Category Archives: HLN True Crime

Summer Premiere Dates 2019: New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming

The 2018-19 TV season is history, so here’s our annual list of summer premiere dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows. It covers hundreds of broadcast, cable and streaming series bowing from mid-May through August in various dayparts. Please send any additions or adjustments to erik@deadline.com. We’ll update the post regularly as more dates are revealed.

May 22:
The Amazing Race (CBS, Season 31)
One Spring Night (Netflix, new drama series)
The Wrestlers (Viceland, new docuseries)

May 23:
Elementary (CBS, Season 7; final season)
Vida (Starz, Season 2)
The Name of the Rose (SundanceTV, new drama limited series; moved from May 1)
Christina on the Coast (HGTV, new docuseries)

Breaking News – Season Four of Popular HLN Original Docu-Series "Death Row Stories" Premieres Sunday, June 2

Season Four of Popular HLN Original Docu-Series “Death Row Stories” Premieres Sunday, June 2

Actress Concetta Tomei Narrates Series Featuring Riveting Stories of Death Row Inmates

Link to trailer: https://bit.ly/2YCX9zF

May 21, 2019 – Popular docu-series Death Row Stories premieres its fourth season on Sunday, June 2 at 8pm, ET/PT on HLN. Concetta Tomei (China Beach, Providence) is the narrator of the series.

Formerly on CNN, now exclusively airing on HLN, the eight-episode Original Series explores the fallibility of the ultimate criminal penalty, capital punishment. Told by current and former death row inmates, each episode of Death Row Stories seeks to unravel the truth behind a different capital murder case and poses tough questions about the U.S. capital punishment system.

Death Row Stories is executive produced by Academy(R) Award-winner Alex Gibney (Going Clear) of Jigsaw Productions,

Read more at: http://thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/05/21/season-four-of-popular-hln-original-docu-series-death-row-stories-premieres-sunday-june-2-503010/20190521hln01/

Lance LoRusso Author of When Cops Kill and Blue News to Present Use of Force & Deadly Encounters – The Aftermath

Members Only Event Will Advise LEO on How to Deal with The Aftermath of Deadly Encounters in Interactions with The Media and Investigations

MARIETTA, GA, UNITED STATES, May 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney, Lance LoRusso, author of the highly acclaimed books, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident and Blue News will be conducting a two-day training session for members of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) on May 20th and 21st at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, 300 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The training will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days and is limited to FOP members only, lodge attorneys, and active law enforcement officers. LoRusso is a nationally recognized expert on the use of force and how to handle the aftermath of such incidents.

“I am honored to be conducting this

Read more at: https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/485481330/lance-lorusso-author-of-when-cops-kill-and-blue-news-to-present-use-of-force-deadly-encounters-the-aftermath

Court TV returns May 8 after 11 years off air: getting the band back together…

Originally posted Tuesday, May 7, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

Sometimes, you really can go home again.

For many former employees of the beloved Court TV and its subsequent truTV and HLN incarnations, Atlanta-based Katz Networks is giving them a home base again to air gavel-to-gavel coverage of interesting and/or consequential criminal trials.

The 24-hour network, which has 70 employees at its new Buckhead offices at inception, returns after an 11-year absence at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8. It will be available via live streaming on www.courttv.com, a new app and cable and broadcast channels. 

“This is something I’ve dreamt about for a long time,” said John Alleva, a vice president and managing editor for the revamped Court TV. He spent 15 years at the original version. “It’s not only an iconic brand and incredible network

Read more at: https://www.ajc.com/blog/radiotvtalk/court-returns-may-after-years-off-air-getting-the-band-back-together-again/iGwyfRoczlA6bRrnnaY18N/

The 3 Best True Crime Shows To Watch This Year — According To A Former Prosecutor

Court TV will be back in session May 8 with Vinnie Politan, the original face of Court TV, as lead anchor.

Politan is an Emmy Award-winning legal journalist who was a popular face on the original Court TV, leading the network’s coverage of the nation’s most compelling trials. A lawyer and former prosecutor, Politan has been covering the world of crime and justice for over 20 years, also hosting legal and news programs on HLN, Sirius XM and most recently NBC in Atlanta.

