Oxygen to air 'The Price of Duty' and 'In Defense Of' as part of its 'cruel summer' programming

Oxygen will continue its 'cruel summer' programming with the airing of two new shows, 'The Price of Duty' and 'In Defense Of.'

                            Oxygen to air 'The Price of Duty' and 'In Defense Of' as part of its 'cruel summer' programming
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Oxygen media has built a reputation for churning out high-quality crime content and is set to continue its popular 'cruel summer' programming with premieres of two further original series, 'The Price of Duty' and 'In Defense Of,' beginning Monday, June 7 at 8 pm ET/PT.

'The Price of Duty' will follow homicide detectives as they recall and recount some of the most horrifying and haunting cases they've come across in their career. Dedicated detectives from around the country were interviewed and detail the emotional and psychological impact of the cases and how it changed their lives forever.

Each episode in the series explores the 'emotional rollercoaster' of how these fearless investigators, at the sacrifice of their personal lives, relentlessly pursued and solved what were perceived to be impossible cases.

'The Price of Duty' also debunks popular culture representation of these detectives as the macho and stoic hands of justice. Instead, it reveals their more vulnerable side and how they had to endure numerous personal struggles in their quest to solve unthinkable crimes.

The show also includes first-hand narratives from not just these detectives, but also their families, the victims' families, and the other law enforcement involved in breaking the case open and the impact the crimes had on each of them as a whole. 

Oxygen described the series as 'remarkable stories which demonstrate how the detectives put everything on the line to help the grieving families find justice while becoming ingrained in their lives forever,' and announced that it would premiere on June 7 with The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) producing.

The second show has been announced as 'In Defense Of,' and will give viewers a look at some of the high profile cases in the country from the unique perspective of the top defense lawyers who were hired to represent them.

Cases include that of domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, who was responsible for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people; Jodi Arias, who gained infamy for her murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Victor Alexander in 2008; Clive Doyle, a staunch Branch Davidian loyal to the teachings of David Koresh, whose church in Texas was destroyed in a deadly inferno at the end of a standoff with federal agents; and Ted Bundy, the serial killer, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous women in the 1970s and who shirked a criminal lawyer and decided to represent himself during his trial.

Their attorneys reveal some of the most riveting details of their case in 'In Defense Of' as well as some of the most personal moments between them and their client. Each episode will explore the evolution of their relationship and the personal sacrifices they had to make to represent these cases. 

Produced by Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley and Russell Heldt serving as executive producers, the show premieres on June 25 at 9 pm ET/PT.