[01/27/22 - 09:00 AM] TNT Announces Summer 2022 Launch of Original True Crime Anthology, "Rich & Shameless" TNT will air an early sneak episode of the series, "Pam & Tommy: The Tape That Changed America" on Saturday, February 19, following the conclusion of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
[via press release from TNT]
Does Fame, Power, Success, and Money Really Buy Happiness?
TNT Announces Summer 2022 Launch of Original True Crime Anthology, "Rich & Shameless"
From Girls Gone Wild to Pharma Bro to Pam & Tommy, This Eight-Hour Unscripted Series Tells the Shocking Stories of Fame, Fortune and the Problems That Follow
TNT Airs Sneak Peek Episode, "Pam & Tommy: The Tape That Changed America" on Saturday, February 19 Following State Farm All-Star Saturday Night
LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2022) - TNT announces its new, original true crime anthology series "Rich & Shameless," documenting the shocking real stories of the problems that befall great wealth in seven unique films that will launch summer 2022. TNT will air an early sneak episode of the series, "Pam & Tommy: The Tape That Changed America" on Saturday, February 19, 2022, following the conclusion of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
Fame. Power. Success. Money can bring it all. And drain it all away. From TNT and Raw ("Three Identical Strangers" and "Don't F**k with Cats"), comes "Rich & Shameless," a seven-part series of premium films that tell the true stories of the successes, failures, thrills and miseries that accompany the kind of wealth that ordinary people can never understand. Using a combination of powerful interviews, unique archive and atmospheric visuals, "Rich & Shameless" goes behind the public façade to reveal the dangers of great prosperity. Subjects covered throughout the docuseries include: the mysterious death of crypto millionaire and suspected con artist Gerald Cotton, Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman and her involvement in a nefarious sex cult, the unlikely battle between Martin Shkreli and The Wu-Tang Clan, the disappearance of NBA great Bison Dele (formerly Brian Williams) at sea, fashion mogul Peter Nygard's quest for eternal youth, and more.
TNT's sneak episode focuses on actress/model Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee with never-before-told stories of the theft, release and exploitation of the most famous sex tape in history - revealed for the first time by the people involved. Among the exclusive interviews are Amanda Chicago Lewis, an investigative journalist and writer of the Hulu series "Pam & Tommy"; Helen White, daughter of Milton Ingley, a low-budget porn baron who first sold the infamous tape; Cort St. George, an internet entrepreneur involved in publicizing the tape and Guerin Swing, a close friend of the pair who offers a unique insight into the couple's mindset at the time of the scandal.
TNT, a WarnerMedia brand, is watched by more people than any other cable network and known for big, lean-forward television that gives viewers the best seat in the house for electrifying stories, dynamic characters and thrilling events. TNT is home to some of television's most popular original series including "Snowpiercer," "Animal Kingdom," and big-ticket movies. TNT is expanding its programming to include premium unscripted with the docuseries "Rich & Shameless," "Rhodes to the Top," and "Shaq Life." TNT also presents primetime specials and sports coverage, including Inside the NBA, the NHL, NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW), which has exploded onto the scene with "AEW: Rampage" and the AEW specials "Battle of the Belts". Website: www.tntdrama.com
London based film and television company RAW is the global producer of premium documentaries and docuseries including the recent Netflix hits Fear City: New York vs The Mafia, The Ripper and Don't F**K With Cats, as well as the award-winning feature films Three Identical Strangers, American Animals and The Imposter. RAW, an All3Media company, produces Discovery's highest-rated show Gold Rush; for CNN, RAW has also produced ratings hits Race for the White House, American Dynasties: The Kennedys and The Bush Years, as well as the Emmy winning series Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy, feature doc The Lost Sons and Reframed: Marilyn Monroe. RAW's most recent U.K. TV credits include the award-winning BBC documentaries Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism; as well as the long running ITV series Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport. 2021 marked RAW's 20th anniversary, as well as the release of its feature films Dream Horse (starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis) and Encounter (starring Riz Ahmed and Octavia Spencer).