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'License to Kill' Season 2: Release date, plot, host, trailer and all you need to know about Oxygen's true-crime docuseries

The show delves into some of the most shocking stories of crimes committed by medical professionals

We believe wholeheartedly that doctors are here to cure our ailments. But what if these doctors were low-profile serial killers? Oxygen, the television channel that hosts an abundance of high-quality true-crime content is returning with the second season of its acclaimed show 'License to Kill'. The show delves into some of the most shocking stories of crimes committed by medical professionals. Here is everything you need to know about it.

Release date

The second season of 'License to Kill' kicks off on August 8 at 7 pm ET/PT on Oxygen. 


'License to Kill' chronicles the harrowing accounts of patients whose lives were jeopardized by medical professional's surreptitious use of their expertise. The true-crime docuseries is hosted by the world-renowned plastic surgeon and certified expert for the California Medical Board, Dr Terry Dubrow (Botched). Each hour-long episode of the 12-part series narrates a horrifying story through the perspective of victims, families, colleagues and law enforcement, exposing the misdeeds of medical professionals who patients depended on.  

Dr Durbow guides us through these shocking stories and uses his medical expertise to probe into the minds of each distinctive killer featured in these episodes. He looks into the reasons behind their heinous crimes, whether it was money or ego that was the driving force behind the crimes. It could also be that they were criminals who conned their way into attaining a medical degree and lost sight of their Hippocratic Oath, using their practice for evil intentions. It also features personal accounts from authorities who stopped these medical practitioners and sought justice for the victims whose lives had been at stake at their nefarious hands. 

The season premiere opens with the story of New-York based plastic surgeon, Dr Anthony Pignataro, infamous for inventing the 'snap-on' hair-piece. Investigators uncovered some of the criminal doctor's dark secrets after learning of his false credentials and how he harmed patients during routine cosmetic surgeries. The second season also tells the story of a Las Vegas man who disguised himself as a doctor performing invasive medical procedures in extremely unsanitary conditions, a pain management specialist who aided in the opioid addiction of an entire town, an incompetent cosmetic surgeon who preyed on a disenfranchised community, a pharmacist who diluted his cancer patient's chemotherapy treatments and a doctor who over-prescribed opioids to unsuspecting young men. 


Dr Terry Dubrow

Dr Terry Dubrow attends NBCUniversal's Summer Press Day 2018 at The Universal Studios Backlot on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, California (Getty Images)

Dr Terry Dubrow is a plastic surgeon and TV personality best know for his work on 'The Swan' and for co-hosting 'Botched' with Dr Paul Nassif. He has also appeared on 'The Real Housewives of Orange County', with his wife Heather. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he was the lead singer for the popular metal band, 'Quiet Root', for the majority of the band's existence. He received a medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and also has a master's degree from Yale University. Dr Dubrow completed his residency in general surgery and was chief resident of Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre, where he completed his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Dubrow is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


'License to Kill' is produced by Shed Media with Dan Peirson, Adam Kassen and Terry Dubrow serving as executive producers. 



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