Reelz is shaking things up this summer. Recently, the network announced they’ve adjusted their summer 2018 schedule.
This August sees the premiere of new episodes of Collision Course (August 12th at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) and Murder Made Me Famous (August 18th at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT).
Read more info from Reelz below:
New documentary special Ted Bundy: Serial Monster Part 1 now premieres Sunday, August 5 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and Part 2 now premieres Monday, August 6 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
New episodes of Collision Course now premiere Sunday, August 12 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.
New episodes of Murder Made Me Famous now premiere Saturday, August 18 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
New documentary special Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes now premieres Wednesday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
Below are series descriptions:
Ted Bundy: Serial Monster (Part 1 premieres on Saturday, August 5 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and Part 2 on Monday, August 6 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT)- A handsome gentlemen on the outside – a terrifying and depraved monster on the inside. He was a chameleon so deceptive that some experts estimate he charmed more than a hundred women to their cruel deaths. From his beginnings as an innocent paperboy to an admired high school athlete to budding attorney and rising politician, no one recognized him as the bloodiest mass murderer in American history. He’s an American psycho, a Buffalo Bill, a Grimm monster. He is Theodore “Ted” Bundy. Ted Bundy: Serial Monster is the two-part four-hour documentary special that shows viewers the why and how behind Bundy’s disturbing roots, obsessions, psychological tricks, narcissistic self-promotion and murderous aim. How did Bundy’s story begin? Why did his crimes begin? Why wasn’t he captured sooner? The special explores his amazing ability to cover his tracks and uncovers how he outwitted an army of investigators despite being identified by friends, colleagues and even his girlfriend. Even behind bars there was no way to stop him. Twice he escaped from supposedly escape-proof prisons and killed again. And even after his final capture and facing the electric chair see how Bundy still repeatedly outsmarted the press and judicial system. Ted Bundy: Serial Monster is the terrifying story of a man whose life became doling out death. Ted Bundy: Serial Monster is produced by Hoff Productions.
Collision Course (New episodes premiere Sunday, August 12 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT)- They’re the crashes heard around the world. Whether it’s Justin Bieber wreaking high-speed havoc in Beverly Hills or the devastating crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and took the life of his friend – neither fame or fortune exempt you from fate. New episodes kick off with a harrowing story of Gloria Estefan’s tour bus crash while others examine the Titanic sinking, the daredevil life of motorcycle stunt legend Evel Knievel, the heartbreaking fatal crash of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Sr. and the remarkable story of the airline crash dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson” after pilots landed their plane on the Hudson River – a feat that was depicted in the Tom Hanks movie Sully. Collision Course explores the stories and scenes of crashes involving celebrities and crashes that inspired movies and TV shows unraveling the speculation surrounding the crashes in hour long episodes using footage from the scene, police records, CGI reenactments and interviews with eyewitnesses. Collision Course is produced by Muse Entertainment.
Murder Made Me Famous (New episodes premiere Saturday, August 18 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT)- The unnerving psychology behind murder has long been source material for television, books and movies but why do certain killers capture the attention of millions and their stories generate so much interest? New hour-long episodes return with a look at the infamous Jack the Ripper. Additional episodes include a look at ruthless serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer among others. Murder Made Me Famous presents dramatic recreations of well-known crimes using archival material and insightful commentary from those connected to the case to help unravel the twisted personalities behind the grisly crimes. Featured commentator for every episode is author and PEOPLE crime reporter, Steve Helling, who has covered several high-profile crime stories including the Natalee Holloway and Laci Peterson disappearances. Murder Made Me Famous is produced by AMS Pictures.
Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes (Premieres Wednesday, August 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT)- Criminals including Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud all called Alcatraz Island federal prison home and all of them dreamed of breaking out. Over nearly 30 notorious years there were 13 documented escape attempts from Alcatraz but the obstacles were massive and many, from thick impenetrable concrete walls with barb wire to a high guard count and, above all, a mile and a half of swift frigid tides to the nearest shoreline. Many of the escape attempts have inspired the movies Sean Connery’s The Rock, Burt Lancaster’s Birdman of Alcatraz and Clint Eastwood’s classic Escape From Alcatraz. Now in in the two hour documentary special Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes the shocking true stories of what prisoners called “Hellcatraz” come to life through new evidence, never-before-seen archive footage and interviews with guards and inmates. At the heart of Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes is the story of bank robber and kidnapper Frank Morris who in 1962 led a team of three prisoners in the most brilliant breakout of all – Alcatraz’s great escape. It took weeks of clever planning and desperate ingenious inventions including raincoat rafts and dummy heads with real human hair to confuse guards. They ran to the shore where they inflated their rafts, entered the water, and were never seen again. Or were they? Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes reveals the true story. Alcatraz: The Greatest Escapes is produced by Hoff Productions.”
What do you think? Do you watch any shows on Reelz? Will you watch their summer lineup?