Barbara Walters’ famous chats with the infamous have found a home on cable network Investigation Discovery.
The true crime channel owned by Discovery Communications announced Tuesday that it has ordered “American Scandal,” a new series in which Walters will revisit her interviews with convicted diet doc killer Jean Harris, John Lennon’s assassin Mark David Chapman, fallen TV minister James Bakker and others, using footage that never made it to air when first shown by ABC News.
The series promises to provide new details about the subjects’ notorious cases.
The series will be the first since Walters officially retired from ABC News last May. She has returned for a few exclusive interviews for ABC News and some visits to her old daytime talk show "The View."
No air date has been set for the six episodes ordered from ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions. The program was announced as part of ID’s 2015-16 upfront presentation.
ID has is also offering a new series with talk show host Wendy Williams called “Death by Gossip.” The program will tell stories of crimes that were spurred rumors and false details.
ID has also acquired its first scripted project, a three-part series called “Serial Thriller” from October Films. The series will tell the true story of a notorious serial killer, ID has not yet revealed who it is.
The ID slate also includes a new series from film director-producer Joel Schumacher called “Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors,” which will depict what the network describes as “some of the most twisted and horrifying cases to have ever taken place in unassuming hotels and inns across America.“