How It Really Happened

How It Really Happened (2017)

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Documentary
  • First Air Date: 2017-01-27
  • Last Air Date: 2024-04-28
  • Total Seasons: 8
  • Total Episodes: 80
  • Status: Returning Series
  • Episode Runtime: 43 min.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: CNN, HLN
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Jesse L. Martin takes an in-depth look at some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials and celebrity tragedies of our time.

  • Keywords: murder, true crime, murder mystery, infamous
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    How It Really Happened Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2017-01-27
    17 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2017-10-15
    11 Episodes

    Season 3

    First Air Date: 2018-10-07
    10 Episodes

    Season 4

    First Air Date: 2019-08-11
    10 Episodes

    Season 5

    First Air Date: 2020-08-23
    10 Episodes

    Season 6

    First Air Date: 2021-03-14
    9 Episodes

    Season 7

    First Air Date: 2022-08-28
    8 Episodes

    Season 8

    First Air Date: 2024-04-28
    5 Episodes

    How It Really Happened Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Menendez Brothers: Murder in Beverly Hills120 min
    Season 1Episode 2Murder in Beverly Hills: The Aftermath60 min
    Season 1Episode 3The OJ Simpson Case: Other Killer Theories, Part 1120 min
    Season 1Episode 4Prince, The End60 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith60 min
    Season 1Episode 6The OJ Simpson Case: Other Killer Theories, Part 260 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Death of Michael Jackson: Part 1120 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Death of Michael Jackson: Part 260 min
    Season 1Episode 9Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?120 min
    Season 1Episode 10Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? The Aftermath60 min
    Season 1Episode 11JFK Jr.'s Tragic Final Flight120 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Final Days of Whitney Houston120 min
    Season 1Episode 13The Strange Case of Jeffrey Dahmer60 min
    Season 1Episode 14Capturing the Unabomber60 min
    Season 1Episode 15What Killed Heath Ledger60 min
    Season 1Episode 16DC Madam: The Woman Who Knew Too Much60 min
    Season 2Episode 1The Casey Anthony Story60 min
    Season 2Episode 2The Gianni Versace Murder60 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Mystery of Heaven's Gate60 min
    Season 2Episode 4Who Killed Chandra Levy?60 min
    Season 2Episode 5The Strange Case of the Killer Nanny60 min
    Season 2Episode 6George Michael's Final Days60 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal60 min
    Season 2Episode 8Did Scott Peterson Murder Laci? Part 160 min
    Season 2Episode 9Did Scott Peterson Murder Laci? Part 260 min
    Season 3Episode 1Ted Bundy Part 1: The Girls Are Missing60 min
    Season 3Episode 2Ted Bundy Part 2: Ted Escapes60 min
    Season 3Episode 3Ted Bundy Part 3: The Murder Trials60 min
    Season 3Episode 4Ted Bundy Part 4: The Death Row Confessions60 min
    Season 3Episode 5Jodi Arias Part 1: Sex, Lies and Photographs60 min
    Season 3Episode 6Jodi Arias Part 2: Dirty Little Secret60 min
    Season 3Episode 7Aaron Hernandez: Secrets and Lies60 min
    Season 3Episode 8Selena: Fatal Encounter60 min
    Season 3Episode 9Waco Part 1: God, Guns and the Government60 min
    Season 3Episode 10Waco Part 2: End of Days60 min
    Season 4Episode 1The Mystery of the Gainesville Murders Part 160 min
    Season 4Episode 2The Mystery of the Gainesville Murders Part 260 min
    Season 4Episode 3The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart Part 160 min
    Season 4Episode 4The Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart Part 2: Hiding in Plain Sight60 min
    Season 4Episode 5Susan Smith Part 1: Someone Stole My Babies60 min
    Season 4Episode 6Susan Smith Part 2: The Shocking Truth60 min
    Season 4Episode 7Drew Peterson: Killer Charm60 min
    Season 4Episode 8David Cassidy: Fatal Secret60 min
    Season 4Episode 9The Bombing of Oklahoma City Part 1: The Explosion60 min
    Season 4Episode 10The Bombing of Oklahoma City Part 2: McVeigh's Shocking Confession60 min
    Season 5Episode 1The Atlanta Serial Killer Part 1: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?60 min
    Season 5Episode 2The Atlanta Serial Killer Part 2: The KKK Connection?60 min
    Season 5Episode 3The Yosemite Murders Part 1: The Missing Women60 min
    Season 5Episode 4The Yosemite Murders Part 2: The Evil Side60 min
    Season 5Episode 5Siegfried & Roy Part 1: The Tiger Attack60 min
    Season 5Episode 6Siegfried & Roy Part 2: Dangerous Illusion60 min
    Season 5Episode 7The Boston Marathon Part 1: Reconstructing the Crime Scene60 min
    Season 5Episode 8The Boston Marathon Part 2: The Manhunt60 min
    Season 5Episode 9Tom Petty: Mysterious Ending60 min
    Season 5Episode 10James Jordan: Vanished60 min
    Season 6Episode 1Finding Susan Powell Part 1: The Secret They Couldn't Talk About60 min
    Season 6Episode 2Finding Susan Powell Part 2: What the Children Saw60 min
    Season 6Episode 3Escape from Dannemora Part 1: Killers on the Loose60 min
    Season 6Episode 4Escape from Dannemora Part 2: Where's the Getaway Car?60 min
    Season 6Episode 5Bernie Madoff Part 1: The Most Hated Man in America60 min
    Season 6Episode 6Bernie Madoff Part 2: Who Else Knew?60 min
    Season 6Episode 7The Last Days of Glenn Frey: Heartache Tonight60 min
    Season 6Episode 8The Dartmouth Murders: Evil in a Small Town60 min
    Season 6Episode 9The Jenny Jones Show: Fatal Attraction60 min
    Season 7Episode 1Madeleine McCann Part one: The Night She Disappeared60 min
    Season 7Episode 2Madeleine McCann Part two: Who Took Madeline?60 min
    Season 7Episode 3Kobe Bryant Part one: Red Flags60 min
    Season 7Episode 4Kobe Bryant Part two: What Went Wrong60 min
    Season 7Episode 5Yacht Murder Mystery60 min
    Season 7Episode 6Hollywood Ripper60 min
    Season 7Episode 7Adrienne Shelly60 min
    Season 7Episode 8Lorena Bobbitt60 min
    Season 8Episode 1Titanic Part 1: A Clear and Starry Night60 min
    Season 8Episode 2Titanic Part 2: The Last Moments60 min
    Season 8Episode 3Anthrax: Terror by Mail60 min
    Season 8Episode 4Oscar Pistorius: The Bladerunner60 min
    Season 8Episode 5Gardner Art Heist: Stealing Beauty60 min