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Written byMatt Edens
Eric Wetherington
Brian O'Connor
Geoffrey Proud
Todd Moss
Narrated by
  • Laura San Giacomo (Season 1)
  • Ronnie Farer (Season 2)
  • Sharon Martin (Season 3-23)
  • Jody Flader

(Season 24-present)

  • Brian Langsbard
  • Justin Melland
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons33
No. of episodes629
Executive producers
  • Erica Diaz-Gant
  • Kimberly Chessler
  • Amy Introcaso-Davis
  • Stephen Land
  • Deborah Dawkins
  • Zak Weisfeld
  • Geoffrey Proud
  • David Wallach
  • Michael Rogers
  • Donna Dudek
  • Elizabeth Gibson
  • Katie Harrington
  • Cecile Bouchardeau
  • Alissa Collins Latenser
  • David Lane
  • Melissa May
  • Todd Moss
  • Jane Nowiski
  • Brian O'Connor
  • Valerie Shepherd
  • Mariel Sykes
  • Eric Wetherington
  • Sharon Martin
  • Paul Foster
  • Eric Futrell
  • Erin Althaus
  • Jeffrey Woods
Running time
  • 24 minutes (approx.) (2004–2006)
  • 43 minutes (approx.) (2007–present)
Production companyJupiter Entertainment[1]
Original release
ReleaseAugust 6, 2004 (2004-08-06) –
present (present)

Snapped is an American true crime television series produced by Jupiter Entertainment which depicts high profile or bizarre cases of women accused of murder. Each episode outlines the motivation for murder, whether it be revenge against a cheating husband or lover, a large insurance payoff, or the ending to years of abuse, with each murder's circumstances as unique as the women profiled.[2]

Since its premiere on August 6, 2004 on Oxygen, Snapped has become the network's longest-running original series, with its 33 defined seasons and nineteen years in production (and two spin-offs) and outlasting the thirteen years and seventeen seasons of the Bad Girls Club. The show also played a large role in the decision by parent company NBCUniversal to relaunch Oxygen as a crime network in mid-2017.[3][4] As of April 7, 2024, 629 original episodes of Snapped have aired.



The series features non-fiction narratives of people who have committed murder or attempted murder or have been accused of committing or attempting to commit murder. Often the target is the individual's spouse. The program is edited in a documentary style, using a central voice-over narration by actress Jody Flader, as well as interviews with people in possession of first-hand knowledge of the case, including law enforcement officials, lawyers, journalists, friends and family members of both the victims and the accused, and at times the criminals or victims themselves. A few rare episodes during the series run have centered on male perpetrators, while a larger number of episodes have featured men who conspired with the central female perpetrator in the crime.



Snapped first aired on August 6, 2004, with the pilot episode, "Celeste Beard Johnson"[5] The series is currently in its thirty-third season of production at Jupiter Entertainment.[6][1]

Actresses Laura San Giacomo and Ronnie Farer narrated the first and second seasons, respectively.[7][8] Sharon Martin took the role of narrator in its third season, with a distinctive and pronounced oral cadence. She acquired an additional credit as a supervising producer of the series.[1] In February 2018, Martin announced she would no longer narrate the series.[9] The new narrator is actress Jody Flader, according to the end-of-episode credits and Flader's web site.[10]

In October 2020, Oxygen announced—in celebration of the series' 500th episode—it would air a two-week experience, billed as "Snapped: The Killer Women Event." The event will include original pilot episode and a never-before-seen episode. The event culminated in the airing of the 500th episode, focusing on the murder of Randy Sheridan, on November 22, 2020.[11] Season 34 kicked off with a two-hour episode about Sharee Miller. This aired on 12 May, 2024, and was a followup to a Season 2 episode.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
114August 6, 2004 (2004-08-06)October 24, 2004 (2004-10-24)

Snapped Notorious


To celebrate its twentieth season, Oxygen announced it would open its "killer season" with a two-hour "Notorious" specials focusing on infamous criminals.[12]

Season 1

Notorious season 1 episodes
No. in
TitleOriginal air date
2921"Menendez Brothers, Monsters or Victims? Part 1"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
Special two-part episode exploring the crimes of the Menéndez brothers, asking who the siblings were and examining what drove them to murder their parents.
2932"Menendez Brothers, Monsters or Victims? Part 2"October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
Concluding part of the two-part special exploring the horrific crimes and trials of the notorious Menéndez brothers.
3123"Scott Peterson"May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)
When 8 months pregnant Laci Peterson went missing on Christmas Eve 2002, her disappearance became a shocking national story. Scott, convicted of her murder 15 years ago, now has grounds for an appeal. Did Scott receive a fair trial?
3274"Drew Peterson"August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
An in depth look at the life and crimes of master manipulator, and monster, Drew Peterson. Peterson is currently serving time for the murder of his third wife while the search for his fourth wife Stacy continues.
3295"Tupac Shakur"September 10, 2017 (2017-09-10)
Tupac and Biggie, once friends, became embroiled in a collision course that ended in tragedy. Loved ones and insiders give personal accounts of the pivotal six-day period between Tupac's shooting and his tragic death.

