Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, premieres the new original series “Murder for Hire,” debuting Sunday, April 7 at 7pm ET/PT. From Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, the series gives an exclusive look into the dark world of contract killings, showcasing some of the most fascinating murder for hire cases ever caught on tape. In an alarming trend, investigators are seeing a sharp increase in hired hits across the country, and those attempting shockingly include: housewives, wealthy bankers, military officers and even grandmothers. From scorned lovers to jealous relatives, the show explores in rare, never-before-seen footage, how a seemingly good relationship can go wrong and the emotions surrounding the reveal when an intended victim discovers a hit has been taken on their life. Each standalone episode will feature a different case of undercover agents immersing the viewer into the real life sting and investigation as they attempt to catch the perpetrator and ultimately prevent a murder.
“Some of the most horrifying crimes are crimes of passion and money, and we are the first to explore in depth the motives and tactics used in these ‘murders for hire.’ Viewers will be stunned when they understand the lengths to which aggrieved parties go to get revenge,” executive producer Dick Wolf said.
Along with the hit series “Cold Justice” and “Criminal Confessions,” “Murder for Hire” is Dick Wolf’s third series with Oxygen.
Oxygen was the fastest-growing cable entertainment network of 2018 in primetime, posting its second consecutive year of double-digit growth.
“Murder for Hire” is produced by Wolf Reality, Shed Media (a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television), and Green Lakes Production with Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer, Pam Healey, Dan Peirson and Adam Kassen serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen. 01/01/18-12/30/18 & 12/26/16-12/31/17; L+7 through 12/30/18. P2+. M-Su 8p-11p. Includes ad-supported cable entertainment networks that air in 100% of the daypart.
About Oxygen Media: Oxygen Media 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 program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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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