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Investigation Discovery Premieres New 8-Part Series REAL DETECTIVE Tonight

Every detective has that one case that pushes them to the brink. A case so personal and intense it haunts them forever. Investigation Discovery's (ID) all-new original series REAL DETECTIVE brings to life the real homicide cases these seasoned pros can never forget. With narrative driven exclusively by the detectives themselves, each episode ventures deep into the mind of a homicide detective as they describe in vivid detail the one case forever ingrained in their memory. Inspired by HBO's acclaimed series "True Detective," REAL DETECTIVE blends documentary and scripted techniques to transform these first-person accounts into spine-tingling cinematic true crime television. Guest-starring Michael Madsen, Devon Sawa, and Brendan Fehr, the eight-part series REAL DETECTIVE premieres tonight, January 7 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery (ID).

EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

"Redemption" Tonight, January 7 at 10/9c

Starring DEVON SAWA as Detective Eddie Herman of Cobb county, Georgia, Detective Herman is a homicide detective at the top of his game, solving major high profile crimes. But when a missing persons turns into a double homicide, Eddie's ego gets in the way and the killer walks free.

"Malice" Thursday, January 14 at 10/9c

Still troubled after killing someone in the line of duty, Detective C.W. Jensen, played by TAHMOH PENIKETT, faces the most haunting case of his career: A missing child becomes a harrowing pursuit of a Portland, Oregon child serial killer, pushing C.W. to the brink of suicide.

"Damage" Thursday, January 21 at 10/9c

When all signs point to suspects with friends in high places in the horrific murder of a young woman, Texas Ranger Phil Ryan, played by MICHAEL MADSEN, goes against the grain to get justice for this discarded victim.

"Silence" Thursday, January 28 at 10/9c

Detective Don Tabak, played by CURTIS CARAVAGGIO, joins the Van Nuys Homicide division during the harshest murder years in LA history. Hardened and jaded towards the victims, until the mother of a senselessly murdered woman opens his eyes.

"Retribution" Thursday, February 4 at 10/9c

New Homicide Detective Leigh Maroni, played by ZOIE PALMER, makes a rookie mistake and gets too close when a woman is crushed by her son's murder. As Leigh unearths the son's dark secrets that lead to his killing, she is forced to share these with his devastated mother.

"Darkness" Thursday, February 11 at 10/9c

A suspicious hit and run rips a Lakeland, Florida family apart. Detective Tommy Ray, played MAX MARTINI, takes the grieving wife and daughter under his wing. But when the case goes cold, an unexpected encounter makes him realize they aren't who he thinks they are.

Thursday, February 18 at 10/9c

Soon after joining the Illinois PD, Mike Ciesinsky, played by BRENDHAN FEHR, moves to Seattle. When a series of women are found dead in an area called 'the jungle', Mike's leads go nowhere. But a call from an inmate with information on the murders bears a pact with the Devil.

Thursday, February 25 at 10/9c

John Cameron, played by RYAN ROBBINS, moves to Montana to start his career as a cop. When a child disappears, he is resolved to prove everyone wrong after the suspect is someone he knows. As John fights to clear her name, he digs into the world of a ritualistic child killer.

REAL DETECTIVE is produced for Investigation Discovery by WAM. For WAM, Petro Duszara, Scott Bailey, Hans Rosenstein, Debbie Travis, Jennifer Gatien and Mark Bacci are executive producers. For ID, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL and Destination America.

About Investigation Discovery Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.


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