Cable channel Court TV will return 12 series to its prime-time lineup next season and add programs that look at spam, a mastermind of polka and crime, and an all-female bounty-hunter outfit.
Series in development include Divorce Story, a look at binding arbitration among divorcing couples; Bounty Girls, about female bounty hunters in Southern California; and Inside the Criminal Mind With Keith Ablow, a forensic psychologist's look at why criminals are the way they are. Another fact-based series, Call 911, will reconstruct emergency calls.
New documentaries on Court TV include Spam: The Documentary, about the e-mail clogging nuisance; The Man Who Would Be Polka King, about an Atlantic City polka impresario who also dabbled in crime; and The Human Behavior Experiments, a Court TV-Sundance Channel film about how social conditions affect unethical acts.
The 12 series that are back on the schedule include Forensics Files, Body of Evidence, and ...Read more
Court TV is trying its first original scripted series, ordering a pilot for a murder-mystery anthology featuring filmmaker John Waters.
The cable channel expects to order 12 more episodes of 'Til Death Do Us Part, which will dramatize real-life cases of spousal murder. Waters will take on a regular role as the "Groom Reaper" in Death, setting the story for the viewer from his vantage point as a guest at the tragic couple's wedding, where each episode begins.
Shooting in New York this month, Death will begin airing in the first quarter in Court TV's prime-time entertainment block, which previously was filled with unscripted fare including Forensic Files and Psychic Detectives. But seeing how Psychic influenced hit dramas like NBC's Medium helped persuade the network to take a chance on scripted series.
"Court TV was always at the forefront of making forensics entertainment," said Marc Juris, general ...Read more
See how experts put together the pieces of the crime puzzle. As each episode shows, every criminal leaves a clue behind. Each show features a different forensic technique. The show can be seen on Tru tv Mondays at 9pm.