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OXYGEN KICKS OFF 2021 WITH NEW SERIES FROM ICE-T, KELLY RIPA, MARK CONSUELOS AND BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION DURING THE NINE NIGHTS OF TWISTED KILLERS EVENT

OXYGEN KICKS OFF 2021 WITH NEW SERIES FROM ICE-T, KELLY RIPA, MARK CONSUELOS AND BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION DURING THE NINE NIGHTS OF TWISTED KILLERS EVENT

ROBUST LINE-UP OF BRAND NEW TRUE-CRIME PROGRAMMING BEGINS SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

NEW YORK, NY – December 4, 2020 – Oxygen, the home for high-quality, true-crime programming kicks off 2021 with Nine Nights of Twisted Killers, a weeklong programming event from Saturday, January 9 - Sunday, January 17featuring over 15 hours of brand new content from seasoned hitmakers Blumhouse Television, Ice-T, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.  The nine night stunt will feature the launch of four new series “Florida Man Murders” (Jan. 9),  “Framed By The Killer” (Jan. 15), “One Deadly Mistake” (Jan. 16),  and “Exhumed” (Jan. 17), along with a brand new two-hour special “Monster Preacher” (Jan. 16).  New programming will also include the season two return of “An Unexpected Killer” and brand-new chilling episodes of “Killer Siblings” and “Snapped: Inside the Episode.”  For a sneak peek, please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/videos/the-nine-nights-of-twisted-killers-begins-january-9th

Below are the upcoming premieres during Oxygen’s Nine Nights of Twisted Killers: (all times ET/PT) 

Saturday, January 9:

6:00 pm -- “Killer Siblings” -- NEW EPISODE

In the new episode, “Bruces,” things get murky along the Tennessee River when a mussel distributor and his fiancée are killed by a trio of rough-neck brothers determined to steal a big payout and silence anyone that gets in their way.

7:00 pm & 8:00 pm -- “Florida Man Murders” -- TWO-NIGHT SERIES PREMIERE 

This series from Blumhouse Television zeroes in on America’s most notorious and outrageous killers from the Sunshine State. Often referenced as “Florida Man” in headlines, these killers commit bizarre and outlandish crimes that captivate the nation and sometimes feel as though they are straight out of a Hollywood movie.  With the aid of Florida investigators and prosecutors, the series unravels the cases’ strange twists and examines what drove these killers to commit attention grabbing murders brutal enough to mistake for fiction. The premiere episode follows the case of Michael and Susan “Missy” MacIvor, a newlywed couple found brutally murdered in their home after a tropical storm rips through Tavernier in the Florida Keys.

For a sneak peek of “Florida Man Murders,” please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/florida-man-murders/season-1/videos/florida-man-murders-premieres-saturday-january-9th-at-7-8pm

Sunday, January 10

7:00 pm & 8:00 pm -- “Florida Man Murders” -- TWO NEW EPISODES 

Wednesday, January 13 

8:00 pm & 9:00 pm -- “Snapped: Inside the Episode” -- NEW EPISODES

These special episodes feature never-before-seen facts, insights and jaw-dropping allegations of the most compelling investigations seen on “Snapped.” 

Friday, January 15

8:00 pm -- “An Unexpected Killer” -- SEASON TWO PREMIERE 

In the season two premiere, a successful TV producer and mother of one is found shot dead in her upscale home. Suspicion falls on her soon-to-be-ex-husband, but his airtight alibi leads detectives to question other potential suspects. Just when the tenacious detectives believe they have a break in the case, they’re faced with a shocking and unforeseen surprise in a truly twisted investigation.  

9:00 pm -- “Framed By The Killer” -- SERIES PREMIERE 

From Executive Producer Ice-T, this limited series unravels tales of elaborate whodunnit murder mysteries that lead police to one suspect, only to discover later their suspect was framed by the actual killer.  As each episode explores a unique case, viewers embark on a twisted journey riddled with clues that ultimately reveal nothing is what it seems.  In the premiere episode, a successful entrepreneur is found dead on the side of the road. When unexpected clues are found during the autopsy, investigators uncover a devious sex cult and are drawn into the religion of Santeria, ultimately revealing a killer no one ever suspected.

For a sneak peek of “Framed By The Killer,” please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/framed-by-the-killer/season-1/videos/framed-by-the-killer-premieres-friday-january-15th-at-9pm-etpt

Saturday, January 16 

6:00 pm -- “Killer Siblings” -- NEW EPISODE

In the new episode, “Lunas,” the ambitious Luna brothers take wildly divergent paths, one becoming a decorated army officer, while another rises in a Mexican cartel. When the brothers’ worlds collide, a murder ultimately brings them all down.

