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American Monster

American Monster

  • Premiered: 
    June 1, 2016
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  • Network: ID
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Using re-creations, interviews with neighbors and loved ones, and never-before-seen footage of American killers -- from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school and from the church cook-out to the wedding video -- AMERICAN MONSTER interweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent. Each one-hour episode features a different case, including the series premiere, which focuses on Max and Janeene Jones, who appeared to have the perfect marriage in public, but an undercover police investigation revealed their marriage may not have been what it seemed.

Season 2 of AMERICAN MONSTER premiered on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "The Green Monster," in rural Ohio, an intruder brutally guns down Jack and Linda Myers in their sleep. The only witness is their sleepy 4-year-old grandson. But their extensive home movies -- aired here for the first time -- may have captured a monster lurking in their midst.

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT, Investigation Discovery premiered the third season of AMERICAN MONSTER. The season opener, "The Frame Job," starts in suburban California, where an intruder brutally attacks and kills Joan Dawley. As the Dawley family grieves, it's up LAPD detectives to crack the case. Secret home movies uncover a shocking tale of deceit, and a monster lurking behind the scenes.

Season 4 of AMERICAN MONSTER premiered on Monday, September 2, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Falling Down," Alene and George Jenkins are a couple living a perfect life. When their desire for children leads them to adopt a son and a daughter it seems their family is complete. But instead it triggers a dark spiral ending in an unspeakably awful crime.

The fifth season of AMERICAN MONSTER premiered on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Brothers in Arms," Mark Corona and Paul Stoeppler are two cousins who are as close as brothers. This blood bond is destroyed when one of them is murdered in cold blood. Never-before-seen home video and shocking CCTV footage reveal what really happened.

Investigation Discovery premiered a new season of AMERICAN MONSTER on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT. In the Season 6 opener, "Everyone's Favorite Uncle," a wealthy couple lives an idyllic life -- until one of them ends up dead.

AMERICAN MONSTER returned for its seventh season on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Unlucky in Love," Tabatha Spake grows up in an adoring home, but by the time she\u2019s a teenager, she longs for a different kind of love -- one that will elude her for decades to come. Just when she finally finds happiness, a monster turns her dreams into a nightmare.
After a 4.5-month break, AMERICAN MONSTER returned with new episodes on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the mid-season premiere, "Tell Me You Love Me," Ashley Pittman thinks she hit the lottery marrying Jeffrey Scott, and he gives her a cushier life than the one she left behind in small-town Louisiana; however, behind closed doors, a secret soon turns deadly.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Arrow Media