9:43am PT by Rick Porter
Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg Set True-Crime Projects at Oxygen
Oxygen is continuing to build its true-crime brand with pickups of half a dozen new series and a number of development projects, including several from big names.
Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg and Ice-T are producers of three new series at the NBCUniversal-owned cabler, which went all-in on true crime with a 2017 rebranding. The new slate also includes projects from Jason Blum's Blumhouse TV (which is developing a show about Florida crime called Florida Man), journalist Kate Snow and Nancy Grace.
"Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects," said Rod Aissa, executive vp original programming and development. "This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we'll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience best-in-class content."
The crime focus has worked for Oxygen, which has grown its audience for two straight years since rebranding. The new slate is below.
Series and documentary pickups:
Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project Inspired by the reality star's work to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson, this two-hour documentary follows Kardashian as she pursues a career in law and works to free other prisoners she believes have been wronged by the justice system. From Bunim Murray Productions.
Injustice With Nancy Grace The longtime cable news host will present a series examining cases with unclear motives, botched investigations, unjust sentencing and suppressed evidence. The show comes from the Intellectual Property Corp., an Industrial Media company, in conjunction with KT Studios and Tap Inc.
The DNA of Murder With Paul Holes The Golden State Killer investigator, who has a development deal with Oxygen, delves into cold cases and examines not just the physical evidence but also the "emotional DNA" in hopes of uncovering new leads and potentially solving crimes. Produced by Wilshire Studios.
Relentless With Kate Snow The journalist takes viewers along with families of murder victims as they do all they can to bring closure to their unsolved cases — including going undercover, discovering new evidence and even putting their own lives in danger. From Peacock Productions.
Truth & Justice: The West Memphis Three Based on the Truth & Justice podcast, host Bob Ruff will re-investigate the notorious case of the 1993 child murders in West Memphis, Arkansas, that led to the conviction — and eventual release — of three suspects. Produced by Herzog & Company, Discount Sushi Inc. and XG Productions.
The Lover's Lane Murders A team of former FBI agents led by profiler Jim Clemente re-investigates a series of murders along Virginia's Colonial Highway. From XG Productions and Texas Crew Productions.
Shows in development:
Exploited From Mark Wahlberg's Unrealistic Ideas, this active-crime investigation show will highlight the work of the DeliverFund, which works to halt sex trafficking in the United States.
Framed by the Killer From executive producer Ice-T and the Content Group, this series examines murders where evidence seems to point to one person, only for investigators to find that person was framed by the actual killer.
Florida Man Blumhouse TV and Man vs. Robot will examine the most outrageous, notorious and craftiest killers from the Sunshine State. When a crime sounds like it came straight from a Hollywood screenplay, there's a good chance it was committed by a Florida Man.
The Jane Doe Murders Using groundbreaking forensic technology, renowned crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary will work to bring the previously unknown identities of murder victims to light. From MY Entertainment.
The Vanished Project Developed to live across linear, streaming and social platforms, this series of three documentaries will examine missing persons cases, with the goal of bringing closure to both the case and the people involved.