REELZ TV Show Schedule

06:00 AM

Andy Warhol

Iconic pop artist Andy Warhol was the target of a bizarre assassination attempt at the height of his fame in 1968, by a woman desperate to become part of his inner circle. Warhol rose to fame as a commercial illustrator in New York City after leaving his childhood home in Pittsburgh. He would go on to become a trailblazer – the most important and influential artist in New York, creating new forms of art, controversial films, and totally transforming our entire idea of celebrity. But his near fatal shooting changed his life forever. We’ll visit the locations that made Andy an icon – the restaurant where he sold his first original pieces of art, the Upper East Side townhouse where he created some of his most important art (and also lived with his mother!), the former site of a legendary nightclub where he held court with his Superstars and The Velvet Underground, and 33 Union Square, Andy Warhol’s second Factory, the site of the attempt on his life in 1968.

07:00 AM

Joan Rivers

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a woman ahead of her time – the quintessential New York comic who paved the way for all female stand-ups who came in her wake. But her early life was filled with rejection, insecurity, and failure. And even after she did make it – and was primed to take over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson – a series of mistakes and misunderstandings lead to the suicide of her husband Edgar in 1987, causing her own despair and depression that she nearly succumbed to. We’ll visit the locations that shaped and impacted who Joan became – the street on Crown Heights in Brooklyn where she grew up; The Bitter End club in Greenwich Village, where a chance encounter with Lenny Bruce changed her life; the sprawling Bel Air mansion where she lived in the 1980s with her husband Edgar before his death; and a plastic surgeon’s office in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where years after her remarkable comeback, she died after a botched operation.

08:00 AM

John Belushi

John Belushi achieved international fame by expertly playing abrasive, obnoxious, and juvenile characters, both as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and in iconic films like The Blues Brothers, and Animal House. Everything about Belushi was larger than life, and his desire to be the life of the party drove him down a dark path of substance abuse, culminating in his untimely death in 1982 at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. We’ll discover how John became the life of the party at the Seven Dwarfs restaurant in his hometown of Wheaton, Illinois, and visit the main stage of the Second City in Chicago where he cultivated the characters that would later make him famous, discover a little-known location in Toronto, Canada where John and his best friend Dan Aykroyd created the Blues Brothers, and tour The Rainbow Room and On the Rox – two of John’s favorite Sunset Strip hot spots, and where he went on an epic bender with shadowy figure Cathy Smith on the final night of his life.

09:00 AM

Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor was a comedy truth teller, who busted taboos about race, language, and sexuality. But what made Richard so raw and honest, was also the source of his troubled and tumultuous personal life – bouts of addiction, domestic abuse, and host of other personal demons, which culminated in a very public drug-induced meltdown on Parthenia Street in Los Angeles, where he lit himself on fire and ran down the street in an unhinged suicide attempt. We’ll travel to Richard’s hometown of Peoria, Illinois to find the source for his demons, and for his brilliant comedic mind – the elementary school where he first performed comedy, and the Community Center where he honed his craft, and to his compound on Parthenia Street in the San Fernando Valley, where he nearly died in 1980, before making a remarkable comeback.

10:00 AM

Natural Born Killers

Two troubled lovers watch Natural Born Killers and decide to transform themselves into the film’s lead characters. Together, they go on a cross-country killing spree.

11:00 AM

The Omen

Sean Sellers grew up in Oklahoma City, with a childhood that was far from normal. As a child, he haphazardly came across books about Satanism and found incredible solace as he became increasingly drawn into the occult. Much like Damien in the critically acclaimed horror film The Omen, Sean was a young person wreaking havoc in a small town as demons possessed him. As Sean seeks to regain power and control in his life, he turns to the devil’s guidance on a bloody and twisted path.

12:00 PM

The Purge

The Purge is a dystopian horror film that explores the ruthless nature of humans given the freedom to do whatever they want during a 12-hour period once a year. Troubled teenager Jonathan Cruz obsesses over the idea of crime without consequence. He also identifies with the outsiders in the film who seek vengeance from those who wronged them, just as he felt the kids from his high school treat him unjustly. As he is encouraged to be more destructive by the other members of the gang he recently joined, he decides to embark on a Purge of his own. Unfortunately for Jonathan Cruz, his actions were not committed in the consequence-free world of The Purge.

01:00 PM

X-Men

On May 23, 2015, a triple murder shook the town of Didcot in Oxfordshire, England when 21-year-old Jed Allen reaches his boiling point. Jed is furious about his mother’s spiraling relapse with drugs and alcohol, caused by a boyfriend that Jed does not approve of. Worried for his mother and his younger half-sister Derin, he kills the three in a blind rage. His misguided and intense need to protect his family stems from his idealization of X-Men’s Wolverine. Jed Allen identifies with the character known for being a loner with a kind heart, but he allows his good intentions to morph him into a killer instead.

02:00 PM

Natural Born Killers

Two troubled lovers watch Natural Born Killers and decide to transform themselves into the film’s lead characters. Together, they go on a cross-country killing spree.

03:00 PM

The Omen

Sean Sellers grew up in Oklahoma City, with a childhood that was far from normal. As a child, he haphazardly came across books about Satanism and found incredible solace as he became increasingly drawn into the occult. Much like Damien in the critically acclaimed horror film The Omen, Sean was a young person wreaking havoc in a small town as demons possessed him. As Sean seeks to regain power and control in his life, he turns to the devil’s guidance on a bloody and twisted path.

