“Forensic Files II”, HLN’s Highest Rated Original Series Ever, Is Renewed for Two Seasons





“Forensic Files II”, HLN’s Highest Rated Original Series Ever, Is Renewed for Two Seasons with 32 Episodes
The next season will begin airing in 2021, with esteemed actor Bill Camp serving as narrator.
[via press release from HLN]
“Forensic Files II”, HLN’s Highest Rated Original Series Ever, is Renewed for Two Seasons with 32 Episodes

May 12, 2020 Forensic Files II, the highly successful reboot of one of the most popular crime and investigations docu-series in history, is renewed for second and third seasons with16 half-hour episodes in each, it was announced by Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN.

Produced by CNN Program Development and airing exclusively on HLN, the next season of Forensic Files II will begin airing in 2021, with esteemed actor Bill Camp (The Outsider, The Night Of, Joker) serving as narrator.

HLN, which has exclusive cable rights to the original Forensic Files, was granted additional rights to produce the new series by its creator Paul Dowling and his production company Medstar Television.

Under the guidance of executive producer Nancy Duffy, Forensic Files IIlaunched on February 23, 2020 and picked up where the long-running original left off in 2011, staying true to the original format, content and continuity, but using advancements in investigative technology and production.

“We are thrilled to continue our association with what is still the most iconic brand in the genre,” said Jautz. “Thanks to the skill and creativity of Nancy Duffy and her team, Forensic Files II exceeded expectations and was an unequivocal hit among viewers. And we of course have Paul Dowling to thank for trusting us with his exceptional creation,” he added.

“Our goal was to continue the Forensic Files legacy, telling new stories about how science and advanced forensic techniques are used to crack the most difficult cases… .and the loyal Forensic Files fan base responded enthusiastically,” said Duffy. “I second Ken by offering gratitude to Paul who provided guidance as we rebooted the series,” she added.

Forensic Files II is HLN’s top original series to date and delivered its time best time period performance in 20 years (Sundays, 10-11pm). The series was also #1 in cable news and among true crime networks (ID, A&E and Oxygen) In its time period.

Exclusive international distribution of Forensic Files II is through GARYLICO.TV, gary@garylico.tv Channels committed include RTL, Foxtel, AMC International and Atresmedia.

About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.

About HLN

HLN (www.CNN.com/HLN) features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led hosts. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner, a WarnerMedia Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.




Justice Never Dies in the Shocking New HLN Original Series, “The Killer Truth”





Justice Never Dies in the Shocking New HLN Original Series, “The Killer Truth”, Debuting Sunday, April 26
Ahead of the linear premiere on Friday, April 17, one episode, “Terror in the Taxi”, will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems.

[via press release from HLN]
Justice Never Dies in the Shocking New HLN Original Series, “The Killer Truth”, debuting Sunday, April 26
NEW YORK- April 16, 2020- A shocking new docu-series packed with murder, scandal, and justice, The Killer Truth premieres Sunday, April 26 at 10pm ET/PT only on HLN.
There are two sides to every story, but in a murder, one side dies with the victim. Each episode of The Killer Truth tells the story of a single murder through the five people most intimately connected to the case. These five distinct points of view may include the victim’s family, the lead detective, a reporter who covered the case, the suspect linked to the crime, the defense attorney, and finally, even the killer. The five perspectives take us through the twists and turns of each case, create a full picture of the crime, and ultimately lead to justice.
Ahead of the linear premiere on Friday, April 17, one episode, “Terror in the Taxi”, will be available on demand to subscribers via cable/satellite systems. The rest of the series episodes will be available on demand the day after their broadcast premiere via cable/satellite systems and remain available ongoing.
Executive producers for The Killer Truth are Deborah Allen and Jeff Collins of Catalina Content, LLC.
Following are log lines and airdates for The Killer Truth (episode order is subject to change):
April 26, 2020 (season premiere) “Blade of Betrayal” When a wealthy New York woman is found brutally murdered in her home, detectives learn that her family isn’t as picture perfect as they seem.
May 3, 2020 “Deadly Drive” What appears to be a fatal car crash in Wright County, Missouri turns out to be more sinister than police anticipated when the victim is found with two gunshot wounds to the head.
May 10, 2020 “Terror in the Taxi” Houston taxicab drivers become the deadly target to a couple in love with each other, power, and money.
May 17, 2020 “Classified Ad for Crime” Two murders across the country send police into a multi-state manhunt, searching for one killer couple.
May 24, 2020 “Homicide at Home” A love triangle gone awry leaves Mississippi investigators searching for who was holding the gun that killed Avis Banks and her unborn child.
May 31, 2020 “The Kitchen Window” A small beach-town community is frightened when a young and beautiful waitress is found stabbed more than 100 times in her apartment.
June 7, 2020 (back-to-back season finale) 9pm ET “Murder in Paradise” When horticulturist Rodger Keller is found shot to death in his Key West home, detectives connect the clues to find a killer on the loose.
June 7, 2020 10pm ET “A Killing in Kansas” After a Kansas mother disappears, her family and police search for months only to find that her abductor isn’t as close as they thought.
About HLN Original Series
Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.
About HLN
HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven hosts by day. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner, a WarnerMedia Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.