Has TV just gotten even more bizarre? Serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo — who terrorized the nation along with fellow "D.C. sniper" John Allen Muhammed in 2002 — has given an exclusive talk to just one interviewer.
Dateline NBC? 20/20? 48 Hours? Larry King?
No. William Shatner.
The William Shatner. Capt. Kirk. T.J. Hooker. Denny Crane. "Shat My Dad Says" William Shatner.
Call it "Shots My Dad Says." (Credit to Jon Weisman for that gem.)
A&E will air “Confessions of the DC Sniper with William Shatner: An Aftermath Special” tonight, Thursday, July 29th at 10 p.m. Here's the info:
Two-time Emmy Award-winner William Shatner rips open the D.C. snipers’ case nearly 10 years later by gaining rare access to Malvo, who has granted Shatner an exclusive in-depth interview.
During a prison phone interview with Malvo, which Shatner conducted as research for a D.C. snipers episode of his new series “Aftermath with William Shatner” on BIO Channel, Malvo opened up, and shocking new details came to light that have never before been made public.
Malvo admits that he and Muhammed committed approximately 42 shootings around the country and that in the beginning, they worked with three co-conspirators.
“Getting the opportunity to speak with Lee Malvo is a moment I’ll never forget,” says Shatner, “He was only 17 when he committed these horrific acts, a monster forged by the only father figure in his life, and it was simply astonishing that he’s found the maturity and humility to admit so many new crimes in his effort to make amends.”
Is there anything the Shat can't do? He's letting you name your own price. He's saying $#*! in primetime. And now he's interviewing convicted serial killers!
Shatner's “Aftermath with William Shatner” bows on A&E sister Bio on Monday, Aug. 2. Show centers on stories like those of Jessica Lynch, Bernard Goetz and the D.C. snipers — and puts the newsmakers behind those stories in the hot seat opposite Shatner.
"Confession of the D.C. Sniper with William Shatner: An Aftermath Special” comes from GRB Entertainment.