Criminal Confessions, from Executive Producer Dick Wolf and Shed Media, delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. Each hour-long episode takes viewers through the emotional twists and turns of a real homicide case from the 911 call to the crime scene and leading up to the interrogation room where detectives corner their prime suspect. The police officers and detectives will walk us through their strategy while interviews with the suspects’ and victims’ friends and family shed light on the heartbreaking details, taking viewers on an emotional journey with the hope of finding justice. In every case, the interrogating officer will "break" the suspect and get a shocking reveal of what led to the atrocious crime.
In the oil fields of New Mexico, mother of two Emily Lambert disappears after a night out at a local bar. Investigators find themselves in a race against the clock trying to find her alive and are eventually stunned by what they uncover.
October 1, 2017
1.02 (#2) Waterloo
A shooting in broad daylight in the city of Waterloo, Iowa leaves two dead. Investigators Camarata and Moller follow a trail of bloody footprints to a list of suspects and an unexpected lead from a knowledgeable confidential informant.
October 8, 2017
1.03 (#3) Baton Rouge
Women are found brutally murdered and panic strikes Baton Rouge, LA. The city suspects a serial killer is on the loose. In an example of police work at its finest, detectives lead investigators to an unlikely suspect hiding a dark secret.
October 15, 2017
1.04 (#4) Edmonton
When a hardworking single mother with a history of heart issues is found dead on the front steps of her home, detectives assume she died of natural causes. However, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear foul play was involved.
October 22, 2017
1.05 (#5) Martin County
A 2-Hour Special takes us to Florida, where a devoted mother disappears into the night after tucking her daughter into bed. Investigators chase down a trail of leads that include multiple suspects, culminating in a horrifying discovery.
October 29, 2017
1.06 (#6) Placentia
A mother's only hope of finding her missing 20-year old daughter rests in the hands of a seasoned investigator from the DA's office, who takes on her case after it's gone cold for seven years.
November 5, 2017
1.07 (#7) Gainesville
A college freshman goes missing without a trace, concerned friends and family talk to police about his last whereabouts. Those conversations however, raise more questions than answers when they point to a potentially deadly love triangle.
November 12, 2017
1.08 (#8) Eunice
When a wife comes home to discover her ex-husband shot to death in the home they still share, detectives embark on a two year long journey to find out exactly who pulled the trigger, as a family falls apart.
November 19, 2017
1.09 (#9) Boone County
A family man calls 911 to say he'd accidentally shot himself. Yet the crime scene tells a different story. With little hard evidence to go on and a love triangle unfolding, police work fast to get to the bottom of a mysterious shooting.
November 26, 2017
1.10 (#10) Houston
When a mother of two goes missing, the police suspect she's relapsed into drugs. However her family and friends say she'd never desert her two young children and suspect foul play.
December 3, 2017
1.11 (#11) Seneca Falls
An accidental death in upstate New York becomes a possible murder scene and a wife and mother provides a crucial piece of evidence. Investigators confront the darkest side of humanity to discover an unspeakable truth.
December 10, 2017
1.12 (#12) Ascension
When a string of elderly people are brutally murdered in their homes along the Mississippi River, a Task Force is formed to hunt down a serial killer before they can strike again.
December 17, 2017
2.01 (#13) Mountain City, TN
A gruesome execution style double murder of a young couple shakes a small mountain community in Eastern Tennessee. With no evidence or DNA left at the crime scene, police rely on the rumor mill and their instincts to try and identify suspects.
October 13, 2018
2.02 (#14) Largo, FL
A kind hearted single mother is found brutally murdered, inside her own home. Three potential suspects quickly arise, all claiming innocence, and it's up to the Largo Police detectives to find out who is the cold blooded killer.
October 13, 2018
2.03 (#15) Belmont County, OH
A homicide of a beloved young coal miner sends shockwaves through a conservative mining community. As multiple suspects arise, detectives try to determine if the killing was a robbery gone wrong, a crime of passion, or possibly a hate crime.
October 20, 2018
2.04 (#16) Marion County, FL
Devoted mother of two, Heather Strong, disappears leaving her two children with her estranged husband, Josh. As Josh becomes an obvious suspect, an unlikely and sinister offender emerges.
October 27, 2018
2.05 (#17) Jackson County, WI
A community bands together to search for a missing woman. Police are unable to solve the case until they speak to her husband's close friend and learn some startling information.
November 3, 2018
2.06 (#18) Midland, TX
Kathy Lujan, a married mother of two young boys, is believed to have run away with one of her lovers. Detective Rosie Rodriguez chases a trail of evidence and suspects that reveal the truth about Kathy's whereabouts.
November 10, 2018
2.07 (#19) Palestine, TX
When a woman discovers the bludgeoned body of her nephew, investigators must unravel the events that led to his demise. With three viable suspects, it takes about a year to crack the case using the smallest piece of DNA evidence from the crime scene.
November 17, 2018
2.08 (#20) King County, WA
In one of the largest and longest manhunts in the U.S., authorities finally identify the prolific Green River Killer. But now it's a cat and mouse game, as they try to get inside his mind, so he'll lead them to the remains of other missing women.
November 24, 2018
2.09 (#21) Renton, WA
A popular 17-year-old high school senior suddenly goes missing. A year later, a witness comes forward claiming he knows who's responsible for her disappearance. Detectives must unravel a web of lies in order to learn the truth.
December 1, 2018
2.10 (#22) Tazewell, VA
A hardworking Virginia couple closes up Pizza Plus on the eve of their anniversary, when they are both brutally murdered. The investigation into their slaying goes cold until detectives find the most unlikely of suspects.
December 8, 2018
2.11 (#23) Canton, PA
When a woman is found dead in her home, police aren't sure if it's an accident or a murder until they get an unexpected call, from an unexpected person.
December 15, 2018
2.12 (#24) Grove City, OH
After the naked body of an Ohio State Senior is found, investigators bring in a suspect for questioning. They play a dangerous game of give and take hoping to get the truth and bring justice to the victim and her family.