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Dateline NBC Season 29 Episodes

46 Episodes 2020 -

Episode 1

Trouble at the 7-11 Ranch

Mon, Sep 21, 2020 60 mins

When Colorado rancher Jake Millison mysteriously disappears, his friends know something isn't right. For years, they continue to fight for answers as some question if they truly knew the real Jake.

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Episode 2

Left for Dead

Thu, Sep 24, 2020 107 mins

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Episode 3

Lone Star Obsession

Thu, Oct 8, 2020 60 mins

When pathologist Joe Sonnier is found murdered in his home, investigators are stumped as to who would want him dead. But as they search for answers, police discover simmering jealousies and a love triangle. Dateline reveals the latest developments in the case during the two-hour broadcast.

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Episode 4

The Dead of Night

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 60 mins

When LaJoya McCoy, a mother of two, suddenly goes missing, police arrive to find a crime scene at her apartment. As detectives investigate, her friends and family reveal LaJoya feared she was being stalked.

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Episode 5

What Happened to Don Lewis

Mon, Oct 12, 2020 60 mins

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Episode 6

The Client: A New Look

Thu, Oct 15, 2020 51 mins

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Episode 7

A Promise to Helene

Fri, Oct 16, 2020 59 mins

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Episode 8

Even the Devil Went to Church

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 60 mins

In the small town of Morris, Alabama, faith is a way of life. But when resident Michael Reese is murdered in his home, rumors involving a local pastor begin to swirl as the truth ends up turning the community upside down.

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Episode 9

Return to Shalimar Way

Thu, Oct 29, 2020 60 mins

When Leslie Neulander dies suddenly after what appears to be an accident, two friends seek justice on her behalf. Andrea Canning reports on the latest twist in the case.

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Episode 10

Hope Whispers

Fri, Oct 30, 2020 60 mins

Ellie Green stays with the family of her boyfriend until things settle down at home.

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Episode 11

10 Minutes to Sunset

Fri, Nov 13, 2020 60 mins

When pediatric dentist Kendra Hatcher is found dead, police uncover a complex plot as the suspect leads investigators on an international manhunt and is placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List. Featuring the lead detective speaking out for the first time, as well as never-before-seen police interrogation footage.

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Episode 12

Voices for Vanessa

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 60 mins

When soldier Vanessa Guillen vanishes from Fort Hood, her family does everything they can to bring attention to her disappearance. As weeks go by without any sign of Vanessa, revelations about her case inspire a movement. Dateline questions Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy about the investigation and allegations of sexual assault in the military.

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Episode 13

Point Blank

Fri, Nov 20, 2020 60 mins

After Todd Chance is murdered, police follow a trail of video evidence to track down the killer. Andrea Canning speaks exclusively with Todd's wife, elementary school principal Jenea Chance.

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Episode 14

Race for a Vaccine

Thu, Dec 3, 2020 60 mins

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, this program will take a comprehensive look at what viewers need to know about the latest plans to get a vaccine into the hands of Americans and the expected challenges.

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Episode 15

Far From Spider Lake

Fri, Dec 4, 2020 60 mins

In the small town of Brewster, Minnesota, 40-year-old Jan Kruse is shot to death in her bed while her husband and teenage daughter are home. When investigators rule out robbery as a motive, it leaves them asking: who would want to kill Jan.

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Episode 16

Into the Night

Fri, Dec 11, 2020 60 mins

Following a night at her friend's bachelorette party, 23-year-old Kaylee Sawyer disappears. Soon after, an intense multi-state manhunt leads investigators to the killer. This broadcast features new interviews with Kaylee's mom and the family's lawyer after they reached a settlement with the killer's employer, as well as never-before-released deposition tapes with the killer's co-workers.

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Episode 17

The Eastlake Conspiracy

Fri, Dec 18, 2020 60 mins

When Ohio resident Pat Sabo is offered $50,000 to kill someone hundreds of miles away, he calls the police to report the incident. Acting quickly, investigators set up an elaborate sting operation to bring down those behind the murder-for-hire plot.

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Episode 18

The Life and Death of Princess Diana

Fri, Dec 18, 2020 60 mins

More than two decades since the tragic death of Princess Diana, Dateline reveals new insights into the real story of the very private royal, including a look at Diana's troubled marriage, her turbulent life in the royal family and the investigation into her death. With the rise in popularity of The Crown, Andrea Canning reports on how much of it is true and what was really happening behind the palace gates.

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Episode 19

The Betrayal of Sarah Stern

Fri, Jan 1, 2021 60 mins

The discovery of nineteen-year-old Sarah Stern's car abandoned on a bridge in New Jersey turns into a months-long homicide investigation. As the case tears apart a Jersey Shore town, police discover a plot involving money, close friends & a fatal betrayal.

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Episode 20

Journey for Justice

Thu, Jan 7, 2021 60 mins

The families of George Floyd, Jacob Blake Jr., and Eric Garner open up together in a raw and emotional conversation about their pain, anger, and frustration over police violence.

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Episode 21

Open Water

Fri, Jan 8, 2021 60 mins

A romantic Mediterranean cruise was intended to rekindle the love between Micki Kanesaki and her ex-husband Lonnie Kocontes. But when Micki vanishes, an investigation reveals secret recordings, a surprising star witness, and an undercover hitman.

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Episode 22

The Grudge

Thu, Jan 21, 2021 60 mins

FBI Special Agent Joe Denahan opens up for the first time in an exclusive interview about the deadly shooting at U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas' home last year, which killed her son Daniel and critically injured her husband Mark.

