Barbara Walters returning to TV with 'American Scandal'

Barbara Walters returning to TV with 'American Scandal'
Barbara Walters, shown addressing an audience at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government last year, will be returning to television with a new Investigation Discovery series called "American Scandal." (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

She just can't stay away: Barbara Walters is coming back to TV.

The 85-year-old newswoman, who officially retired from ABC's "The View" in 2014 after scaling back her activities for years, is returning with "American Scandal," a six-part series for Investigation Discovery.

The series, announced as part of the new 2015-16 TV slate that the cable network is selling to advertisers in New York starting Tuesday, is billed as a kind of true-crime greatest hits collection.

Walters will retell the stories of some of the most notorious characters she covered throughout her career, including disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman and convicted murderer Jean Harris.

The series promises "new details" about the crimes "revealed by those closest" to the leading figures, according to Investigation Discovery's summary.

Tuesday's announcement did not include scheduling details.

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