REELZ TV Show Schedule

06:00 AM

Prince: The Last 24 Hours

The world mourned the loss of one of it’s most innovative performers Prince, in April 2016. While Prince’s official autopsy confirmed that the singer died from an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl, investigators have
still been looking to clear up some additional mysteries surrounding the case. We take a look into the last 24 hours of his death and look for the real answers as to what happened.

07:00 AM

Michael Jackson’s Lost Childhood

Michael Jackson was the most successful entertainer of all time, yet his life was riddled by scandal. His fixation on children struck some as innocent… and others as disturbing. From his creation of a private amusement park to multiple allegations of child abuse, Michael’s obsession stemmed from a desire to recapture a childhood he was never able to have.

08:00 AM

Michael Jackson’s Addictions

He was the undisputed ‘King of Pop’… but on his journey to the top, Michael Jackson encountered more than his share of scandal. He seemed to court controversy – whether it was through odd behavior, numerous rounds of plastic surgery, or even drug addiction. The overwhelming pressure to succeed would lead to the biggest scandal of all – and his untimely death.

09:00 AM

Michael Jackson: The Last 24 Hours

The ultimate king of pop Michael Jackson spent his last hours battling insomnia and pleading with his personal physician to give him a powerful anesthetic to combat his chronic leeplessness according to a search warrant
affidavit. We explore the truth behind this and discover the real facts, with exclusive footage and testimonials.

10:00 AM

David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

He promises he will lead the faithful until the End Times. But the end, for his followers, comes sooner than expected. He is David Koresh, the so-called Sinful Messiah Of Waco, Texas. He will prepare his followers for a battle with the federal government, but also sleep with whoever he chooses, including pre-teen girls. It is the early 90s, when this man with rock star good looks and charisma rises to the top of a religious sect, one that is already preparing for the end of the world. By the time the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms show up to investigate claims of illegal arms sales, his followers are fully prepared to make a last stand. Whether that means fighting a gun battle, holding out in a siege or starting a blazing inferno, Koresh’s followers will stay true to the last. But what kind of person inspires this kind of fanatical devotion? In this episode, we trace the rise and fall of David Koresh, speaking to law enforcement professionals who were there at the time, an expert on cults and deprogramming, and one of the few survivors, Australian Graeme Craddock. Over a quarter century later, the tragic events that took place on a ranch a few miles out of Waco, spawned endless conspiracy theories, and even motivated the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. One thing for certain, is that David Koresh, the Sinful Messiah, casts a long shadow until this very day.

11:00 AM

The Children of God

The case of the late David Berg is a dark and strange affair, even by the standards of this series. His entire belief system and his lifestyle are so uniquely shocking: the sheer level of depravity. But also, Berg manipulates his flock in a very singular way. He lives in seclusion from his many thousand followers, but communicates almost daily with letters, comics and books. His believers follow his every word. Even when they are being instructed to practise what Berg calls The Law of Love. This is no law at all, but a license for sexual depravity. Women in the sect, sent out onto the street, must sell their bodies to raise money and find converts. Spouse-swapping and bigamy are common practise within the sect, but worse, much worse, awaits the children of the Children of God. The second generated are initiated into sexual activity, some of them while no more than toddlers. This has all been propagated by David Berg. If less than half of what is said about him is true – and there is a mountain of corroborating evidence, then he’s a monster. It all begins with so innocently. The son of a 1930s radio evangelist, Berg is nearly 50 and a failure, when he connects with the love generation on the beaches of Southern California. He grows a beard, sports a beret and shades, and starts a sect with a bunch of burnt-out hippies. A decade later they will have missions all over the world, practising what he preaches. All these years later, survivors are still trying to cope with what they endured. We hear from some of them, and a former disciple of this false prophet and sexual predator.

12:00 PM

Charles Manson

Many true believers are willing to die for their leader. Yet his followers were prepared to kill. Charles Manson, an ex- con man turned guru of an hippie commune isolated in the Californian desert. On August 9th 1969, America woke up in shock with the news of the murder of English actress Sharon Tate, who was 8 months pregnant from her husband Polish director Roman Polansky. In the gruesome crime scene, authorities would find the bodies of 4 other victims and the word „Pig“ written on the door with Tate’s own blood. In the following morning, not far from Tate’s home in Los Angeles, the bodies of the LaBianca couple are found slaughthered and with the same creepy writtings written on the walls. Some months latter, Susan Atkins confesses she and other members of a hippie commune living in ranch isolated in the Calirfornia desert committed the murders. She claimed that they followed the instructions of their leader Charles Manson, who ordered them to trigger a race war. What kind of man would lead these youngsters to commit such atrocities? In this episode, we tell the story behind the small but deadly cult of Charles Manson, as told by former members Dianne “Snake” Lake and Catherine “Gipsy” Share, as well as AESOP, a musician and filmmaker who followed the Manson family in its final years, complemented by the expertise of cult Specialist Rick Ross and author Deborah Herman. Charles Manson remains as one of the most iconic villains from the last century, drawing as much repulsion as admiration untill today.

