ‘American Sniper’ tells the tale of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history, but is this version really an accurate portrait? The truth is that Kyle is a more controversial and complex character than anything seen in the movie.

03:00 PM

Donnie Brasco

Starring Johnny Depp, Donnie Brasco is one the most critically acclaimed gangster films ever made. But the real story is even more remarkable than the film. Special agent Joe Pistone reveals the truth about his six years undercover in the New York Mafia.

04:00 PM

Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese’s film about the New York mafia is considered one of the greatest gangster movies of all time. It is based on a book by Nicholas Pileggi, called Wiseguy. Based on the life story of Henry Hill it features the Lufthansa heist at JFK where $6 million in cash and jewellery was stolen in 1978. The movie claims that Hill went clean from 1987, after having his identity changed as part of the witness protection programme. But he didn’t – as he was arrested for narcotics offences right up to his death in 2012. However he had a parallel career as chef and a cookbook writer and was a regular guest on the Howard Stern show.

05:00 PM

Stories from the Road

A car that runs through stop signs is pursued; officers respond to a domestic disturbance in Las Vegas; an alleged kidnapping is investigated; a shooting is probed.

05:30 PM

Plot Twist

An undercover operation focuses on a woman who allegedly wants to hire a hit man to murder her husband.

06:00 PM

Dog’s Hunch

A known narcotics user is pursued by a K-9 unit; a suspected drug user proposes to his girlfriend in the back of a squad car; a property is searched for drugs; a house is suspected of being a meth lab.

06:30 PM

Burglar in the Attic

Police investigate a hit-and-run accident; officers question suspects in a domestic violence incident; police respond to a burglary in process; a car is stopped in an area known for prostitution and the occupants are questioned.

07:00 PM

Eddie Murphy

A comedic renegade of the 1980s, Eddie Murphy trail blazed the way for African American comedians as the first black leading member on Saturday Night Live and starring in Hollywood blockbusters like Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, and Trading Places. In the ‘90s, Murphy was at the height of his career, famously partying with Rick James and Prince. While married to model Nicole, Murphy was busted for soliciting a prostitute. Murphy would eventually have nine children with various women, including one with Mel B of the Spice Girls. Today, Eddie Murphy seems content with his life and largely refrains from the Hollywood spotlight.

08:00 PM

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac was one of the best-loved stand-up comedians of his generation. He worked his way out of poverty, spending 12 years performing in Chicago clubs before hitting the big time in the early 90’s as part of the Def Comedy Jam. After touring relentlessly, he eventually found mainstream success with a string of Hollywood movie roles and his own primetime TV show. But in July 2008 he was hospitalized with pneumonia. After 3 weeks in intensive care he died at the height of his career, aged 50. Now, Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at the death of a unique performer who was loved by millions.

09:00 PM

Redd Foxx

On October 11, 1991, beloved comedian and TV star, Redd Foxx, suffered a massive heart attack on the set of his new sitcom, The Royal Family. He leaves behind a collection of comedy gold – but also a string of failed marriages and a mountain of debt to the tune of $3.6 million. This debt is where Redd Foxx’s story is unlike most other celebrity death cases. His family and friends aren’t fighting over all the money he had. Instead, they are scrambling to foot the bill to pay back the comedian’s lavish lifestyle.

10:00 PM

Gary Coleman Re-Examined

Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and trademark catchphrase captured the hearts of millions. But at the height of his fame he was plagued by health problems and when his career stalled he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He gained a reputation as a notorious hot head and a series of highly publicized arrests followed. Then, on May 28th, 2010 Gary Coleman died in mysterious circumstance after an incident at his home in Utah. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter scrutinizes all evidence to reveal why this much loved star died.

11:00 PM

Eddie Murphy

A comedic renegade of the 1980s, Eddie Murphy trail blazed the way for African American comedians as the first black leading member on Saturday Night Live and starring in Hollywood blockbusters like Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America, and Trading Places. In the ‘90s, Murphy was at the height of his career, famously partying with Rick James and Prince. While married to model Nicole, Murphy was busted for soliciting a prostitute. Murphy would eventually have nine children with various women, including one with Mel B of the Spice Girls. Today, Eddie Murphy seems content with his life and largely refrains from the Hollywood spotlight.

12:00 AM

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac was one of the best-loved stand-up comedians of his generation. He worked his way out of poverty, spending 12 years performing in Chicago clubs before hitting the big time in the early 90’s as part of the Def Comedy Jam. After touring relentlessly, he eventually found mainstream success with a string of Hollywood movie roles and his own primetime TV show. But in July 2008 he was hospitalized with pneumonia. After 3 weeks in intensive care he died at the height of his career, aged 50. Now, Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Hunter is taking a fresh look at the death of a unique performer who was loved by millions.

01:00 AM

Redd Foxx

On October 11, 1991, beloved comedian and TV star, Redd Foxx, suffered a massive heart attack on the set of his new sitcom, The Royal Family. He leaves behind a collection of comedy gold – but also a string of failed marriages and a mountain of debt to the tune of $3.6 million. This debt is where Redd Foxx’s story is unlike most other celebrity death cases. His family and friends aren’t fighting over all the money he had. Instead, they are scrambling to foot the bill to pay back the comedian’s lavish lifestyle.

02:00 AM

Gary Coleman Re-Examined

Gary Coleman soared to success as the diminutive star of classic eighties sit-com, Different strokes. His chubby cheeks, sharp wit and trademark catchphrase captured the hearts of millions. But at the height of his fame he was plagued by health problems and when his career stalled he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He gained a reputation as a notorious hot head and a series of highly publicized arrests followed. Then, on May 28th, 2010 Gary Coleman died in mysterious circumstance after an incident at his home in Utah. World renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter scrutinizes all evidence to reveal why this much loved star died.