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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.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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