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"Final Cut" (TV show) on Investigatiion Discovery is a series that proves that, although Los Angeles is the land of fame and fortune, it isn't all glitz and glam in these sought-after Hollywood Hills. Following devastating stories of big dreams turned horrific nightmares, each episode looks at shocking stories featuring the last act of an aspiring star's career — when the final scene marker slaps down at the fatal intersection of Hollywood & Crime. Investigative journalist Pat LaLama provides expert commentary throughout each case.

The premiere episode of "Final Cut" features the stories of two aspiring young stars, model Kimberly Pandelios and actress Linda Sobek. Though they had never met, both shared the dream of being famous. Their cases are nearly identical: two young women, both blonde and beautiful, both ventured out to a remote location for a photo shoot ... but neither came home. Found buried in shallow graves just miles apart, these girls share more than just a tragic fate — they may also share a murderer.

From young dreamers to successful actors, the City of Angels can be one terrifying place, and "Final Cut" reveals that the cruel side of Hollywood leaves nothing extra on the cutting room floor. "The Killing Fields'" Haing Ngor, famous for being one of only two non-professional actors in history to receive an Oscar, was murdered in cold blood. "The Cosby Show's" child star and a six-year cast member of "The Steve Harvey Show," Merlin Santana, was gunned down while sitting in a car on a Los Angeles street corner. Al Adamson was a master of kitschy, low-budget horror movies, only to find himself a victim in a story that could have come straight from one of his own films. Other cases explored include: Daniel Serrano, a charming plastic surgeon who resorted to industrial-grade lubricant when his supply ran out, leaving devastating results for his clients, including Shawn King, Larry King's wife; Anand Jon, an aspiring fashion superstar — and sexual predator — who lured underage models to his own "Runway of Hell;" and Garrett Warren, a martial arts expert and respected stuntman who was gunned down after opening his front door, but somehow lived to tell the tale.

"Final Cut" is produced for Investigation Discovery by LMNO Productions. For LMNO, Eric Schotz is executive producer and Raymond Bridgers is co-executive producer. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.


Network: Investigation Discovery
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: December 5, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: LMNO Productions

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