REELZ TV Show Schedule

06:00 AM

Donald Sterling

Known as “The West Coast Donald Trump”, Donald Sterling rose from California divorce attorney to billionaire real estate mogul before acquiring the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. But a racist rant, scorned mistress and accusations of mental frailty brought it all crashing down and forced the sale of his basketball team for a record price negotiated by his wife, Shelly, that completely froze him out.

07:00 AM

Robin Williams

Robin Williams was a brilliant standup and one of the most successful actors of his generation. During his decades in the business, Williams enjoyed massive success, but expensive divorces took a toll. And even the best estate planning couldn’t prevent a fight over his 100-milliondollar fortune after his death.

08:00 AM

Sonny Bono

Known as one half of the celebrated singing duo Sonny & Cher, Sonny Bono lead a rollercoaster of a life that included success in the music industry, the restaurant business and politics. But after his untimely death in 1998, the battle over his personal fortune took a very public and ugly turn.

09:00 AM

Captain Phillips

In 2009 armed Somali pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama. Four years later Hollywood gave America a new hero in the form of its commander, Captain Phillips. But the real story is the desperate struggle of another man: Chief Engineer Mike Perry. Below decks he disables the ship and works to save the crew. His critical fight back leads to the captures of the pirate leader – a crucial bargaining chip in the eventual negotiations to get the pirates off the Alabama.

10:00 AM

Zodiac

Zodiac is a 2007 film about the Zodiac series killings in San Francisco in 1969. They remain unsolved. The film follows the real life research of cartoonist Robert Graysmith, who became obsessed with the murderer, as he could decode some of his letters. Graysmith became convinced that the murderer was Arthur Leigh Allen. However the evidence against him was inconclusive. The final letter form Zodiac was sent in 1974. There have been no more Zodiac killings. Robert Graysmith stopped being a cartoonist and became a successful crime writer. So who was Zodiac? This film looks at the mystery.

11:00 AM

Boston Strangler

When a string of women are found raped and strangled in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Police Detective Phil DiNatale launches a major homicide investigation. The killer leaves a macabre calling card – a giant bow wrapped around the victim’s neck. Hollywood dramatized the investigation in, The Boston Strangler, and the film ends with the killer, Tony Curtis, held in an asylum. But in the real story, the murders were never officially solved and Phil DiNatale died among accusations that he caught the wrong man. 50 years after the Strangler Murders, modern-day forensics finally vindicates him.

12:00 PM

Parking Lot Pinch

Officers work undercover to catch an alleged ecstasy dealer; two people claim a suspect tried to run them down with a car; a suspicious driver is pulled over and tries to destroy evidence; officers respond to an alleged assault.

12:30 PM

Seedy Desert Streets

A Las Vegas police officer breaks up a street fight; a jaywalker tries to flee from police after being stopped; a suspicious car in a parking lot is searched and its occupants suspected of prostitution; the driver of a truck is stopped for speeding and a shotgun is found in the vehicle.

01:00 PM

The Cigarette of Contention

Officers attempt to serve a warrant for unpaid child support; a domestic violence dispute is investigated; drugs and a firearm are discovered by officers during a traffic stop; an officer chases men who are suspected of fleeing the scene of an accident.

01:30 PM

Hit the Brakes

A suspect flees on foot after a traffic stop; a driver is given a citation for making an illegal U-turn; a suspicious vehicle is pulled over and officers discover drug-related materials; a domestic dispute is investigated.

02:00 PM

Captain Phillips

In 2009 armed Somali pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama. Four years later Hollywood gave America a new hero in the form of its commander, Captain Phillips. But the real story is the desperate struggle of another man: Chief Engineer Mike Perry. Below decks he disables the ship and works to save the crew. His critical fight back leads to the captures of the pirate leader – a crucial bargaining chip in the eventual negotiations to get the pirates off the Alabama.

03:00 PM

Zodiac

Zodiac is a 2007 film about the Zodiac series killings in San Francisco in 1969. They remain unsolved. The film follows the real life research of cartoonist Robert Graysmith, who became obsessed with the murderer, as he could decode some of his letters. Graysmith became convinced that the murderer was Arthur Leigh Allen. However the evidence against him was inconclusive. The final letter form Zodiac was sent in 1974. There have been no more Zodiac killings. Robert Graysmith stopped being a cartoonist and became a successful crime writer. So who was Zodiac? This film looks at the mystery.

04:00 PM

Boston Strangler

When a string of women are found raped and strangled in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Police Detective Phil DiNatale launches a major homicide investigation. The killer leaves a macabre calling card – a giant bow wrapped around the victim’s neck. Hollywood dramatized the investigation in, The Boston Strangler, and the film ends with the killer, Tony Curtis, held in an asylum. But in the real story, the murders were never officially solved and Phil DiNatale died among accusations that he caught the wrong man. 50 years after the Strangler Murders, modern-day forensics finally vindicates him.

