ID Partners with James Patterson on New Series

Investigation Discovery has partnered with best selling author James Patterson on a new true-crime series. 

The series, Murder Is Forever, will premiere Jan. 22 and is based on authentic stories featured in Patterson’s upcoming paperback groups. Each hour-long episode of Murder is Forever presents a unique murder mystery that keeps viewers guessing until the very end, according to the network.

“You can’t make up the astonishingly twisted tales featured in Murder Is Forever—even with James Patterson, the greatest storyteller of our time, at the helm,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America in a statement. “The combination of best-selling author, Patterson, and ID, America’s most-watched true-crime network, produces a uniquely irresistible offering for both of our passionate readers and viewers, who will no doubt agree that truth is stranger than fiction.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.