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Deadly Women

Deadly Women

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  • Premiered: 
    February 8, 2005
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  • Network: Discovery
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

This series explores the psyche of female killers, showing what turns love affairs into fatal attractions or how twisted minds and dark secrets can send women on lethal rampages. While male murderers are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction, women usually have more complex, long-term motives. Former FBI criminal profiler Candice DeLong, who is rumored to be the real life Clarice Starling, the character played by Jodie Foster in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, offers insights into the motive of the killers, while forensic pathologist Dr. Janis Amatuzio reveals the telltale evidence that killers leave on their victims.

Investigation Discovery debuted Season 7 of this series on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT, with an episode that featured a mom locking up her daughter like a POW, a woman quietly killing her community, and lesbian lovers who bash and burn a complete stranger.

DEADLY WOMEN returned for it eighth season from 9-11pm ET/PT with back-to-back new episodes. The Season 8 premiere, "Lady of Blood," focuses on Lizzie Borden, America's most infamous murderess, who was a quiet, Sunday school teacher born into a wealthy respected family -- until she took an ax and hacked her stepmother and father to death. After generations of curiosity surrounding the case, Candice DeLong delves into the psyche of the infamous ax-wielding killer. The night's second new program, "Mom's Money," is the show's 100th episode and revisits three homicides brought on by daughters seeking a different kind of maternal support: money.

DEADLY WOMEN returned for its 13-episode ninth season on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following an all-day marathon (10am-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "Sleeping with the Enemy," Candice DeLong reveals a group of men who find out they had been sleeping with the enemy when these women exposed their true selves: a beauty queen tried to free herself from family duties; an accountant's tryst turned deadly; and a valedictorian made sure her man couldn't leave.

The tenth season of DEADLY WOMEN premiered on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Killer Cougars," some women can't resist boy toys. But fur flies when these Deadly Women reveal they're killer cougars.

Season 11 of DEADLY WOMEN premiered on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10pn ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. The season opener, "Midlife Murder," chronicles the stories of women who didn't grow old gleefully; instead, they committed a mid-life murder.

Investigation Discovery premiered the twelfth season of DEADLY WOMEN on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Kiss Then Kill," when love goes wrong, it is a dangerous game for women who kiss, then kill.

Season 13 of DEADLY WOMEN premiered on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery. In the season opener, "Fatal Love," love can turn to hate when familiarity breeds contempt.
DEADLY WOMEN returned for its 14th season on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on Investigation Discovery, with criminal profiler Candice DeLong continuing to explore some of history's most fascinating female killers. In the season opener, "Tainted Love," Ciera Harp snaps after realizing aspiring rapper Rahim Grant will never be hers; Linda Ricchio's possessive behavior wears thin with boyfriend Ron Ruse; grandmother Loretta Burroughs marries her high school sweetheart, Danny, then he disappears.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Beyond Productions