or


[02/20/07 - 10:41 AM]
Spike TV Plays Amateur Detective to Solve Real-Life Crimes in 'Murder'
The new unscripted series, due this summer, lets amateur sleuths try to correctly solve a real homicide pulled directly from police files.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Plays Amateur Detective to Solve Real-Life Crimes in 'Murder'

Bunim-Murray to Produce 10 Episode Series in which Amateur Sleuths Attempt to Correctly Solve Homicide Cases Pulled from Actual Police Files Premieres Summer 2007

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 -- Spike TV has ordered 10 one-hour episodes of the alternative/reality series "Murder" from reality innovator Bunim-Murray Productions, set to premiere in the Summer of 2007. Following in the dramatic tradition of "CSI" and "Law and Order," "Murder" is an unscripted series in which amateur sleuths try to correctly solve a real homicide pulled directly from police files.

Each episode of "Murder" begins with series host, 20-year Arlington, TX law enforcement veteran with multiple capital murder convictions, Detective Tommy Le Noir escorting two groups of civilians into an exact replica crime scene pulled from the files of an existing homicide case. The original crime scenes are re-created down to the very last detail, so that teams experience exactly what the original detectives encountered when they first entered the crime scene and began their investigation. Every pertinent detail available to the original detectives has been recreated and is available to the teams, who have the opportunity to assess the crime scene and collect evidence. Our real-life homicide detective also reveals a list of potential suspects, along with their backgrounds and alibis. The teams also meet with a coroner who reviews the findings of the original autopsy report.

The contestants are given 48 hours to complete their investigation, collect and catalogue their evidence and use their own smarts and instincts to find the murderer. Each group makes a dynamic visual presentation with its findings to Detective Le Noir. After the presentations, Detective Le Noir presents what actually happened at the crime scene and reveals which group came to the correct case conclusion. Each week, the group that made the correct, or more compelling case, will have a donation made in their names to a selected victim's charity.

"For the viewer, 'Murder' fuses the authenticity of a real-life crime scene with the suspense of trying to solve the murder before the contestants on the show," said Jon Murray, Executive Producer and Chairman and President, Bunim-Murray Productions. "We are excited to be working with Spike TV on such a cutting-edge series and hope the audience will take away a sense of how strategic and meticulous crime detectives must be on a daily basis."

Kevin Lee of Tollbooth Television, who created the series and Jon Murray of Bunim-Murray serve as Executive Producers for "Murder." Sharon Levy is Spike TV's Senior Vice President of Alternative Programming. Tim Duffy is Spike TV's Executive in Charge of Production.

Bunim-Murray Productions is the leading independent producer of innovative entertainment content. The company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series "The Real World" (now in its 18th season on MTV). Bunim-Murray's other current programming includes "Road Rules" (with its return on MTV earlier this year), "Real World Road Rules Challenge" (MTV), "The Simple Life" (renewed for its fifth season on E!) and "The Bad Girls Club" (Oxygen). Bunim-Murray also recently launched M Theory Entertainment, a spin-off entity focusing on new media initiatives, to better reach the Digital Generation. Bunim-Murray Productions is based in Van Nuys, CA. It was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim.

Spike TV is available in 91.6 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.

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com/





  [february 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BAD GIRLS CLUB, THE (OXYGEN)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· MURDER (SPIKE TV)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· REAL WORLD/ROAD RULES CHALLENGE (MTV)
· ROAD RULES (MTV)
· SIMPLE LIFE, THE (E)





[12/03/16 - 02:11 PM]
Hallelujah! Netflix Confirms Launch Dates for "Sense8": A Christmas Special and Season Two
Look for "A Christmas Special" on Friday, December 23 followed by season two on Friday, May 5.

[12/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Sparks Demo Victory for FOX
The network leads the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/03/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Earns Its Most Watched Friday This Season with "20/20" Spiking Over 50% to Season Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, December 2.

[12/03/16 - 08:37 AM]
New Season Highs for "Dateline"; "Caught on Camera" Captures Its Top Total-Viewer Result Since February
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 2.

[12/02/16 - 03:09 PM]
Science Channel Delivers Double-Digit Primetime and Total Day Increases Across Key Demos Including Adults 25-54 and Total Viewership in November
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of November.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Celebrates the Holiday Season with Three Back-to-Back Shows
John Cena and Casey Affleck will follow the previously announced Emma Stone.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
Animal Planet Highlights One Organization's Mission to Protect and Rescue Animals in New Series "The Guardians"
In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime.

[12/02/16 - 12:00 PM]
Beloved Actress Betty White to Be "Young & Hungry" with a Guest Star Role on Freeform's Original Comedy
White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do.

[12/02/16 - 11:38 AM]
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Hits Series Highs in The CW's #DCWeek Finale
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, December 1.

[12/02/16 - 11:28 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "So Cosmo" - Set at the Glamorous Epi-center of Pop Culture, Cosmopolitan Magazine - Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Shares Their Holiday Spirit with Annual Gift-giving Initiative Pop Up Santa and Holiday-themed Shorts "Funny Or Die Presents Santa's Shorts"
All of these jolly holiday moments can be seen during "25 Days of Christmas" airing December 1 - 25, on the Freeform app and on 25DaysofChristmasTV.com.

[12/02/16 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Heads into "Final Space" with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, "Final Space" is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake.

[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Craving More "Comedy Bang! Bang!"? Watch Four Never-Before-Seen Clips on IFC.com!
After 110 episodes of top-notch couch guests and wildly unpredictable interviews by host Scott Aukerman, the series is coming to an end after five "slightly off" seasons.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.