— Milestone Episode Features Tragic Murder in The Transgender Community: Lover’s Quarrel or Hate Crime? —
Silver Spring, MD — TV One’s hit crime and justice series Fatal Attraction turns 100! The popular docu-series reaches the 100th episode milestone with an all new nail-biter episode premiering Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET. Fatal Attraction birthed TV One’s foray into true crime shows when it launched in 2012. Since then, the series has garnered a strong following of “Arm Chair Detectives” who tune in every Monday night to live-tweet their theories on the case and provide blow-by-blow commentary during the show.
Fatal Attraction is the flagship show in TV One’s “True Crime Mondays” line-up. It has been the #1 True Crime Series on Monday Nights among AA P25-54 for 3 consecutive quarters (1Q16-3Q16). Additionally, for the last three quarters, TV One has remained a Top 5 Cable Network in Monday Night Primetime among AA Person 25-54 & Women 25-54.
“Watching Fatal Attraction and following the conversations on social media is like watching the show with friends. I call them ‘Fatal Fanatics’ and they add another level of interaction to the show,” said Tia A. Smith, Sr. Director, Original Programming at TV One and Fatal Attraction’s Executive in Charge of Production. “This show opened the door for TV One to take this adventure into crime mysteries and we’re thrilled that 100 shows later it’s still captivating viewers and creating water cooler conversations.”
Fatal Attraction’s 100th episode explores the tragic murder of Ty Underwood, a transgender woman, who was gunned down in her vehicle. Recently accepted into nursing school, surveillance and electronic evidence shows her new beau Carlton Champion is with Underwood at the time of her murder, ultimately leading to a life sentence in prison.
Although the number of hate-motivated incidents against gays and lesbians dropped significantly in 2014, hate crimes against transgender people rose a shocking 13 percent. Of all the homicides committed against members of the LGBTQ community, 72 percent of the victims were transgender individuals.
Fatal Attraction delves into real-life stories of criminal acts committed under the guise of love and the tragic consequences that turn deadly. Recounting stories of love-gone-wrong, each episode consists of first-person interviews from loved ones, accounts from investigating officials, interrogation footage, recreations of pivotal moments and haunting cinematography.
Fatal Attraction is produced for TV One by Jupiter Entertainment with Todd Moss as co-executive producer and Robert Twilley and Harrison Land as executives in charge of production. Lamar Chase serves as Producer and Director of Programming; Tia A. Smith is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Original Programming and Production; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production for TV One.
For more information about TV One’s programming, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #FatalAttraction and catch clips and promos on TV One’s YouTube Channel.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
Source: Nielsen TV Toolbox, L+3. Further qualifications available upon request
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