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  • Premiered: 
    June 6, 2022
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  • Network: TV One
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

PAYBACK is a one-hour docuseries that examines shocking crimes, focusing on those who've crossed the line to seek the ultimate revenge. Whether it's a cheating ex, a double-crossing co-worker, or the best friend who stabbed you in the back, it's human instinct to want to get even. Though most of us don't act on this impulse, there are those among us who are consumed by "getting even". And for them, what starts as a nagging bitterness evolves into obsession...and results in the ultimate payback...murder. Sometimes these are cold, calculated attacks. Other times they are spontaneous acts of vengeance born in the heat of the moment. The series opener tells the story of Jamaar Bracey. When a Chicago man is shot to death on a visit to Atlanta for his girlfriend's birthday, surveillance footage of the attack leads detectives to believe their victim may have been stalked by a dangerous predator out for revenge.
On Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT, TV One premiered "William 'Bosco' Lyles," the season finale of PAYBACK. After a deadly night-time home invasion, the family suspects a vindictive ex-lover, but the case grows cold after the suspect disappears. Thirty years later, a family member hungry for justice helps police track down the vengeful killer.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Jupiter Entertainment