Murder is the Ultimate Act of Deception in Investigation Discovery's New Series "Betrayed"

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21 August 2016
Courtesy of Investigation Discovery
Premiering Wednesday, August 24 at 9 PM ET/PT
on Investigation Discovery
          In a town like any other town, they were a family just like any other family surrounding themselves with people they could trust… or, so they thought. Things are not always as they seem in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series “BETRAYED,” which revisits heart-pounding cases of deception that ended in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend. Told through the lens of the fictionalized, first-person perspectives of the victims, “BETRAYED” treats the viewer like the only confidant they have left. As investigators, family, and friends peel back the layers and facts of each case, the otherworldly narrator already knows where the breadcrumb trail ends. They guide viewers through the various relationships that comprise their life, raising suspicions about who will commit the ultimate betrayal and bring about their doom.

          “BETRAYED is at once both chilling and relatable in its portrayal of chasing the American dream and how dramatically the veneer can crumble, exposing the sin that hides beneath,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “There’s no doubt that this is a particularly exciting time for crime television and, from the notorious newsmakers to emblematic whodunits like ‘BETRAYED,’ ID remains the authority in telling these stories.”
Episodes in the first season of “BETRAYED” include:
World Premiere Episode: “No Escape” Premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c
          Stifled by the small-town life in Pikeville, Ky., Susan Smith dreams of something better, somewhere away from her jealous husband, Kenneth. Things get worse when Kenneth's best friend Cat-Eyes, a bank robber, comes with his wife to stay with them. Cat-Eyes has a thing for Susan, and his jealous wife knows it. Soon after Cat-Eyes moves in, a handsome FBI agent, Mark, approaches Susan to be an informant on Cat-Eyes bank robberies. She initially refuses because snitches don't last long in Pikeville but, when Susan finds a cache of guns in her kids' room, she decides to share what she knows to protect them. Pretty soon, Susan and Mark start a love affair – which she hopes will lead to a better life for her children out of Pikeville, but that Mark desperately tries to hide from his wife. All along, Susan has been trying to do the right thing, but her good intentions only bring hellish consequences.
“The Devil You Know” Premieres Wednesday, August 31 at 9/8c
          Missy Grubaugh, a devout Christian, is working her way through college as a waitress while on her path to becoming a teacher. She's a real head turner and has even found a boyfriend who seems to respect her commitment to remaining a virgin until marriage. But she doesn't know about his secret, shady past. Her boyfriend isn't the only man interested in her good looks and innocent charms. She's attracted the attention of a co-worker who lives close to her as well. His "accidental" late night drop-ins start happening more frequently. And at the restaurant where she works, she catches another waiter stealing. When she turns him in, he threatens her life and, not long after, Missy is found dead in her apartment.
“Dancing With Death” Premieres Wednesday, September 7 at 9/8c
          Janet Walsh is a young, soon-to-be divorcée who's enjoying being single for the first time in her adult life. She even starts a passionate, secret love affair with one of the most prominent men in town – a romance she must keep from her jealous ex, Scott, who has been stalking her. One night, Janet's best friend takes her to a disco for a girls' night out. She finds herself fending off unwanted advances, especially from her creepy boss, whose wedding ring doesn't seem to stop him from flirting. The next morning, Janet is found dead in her apartment, tied up with her own scarf. Her murder case spans 35 years and five convincing suspects, confounding police until DNA evidence finally confirms the killer.
“Strangled by Love” Premieres Wednesday, September 14 at 8/7c (note different time)
          Dana Laskowski is a young, single mom, living in a small town in Washington state. Just divorced from her jealous husband, Stan, she's trying to balance her life with triplets with a desire to find a good man. She thinks maybe she's found Mr. Right in Mike, until she realizes he might be even more controlling than Stan ever was. Having his handsome best friend John in the picture doesn't help. Making things more complicated, Dana has attracted the attention of a creepy cable guy, who won't take the hint that she's not interested. On top of that, her beloved but troubled niece Amanda, along with her best friend Emily, keeps coming by to ask for money. Dana feels she might have the whole situation figured out when, in 2001, she is betrayed by one of the people closest to her, and her happy life is cut short in stunning fashion.
“Bad Blood” Premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 9/8c
         Ray Kotomski is a retired corrections officer looking for love after a failed first marriage. He thinks he's hit the jackpot when he meets and then marries fun, beautiful Teresa Lovin. Ray has even taken in Teresa's two grandkids, whose mother, Teresa's daughter, died tragically. But Ray's strict parenting style conflicts with Teresa's family, especially her tough brother, Scott. Ray soon feels more and more trapped by the people in Teresa's life, including her jealous ex-husband who always happens to be around to see the grandkids, and Teresa's stalker who's still in jail for trying to kill Ray. When Ray is found dead at his home from anti-freeze poisoning, there are plenty of suspects to go around.
“Blinded by Betrayal” Premieres Wednesday, September 28 at 9/8c
          Smart and passionate Yelena Zakin is living out her dream as the proud wife of Andrew Pakhomov, the new Interim Chair of the Physics Department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. But the fantasy life at the university starts to sour quickly as Andrew seems to have eyes for his new, scheming secretary. When Yelena tries to warn the secretary's fiancée what's happening, he denies the obvious, and blames Yelena for trying to destroy his marriage. To make matters worse, Andrew's ambitious protégé starts to get jealous at the little time Yelena gets with her husband. Yelena tries to distract herself by starting something with her sexy contractor but not long after, her body is found floating in a river by the school campus.

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