Investigation Discovery announced its new anti-Valentine’s Day special is the Wendy Williams-hosted 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, a one-hour special on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 — part of the network’s anti-Valentine’s Day celebration. “Some say ‘breaking up is hard to do,’ but it sure wasn’t for the people who have felt love turn vengeful,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and Military Channel (soon to be renamed American Heroes Channel). “Wendy is the perfect host for this darkly funny special Valentine’s gift from ID that’s better than any box of …poison chocolates!” Three stories of damning dismissal featured in the special:
It’s love at first sight for Jennifer Klinkhammer and Leshaun Meane when they meet at a car show. Jennifer is so head-over-stripper heels for Leshaun that the exotic dancer offers to move him to Houston where she can be his personal sugar momma. But when Leshaun starts sampling other sweets in the candy store, Jennifer goes on a rampage to teach the lothario a lesson. Location: Chicago, IL/Houston, TX
Truckers Roger and Kathy are on a highway of love when this couple’s romance goes from 0 to 60 almost immediately. They zoom full speed ahead into marriage, but Roger can’t seem to steer clear of female temptations while on the road. When Kathy catches on, she boils over and the two face off in divorce court. Roger emerges victorious but Kathy gets revenge by revving her engine and putting her pedal to the metal…right through Roger’s house. Location: Muskegon County, MI
Kierra Reed and Henry “Man Gizzle” Brown seem destined to be together. Kierra is dazzled by her boyfriend’s ambition to be the next greatest rap star. But that success comes with a price. When Henry enters the club to take the stage, he becomes a totally different person…one who plays her for a fool. Kierra confronts him, hoping he’ll change his tune and surprise her with a ring. Instead, this Jekyll and Hyde offers a love song gone wrong and when Kierra catches him again, she erupts with a volcanic fury that eventually lands her in jail. Location: Cincinnati, OH
50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER is produced for Investigation Discovery by Indigo Films with David M. Frank as executive producer, Carl Schick and Paul Sauer as supervising producers, and Chris Leavell as vice president of content. For Investigation Discovery, John Terp is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.