CBS turns to true crime

Add CBS to networks shooting for more true crime, with an order for an unscripted anthology series that will feature a new case every season, starting with the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The news follows word that NBC is at work on franchise extender Law & Order: True Crime. What thinks Henry Schleiff, group president of Discovery Comm. nets including true crime hub Investigation Discovery? “NBC and CBS are clearly seeing what we’ve known for years – people simply love real-life stories of mystery and suspense,” Schleiff tells Cynopsis.“We welcome anyone who brings attention to the true crime genre – as the #1 network for delivery of women season to date, ID remains the one and only 24/7 home for this incredibly compelling programming.”

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