Knoxville-based TV production company Jupiter Entertainment will be celebrating the milestone of one of its most successful series to date — the true crime reenactment series “Snapped.”
The series, about women who are pushed to the edge of violence and often murder, has reached its 200th episode on Oxygen. The milestone episode airs 9 p.m. Sunday.
To honor the occasion, Jupiter will have a luncheon for invited guests only on Friday.
“Snapped” is also Oxygen’s longest running series, Jupiter notes.
The series has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
“Snapped” also has an array of loyal celebrity fans from Rihanna and Lady Gaga to Amy Adams, Kristin Chenoweth and the Kardashians, all of whom have named “Snapped” as one of their guilty pleasure shows.
Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper have both admitted on their shows to being “obsessed” with the show, Jupiter said in a press statement.
On a more local note, Jupiter reports that, over the past 10 seasons, more than 1,000 locals have been used as actors and extras in re-creations.
East Tennessee also provides locations for these shoots.
Jupiter has filmed in several homes, mountain cabins, businesses, courthouses and parking lots.
A few local cases have been featured on “Snapped,” such as the Sevier County story of Shayne Lovera and her lover Brett Rae from 1994.
The case of Kimberly Cunningham of Blount County, who shot a man she believed raped her daughter, was also in the spotlight on “Snapped,” among other stories.