7:00 pm -- “Monster Preacher” -- TWO HOUR SPECIAL

“Monster Preacher” takes a deep dive into the life of Gary Heidnik, a pastor in Philadelphia who brought the darkest of nightmares to life when he lured and confined six women as captives in his basement. In November 1986, Heidnik brutalized these women for four months as he chained, tortured, raped and even killed in his effort to create a colony of sex slaves to have his offspring.  With exclusive access to two of the four surviving victims, Josefina Rivera and Jackie Askin, along with expert interviews from those closest to the case, the two-hour special takes viewers on a chilling ride through Philadelphia’s most frightening horror story and sheds light on the racial and social dynamics that affected both Heidnik’s motivation and the police investigation.  The two survivors meet in person for the first time since their release from Heidnik’s “Horror House” to recount their experiences, the abuse they endured and share how they were ultimately able to survive and move forward with their lives over three decades later.   

9:00 pm -- “One Deadly Mistake” -- SERIES PREMIERE

Each episode of “One Deadly Mistake” follows a homicide investigation where police work tirelessly against the clock to solve a complex case, until they discover a piece of evidence left behind that exposes the identity of the calculated killer. In the premiere episode, Kathy Blair, a well-known and beloved member of the Austin, TX community, is found brutally murdered in her own home on a chilly afternoon in December 2014. As investigators process the puzzling crime scene, the clues point in several different directions. They are convinced they’re on the hunt for a meticulous killer who has gone to great lengths to cover his tracks. But when an elderly couple in the same neighborhood is also found dead a week later, detectives work fast and furiously to track down the killer as the community awaits in fear for answers. One by one, as suspects are interviewed and evidence is tested, detectives begin to hone in on their killer when a surprising piece of evidence is discovered exposing the killers careless One Deadly Mistake.

For a sneak peek of “One Deadly Mistake,” please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/one-deadly-mistake/season-1/videos/one-deadly-mistake-premieres-saturday-january-16th-at-9pm-etpt

Sunday, January 17

7:00 pm & 8:00 pm -- “Exhumed” -- SERIES PREMIERE with Back-To-Back Episodes

From Executive Producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, “Exhumed” examines gripping murder cases in which unearthing a victim’s body is the key to solving the twisted crimes. Each episode features a suspenseful exhumation that has led to shocking new breakthroughs, unexpected plot-twists, and ultimately, justice being served.  The premiere episode follows the case of Diana Kelley who was found dead in Joplin, MO. Investigators initially suspected foul play, but years later a strange coincidence links the death of Diana to another Joplin resident with similar circumstances, bringing hope to investigators that digging up her body will help solve two murders.

For a sneak peek of “Exhumed,” please visit: https://www.oxygen.com/exhumed/season-1/videos/exhumed-premieres-sunday-january-17th-at-7-and-8pm-etpt

“Florida Man Murders” is produced by Blumhouse Television and Man vs Robot with Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold and Mary Lisio serving as executive producers for Blumhouse Television and Danny Villa and Sergio Villa serving as executive producers for Man vs Robot. Rob Dorfmann also serving as executive producer/showrunner and Cindy Dorfmann serving as co-executive producer.

“An Unexpected Killer” is produced by Our House Media with Simon Lloyd, Samantha De France, Tom Adams and Craig Delaval serving as executive producers.

“Framed By The Killer” is produced by The Content Group with Steven Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Arvin Bautista and Brian Knappmiller serving as Executive Producers, along with Final Level Entertainment with Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa serving as Executive Producers.

“Monster Preacher” is produced by Glass Entertainment Group with Nancy Glass, Jon Hirsch, Eric Neuhaus and Myles Reiff serving as executive producers. 

“One Deadly Mistake” is produced by Weinberger Media with Scott Weinberger and Larry Israel serving as executive producers. 

“Exhumed” is produced by Milojo Productions with Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa and Albert Bianchini serving as executive producers. Wendy Greene also serving as executive producer and Christopher Sgueglia as co-executive producer.

About Oxygen:

Oxygen is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to true crime programming in 2017, Oxygen remains one of the fastest growing cable entertainment networks with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “Cold Justice,” “Killer Couples,” “Criminal Confessions,” and breakout hit event series such as “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Killer Speaks,” and “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs.

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