NEW YORK, NY – July 10, 2017 - On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a world-wide media frenzy, yet Natalee’s body was never found, and her father, Dave Holloway, has never stopped searching for answers. Now, 12 years later, he's following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter’s remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of Joran van der Sloot. In the new Oxygen crime series, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” premiering Saturday, August 19 at 7pm ET/PT, viewers will follow Dave and T.J. Ward, the family’s longtime private investigator, in the latest and perhaps final chapter of the decade-long pursuit to uncover what really happened to Natalee.
“‘The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway’ is our first installment of a true crime franchise that follows real-time investigations inside the biggest missing person cases of the past century,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “This series gives viewers rare access to Dave Holloway’s gut-wrenching search for answers as he embarks on an immersive journey full of twists, turns and, most considerably, a new lead that could deliver justice for Natalie once and for all.”
Ever since her disappearance, Natalee's family has been plagued by dead end leads and false confessions. With ten arrests in connection to her case but no charges ever filed, Dave and T.J. have gone down many roads together in the search for the truth. Then, in 2015, Dave received a promising lead from a man who claimed to be roommates with a co-conspirator who helped prime suspect Joran van der Sloot dispose of Natalee’s remains. Now, armed with this information, Dave, T.J. and T.J.’s elite team of investigators will trail the co-conspirator to further build a case and execute a surveillance operation that will hopefully lead them to Natalee’s alleged burial site in Aruba. With new evidence and never-before-seen footage, this six-part series documents what could be Dave Holloway’s last chance at finally finding justice for Natalee and closure for the Holloway family.
Joining “Cold Justice” and “The Jury Speaks,” “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” is the latest new original crime series for Oxygen this summer. Since rebranding as a full-time crime programming destination, Oxygen has become the fastest-growing cable entertainment network among total viewers in total day, up +51% vs. prior year.
“The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” is produced by Brian Graden Media with Brian Graden, Dave Mace, LB Horschler and Alex Weresow serving as Executive Producers.
Source: Nielsen; 12/26/16-6/25/17 & 12/28/15-6/26/16; L+7 through 6/12/17 blended with L+3 through 6/22/17 and L+SD through 6/25/17; L+7 through 6/11/16 blended with L+3 through 6/23/16 and L+SD through 6/26/16; Mo-Su 6a-6a. Includes ad-supported cable entertainment 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 crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” 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.