Upfronts 2012: Investigation Discovery Unveils Largest Slate Ever

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Investigation Discovery will add 12 new series to its lineup in 2012-13 in addition to returning 22 existing series, the largest original programming slate ever for the growing network.

Three new series will premiere this summer -- Evil Twins, about true-crime mysteries of sibling rivalry; Redrum, which follows the backwards tale of murder; and the previously announced Deadly Affairs, hosted by soap legend Susan Lucci.

Other new series in development are Frenemies: BFFs Gone Bad, ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Wives With Knives, Pretty Bad Girls, Cold Case (working title), Dangerous Persuasions (wt), The Ex-Files (wt), the spinoff Who the Bleep... and Murder in Paradise (wt).

The network will also have the special Warner Herzog's Into the Abyss: A Tale of Life, A Tale of Death about a death row inmate and the limited series Nightmare Christmas, where each episode tells a story of murder amid the holiday season.

ID is coming off its best quarterly performance, scoring Q1 gains of 21% in primetime among total viewers, 35% among women 25 to 54 and 45% with women 18 to 49. During daytime, the network ranks fourth season-to-date in delivery of women 25 to 54, behind USA, TNT and TBS.

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