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‘Very Scary People’ Gets Second Season on HLN

Very Scary People, which chronicles the lives of the most frightening individuals in recent history, is getting a second season on HLN. Donnie Wahlberg hosts.

Season one, which began March 17 with a look at John Wayne Gacy, has six two-hour episodes. Charles Manson, the NorCal Rapist and Rev. Jim Jones are also profiled on the show.

HLN said the series is on pace to be its highest rated original series in terms of total viewers and in the demo. One episode remains.

Wahlberg stars in CBS drama Blue Bloods and in A&E unscripted series Wahlburgers.

Nancy Duffy, VP of program development for CNN, is the executive producer of Very Scary People.

HLN is part of CNN. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.