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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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