Carpenter will shoot 10 more episodes as Surviving Evil returns to production for a premiere date later in 2014. The show features real-life stories of men and women who have fought back against their attackers and lived to tell the tale. Each true crime story is told in the survivor's own words.
"This is one of the most gratifying things I've ever done," Carpenter says. "There's a real sense of giving people their dignity back. These are remarkable people."
In the first episode of Surviving Evil last August, Carpenter told her own story: In 1991, the actress (then 22 years old) was attacked and held at gunpoint at a San Diego beach by a rogue police officer.
Surviving Evil ranked as Investigation Discovery's top-rated primetime series during the third quarter of 2013, and averaged 450,000 viewers among adults 25-54.
Carpenter's credits also include the Buffy spin-off Angel, The Expendables, Greek and The Lying Game. She also guest starred last fall on Blue Bloods.