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Episode 23

Night of the Summer Solstice

Fri, Jan 22, 2021 60 mins

Just a few hours after the longest day of the year in 1990, hikers find 21-year-old UCLA student Ron Baker's body in a Los Angeles area train tunnel. As detectives investigate, they begin to wonder if Ron's interest in an alternative religion is connected to the murder, but soon discover the suspects are much closer to home.

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Episode 24

Lauren's Promise

Thu, Jan 28, 2021 60 mins

Features the latest on the Lauren McCluskey murder case, and consequences the University of Utah faces for failing to prevent the tragic incident.

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Episode 25

The Woman at the Bar

Fri, Jan 29, 2021 60 mins

Features all-new details on the nationwide manhunt to capture Lois Riess, the "killer grandma", who murdered her husband in Minnesota before fleeing to Florida, where she killed and stole the identity of Pam Hutchinson.

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Episode 26

Shannon's Story

Thu, Feb 4, 2021 52 mins

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Episode 27

Death of a Hometown Hero

Fri, Feb 5, 2021 60 mins

There was probably no player as popular in the history of Memphis high school, college and NBA basketball as Lorenzen Wright. When he goes missing in 2010 and is found dead ten days later, Lorenzen's mother insists she knows who murdered her son and is relentless in helping detectives solve his case.

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Episode 28

Broken Circle

Thu, Feb 11, 2021 60 mins

Boyd Householder's daughter Amanda and former Circle of Hope students speak out for the first time on network television. The owners of Circle of Hope Girls Ranch and Boarding School, Boyd and Stephanie Householder, promoted their school as a place for students to follow a strict regimen of chores, school work and Bible study. But when Boyd is accused of abusing his students, his daughter Amanda must decide whose side she's on.

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Episode 29

The Monster at Large

Fri, Feb 12, 2021 60 mins

When Susan Woods doesn't show up for work, she is soon discovered dead in her bathtub. As police search for answers, they find a trail of victims. Natalie Morales interviews the killer. Interviews include, Susan's estranged husband Michael Woods, Joseph Scott Hatley, Susan's friends Cindy Hayes and Gloria Martin, and more.

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Episode 30

Collateral Damage

Fri, Feb 26, 2021 60 mins

In an exclusive interview, former NXIVM member Dr. Danielle Roberts defended branding members of the alleged sex cult, telling NBC News' Kate Snow that she was not acting as a doctor during the branding but as a member of a social group.

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Episode 31

Return to the Landing

Thu, Mar 4, 2021 60 mins

The parents of missing South Carolina woman Heather Elvis open up about the search for their daughter, who disappeared from Myrtle Beach in 2013. Tammy Moorer, the woman found guilty of kidnapping Elvis, also speaks with Dateline in her first interview since she was convicted. Heather remains missing.

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Episode 32

The Life She Wanted

Fri, Mar 12, 2021 107 mins

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Episode 33

The Woman with No Name

Thu, Mar 4, 2021 60 mins

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Episode 34

The Waiting Car

Thu, Mar 25, 2021 60 mins

The detectives in the investigation of MacKenzie Lueck's murder speak out.

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Episode 35

Mommy Doomsday

Fri, Mar 26, 2021 106 mins

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Episode 36

Burning Suspicion

Fri, Apr 2, 2021 60 mins

When Vashti Seacat is found dead after a fire, detectives suspect her death is an act of murder.

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Episode 37

Sex, Lies & Murder

Fri, Apr 9, 2021 60 mins

An in-depth look at the case of Jane Bashara, a woman who was found dead in her SUV. Interviews with family, friends, and the informant who helped the FBI expose a hit-for-hire plot in the case are featured.

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Episode 38

The Phone Call

Fri, Apr 16, 2021 60 mins

When Kathleen Schroll makes a phone call that names her killer right before her death, it leads to the arrest of a father for murder. But two trials and 12 years later, authorities begin to wonder if he was the victim, not the villain.

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Episode 39

The Necklace

Fri, Apr 23, 2021 60 mins

Taylor Wright could handle herself, and if necessary, she knew how to disappear. But when she does vanish, detectives think there is more to the story after her girlfriend receives strange text messages from Taylor's phone. Featuring exclusive interviews with key members of Taylor's life, including her best friend and her ex-husband.

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Episode 40

A Killer Role

Fri, Apr 30, 2021 60 mins

Wyn Reed is charged with killing her uncle.

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Episode 41

Window of Opportunity

Fri, May 7, 2021 60 mins

A bombshell reignites the investigation of Renee Pagel's murder.

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Episode 42

A Wanted Man

Fri, May 14, 2021 60 mins

Dr. Mark Weinberger and his wife Michelle vanish, leaving behind financial ruin and a growing number of malpractice suits from patients in the U.S.

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Episode 43

Secrets by the Bay

Fri, May 21, 2021 60 mins

Elizabeth Sullivan disappears in 2014. Nearly two years later, her body is discovered in San Diego Bay.

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Episode 44

Secrets in the Smoky Mountains

Fri, May 28, 2021 60 mins

The death of beloved Vietnam War veteran Bob McClancy is believed to be a suicide until a dark conspiracy is uncovered.

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Episode 45


Fri, Jun 11, 2021 60 mins

When Kansas prisoner John Manard escapes with the help of Toby Dorr, a 48-year-old prison volunteer and mother of two, investigators scramble to track the pair down as questions arise over Dorr's true involvement. She speaks out in her first network interview this Friday about the story that made world-wide headlines.

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Episode 46

House of Horrors

Fri, Jul 9, 2021 60 mins

When Nichole Payne and her son Taylor are found dead in their home, it takes nearly a decade to unravel what happened. For the first time on television, Nichole's children Remington and Jackson share what they saw the day their mother and brother were murdered. The broadcast also features the latest in the case, including how a second investigation lead to a new and unexpected arrest.

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