The obsession with true crime only amplifies as the years go on, and networks are cashing in. The ID Channel is the go-to spot for ’round the clock crime shows, but for years the Oxygen network has been shifting from its Bad Girls Club reputation to true crime programming. Oxygen is upping the ante by picking up several new series, including three produced by Kim Kardashian, Ice-T, and Mark Wahlberg.
“Oxygen is tremendously excited to work with some of the biggest names in the industry on such important projects,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of original programming and development. “This year we’ve increased our original hours by more than 30 percent, and we’ll keep ramping up our programming efforts as more fans flock to the network to experience best-in-class content.” The network also announced what they have in the months to come on Instagram.
“We have some amazing projects in store at @Oxygen and we’re so excited to share them with you,” they wrote. “Swipe to see some of the new and familiar faces we can’t wait to work with!”
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star is bringing “Kim Kardashian: The Justice Project” produced by Bunim Murray Productions. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is “inspired by the reality star’s work to grant clemency to Alice Marie Johnson.” It will be a two-hour documentary that “follows Kardashian as she pursues a career in law and works to free other prisoners she believes have been wronged by the justice system.
Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas brings Exploited that highlights the work done by the DeliverFund, an organization that fights sex trafficking in the U.S. Ice-T and the Content Group are set to deliver Framed by the Killer, a show that features stories of crimes that seems to point to one killer, only for investigators to later conclude that the suspect has been framed. Ice-T already workswith Oxygen as a host on the show In Ice Cold Blood.