Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals is a new and exciting TV series that is slated to hit Investigation Discovery’s TV waves on Monday, November 2. American Scandals will air in nine episodes for 1-hour each. Hosted by Barbara Walters and produced by Lincoln Square Productions, the highly anticipated television series will take a look back at some of the most explosive true-crime stories with new interviews and updates on where they are now. Especially interesting will be hearing Barbara Walters commentary on what she thought about these infamous cases, according to Variety. Barbara Presents American Scandals is similar in name to the other Barbara Walters Presents specials that the former The View host has hosted over the years, such as Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People.
By the looks of it, the upcoming show appears to be fascinating. Though, many hardcore Investigation Discovery viewers, often referred to as #IDAddicts, are not impressed. ID viewers are a sophisticated audience—an audience that is very different from ABC viewers. Investigation Discovery fans like fresh, new cases. And let’s face it, we have seen Barbara Walters all of our lives. It will be interesting to see how the viewers respond after the show. But judging by the comments, many are not looking forward to seeing the same old stories that have been the focus of numerous documentaries and news segments over the years.
Here is what some of you are saying.
“SHE IS RETIRED. I AM OVER HER PART IN MY LIFE.”
“These are old stories and old interviews please make her retire.”
“This is my favorite station it sucks that she has a show on here.”
“Such an ‘edge of your seat’ show, asking Kato Kaelin if he thinks OJ is guilty. I’m pretty sure he’s said hundreds of times that he thinks he is. Barbara needs to go far away.”
“Enough Barbra! find something new to report on. This stuff has been done to death. Surely there is enough interesting crime in America to give us something new.”
“Love this channel, but I am not looking forward to this show at all. I saw it all on the news for such a long time and I don’t want to see it again!”
“Sweet baby jesus.NO ONE and I mean NO ONE wants to hear about the Ramsey case anymore I am Old, and i do not care,do you really think the younger audience will? “
“My favorite channel but don’t need anyone from The View contaminating it.”
Here is what you can expect from some of the episodes of American Scandals.
“JonBenét Ramsey: Inside the Mystery” revisits the case of JonBenét Ramsey, the 6-year old little girl who was murdered in her upscale Boulder, Colorado, home in December of 1996. The former pageant beauty would now be 25 years old. Sadly, no one has ever been convicted in her death. Barbara Walters will catch up with JonBenét Ramsey’s father, John Ramsay. Her mother, Patsy Ramsay, has since died.
“O.J. Simpson: Kato Speaks” will air on Monday, November 9. Viewers will be transported back to the 1990’s, when the OJ Simpson case literally took over television. It is credited as one of the major cases that captured the nations attention before the rise of social media. Walters will catch up with house guest Kato Kaelin to find out how life has been for him since the raged. She’ll also find out what he thinks about OJ Simpson’s guilt or innocence regarding the Nicole Brown Simpson-Ron Goldman murders.
Some other cases that will be presented, include “Jean Harris: The Headmistress Murderer,” “Menendez Brothers: The Bad Sons,” “Kimberly Mays: Switched at Birth,” “Mark David Chapman: The Man Who Shot John Lennon,” “Jim Bakker: Fall From Grace,” “Mary Kay Letourneau: Forbidden Love,” and “Robert Blake: A Hollywood Hit.” Be sure not to miss Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals on Monday at 10/9 central on Investigation Discovery. Recently, Inquisitr covered ABC 20/20‘s update of the OJ Simpson Case.