Deadly Women

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Deadly Women
Deadly Women logo.jpg
GenreDocumentary
StarringCandice DeLong (host)
Narrated byMarsha Crenshaw (mini-series)
Lynnanne Zager (TV series)
Country of originUnited States
Australia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes168 (List of episodes)
Release
Original networkDiscovery Channel (mini-series)
Investigation Discovery Channel (TV series)
Original releaseFebruary 8, 2005 (2005-02-08) –
present
External links
Website

Deadly Women is an American true-life crime documentary-style television series produced by Beyond International Group[1] and airing on the Investigation Discovery (ID) network.[2]

The series focuses on murders committed by women. It is hosted by former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal profiler Candice DeLong and narrated by Lynnanne Zager.

Deadly Women originally aired in 2005 as a three-part miniseries under the subtitles: “Obsession”, “Greed”, and “Revenge”. It was revived as a regularly scheduled series and began airing on December 24, 2008. Two major changes were made: Lynnanne Zager replaced original narrator Marsha Crenshaw[3], and the number of cases in each episode was reduced from four to three.

To date, 168 episodes have aired. Dubbed versions are also produced. A Spanish language version airs on Discovery en Español under the title Las Verdaderas Mujeres Asesinas (True Killer Women); an Italian language language version airs on Real Time Italy under the title Donne mortali (a literal translation of the English title).

Format[edit]

Each episode has a unifying theme such as jealousy, financial gain, mental illness, or crimes committed by teenagers or the elderly. The titles of the episodes reflect the theme. The stories are told through re-enactments and interviews.

Episodes also feature contributors in relevant fields (e.g. law enforcement, the law, the media, forensic medicine and medicine). Diane Fanning, M. William Phelps, Gregg Olsen, Wensley Clarkson, and Dr. Janis Amatuzio have made multiple appearances. Occasionally, family or friends of the subject or their victims appear to add context and or perspective.

At the end of each segment, the actress playing the subject (and her male and female conspirators, if any) break the fourth wall and look directly at the camera as their fates are revealed. In later seasons, photos of the actual subject are shown.

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Airing dates
 Thailand Channel 9 MCOT HD January 17, 2018 - May 26, 2018 (Every Wednesday at 20.45-21.15 hrs.)

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