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The scariest crime is the one you never see coming. You are most likely to be murdered by someone you know and would never do you harm... or so you thought. Even with the people you trust the most, there may be something sinister lying beneath the surface - a calculated plot set in motion by someone close with a deadly motive. Someone You Thought You Knew tells the stories of murders that were orchestrated by a master manipulator, scheming right under everyone's noses. These wolves in sheep's clothing use deception as a weapon to try to get away with murder. The victims are killed by people they loved, trusted and thought they knew... but really didn't know them at all.

Shaquille O'Neal accidentally signed himself up to be thrust into the teeth of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week, but there's one catch, Shaq doesn't do sharks. To overcome his fear, he trains with Ex-Marine comedian Rob Riggle for the big plunge.

Shark experts Jimi Partington and Brandon McMillan embark on the first manned expedition to the darkest depths of the sea floor off Guadalupe Island, in search of the notorious 20-foot-long great white shark, Deep Blue.

Phelps Vs Shark: Great Gold vs Great White. The Great White Shark meets the Greatest of All Time. Who will win the battle for ocean supremacy?

What is Anomaly?

Anomaly has a passion for telling unique (and often bizarre) stories – striving to make content that defies the norm.

Anomaly Entertainment was founded in 2017 by Matthew Kelly and Michael Sorensen. Kelly and Sorensen joined forces at Discovery Communications, where they served as Vice Presidents of Development and Production.

Notably, they have developed and/or executive produced several shows that have set company-wide records, including Gold Rush (highest-rated series in network history), SkyWire Live (most-watched event in network history), Amish Mafia (highest-rated freshman premiere in network history), and the three highest rated Shark Weeks in network history.

At Science they rebranded the network with shows such as Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (highest-rated series premiere in network history), Punkin Chunkin (highest rated special in network history), and Oddities (longest running original series in network history).

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly is a 20 year television veteran. Most recently he served as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Channel.

In this role, he was responsible for bringing new series and specials to Discovery while supervising the development and production of concepts to green light. Kelly developed programming that includes the network’s #1 series, Gold Rush, as well as Homestead Rescue, Yukon Men, and Edge of Alaska, among others. He also developed and co-executive produced Amish Mafia – Discovery’s best premiere launch ever among key demos, including Persons and Men 25-54, 18- 49 and 18-34.

Mike and I have been collaborating for years. We have always been drawn to unique stories with heart and humor and are excited to create programming for a wider group of networks.

Kelly also served as Director of Development at Science Channel where he worked on signature hits including Oddities and How the Universe Works.

Before joining Discovery Communications, Kelly was an editor for Journey Films, Inc. and worked on the company’s first theatrical documentary, Bonhoeffer, which earned numerous awards and honors.

Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

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Michael Sorensen

Michael Sorensen is a 15 year television veteran. Most recently he served as Vice President of Development and Production for Discovery Channel.

In this role, he was responsible for identifying compelling new programming for Discovery including Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, Bering Sea Gold, Killing Fields, Coopers Treasure and Yukon Men. He also oversaw the development and execution of Discovery’s most watched Shark Weeks in the history of the event, including 8 of the top 10 Shark Week shows of all time.

Discovery gave us unique insight into the types of characters and stories that resonate with viewers around the world.

Prior to his tenure with Discovery Channel, Sorensen was senior director of program development at Science Channel, where he helped launch Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Dark Matters, NASA’s Unexplained Files, and Oddities. He also served as Executive Producer for Punkin’ Chunkin’.

Sorensen earlier worked at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles in the Television Alternative Department and as a development executive for Atlas Media Corporation in New York.

He received his Masters of Science in Media Studies from Brooklyn College and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Television and Film Production from Chapman University.