05:00 PM

Parking Lot Pinch

Officers work undercover to catch an alleged ecstasy dealer; two people claim a suspect tried to run them down with a car; a suspicious driver is pulled over and tries to destroy evidence; officers respond to an alleged assault.

05:30 PM

Seedy Desert Streets

A Las Vegas police officer breaks up a street fight; a jaywalker tries to flee from police after being stopped; a suspicious car in a parking lot is searched and its occupants suspected of prostitution; the driver of a truck is stopped for speeding and a shotgun is found in the vehicle.

06:00 PM

The Cigarette of Contention

Officers attempt to serve a warrant for unpaid child support; a domestic violence dispute is investigated; drugs and a firearm are discovered by officers during a traffic stop; an officer chases men who are suspected of fleeing the scene of an accident.

06:30 PM

Hit the Brakes

A suspect flees on foot after a traffic stop; a driver is given a citation for making an illegal U-turn; a suspicious vehicle is pulled over and officers discover drug-related materials; a domestic dispute is investigated.

07:00 PM

Dana Plato

On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV show ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dana had captured the heart of America playing everyone’s favourite older sister, Kimberley Drummond. It seemed nothing could stop her. But after riding high on the show’s success, her career dwindled and Dana suffered a series of crushing lows including the loss of her beloved adoptive mum as well as a marriage breakdown. As Dana’s life continued to unravel, she turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with her problems becoming a Hollywood pariah. Dana was found dead in her RV at the age of just 34. She had died of a multidrug overdose and her passing was originally reported as accidental but the autopsy report would later rule this death as suicide. There are those that remain convinced that the young mother with so much to live for would never take her own life. So what really happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyse every detail of Dana’s autopsy, toxicology report and personal testimonies to find out more about her last days and whether Dana Plato really meant to commit suicide?

08:00 PM

Facts of Life

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the hit show that became a staple of the NBC 80s television line up. The Facts of Life was a female-centric spinoff of the popular show Diff’rent Strokes. It ran for nine seasons and became a cultural touchstone. This special Behind Closed Doors offers an inside look at the show that gave us Tootie, Blair, Natalie, Jo, and of course Mrs. Garrett. Cast members and the creatives behind the series—including the casting director, producers, writers, and its longtime director—offer a peak and how the show came together. From its initial concept, to its early unwieldly cast, to the painful decision to whittle that cast down, the early days of the series were tumultuous and success was by no means a given.

10:00 PM

Diff’rent Strokes

Drugs, crime, and death; the downward spiral of the child cast of Diff’rent Strokes is one for the ages. The once adored child actors Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, and Todd Bridges were brought to fame at an early age for their roles in the 80’s TV show. However, their individual endeavors after the show were defined by drug addiction, financial struggles, and arrests. Dana Plato robbed a dry cleaners, Gary Coleman divorced his parents and had anger issues, and Todd Bridges was a drug addict. Plato’s suicide in 1999 and Coleman’s death in 2010 have left the nation wondering how these beloved child actors could succumb to such a tragic turn of events.

11:00 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.

12:00 AM

Dana Plato

On May 8, 1999, the world was saddened by the news that actor Dana Plato, died in Moore, Oklaholma. As a child star in Eighties TV show ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dana had captured the heart of America playing everyone’s favourite older sister, Kimberley Drummond. It seemed nothing could stop her. But after riding high on the show’s success, her career dwindled and Dana suffered a series of crushing lows including the loss of her beloved adoptive mum as well as a marriage breakdown. As Dana’s life continued to unravel, she turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with her problems becoming a Hollywood pariah. Dana was found dead in her RV at the age of just 34. She had died of a multidrug overdose and her passing was originally reported as accidental but the autopsy report would later rule this death as suicide. There are those that remain convinced that the young mother with so much to live for would never take her own life. So what really happened? World renowned forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter needs to analyse every detail of Dana’s autopsy, toxicology report and personal testimonies to find out more about her last days and whether Dana Plato really meant to commit suicide?

01:00 AM

Facts of Life

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have the hit show that became a staple of the NBC 80s television line up. The Facts of Life was a female-centric spinoff of the popular show Diff’rent Strokes. It ran for nine seasons and became a cultural touchstone. This special Behind Closed Doors offers an inside look at the show that gave us Tootie, Blair, Natalie, Jo, and of course Mrs. Garrett. Cast members and the creatives behind the series—including the casting director, producers, writers, and its longtime director—offer a peak and how the show came together. From its initial concept, to its early unwieldly cast, to the painful decision to whittle that cast down, the early days of the series were tumultuous and success was by no means a given.