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GENETIC DETECTIVE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/26/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 6/30/20; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2020) ABC News presents a new prime-time series, "The Genetic Detective," that follows investigative genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and her work with DNA technology company Parabon NanoLabs. In the series, Moore and her team are revolutionizing crime solving by working with police departments and accessible crime scene DNA to help trace the path of a criminal suspect's family tree, uncover their identity and bring them to justice. "The Genetic Detective" premieres Tuesday, May 26 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. For the past decade, Moore, a self-trained genetic genealogist, has pioneered genetic genealogy techniques utilizing a growing body of genetic data in conjunction with traditional genealogical records to help adoptees find their birth parents and to solve family mysteries. Since 2018, Moore has used her unique research skills to transform the face of crime solving, helping to identify more than 100 violent criminal suspects. "I had a growing passion for genetic genealogy and I recognized its power very early on. Yet at the time, in 2010, there was no such thing as a professional genetic genealogist so I had to blaze my own trail in order to make this my full-time career," said Moore. "I knew the potential these techniques had for solving mysteries - really, for any type of human identification. Whether it is an adoptee looking to find their birth parents or helping law enforcement track down a potential suspect, this process provides answers in a new way and helps a family move beyond something that's painful or has been burdening them."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· CeCe Moore
CREW INFORMATION:
· Carrie Cook as CO-EP
· CeCe Moore as PROD
· Christine Connor as EP
· Christopher K. Dillon as CO-EP
· Marc Dorian as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC News
· XCON Productions