01:00 PM

Jim Jones

He told his people that they would live in an idyllic paradise. But in the end they would meet their demise in a true Hell on Earth. His name is Jim Jones, the charismatic but tyrannical preacher that led his followers into the remote commune of Jonestown, Guyana. During the late 1960s, the United States is a country divided in a cultural war where a younger generation rebels against conservative values, calling for the end of the War in Vietnam and racial segregation, while promoting free love and a more egalitarian society. Jim Jones, a young and charismatic preacher will embrace this struggle by founding a Christian commune based on socialism and multicultural principles, rapidly establishing branches all over California. Its members are willing to sacrifice their money, time and liberties for the cause. The Temple’s growth as well as its social work policies, bring Jones notoriety as a civil rights activist and to be involved in local politics. But there is a dark side in this preacher’s personality, who manipulates his followers and increasingly abuses them verbally, physically and even sexually. An investigation has Jim Jones moving to Jonestown, an isolated commune in the Guyanese Jungle, convincing 1000 members to follow him into this new promised land. But as soon as they arrive, they understand that reality is beyond their leader’s promises and that his declining mental state has him ruling the commune with an iron fist. When US congressman Leo Ryan demands to visit Jonestown along with a group of concerned relatives of Jones’ followers, he ends up being murdered by the Temple’s henchmen. A few hours later, after manipulating more than 900 of his people to commit a revolutionary mass murder-suicide, Jim Jones would shoot himself. In this episode, the unique testimonials of Jonestown survivors Yulanda Williams, Vernon Gosney and Leslie Wilson, complemented with the extensive research of award winning author and journalist Julia Scheeres, tells us the life and death of Jim Jones and the deadly legacy of Jonestown that still haunts us until today.

02:00 PM

David Koresh and the Branch Davidians

He promises he will lead the faithful until the End Times. But the end, for his followers, comes sooner than expected. He is David Koresh, the so-called Sinful Messiah Of Waco, Texas. He will prepare his followers for a battle with the federal government, but also sleep with whoever he chooses, including pre-teen girls. It is the early 90s, when this man with rock star good looks and charisma rises to the top of a religious sect, one that is already preparing for the end of the world. By the time the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms show up to investigate claims of illegal arms sales, his followers are fully prepared to make a last stand. Whether that means fighting a gun battle, holding out in a siege or starting a blazing inferno, Koresh’s followers will stay true to the last. But what kind of person inspires this kind of fanatical devotion? In this episode, we trace the rise and fall of David Koresh, speaking to law enforcement professionals who were there at the time, an expert on cults and deprogramming, and one of the few survivors, Australian Graeme Craddock. Over a quarter century later, the tragic events that took place on a ranch a few miles out of Waco, spawned endless conspiracy theories, and even motivated the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. One thing for certain, is that David Koresh, the Sinful Messiah, casts a long shadow until this very day.

03:00 PM

The Children of God

The case of the late David Berg is a dark and strange affair, even by the standards of this series. His entire belief system and his lifestyle are so uniquely shocking: the sheer level of depravity. But also, Berg manipulates his flock in a very singular way. He lives in seclusion from his many thousand followers, but communicates almost daily with letters, comics and books. His believers follow his every word. Even when they are being instructed to practise what Berg calls The Law of Love. This is no law at all, but a license for sexual depravity. Women in the sect, sent out onto the street, must sell their bodies to raise money and find converts. Spouse-swapping and bigamy are common practise within the sect, but worse, much worse, awaits the children of the Children of God. The second generated are initiated into sexual activity, some of them while no more than toddlers. This has all been propagated by David Berg. If less than half of what is said about him is true – and there is a mountain of corroborating evidence, then he’s a monster. It all begins with so innocently. The son of a 1930s radio evangelist, Berg is nearly 50 and a failure, when he connects with the love generation on the beaches of Southern California. He grows a beard, sports a beret and shades, and starts a sect with a bunch of burnt-out hippies. A decade later they will have missions all over the world, practising what he preaches. All these years later, survivors are still trying to cope with what they endured. We hear from some of them, and a former disciple of this false prophet and sexual predator.