04:00 PM

Ted Bundy: Serial Monster

Beautiful women are disappearing, found murdered throughout the Pacific Northwest. Police have little to go on, but similarities come to light: a charming, handsome stranger with a broken arm and a Volkswagen Bug. But the crazed murderer stays one step ahead of the authorities, leading to a devastating sorority house massacre on the other side of the country… You might think this is the plot of a horror film, but it’s all too real. The psychopath who inspired the character “Buffalo Bill” in the movie “Silence of the Lambs.” This is the shocking true story of Ted Bundy: Serial Monster.

06:00 PM

Ted Bundy: Serial Monster

A handsome gentlemen on the outside—a terrifying and depraved monster on the inside. He was a chameleon so deceptive that some experts estimate he charmed more than a hundred women to their cruel deaths. From his beginnings as an innocent paperboy to an admired high school athlete to budding attorney and rising politician, no one recognized him as the bloodiest mass murderer in American history. He’s an American psycho, a Buffalo Bill, a Grimm monster. He is Theodore “Ted” Bundy. Ted Bundy: Serial Monster is the two-part four-hour documentary special that shows viewers the why and how behind Bundy’s disturbing roots, obsessions, psychological tricks, narcissistic self-promotion and murderous aim. How did Bundy’s story begin? Why did his crimes begin? Why wasn’t he captured sooner? The special explores his amazing ability to cover his tracks and uncovers how he outwitted an army of investigators despite being identified by friends, colleagues and even his girlfriend. Even behind bars there was no way to stop him. Twice he escaped from supposedly escape-proof prisons and killed again. And even after his final capture and facing the electric chair see how Bundy still repeatedly outsmarted the press and judicial system. Ted Bundy: Serial Monster is the terrifying story of a man whose life became doling out death.

08:00 PM

Charles Manson: The Final Words

Charles Manson: The Final Words, narrated by musician and director Rob Zombie, focuses on the Manson family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison. The new evidence corroborates Manson’s personal account of the events surrounding the murders and Charles Manson: The Final Words presents a potential alternative theory as to why and how the horrific crimes were committed leading viewers to question how the cases ultimately unfolded. Charles Manson: The Final Words includes Manson’s eerie and disturbing conversations about modern society, justice, his decades behind bars, the Bernard Crowe shooting and the murders along with digitally restored audio recordings from the original investigations to reconstruct a path of events that led to the brutal slayings of movie star Sharon Tate and four of her friends on August 8, 1969 in addition to the murders of Gary Hinman and Donald “Shorty” Shea. The documentary also includes compelling new interviews with members of the Manson family which reveal never-before-heard details that help uncover the real story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. Viewers will hear from accused Manson family members Bobby Beausoleil, Barbara Hoyt and Catherine “Cappi” Gillies along with prosecutor Stephen Kay, defense attorney Gary Fleischman, music producer Phil Kaufman as well as other investigators and authors.

10:00 PM

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski spends his childhood dodging the Nazis in Poland during WWII and in the process he loses his mother to the gas chambers while his father languishes in concentration camps. After the war, he channels his childhood pain into visual masterpieces on film and becomes one of the most sought-after movie directors of the 1960’s. In 1967, he meets and falls in love with actress Sharon Tate and they embark on a life together. But in a dark twist of fate, Sharon and three family friends of hers and Roman’s fall victim to Charles Manson and his cadre of demon hippie children in crimes that are possibly the most notorious killings in American history. How does Polanski cope with these unspeakable murders in the family? The answers will have you on the edge of your seat.

11:00 PM

Robert Blake

On May 4, 2001, Hollywood and the nation are rocked by the news that Bonny Lee Bakley, newlywed wife of legendary actor, Robert Blake, is shot to death outside a neighborhood Italian restaurant in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Who could have possibly killed her? Bonny Lee was a serial grifter, known to have a long rap sheet and to have left a wake of men behind her — including the son of Marlon Brando — who all claimed to be wiled by her charms and fleeced of their money. One year after Robert Blake’s murder in the family, police and prosecutors accuse him of the crime. But the evidence is flimsy. Will Robert Blake spend the rest of his life behind bars, or will the jury send him home?

12:00 AM

Woody Harrelson

Since his debut on the NBC sitcom “Cheers”, Academy Award nominated actor Woody Harrelson has enamored audiences around the globe with his southern charm. But it’s his intense portrayal of fictional serial killer, Mickey Knox, in the 1994 film “Natural Born Killers”, where he ironically channels the actions and behavior of his hitman-for-hire father, Charles Harrelson. Dating back to the 1960’s, his father also has his share of the limelight, for he will be implicated in a series of heinous crimes – including the murder of federal judge. Blood will prove to be thicker than water, as Woody must decide on whether he can stand by his father as the truth unfolds…

01:00 AM

Dave Navarro

Famed guitarist Dave Navarro becomes the face of alternative rock in the late-1980s and early 1990s. But, before he receives the cheers a 15 year-old Navarro loses his mother and aunt in a double homicide. In 1983, a crazed stalker, once close to the family, guns down Connie Navarro and Sue Jory. The killer escapes capture for years sending Dave Navarro spiraling into depression and drugs.

02:00 AM

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski spends his childhood dodging the Nazis in Poland during WWII and in the process he loses his mother to the gas chambers while his father languishes in concentration camps. After the war, he channels his childhood pain into visual masterpieces on film and becomes one of the most sought-after movie directors of the 1960’s. In 1967, he meets and falls in love with actress Sharon Tate and they embark on a life together. But in a dark twist of fate, Sharon and three family friends of hers and Roman’s fall victim to Charles Manson and his cadre of demon hippie children in crimes that are possibly the most notorious killings in American history. How does Polanski cope with these unspeakable murders in the family? The answers will have you on the edge of your seat.