SILVER SPRING, Md., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It was the happiest day of the bride's life, but it was also her last. For the newlyweds featured on Investigation Discovery's new series HAPPILY NEVER AFTER, the reality of "til death do you part" hits sooner than expected when homicide crashes the honeymoon. Part wedding show and part police drama, each episode unveils the murder of a newlywed amidst flashbacks to the couple's happy romance and the moment marital bliss turned to tragedy. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Marlo Thomas, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER premieres Saturday, July 21 at 10 PM E/T on Investigation Discovery.
"When we think of post-nuptial moments of passion, our imaginations usually turn toward racy scenes in the honeymoon suite, not of one involving murder of the bride or groom," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "From lawfully wed… to unlawfully dead, HAPPILY NEVER AFTER unveils how even the most magical moments in our lives are susceptible to unhappy endings."
Woven into each episode is expert commentary from Dr. Wendy Walsh, a relationship and human behavior expert who is a frequent guest on talk show The Doctors and a regular commentator on CNN. Dr. Walsh is also a professor at California State University Channel Islands, where she lectures on evolutionary psychology and human mating strategies. Dr. Walsh holds a master's degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her area of interest is human attachment and relationship styles.
The first three episodes of HAPPILY NEVER AFTER are:
The Bride Wore Blood Premieres Saturday, July 21 at 10 PM E/P
It's a cool day outside, but the church is full of warmth as Tina Entwistle recites her vows. Gazing into the gentle eyes of her beau, Luis Deleg, Tina can't stop smiling. With the slide of the rings and a kiss on the lips, Tina and Luis are man and wife. But ten hours later, the street outside of the couple's new home is a sea of red and blue lights. Luis lies in the driveway, bloodied by knife wounds and unconscious after falling from a second-story window. Meanwhile, the new bride lies upstairs in a blood-soaked wedding gown. There's mass confusion, but someone confesses to seeing Luis' brother with a knife. Now, he's missing. Who could have possibly done this to such a sweet, loving couple? Could there have been something more sinister hiding behind those loving vows? Location: Port Jervis, NY
Set Sail for Murder Premieres Saturday, July 28 at 10 PM E/P
After a ten-month, cross-country romance, Karen Waltz and Scott Roston tie the knot at a Las Vegas wedding chapel. The ceremony is fun, funny and full of energy. After the ceremony, the giddy lovers race back to Santa Monica to pack for a seven-day, hot and steamy honeymoon cruise. The ship is headed for Mexico, set to return to California on Valentine's Day. But disaster strikes just 30 miles off the California coast when the newlywed bride is thrown overboard. Is it an accident or something more sinister? Rescuers discover her body after 10 hours of searching, but there's such unusual bruising around her neck… in the shape of handprints. What really happened that dark Valentine's Eve to push the bride to her watery grave? Location: California
Ice Cold Heart Premieres Saturday, August 4 at 10 PM E/P
Arm in arm with her loving Uncle Howard, Lisa Solomon takes the final steps down the aisle toward her love of four years, Matthew Solomon. Uncle Howard kisses her "goodbye," finally letting his darling niece go. Lisa's sparkling smile is contagious, and everyone knows this is the happiest day of her life. But on the newlywed's two-month anniversary – Christmas Eve – Matthew calls police: Lisa went for a walk and never came back. He pleads to news cameras for help to find his vanished bride, and hundreds of volunteers give up their holidays to scour Long Island for missing Lisa. But every tip is a dead end. Where could the newlywed bride be? Who would take her? As police search for Lisa, and for a stalker who seemed obsessed with her, they slowly uncover a heartbreaking truth. Location: Huntington Station, NY
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER is produced by M2 Pictures and Investigation Discovery. For M2, Mike Sinclair is executive producer and David O'Donnell is show runner. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
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