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Discovery revives forensic series “Medical Detectives”

U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health has signed on to revive medical-mystery series Medical Detectives, set to air on June 21.
June 5, 2014

U.S. net Discovery Fit & Health has signed on to revive medical-mystery series Medical Detectives, set to air on June 21.

The show, billed as “the real CSI,” explores diseases solved through scientific investigation methods. It first aired on TLC in 1996, and was later broadcast by Lifetime. The series will begin airing on June 21 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST/PST.

Medical Detectives is produced by Paul Dowling and Medstar Television, and distributed by Gary Lico with Lilolme.

Medical Detectives started it all. It inspired such popular series as CSI, Criminal Minds and every other modern crime series on TV today,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health, Destination America and American Heroes Channel.

“Indeed, as the one and only show that started the forensic genre with its blend of brilliant medicine and devious crime,  Medical Detectives truly belongs on the one and only network devoted to medical-mystery programming – Discovery Fit & Health,” he said.

Executive producer Dowling added: “When I was intently watching the O.J. Simpson trial along with the rest of America, I recognized the significance of scientific evidence in murder trials. That, right there, was the inspiration for the series 20 years ago, and the importance of the series hasn’t changed since.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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