TV: 48 Hours has Orlando, Florida home renovation murder


CBS’ ”48 Hours” reports on the murder of Shanti Cooper, left, who prosecutors say was murdered by her husband, David Tronnes, right, over an out-of-control home renovation in Orlando, Florida.


Deranged Granny (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In this new Lifetime movie, a psychotic woman goes to murderous lengths to protect her relationship with her new grandchildren.

Coastal Elites (8 p.m., HBO) – This new socially distanced comedy tells contemporary stories of characters breaking down and breaking through as they grapple with politics, culture and the pandemic. It stars Bette Midler, Dan Levy, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever, Sarah Paulson.

James Patterson’s Murder Thy Neighbor (8 p.m., Investigation Discovery) – This new true crime series tells stories of quarrels between neighbors that turn deadly. It starts with three new episodes tonight.

48 Hours (10 p.m., CBS) – The new season starts with a story of a Florida home renovation project that turned into a nightmare. Authorities suspect that an expensive home renovation in Orlando may have led to the murder of Shanti Cooper, at the hands of her husband, David Tronnes. Erin Moriarty reports on the case, in which Cooper was paying the renovation costs for the home that Tronnes paid for. But when the bills soared into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Cooper was ready to stop paying. That’s when she was killed. Prosecutors say the home renovation project had become Tronnes’ life, that “he obsessed on it … and it led to Shanti’s demise.” Tronnes, on the other hand, said he had nothing to do with his wife’s death, that he arrived home one night to find her floating in the bathtub. Moriarty tells the story through interviews with investigators, those who knew the couple, family members and a local contractor who was trying to rebuild the house from the inside out.

From the new HBO series “Coastal Elites,” clockwise: Sarah Paulson, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever and Dan Levy. HBO

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.

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