MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
“THE BABY PSYCHIC – DEREK OGILVIE”
Ricki helps two families who are desperate to have Derek Ogilvie, a psychic who communicates with children and is internationally known as “The Child Whisperer,” to come and help figure out why their children are displaying unusual behavior. Brittney says her daughter Kelsey hasn’t slept through the night in over a year and she’s exhausted. Efren feels rejected by his 11 month-old daughter, Alia, because she cries every time he holds her. He and his wife, Nattalie, are also at their wits end because their daughter is very fussy and they can’t find anyone to babysit her. And, pet psychic Patrice Ryan helps a father and son find out what happened to their dog, Billy, when he went missing for six months and also helps Allison find out why her male bunny, Sparrow, has been acting strange since being partnered with a female rabbit, Swan.
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
“MURDER FOR MONEY”
Ricki examines criminal cases where money was the root of heinous crimes that led to murder. Susan and Jeff were living the dream -- a beautiful home, a thriving business and three healthy kids – when their son, Nick, was brutally murdered. Nick’s mother, Susan, spent ten years tracking down the international fugitive who killed her son and finally brought him to justice. Their family’s cautionary tale became the basis for the feature film “Alpha Dog” and the critically-acclaimed memoir My Stolen Son: The Nick Markowitz Story. In 1988, Kathy was on vacation with her sister, Cindy, when they met a couple of handsome Germans. After a seven-week whirlwind romance, Cindy eloped and was soon found dead. Kathy’s determination to avenge her sister’s death led to the shocking conviction of Cindy’s husband. Also, Darlene was a pretty former homecoming queen who was married to baseball star, Keith. After Keith’s brutal murder, the investigation leads to an unexpected conviction over a $750,000 insurance policy. Criminal justice expert Areva Martin joins the conversation to shed light on murders for profit.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2013
“PSYCHICS – MAUREEN AND FAMILY”
One of Ricki’s favorite mediums, Maureen Hancock, returns…and this time, she’s keeping it in the family! Maureen is a spirit medium and author of The Medium Next Door who survived a tragic car accident that, she says, left her with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Known amongst her peers as “The Comedian Medium,” Maureen has been shocking Ricki’s studio audiences with her uncanny ability to speak with their deceased loved ones and has been an essential presence to many individuals as they were about to take their journey to “the other side.” Fueling the debate as to whether psychic abilities are genetic, Maureen introduces her two nieces, spirit medium Candace Dalton and evidential spirit medium Anastassia Grace, who discovered they had “the gift” when they were teenagers.
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013
“MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMS”
Ricki examines the dark side of fortune and fame and the problems money can’t solve. While Alton Mason played professional basketball in the European leagues of Germany, Holland and the Czech Republic, his wife, Anita, was enjoying the lifestyle afforded to the rich. When Alton suddenly announced his retirement, his family was sent into a financial tailspin and faced an unexpected hardship when their daughter became ill. In addition, Ricki talks with Antoine Walker (three-time NBA All-Star who played for the Boston Celtics, the Dallas Mavericks and won a championship with the Miami Heat) who managed to blow through $110 million and racked up $800,000 in gambling debts. She also speaks with CNN legal commentator Tanya Young-Williams who was living large with her husband, NBA star Jayson Williams, until he accidentally shot their chauffer in their 35,000 square-foot mansion. Joining the discussion is Emil Harker, a therapist and founding member of Denovo Athlete Management whose motto is “No pro goes broke!” And, Ricki speaks with two lottery winners who share the downfalls of becoming instantly rich.
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
“WORLD RECORD HOLDERS”
Ricki welcomes world record holders who have either done more of something or have done it quicker than anyone else on the planet. Dan is a world-record holding sword swallower who was bullied as a kid, but one day decided he would not let fear run his life. To date, he currently holds 34 world records and won a Nobel Prize for medicine. Ricki also introduces the strongest 11-year-old girl in the world, the dog who popped the most balloons in forty-five seconds and the dancer who broke the Guinness Book of World Records for repetitive pirouettes. Ricki also introduces Pete Moyer, www.petethejuggler.com, who currently holds 208 records. And, Ricki invites audience members on stage to attempt to break the record for most socks put on one foot in one minute! Dan Rollman from www.recordsetter.com joins the festivities to officiate new world record attempts.