Season 2

Notorious season 2 episodes
No. in
TitleOriginal air date
3541"Aileen Wuornos"March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)
An in depth look at the complexities of the case against the woman branded as America’s first female serial killer. Questions still revolve around her claim of self-defense and whether or not she got the justice she deserved.
3612"Charles Cullen"May 12, 2018 (2018-05-12)
Nurse Charles Cullen is one of America’s most prolific serial killers. Police say he may have murdered up to 400 victims, Cullen claimed he acted mercifully. An in-depth look into the case reveals the truth behind his motives.
3623"Kristen Gilbert"May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
A look at the case of nurse Kristen Gilbert, who may have committed up to 60 murders at a hospital in Massachusetts.
3714"Ted Bundy"July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
In the 1970s, Ted Bundy murders at least 36 young women; glamorized as a handsome, well-educated killer who outsmarted the law, Bundy may have been an evil genius or a con artist posing as privileged to hide the monster in plain sight.
3785"The BTK Serial Killer"September 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)
Self-named killer B.T.K., murdered 10 people over 17 years all while taunting Wichita police and media before being exposed as family man and churchgoer, Dennis Rader. In an exclusively acquired interview, he reveals what drove him to do it.
4626"The Hollywood Ripper"April 19, 2020 (2020-04-19)
A killer escapes his past and finds a new hunting ground in a city of dreamers. In 2019, after a decades long hunt across four police departments, Michael Gargiulo, now known as The Hollywood Ripper, faces trial for brutally murdering young women.

Season 3

Notorious season 3 episodes
No. in
TitleOriginal air date
5211"Girl In The Box"July 17, 2021 (2021-07-17)
In 1977, a young woman is abducted and imprisoned by a married couple in California. After 7 years of torture and rape, she breaks free in a daring escape. Colleen Stan shares her horrific experiences first-hand in this gripping story of survival.
5232"The Cleveland Strangler"July 24, 2021 (2021-07-24)
For over two years, the Cleveland Strangler murdered eleven women and lived with their bodies decomposing inside his house. Five women managed to escape from his attacks and share details about the terror they experienced inside his house of horrors.
5293"River Valley Killer"October 9, 2021 (2021-10-09)
From 1993 to 2000, the quiet community of Fort Smith, Arkansas was terrorized by a twisted serial killer, a deranged necrophiliac who targeted elderly and vulnerable women. He became known as The River Valley Killer.
5304"Happy Face Killer"October 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)
The man known as the Happy Face Killer viciously strangled 8 women and dumped their bodies along the road. Crime novelist, M William Phelps, shares rare on-camera interviews and never-heard-before chilling recordings with the psychopathic killer.

See also



  1. ^ a b c "Snapped | Jupiter Entertainment". www.jupiterent.com. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Snapped - Oxygen Official Site". oxygen.com. 14 March 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (February 1, 2017). "Oxygen Surrenders to Crime Wave in Programming Strategy Revamp". Variety. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 1, 2017). "Oxygen Officially Rebranding as Crime-Focused Network". The Hollywood Reporter. United States. Archived from the original on February 1, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Snapped: Celeste Beard Johnson". TV.com. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Snapped - Season 24". TV.com. Archived from the original on January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Snapped: Details and Credits for Season 1". Metacritic. United States: CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Snapped: Details and Credits for Season 2". Metacritic. United States: CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  9. ^ @SharonMartinVO (February 18, 2018). "Though I won't be voicing #Snapped anymore, you'll still catch me in re-runs and in a new online project soon for Oxygen. I'll let you know when it goes live!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Jody Flader: News". JodyFlader.com. Archived from the original on January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  11. ^ Crist, Allison (October 13, 2020). "Snapped Will Mark Its 500th Episode With an Epic Two-Week True Crime Experience". E! Online. United States: NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on October 13, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  12. ^ Carlson, Adam (April 12, 2017). "Watch: Snapped Premiere Focuses on Scott Peterson". People. United States: Meredith Corporation. Archived from the original on October 13, 2020. Retrieved October 13, 2020.

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