Court TV to Debut New Series

Pasadena, Calif. -- Courtroom Television Network will premiere two new shows
over the next six months, including an interactive/quiz show, executives said
Wednesday at the Television Critics Association tour here.

I, Detective, premiering Aug. 30, gives viewers the opportunity to solve
mystery investigations by finding evidence and following clues throughout the
30-minute show. Viewers can participate in the process through several on-air,
interactive, multiple-choice questions.

Court TV executives said the program combines elements of a documentary,
murder mystery and quiz show. The show will air during Court TV's 'Forensics'
theme week (Aug. 27 through 31).

The network also announced at the TCA that it will air two episodes of
upcoming series Body of Evidence: From the Case Files of Dayle Hinman
Oct. 20. Hinman, one of the first detectives to be trained in forensic
profiling, will guide viewers through the investigative process used to solve

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