Lifetime releases airdates for previously announced A Rose For Her Grave: The Randy Roth Story (FKA A Rose for Her Grave) and 12 Desperate Hours (FKA Desperate Hours). Building off its Ripped from the Headlines movies and Life & Crime unscripted series, Lifetime continues to dive deep into true crime content with these two films. Premiering in February, the movies are inspired by books from New York Times best-selling true crime author, Ann Rule. A Rose For Her Grave: The Randy Roth Story is headlined by Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset, Days of Our Lives), Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, The Client List), and Laura Ramsey (She’s the Man) and follows the crimes of notorious serial wife-killer Randy Roth and the fearless woman who finally brings him to justice. 12 Desperate Hours marks Gina Gershon’s long-form directorial debut. Gershon directs Samantha Mathis (Billions), Harrison Thomas (Better Call Saul), and David Conrad (Ghost Whisperer) in the film.
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A ROSE FOR HER GRAVE: THE RANDY ROTH STORY
February 18TH @ 8PM/7C
Following the death of her husband, single mom Cindy (Laura Ramsey), finally finds love again with mechanic Randy Roth (Colin Egglesfield) but her wedded bliss soon turns dark when she discovers another side of Randy. Despite the pleas of her best friend Lori (Chrishell Stause) to leave her marriage, Cindy never gets that opportunity after she drowns during a trip to a lake with Randy and the kids. Emotionless following Cindy’s death, Randy orders her immediate cremation, takes custody of Cindy’s son, and attempts to collect on her life insurance policy. Determined to find the truth and get Cindy’s son away from his deceitful stepfather, Lori uncovers more of Randy’s past, discovering that Cindy may not have been the first wife murdered at his hands.
12 DESPERATE HOURS
February 25TH @ 8PM/7C
Adapted from Ann Rule’s Last Chance, Last Dance true crime collection, 12 Desperate Hours follows Val (Samantha Mathis), a mother who finds herself and her young children held hostage by Denny (Harrison Thomas) when he forces his way into her house after committing murder earlier that day. In order to save them and her husband Mark (David Conrad), who was due home at any moment, Val offers to drive Denny wherever he wants and becomes his unwilling accomplice as he goes on a rampage of destruction. Despite the traumatic events, Val builds a rapport with her captor and uses the relationship to help save the lives of bystanders, herself, and even the life of her captor.
A Rose For Her Grave: The Randy Roth Story and 12 Desperate Hours are both produced by Allegheny Image Factory and Best On Best. Conor Allyn and Benjamin Anderson serve as executive producers and Jeffrey Tinnell, Robert Tinnell, and John Michaels serve as producers for the films. Allyn and Anderson wrote both scripts. A Rose For Her Grave: The Randy Roth Story is directed by Maritte Go and 12 Desperate Hours is directed by Gina Gershon.