This May, Investigation Discovery unlocks a nationwide freeview, beginning Wednesday, May 13, packed with true crime programming exploring everything from the unlikely clues left behind in cold cases, to a recent notorious Hollywood scandal.
Available until Wednesday, June 10, Investigation Discovery’s free preview features a stacked schedule of factual series and specials, including the debuts of all-new series IF I SHOULD DIE (May 19), DEADLY SECRETS (May 21), and HOMICIDE CITY: CHARLOTTE (May 26); the special premiere of HARVEY WEINSTEIN: BREAKING NOW (May 31); and new seasons of GRAVE MYSTERIES (May 14), DEAD OF WINTER (May 22), and ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN (June 7).
“With Canadians at home looking for ways to stay engaged and entertained, we are thrilled to offer a criminally wicked lineup of all new mysteries for viewers to unravel,” said Edwina Follows, General Manager, Discovery Networks, Bell Media. “Brimming with stories of corruption, shocking events, and startling outcomes, the Investigation Discovery freeview will surely put new and devoted fans of the wildly popular true crime genre on the case.”
Investigation Discovery’s free preview is available through participating television service providers across the country, including but not limited to Bell, Bell Aliant, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, Telus, Shaw, Shaw Direct, SaskTel, and participating members of the CCSA.
Investigation Discovery subscribers can access live streaming of programming through the Discovery app, while subscribers and non-subscribers alike can sample select Investigation Discovery programming during the free preview at Discovery.ca.
See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series and specials available during Investigation Discovery’s freeview. All dates are subject to change.
New and Returning Series:
IF I SHOULD DIE (6 x 60) *New Series*
Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning May 19
IF I SHOULD DIE unpacks mysteries in which murder victims’ own words help to find their killers, when investigators use diaries, journals, private online blogs and the like, to uncover vital clues in tough cases.
DEADLY SECRETS (6 x 60) *New Series*
Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning May 21
DEADLY SECRETS is documentary series about suspenseful games of cat-and-mouse between deceptive villains on journeys of escalating danger, and the everyday heroes who struggle to derail their evil intentions.
HOMICIDE CITY: CHARLOTTE (6 x 60) *New Series*
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning May 26
All cities, even the great ones, harbor dark secrets. HOMICIDE CITY: CHARLOTTE uncovers the most dramatic murders that have taken place in the southern metropolis. Told through the eyes of veteran homicide detective and current Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden and his colleagues at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina, each episode focuses on an unforgettable case, using exclusive archival footage and first-hand accounts from investigators. Surviving family members are also interviewed.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN: BREAKING NOW (1 x 60) *Special Premiere*
Airs Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Harvey Weinstein may be behind bars, but the stories of the women he harmed will no longer be locked up. HARVEY WEINSTEIN: BREAKING NOW, uncovers for the first time, unknown details behind today’s most heinous crimes, beginning with Hollywood’s most-hated man, Harvey Weinstein.
GRAVE MYSTERIES (8 x 60) *Season 2 Premiere*
Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning May 14
Solving a murder is twice as difficult when there are GRAVE MYSTERIES surrounding the victim, not just the killer. In these baffling investigations, police are forced to reconstruct the life of the victim piece by piece in order to uncover the shocking truth.
DEAD OF WINTER (6 x 60) *Season 2 Premiere*
Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning May 22
In winter, the world is at its most merciless. As snow falls and darkness descends, people retreat into their homes and brace against the cold. This is a time of isolation and of fear. DEAD OF WINTER tells haunting true tales of murder set in the starkest conditions. From a body frozen in the snow, to a woman who vanishes in icy wilderness, each mystery unfolds in winter’s eerie silence.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN (16 x 60) *Season 10 Premiere*
Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning June 7
Emmy Award-winning veteran journalist Paula Zahn steps out of the studio and into the field to unravel criminal investigations, tracking the drama of each story by featuring the opinions of those closest to the case, including law enforcement officials, the families of the victims and the incarcerated, lawyers from both sides, and first-time TV interviews with convicted murderers.