[07/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
Court TV(R): Seriously Entertaining(Sm) Unveils 2005-6 Primetime Programming Docket Featuring New Investigative Documentaries; Expert Reality Series Specials; and Important Original Movies

[via press release from Court TV]

Court TV(R): Seriously Entertaining(SM) Unveils 2005-6 Primetime Programming Docket Featuring New Investigative Documentaries; Expert Reality Series Specials; and Important Original Movies

LOS ANGELES, July 14 -- On July 18th, Court TV(R) divides the network into two distinctly different daytime and evening schedules. In primetime and on weekends, Court TV Seriously Entertaining(SM) will continue to push the boundaries of the investigative genre with a new slate of fast- paced, edgy and compelling programming, building on the network's highly successful core brand.

New Series:


Tuesdays @ 10:30 PM

They lie, cheat, and steal in the all new Court TV expert reality series The Takedown, the series where Mission: Impossible meets Ocean's Eleven. Each week, reformed con artist Paul Wilson and his team tempt fate, using sleight of hand, high-tech gadgets and plenty of skill to "take-down" everything from foolproof casino security systems to high-minded art experts to obnoxious hustlers ruining a pool hall's business. The secret? Wilson and his team have been sanctioned by the establishment they are "taking down," working for the owners from the inside out.

Las Vegas Law(SM) (wt) REALITY SERIES

Q1 2006

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, thanks to Bucky Buchanan, the larger-than-life attorney who has earned the reputation as the go-to guy for legal troubles in Sin City. From murder suspects to prostitutes to tourists in trouble, Bucky is called upon to help those who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Court TV follows Bucky through the day-to-day "trials" of his job, as well as his enviable personal life - complete with a smart, beautiful, high-society wife and six Arabian horses grazing in the backyard.


Q1 2006

In this unprecedented non-fiction series, Court TV has been given unique access to the live, on-the-spot, heart-racing action of S.W.A.T. teams from a dozen Texas cities, including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. This new ground-breaking reality series is produced for the network by Lion Television, one of the world's leading production companies.


Q1 2006

Who can resist temptation? This new series, based on a British hit show, offers opportunists the chance to "steal." But these would-be criminals should have heeded the old saying: things that look too good to be true usually are! Whether it's a truck full of goodies that transforms into a prison when touched, or a purse that "runs" away when stolen, these perps find themselves in some embarrassing situations, and with any luck, learn a lesson about staying on the right side of the law.


Q1 2006

With unprecedented access, this new series takes viewers inside the real case files of one of the nation's largest and most respected crime labs, the LAPD Scientific Investigation Division. Each episode focuses on a gripping crime story, tried-and-true detective work and SID's cutting-edge forensics that eventually unravel a compelling, true-life mystery.

San Diego Beach Patrol(SM) NON-FICTION SERIES

Q1 2006

San Diego's lifeguards are an elite group: licensed not only to perform life saving water rescues, they are also sworn officers of the peace. Working closely with the San Diego Police Department, their mission is to keep the beach safe - whether that means investigating cases of murder or missing persons, busting unruly underage drinkers, breaking-up fights, searching for underwater evidence, recovering bodies or performing dangerous cliff rescues - it is their job to uphold the law along this pristine stretch of California sand and sea.


Q1 2006

When local law enforcement needs to solve a baffling case of murder, sexual assault, armed robbery or arson, they bring together an elite group of the best investigative talent from a wide range of local, state and federal agencies known as the Major Case Squad. Fighting the clock, the MCS conducts an intensive investigation with a simple mission: to solve the crime within five days, and their success rate is a staggering 85%. With exclusive access to the MCS taskforce and its files, Court TV takes viewers inside an investigation where time is never on their side.


August 28th, 2005 @ 10PM

Arrested Development meets Growing Up Gotti in Parco, PI(TM), a new hybrid reality/docu-drama series. The show follows the Parcos, a family of New York City private eyes, as they crack cases and expose secrets at their family-run private investigation firm. From cheating spouses to corrupt business partners, the series combines the most compelling elements of verite documentaries and scripted drama.


