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TNT, Hyatt Team To Offer Interactive Detective Experience For Viewers

TNT has teamed with the Hyatt hotel chain to create a mystery weekend getaway for consumers branded around TNT's hit dramas The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.

The promotion will provide 50 fans of the two TNT dramas to spend a weekend at two Hyatt Hotels trying to solve a crime, according to network officials. As part of the "Armchair Detective Mystery Weekend," winners of a sweepstakes  will play police detectives trying to solve a fictional crime within a Hyatt hotel. Actors will play suspects, witnesses and other key players to drive the story and advance the game, while various characters from The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles clues will provide clues to participants.

Special prizes will go to participants who successfully solve the crime during their weekend stay, said the network.

TNT and Hyatt will promote the "Armchair Detective Mystery Weekend" through their respective assets. TNT's touting the promotion will include exposure on-air, online at tnt.tv and through social media, said the network.

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