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TORONTO (February 12, 2014) – Reading a shocking headline in a tabloid magazine is one thing, but watching it come to life is a whole different story. Featuring eight outrageous real-life stories, with eye-catching criminal accounts, TABLOID, Investigation Discovery’s new guilty pleasure, premieres Thursday, March 6 at 9 p.m. ET/ 10 p.m. PT. The one-hour show, hosted by the Emmy® award-winning king of tabloid television, Jerry Springer, probes the most bizarre larger-than-life tales, that are guaranteed to please inquisitive minds.
No stranger to scandalous stories, Springer brings more than 20 years of experience working with extreme behaviours and characters. Baring all of the twists and turns, TABLOID uncovers the most mind-blowing headlines from the “Bling Ring” to the “headless body in the topless bar.”
Highlights from TABLOID include:
TABLOID – “The Kids Are Not Alright”
Thursday, March 6 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
The teenaged years are challenging for most people, but Esmie Tseng copes with pressures from her parents in a particularly bloody way. Later on in the episode, the “Bling Ring” tracks the actions of a group of fashionable young thieves as they infiltrate the world of L.A.'s rich and famous.
TABLOID – “Devils in Disguise”
Thursday, March 13 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
Mississippi teenager Charles Hardemann is found near death and it’s his attacker's mask that haunts him as he lies in the hospital fighting for survival. Then in Columbus, Ohio, Gary "Brazon" McMurtry is one of the most famous female impersonators of all time and the reigning “Ms. Gay Ohio” beauty queen, until a killer dressed as a ninja slays him in his home.
TABLOID – “Dressed for Revenge”
Thursday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
Real-life “Thelma and Louise,” Rose Turford and Joyce Stevens, create a string of costumed cons, taking them places they never imagined. Later, Amara Walters encounters a man with murder on his mind when he enters her house wearing a chilling disguise.
TABLOID – “Dirty Little Lies”
Thursday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT
Lies are at the heart of these two scandalous tragedies – narcissistic nightclub owner Burt Pugach deceives his mistress and she ends up marred for life. Then, viewers meet Emily Sander, who seems like a sweet young woman, but she's actually living a dangerous double life that eventually catches up with her.
About Investigation Discovery (ID): Investigation Discovery (ID) brings justice to television with a deeper look into the world of crime, forensics, paranormal investigation and modern mysteries. ID offers arresting entertainment that delivers remarkable insight into the thrilling twists and turns of real-life investigation and the most intriguing puzzles of human nature. Launched in Canada in 2010, Investigation Discovery reveals the fascinating human potential for good and evil. Investigation Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want every clue revealed in even more breathtaking detail. Investigation Discovery is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit investigationdiscovery.ca for more information.
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