London, 1 June 2015. AMC Networks International Broadcasting Ltd, part of AMC Networks International – Zone (AMCNI – Zone) announced today that it is coproducing “Killer Doctors on Death Row” with Sky Vision and Foxtel Australia. New and exclusive to CBS Reality, the crime series will air in October 2015 in the UK and Poland.
“Killer Doctors on Death Row” has been ordered for ten, one-hour episodes, and it is exploring the dark and sinister motives of medical professionals who commit the biggest abuse of trust with their patients. Instead of using their expertise and access to drugs to heal their patient’s illnesses, they use their power to murder unsuspecting victims. The series will delve deep into these sinister acts committed by the featured doctors and nurses and will attempt to uncover the evidence and motive behind each case.
Cases in the series include Ronald Mikos, a Podiatrist from Chicago, who knowingly defrauded the Medicare system to the tune of $1.2 million dollars. One of his patients refused to provide him with an alibi for the federal investigation, so he murdered her. Another programme features Robert Diaz, a nurse from California who gained a reputation for predicting exactly when the patients on his ward would die. Diaz’s uncanny intuition wasn’t a gift; he was murdering his patients.
“CBS Reality is committed to showcasing the best in crime programming. We’re thrilled to be working with Foxtel Australia and Sky Vision on ”Killer Doctors on Death Row” which is our second major original series to date* and is an interesting new look at crimes committed by the people we should be able to trust.” said Sam Rowden, AMCNI – Zone’s Director of Programming, CBS Reality and New Media.
Danny Tipping, Director of Programming & Development at Sky Vision Productions said, “We’re very pleased to be working with both broadcasters on this incredible series. The stories are particularly shocking when you consider the perpetrators are often pillars of the community with whom families have entrusted the care of their loved ones. Through expert research and dramatic reconstruction, we’ll feature some of the most notorious cases.’’
Jim Buchan, General Manager Factual from Foxtel said, “We’re excited to begin to collaborate with both CBS Reality and Sky Vision on a shared vision of commissioning some of the most compelling factual crime content available on television. For our CI Network this series will demonstrate yet again that truth is often stranger than fiction. Certainly as the number of cases found to fit the “Killer Doctors on Death Row” series premise is truly astounding.”
CBS Reality has seen significant audience growth year on year. It is now the biggest factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst adult women and the 27th most watched channel in the UK.**
* “Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved” is the first UK series commission to premiere on CBS Reality as part of the channel’s autumn lineup in the UK and Poland
** March 2015, BARB-Tech Edge
About AMC Networks International – Zone
AMC Networks International – Zone is a leading international broadcaster and distributor of fourteen thematic television channels across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The diverse portfolio includes AMC, Sundance Channel, Eva, Extreme Sports Channel, MGM Channel and preschool channel JimJam together with joint venture and partnership channels: Outdoor Channel & Polsat JimJam, plus CBS Drama, CBS Action, CBS Reality, CBS Europa and Horror Channel with CBS Studios International.
The consolidated and joint venture channels reach audiences in more than 160 million homes across over 120 countries and in 25 languages.
AMC Networks International – Zone is a business unit of AMC Networks International which delivers entertaining and acclaimed programming to more than 140 countries and territories, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.