Investigation Discovery’s Annual ‘Black Widows Week’ Returns, Anchored by ‘Facing Evil: With Candace DeLong’
via press release:
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY’S ANNUAL BLACK WIDOWS WEEK RETURNS FEATURING SHOCKING INTERVIEWS WITH DEADLY WOMEN IN THE FOUR-PART SPECIAL, FACING EVIL WITH CANDICE DELONG
(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery celebrates Thanksgiving in its own unique way with programming highlighting women who kill for thrills with BLACK WIDOWS WEEK, anchored by the world premiere of FACING EVIL WITH CANDICE DELONG. FACING EVIL is a four-part miniseries featuring former F.B.I. criminal profiler, Candice DeLong, who is rumored to be the real life Clarice Starling, the character played by Jodie Foster in “Silence of the Lambs.” DeLong sits face to face, behind prison walls, with the actual perpetrators who appear in ID’s hit series, Deadly Women, and provides her expert insight of the minds of these female killers. Featuring gripping interviews that are candid, revealing and have the ability to shock viewers to their core, FACING EVIL WITH CANDICE DELONG premieres on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 at 10 and 10:30 PM ET on Investigation Discovery.
BLACK WIDOWS WEEK runs from Monday, November 23 to Sunday, November 29 with a weeklong programming marathon of Investigation Discovery’s signature series, Deadly Women, which is also hosted by Candice DeLong, beginning at 6 PM (ET) daily. Currently in its fourth season on ID, Deadly Women is one of the network’s longest-running and most popular original series.
“As one of the only criminal profilers on television who has had the experience of both treating mentally unstable women as well as putting them behind bars, I couldn’t be more thrilled that Candice DeLong is sharing these intensely personal interviews with ID for FACING EVIL,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager, Investigation Discovery. “Indeed, Candice’s expertise and commentary provide the perfect addition to Black Widows Week, our Thanksgiving marathon ‘feast of femme fatales!’”
Candice DeLong is an internationally recognized homicide expert and former F.B.I. profiler. In her remarkable 20-year career with the world’s most powerful law enforcement agency, DeLong tailed terrorists, posed as a gangster’s moll, and was one of only three agents hand-picked to go to Montana and carry out the manhunt for the Unabomber. While serving as head nurse of a major psychiatric hospital, DeLong was recruited into the F.B.I. and soon after basic training, she was ushered in the exclusive, inner sanctum of the world famous Behavioral Science Unit where she was trained as a criminal profiler. Now, DeLong uses her psychiatric and profiling skills to explore and explain some of the most interesting and unusual female killers portrayed in DEADLY WOMEN and FACING EVIL.
The women who are interviewed in FACING EVIL WITH CANDICE DELONG are:
For Love of Oneself – Susan Grund
Premieres Thursday, November 25 at 10 PM (ET)
Susan Grund found her husband shot to death when she arrived home one day. Investigators found that the gun used to kill her husband was stolen from her son, and soon discovered that Grund had hidden the gun from the police. The story wasn’t adding up, and soon she was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Grund still claims that she is innocent, and in this episode, Candice DeLong sits down with Susan Grund to hear her side of the story as she tried to get DeLong to believe what a jury didn’t.
Daddy’s Little Girl – Belinda Van Krevel
Premieres Thursday, November 25 at 10:30 PM (ET)
Growing up in a world surrounded by serial killers can only lead to trouble. This was the sad case for Belinda Van Krevel. Belinda’s brother, Mark, is a serial killer responsible for two of Australia’s most horrific murders. Belinda claims that her father violently abused both Mark and herself, and this was the reason for Mark’s killings. The murders continue when their father was brutally murdered in his home while Belinda and her daughter were hiding in the next room. Belinda was found guilty of conspiracy to commit her father’s murder, and in this episode DeLong interviews Belinda, who speaks about the murder publicly for the first time.
Love Before Life – Jennifer Reali
Premieres Friday, November 26 at 10 PM (ET)
Jennifer Reali, a married mother of two, never expected that she would be serving life in prison. But after she met Brian Hood, things changed. Raeli and Hood found themselves in a wild love affair, but Hood wanted more than sex. He convinced Raeli that divorcing his wife would be a sin, but killing her would not be. Raeli says Hood made her shoot his wife in cold blood in a parking lot. Now serving life in prison, Jennifer Reali talks with DeLong to confess the truth about why she committed the murder and tell her what she was really thinking.
Disorder of Affection – Jennifer Hyatte
Premieres Friday, November 26 at 10:30 PM (ET)
Jennifer Hyatte was a sweet, young bubbly blonde with a love for horses, but when she fell in love with a dangerous criminal, it would change her life forever. She found herself in a wild shootout to get him out of jail, which resulted in a dead officer. Hyatte was found guilty of killing the officer and sentenced to life in prison. In this episode, DeLong interviews her to discover the truth about her love affair and to figure out where it all went wrong for Hyatte.
FACING EVIL is produced for Investigation Discovery by Beyond Entertainment Ltd. with Geoff Fitzpatrick as executive producer and Andrew Farrell as the show runner. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
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