Beginning Thursday, August 22 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT,  Romantic dinners under the stars and cozy movie nights cuddled up on the couch turn into living nightmares faster than anyone expects during Investigation Discovery’s new six-part series DATES FROM HELL. The series profiles astounding cases of romances that are dead upon arrival – when the search for love turns into a struggle to get out alive. Whether it’s just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or a seemingly perfect match that takes a twisted turn, survivors discuss what it was like to live through and escape a true date from hell.

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In the peaceful, rural town of College State, Pennsylvania, things are not as picture-perfect as they may seem. Premiering July 21 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery, the compelling one-hour special TELLING AMY’S STORY delves into a painful, yet eye-opening case of domestic violence. While the community is safe – boasting a relatively low crime rate – people’s homes are not. The College State police department points out that the majority of homicides committed in the community have been directly related to domestic violence. Hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay (LAW AND ORDER SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) and told by Detective Deirdri Fishel, TELLING AMY’S STORY follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred on November 8, 2001.

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Animal Planet CRTC Release:

The Commission approves an application by Bell Media Inc., on behalf of Animal Planet Canada Company, to add program categories to the list of categories from which it may draw programming for broadcast on the national, English-language specialty Category B service Animal Planet. The Commission also imposes conditions of licence relating to standard limitations on the amount of programming that can be drawn from certain program categories each broadcast month.

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What if a murder victim could tell you about their final moments? Premiering June 11 at 8 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. PT on Investigation Discovery,FINAL WITNESS is a compelling hybrid of documentary and drama that documents the incredible stories of real-life crimes, from the viewpoint of the victims who didn’t survive. 

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