Investigation Discovery announced its true crime series, People Magazine Investigates, will return for a second season. The announcement comes as season one of the series is finishing up its first season run with an episode on the trial of convicted murderer, Jeffrey MacDonald. The show’s first season, which has been averaging 1.3+ million viewers, explored in-depth controversial cases including the Long Island Serial Killer case and that of the Grim Sleeper.
Season two will consist of 10 episodes and will premiere later this year. People Magazine Investigates is executive produced by Donnie Eichar, Brandon Hill, Chad Itskowitz, Jess Cagle, Dan Wakeford, JJ Miller, and Thomas Cutler.
“We at ID are absolutely thrilled with both the performance of People Magazine Investigates and the unique partnership we’ve enjoyed with the terrific team of reporters and editors at People,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “The series quickly became one of our top performers this fall – with more than 13 million unique viewers sampling the series throughout its run to date – and we’re looking forward to exploring more cases of true life mysteries with the incredible editorial team at People.”
“The success of the show is a testament to the power of the People brand across all mediums; including long-form programming,” stated Jess Cagle, Editor in Chief of People and Editorial Director of the Time Inc. Style and Entertainment Group. “ID’s smart, collaborative and strategic team is truly remarkable, and so is the impressive People staff, which brings People’s trusted storytelling and reporting expertise to all our platforms every day. I am so proud of my colleagues at People and grateful to ID for leveraging People’s valuable brand and talent so beautifully.”