August 9th, 2005 @ 10PM

This series brings the irreverent namesake website, TheSmokingGun.com, to life. From sensational documents to outrageous celebrity legal problems, Smoking Gun TV takes the stories over-the-top, illustrating the website's signature breaking news in a unique comic style using puppets, bobble-heads and animation.

High Stakes(SM) with Ben Mezrich NON-FICTION SERIES

September 2005

Best-selling author Ben Mezrich exposes the stories of the young, rich and out-of-control, exploring all of the excess, action and danger that are the hallmarks of their elite lifestyle. Mezrich explores stories as different as underground gambling in New York City, the racy lives of supermodels-in- training in Miami and the world of up-and-coming boxers and the promoters who back them. Mezrich is the author of the best seller Bringing Down the House, the story of the M.I.T. card counting team who successfully took casinos for millions without getting caught.

Haunting Evidence(SM) NON-FICTION SERIES

November 2005

Following the success of Court TV's original series Psychic Detectives, the network takes the paranormal/crime-solving phenomenon one step further. Viewers are taken inside an unusual investigation, as a team that includes a psychic, a medium, and a forensic expert visit "haunted" crime scenes and attempt to provide new insight into cold cases.

New Documentaries and Specials:

Under Investigation(SM): Mystery in the Capital QUARTERLY SERIES

Wednesday July 20th @ 10 PM

Court TV's series examines the still-unsolved cases that make headlines and capture the public's attention. In this episode, we take a closer look at the murder of Chandra Levy, a young woman killed in Washington D.C. while she was working for Congressman Gary Condit.

The Investigators: Death of a Rising Star

September 15th, 2005 @ 10 PM

Seattle was buzzing in the early 1990s: grunge, a hard-charging rock-and- roll/punk hybrid was taking hold, and the city was hooked on the sound and the culture. Charismatic singer Mia Zapata was being courted by major record labels when tragedy struck: on July 6, 1993, Mia Zapata was found dead on a Seattle street. The case remained unsolved for 10 years, until the city's rock community, persuaded Seattle's Cold Case Squad to reopen the case and find her killer.

Scott Peterson: A Deadly Game(SM) DOCUMENTARY

August 4th, 2005 @ 8PM

Court TV anchor Catherine Crier brings her #1 best selling book on Scott Peterson to life, going beyond all previous accounts of the story, drawing upon hundreds of hours of taped conversations between Peterson, his family, and others, to offer a stunningly intimate window into the case. Crier's unprecedented access to previously unseen police and justice department records, photographs, wiretap transcripts, and forensic reports, as well as interviews with police investigators and other participants in the case, offers insights and information that never made the news or reached the jury.

Home of the Brave(SM) DOCUMENTARY FILM

August 8th, 2005 @ 10PM

Viola Liuzzo, a Teamster's wife and mother of five, joined thousands in Alabama for Martin Luther King's march on Montgomery in 1965. Coming home from the march, Liuzzo was shot and killed by what looked to be a car full of Klansmen. The reasons for the murder were unclear and rumors of a massive FBI cover-up quickly spread. From award winning filmmakers Paola di Florio and Nancy Dickenson, this documentary explores Liuzzo's story-that of the only white woman killed as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement-and the complex details surrounding her murder

Stalkers in the Shadows(SM) SPECIAL

September 8th, 2005 @ 10PM

Court TV examines the stalking phenomenon in a series of specials, featuring L.A. prosecutor and renowned stalking expert, Rhonda Saunders, who has secured more than 1,000 convictions, including the stalkers of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steven Spielberg and Anna Nicole Smith. From celebrity to civilian stalking, the cases in this series unfold through a mixture of personal testimony, archive footage and interviews with those intimately involved in each case.