In his return to Court TV, Politan brings with him experience covering trials involving Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias and the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Politan was the first to do a national interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin.

In anticipation of Court TV’s return, Politan shared his picks for the three best true crime shows of the year.

1. ‘The Case Against Adnan

Read more at: https://www.simplemost.com/court-tv-vinnie-politan-favorite-true-crime-shows/

2019-2020 TV season: The ultimate guide to what’s renewed, and what’s canceled

As TV executives grapple with the challenges of cord-cutting, the rise of Netflix and other streaming services, and a dramatic wave of mergers and ownership shake-ups, viewers mainly care about a simple question: Which shows are being renewed for the 2019-2020 TV season, and which ones are canceled?

Broadcast and cable networks are in the process of giving the good and bad news to shows, in preparation for the “upfronts,” the spring ritual during which TV networks present their finalized schedules for the fall and midwinter seasons to advertisers.

Some networks have already shared some good news, giving renewals to, for example, “NCIS” (CBS), “A Million Little Things” (ABC), “Roswell, New Mexico” (The CW), “The Resident” (Fox), “Good Girls” (NBC), and more. Streaming platforms have also been busy renewing (“Shrill,” on Hulu) and canceling (Netflix axed Read more at: https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2019/05/2019-2020-tv-season-the-ultimate-guide-to-whats-renewed-and-whats-canceled.html

Updated: 2019-2020 TV season: The ultimate guide to what’s renewed, and what’s canceled

As TV executives grapple with the challenges of cord-cutting, the rise of Netflix and other streaming services, and a dramatic wave of mergers and ownership shake-ups, viewers mainly care about a simple question: Which shows are being renewed for the 2019-2020 TV season, and which ones are canceled?

Broadcast and cable networks are in the process of giving the good and bad news to shows, in preparation for the “upfronts,” the spring ritual during which TV networks present their finalized schedules for the fall and midwinter seasons to advertisers.

Some networks have already shared some good news, giving renewals to, for example, “NCIS” (CBS), “A Million Little Things” (ABC), “Roswell, New Mexico” (The CW), “The Resident” (Fox), “Good Girls” (NBC), and more. Streaming platforms have also been busy renewing (“Shrill,” on Hulu) and canceling (Netflix axed Read more at: https://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/2019/05/2019-2020-tv-season-the-ultimate-guide-to-whats-renewed-and-whats-canceled.html

Vinnie Politan cheers Court TV return, revisits Casey Anthony case

Vinnie Politan, a veteran of Central Florida News 13 and the Casey Anthony trial, is exuberant about the comeback of Court TV.

“I’ve been waiting 10 years for this,” says Politan, 54, a reporter and anchor at the original Court TV. “Are you kidding me? I didn’t want to leave Court TV. Court TV left me.”

Court TV returns May 8 with Politan as the channel’s lead anchor and host of “Closing Arguments” from 6 to 9 weeknights.

The updated channel will offer gavel-to-gavel trial coverage from around the country.

Sunny Hostin Will Host ‘The Whole Truth’ on Investigation Discovery (EXCLUSIVE)

Sunny Hostin hopes to bring a new view to a tried-and-true format.

True-crime documentaries have fueled the fortunes of TV institutions ranging from “48 Hours” and “Dateline” to Discovery’s Investigation Discovery cable network. Now Hostin, a co-host of ABC’s “The View” and a senior legal correspondent for ABC News, wants to add a different element to the mix: the viewpoint of the victims of a crime.

Investigation Discovery has greenlit “The Whole Truth With Sunny Hostin,” a six-episode documentary series that will show Hostin traveling to various parts of the United States to explore the stories behind some of the nation’s most notorious homicides. She says she is eager to include the perspective of people who have been affected by the crimes, not just the criminals and the legal system around them. Hostin will also serve as an executive producer on

Read more at: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/sunny-hostin-whole-truth-investigation-discovery-1203183924/