'Unsolved Mysteries' Gets a New Look on Spike TV
Dennis Farina To Host Episodes Created Exclusively For Spike TV
Re-purposed Episodes Available on Spike Digital and Mobile
NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 -- Spike TV is updating the
long-running "Unsolved Mysteries" franchise by creating a new collection
175 re-edited episodes hosted by acclaimed television and film actor Dennis
Farina. The new episodes, focusing on more of the dangerous and
action-oriented cases, will also be available on Spike's web site,
http://www.spike.com, and mobile outlets.
Spike's TV's "Unsolved Mysteries," featuring real-life cases of
unsolved crimes, missing persons and unexplained paranormal phenomena
begins its five year run on Spike TV in October, 2008. Each one-hour
episode will feature five stories re-enacted by professional actors, plus
brand new show wraps and updates on past stories. The series will be
stripped weekday afternoons.
Emmy(R)-nominated producers, John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, serve
as executive producers for Spike's "Unsolved Mysteries."
Shot in documentary style, "Unsolved Mysteries" has been an incredibly
successful television franchise, running on a variety of different networks
since launching in 1987. With the host serving as narrator and actors
portraying victims, witnesses and perpetrators, each episode re-enacts
true-to-life crimes, missing person reports and unexplained phenomena as
reported to police. The series urges its viewers to contact the show if
they have any information that could help solve a crime that was featured
in one of the episodes.
Spike TV is available in 96.1 million homes and is a division of MTV
Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the
world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is http://www.spike.com.