CNN Acquires Nonfiction Series From Ridley Scott
'Crimes of the Century' to air on weekends this year
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/30/2013 4:52:43 PM
The series explores historic news events like the Madoff scandal and the Oklahoma City bombing to place viewers at the scene of the crime with interviews with witnesses, victims and investigators.
Crimes will air on weekends on CNN/U.S. later this year. David Zucker and Mary Lisio are also executive producing for Scott Free Productions.
"This acquisition is another step in our mission to broaden the scope of programming on CNN and give viewers even more of the stories and information that impact their lives," said Vinnie Malhotra, senior VP of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide.
CNN's other nonfiction series acquisitions include Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown and Morgan Spurlock's Inside Man, which both premiere on weekends this April.
This is no different than how CNN Headline News (now "HLN") has been dismembered and mutilated. In order to be a success, you have to be clear in your mission, your audience. This further homogenization of CNN will lead nothing but to further terrible ratings.
Ivars Bezdechi - 2/1/2013 3:15:52 AM EST
They really should change the name of the network. CNN stands for Cable News Network, which is becoming a complete misnomer. The network did great when it was all news, but it's not doing well now. And they don't know why?
Scott Gilbert - 1/31/2013 10:42:18 AM EST
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