04:00 PM

Charles Manson

Many true believers are willing to die for their leader. Yet his followers were prepared to kill. Charles Manson, an ex- con man turned guru of an hippie commune isolated in the Californian desert. On August 9th 1969, America woke up in shock with the news of the murder of English actress Sharon Tate, who was 8 months pregnant from her husband Polish director Roman Polansky. In the gruesome crime scene, authorities would find the bodies of 4 other victims and the word „Pig“ written on the door with Tate’s own blood. In the following morning, not far from Tate’s home in Los Angeles, the bodies of the LaBianca couple are found slaughthered and with the same creepy writtings written on the walls. Some months latter, Susan Atkins confesses she and other members of a hippie commune living in ranch isolated in the Calirfornia desert committed the murders. She claimed that they followed the instructions of their leader Charles Manson, who ordered them to trigger a race war. What kind of man would lead these youngsters to commit such atrocities? In this episode, we tell the story behind the small but deadly cult of Charles Manson, as told by former members Dianne “Snake” Lake and Catherine “Gipsy” Share, as well as AESOP, a musician and filmmaker who followed the Manson family in its final years, complemented by the expertise of cult Specialist Rick Ross and author Deborah Herman. Charles Manson remains as one of the most iconic villains from the last century, drawing as much repulsion as admiration untill today.

05:00 PM

Elvis Presley

He was simply “The King” – the original Rock God– as a cultural icon, his status is undeniable. But it’s a legacy that’s also left tainted by his descent into a drug addicted, jumpsuit-clad parody of his former hip-shaking, barrier-shattering self – a descent that left the superstar dead at the age of forty-two. According to the official story, the singer who left America All Shook Up died of heart disease. But is that the real story? Or was his death a tragic overdose? Did he fake his own death? Or was it even possible that the Viva Las Vegas star was actually murdered by the mob? Now, through exclusive reporting from the National Enquirer, we’ll investigate nearly four decades of rumor and speculation to unravel the mystery.

06:00 PM

Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

When Elvis died on 15th August 1977, at just 42 years old, he was the most famous entertainer the world had ever seen. From the release of his first record ‘That Alight’ in 1954, every step of Elvis Presley’s musical journey left a footprint that others would follow. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless others have recognised their debt to the King of Rock n’ roll. But his influence extended beyond music, and when Hollywood came calling, Elvis’ charisma lit up screens around the world. Through much of the 60’s, Elvis was Hollywood’s highest paid actor – eclipsing his heroes Marlon Brando and James Dean with a million-dollar pay-check per movie. Featuring emotional accounts from family members and friends, this film dives deep into the inner world of Elvis Presley and examines the sometimes-bizarre relationships that impacted his life and career. Elvis Presley’s larger -than-life public persona was partly a fiction created by his manager Colonel Tom Parker – but the private Presley was a very real product of the extraordinary circumstances of his impoverished childhood. Elvis survived a birth that left his twin brother dead – and the effects of that trauma reverberated throughout Elvis’ life. Aside from being a twinless twin, by far the biggest influence on Elvis was his mother Gladys. God fearing and devoted to her surviving son, Gladys and Elvis were locked in orbit until fame began to erode their bond – and depression sent Gladys to an early grave. Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith throws new light on this ill-fated mother-love that underscored every relationship that Elvis had with a woman.

08:00 PM

Viva Las Vegas

Race car driver Lucky Jackson goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his motor car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin.

10:00 PM

Jailhouse Rock

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

12:00 AM

Elvis: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

When Elvis died on 15th August 1977, at just 42 years old, he was the most famous entertainer the world had ever seen. From the release of his first record ‘That Alight’ in 1954, every step of Elvis Presley’s musical journey left a footprint that others would follow. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and countless others have recognised their debt to the King of Rock n’ roll. But his influence extended beyond music, and when Hollywood came calling, Elvis’ charisma lit up screens around the world. Through much of the 60’s, Elvis was Hollywood’s highest paid actor – eclipsing his heroes Marlon Brando and James Dean with a million-dollar pay-check per movie. Featuring emotional accounts from family members and friends, this film dives deep into the inner world of Elvis Presley and examines the sometimes-bizarre relationships that impacted his life and career. Elvis Presley’s larger -than-life public persona was partly a fiction created by his manager Colonel Tom Parker – but the private Presley was a very real product of the extraordinary circumstances of his impoverished childhood. Elvis survived a birth that left his twin brother dead – and the effects of that trauma reverberated throughout Elvis’ life. Aside from being a twinless twin, by far the biggest influence on Elvis was his mother Gladys. God fearing and devoted to her surviving son, Gladys and Elvis were locked in orbit until fame began to erode their bond – and depression sent Gladys to an early grave. Elvis’ cousin Billy Smith throws new light on this ill-fated mother-love that underscored every relationship that Elvis had with a woman.

02:00 AM

Elvis Presley

He was simply “The King” – the original Rock God– as a cultural icon, his status is undeniable. But it’s a legacy that’s also left tainted by his descent into a drug addicted, jumpsuit-clad parody of his former hip-shaking, barrier-shattering self – a descent that left the superstar dead at the age of forty-two. According to the official story, the singer who left America All Shook Up died of heart disease. But is that the real story? Or was his death a tragic overdose? Did he fake his own death? Or was it even possible that the Viva Las Vegas star was actually murdered by the mob? Now, through exclusive reporting from the National Enquirer, we’ll investigate nearly four decades of rumor and speculation to unravel the mystery.