FORENSIC FILES SMASHES RECORDS, RENEWED FOR 2 SEASONS
(Hertford, NC USA) Hot on the heels of a record-breaking performance on HLN, GARYLICO.TV is blown away to announce the renewal of FORENSIC FILES, the world’s most successful true crime/investigation television series. “The performance of the new episodes surpassed all expectations”, said Gary Lico, the exclusive international distributor of FORENSIC FILES. “Our international clients are now launching the new eps with the assurance that the series is stronger than ever.”
Sixteen (16) new episodes for each season (16 and 17) will be produced for Turner Broadcasting’s US network, HLN, bringing the total to 48, along with the library of 395 half-hours. In addition to HLN, channels already committed to the new episodes include RTL, Germany; CBS Reality, UK; Atresmedia, Spain; e.TV, South Africa and Foxtel, Australia.
“FORENSIC FILES started the genre, and over 25 years later, it remains a top series for telecasters and platforms everywhere”, said Lico. “It’s a one-of-a-kind program opportunity.”
Forensic Files® is a pioneer in the field of fact-based, high-tech, dramatic storytelling. This series of television programs delves into the world of forensic science, profiling intriguing crimes, accidents and outbreaks of disease from around the world!
Gary Lico is 40+ year veteran of all phases of television programming: research, scheduling, development, production, distribution and even talent. In addition to FORENSIC FILES, he’s brought hits to television such as INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO, MONSTER QUEST, DEALS FROM THE DARKSIDE, HOUSE OF BABIES, INTERSECTIONS and dozens more.
THE VIEWERS HAVE SPOKEN
FORENSIC FILES II, HLN’S HIGHEST RATED ORIGINAL SERIES EVER,
IS RENEWED FOR TWO SEASONS WITH 32 EPISODES
Critically Acclaimed Actor Bill Camp Continues as Narrator of Docu-Series
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 II launched 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, email@example.com 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.
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.
Contact: Karen Reynolds Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org 914-409-6404
HLN’s 2020 Programming Slate to Feature Five New and Six Returning Original Crime & Investigation Docu-Series Led by the Highly Anticipated “Forensic Files II”
FORENSIC FILES II, Narrated by Bill Camp (Dark Waters, Joker), Premieres Sunday,
February 23 at 10pm ET/PT With Back-to-Back Half-Hour Episodes Airing Each Week
January 15, 2020
– HLN (CNN’s Headline News), which airs live news programming along with long-form docu-series is adding five new Original Series to the roster, plus six returning Original Series in 2020, it was announced by Ken Jautz, executive vice president, CNN.
“Last year HLN doubled down on original series production exclusively in the crime and investigation genre, a longtime area of expertise for our network in both live news coverage and long-form programming. That strategy proved successful and gave the network a robust library of quality series that resonates with our audience. And this year, we are giving the viewers more of what they crave. Finally, after an eight-year wait, brand new episodes of Forensic Files, still the best-known of all crime documentaries, will air in February,” said Jautz.
FORENSIC FILES II (Series premiere Sunday, February 23; 16, 30-minute episodes) Long considered the gold standard of crime docu-series, Forensic Files returns after an eight-year production hiatus with 16 new mysteries, now produced by CNN Development for HLN under the guidance of executive producer Nancy Duffy. Forensic Files II, continues the franchise – featuring the amazing work of scientists and investigators who use cutting edge forensics to crack the most baffling criminal cases. Acclaimed film, stage and television actor Bill Camp (Dark Waters, Joker, The Night Of) is the narrator.