Court TV/Sundance Channel Project NON-FICTION SERIES

Q1 2006

The second installment of this ground-breaking partnership with the Sundance Channel consists of four half-hour documentaries that examine some of our country's most important social issues. A new group of diverse filmmakers and artists joins the ranks of those who contributed to the networks' first collaboration, the First Amendment Project, including Mario Van Peebles, Bob Balaban and Al Franken.

Unexpected Heroes(SM) QUARTERLY SERIES

August 8th, 2005 @ 8PM

When ordinary people rise to the occasion under extraordinary circumstances they become Unexpected Heroes. In this series of one-hour specials, viewers will see and hear the dramatic, uplifting true stories of these heroic men and women, and witness poignant reunions between the heroes and those whose lives they touched.

Al Roker Investigates: Menace on Main Street DOCUMENTARY

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005 @ 10PM

In the latest installment of this ongoing series, Al Roker explores the rise of violent gangs in middle class white suburban areas. Roker rides along with the law enforcement "gang unit" in Durham, N.C. and talks with a sheriff in Shenandoah, VA who fears the youth of his storybook town is being swept up by the notorious street gang MS-13. With documentary footage and exclusive interviews, the show examines the gang "epidemic" and what can be done to stop it.

The Investigators: The Real Rocky Horror DOCUMENTARY

October 27th, 2005 @ 10PM

A real-life murder mystery set in the French Quarter of New Orleans with the only clues leading to a group who are obsessed with the 1970's cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Could one of the fanatic fans have done more than just acted out the film? Follow the investigation in this special documentary.

Stories of the Innocence Project: DOCUMENTARY

Confessions of an Innocent Man

October 13th, 2005 @ 10PM

Court TV and the Innocence Project present a new installment of the documentary series that focuses on real-life wrongful convictions that have been overturned based on DNA evidence. In this episode, a man who has made a full confession to police pleads "not guilty" at trial. The jury still finds him guilty and he is sentenced to prison for life without the possibility of parole. When Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld of The Innocence Project hear of the case, they are convinced the man is the victim of a false confession. But can post-conviction DNA evidence prove it?

Al Roker Investigates: Kids, Cards, and Dice DOCUMENTARY

December 8th, 2005 @ 10PM

Al Roker Investigates explores the culture of betting among young people, a growing trend that is currently getting attention as a national problem. Al follows a group of college kids spending more time gambling than studying, and sees first hand how this obsession is consuming them. An even more alarming trend is emerging among younger kids, like 13-year-old Justin Sherman who's already hooked on poker.


Unknown White Male(SM)

March 13th, 2006

Arriving at the end of the Brooklyn subway line, a handsome young man with a British accent finds himself disoriented, wearing strange clothes, with no idea of how he got there, and absolutely no memory of anything. As far as the Unknown Man is concerned, his 37 years of life are a total mystery. With only a scrap of information, he must begin an investigation into his own identity. Follow along as he attempts to discover who he really is following a theatrical release in 2005. Unknown White Male will debut on Court TV in 2006.

Never Again

Even in the 21st Century, hatred exists in the most unexpected places: from the homes of the educated and wealthy to the streets in impoverished neighborhoods. Inspired by the book by Abraham Foxman, the Executive Director of the ADL, this movie is an exploration of all forms of intolerance and bigotry facing our nation. Produced by Orly Adelson and written by Emmy Award- winner, Robert Avrech.

Military Justice

Written by former war correspondent David Freed, this timely film, inspired by actual events, tells the compelling, emotional story of a man who must risk his impressive military career to protect his troops and the security of the United States while knowingly violating the military code of ethics.



Wednesdays @ 9PM

Forensic Files(R), the network's signature original series offers new episodes featuring a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how investigators use cutting-edge forensic technology to solve present day as well as decades- old crimes. This ultimate reality series-the real-life CSI-is Court TV's highest-rated program. Produced by Medstar Television for Court TV.

Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege and Justice(TM) NON-FICTION SERIES

Saturdays @ 10PM

Beverly Hills, the Hamptons, South Beach ... these are the playgrounds of America's wealthy and powerful. But a dark side exists beneath the sparkling surface of dazzling parties, elite country clubs, and expensive jewels. Celebrated author and popular Vanity Fair columnist Dominick Dunne has spent years chronicling the high-profile personalities caught in the web of money, murder, and mystery. Now, Dunne returns to examine new stories at the fascinating junction of crime, money and justice.

Trace Evidence(SM): The Case Files of Dr. Henry Lee NON-FICTION SERIES

Mondays @ 10PM

A whole new season of compelling cases from the files of one of the world's leading forensic investigators, Dr. Henry Lee, the former head of the Connecticut State Police crime lab who had consulted on more than 6,000 cases, including the murders of JonBenet Ramsey and Laci Peterson. Now, Dr. Lee takes viewers inside his most fascinating stories, reconstructing crime scenes and using the latest forensic techniques to seek justice.

Body of Evidence(SM): From the Case Files of Dayle Hinman NON-FICTION SERIES

Thursdays @ 9:30 PM

Get inside the mind, life and career of Special Agent Dayle Hinman, one of the country's leading forensic profilers. Using intensive examination of forensic evidence and skillful psychological insight, Hinman aids the police in isolating suspects and solving some of the country's most baffling mysteries. Despite a lack of eyewitnesses, little evidence and no apparent motive, Hinman is able to navigate the criminal mind and win justice for victims.

Psychic Detectives(SM) NON-FICTION SERIES

Wednesdays @ 10 PM

Court TV's popular series Psychic Detectives(TM) returns for a third season with all new fascinating stories of detectives and psychics as they work together to solve some of law enforcement's toughest cases. Told from the detective's point of view, the series re-visits cases, interviewing investigators and psychics who share the uncanny tips and unexplainable clues that have helped solve these seemingly baffling cases.


Tuesdays @ 10PM

These stories of brilliant criminals and the amazing deceptions they've used to pull off seemingly impossible crimes are all true. Combining the mystery of a "whodunit" with the thrill of a "howdunit," the series reveals the men behind the daring capers, from elite bank robbers, jewel thieves and escape artists to impersonators, kidnappers and con artists.

Under Investigation(SM)


In a riveting new half-hour investigative series, Court TV joins forces with NBC News to take a closer look at the most talked about unsolved cases ripped from today's headlines. The series is hosted and narrated by respected NBC News anchor and correspondent, John Seigenthaler.


Mondays @ 9:30 PM

If Los Angeles is a city of illusions, those illusions end at 1104 North Mission Road, the home of the Los Angeles County Coroner where up to 20,000 cases are investigated annually, to determine the identity, cause and manner of death. With unprecedented access to the Coroner's massive files, this show presents their most unique and compelling cases. Each episode follows the highly trained professionals of the L.A. County Coroner Department as they use the latest in forensic medicine and investigative techniques to solve a variety of challenging mysteries.

The Investigators(SM) ANTHOLOGY SERIES

Wednesdays @ 10 PM

Court TV's documentary series, The Investigators(TM) uses well-told stories, human drama, and the process of investigation, to shed light on the many dimensions inherent in the complex nature of this country's judicial system.

Hollywood Heat(SM)

Thursdays @ 11:00PM

Each week, Hollywood Heat(TM) breaks crime and justice entertainment news, with celebrity interviews and set visits, commentary from legal and entertainment industry pundits, reports from "The Smoking Gun Hotsheet," and special on-the-street Dismissed Juror reports from the one and only, Joan Rivers. Host AJ Hammer dishes out the "heat" on the extravagances, eccentricities and excesses of Tinseltown's biggest stars in this fast-paced half-hour show.

Court TV(R) provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. The Court TV Networks(SM) are comprised of Court TV News(SM), which provides live gavel-to- gavel trial coverage in daytime; and Court TV: Seriously Entertaining(SM) in primetime, featuring investigative drama, expert reality and relevant non- fiction series. Court TV is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp, and is seen in 85 million homes. (http://www.courttv.com or AOL Keyword: Court TV)

Web Site: http://www.courttv.com

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