A+E Networks is slated to undergo a refresh of its global true crime network days after reviving its Emmy-winning docuseries Cold Case Files.
Reaching upwards of 50 million households in more than 170 territories, Crime + Investigation (CI) be provided with a new look that will introduce a “refined positioning, updated on-air look and enhanced programming strategy” beginning with the UK territory.
As part of the rejuvenated channel’s vision, C+I will reintroduce the acclaimed true crime series Cold Case Files (pictured) from Blumhouse Television and AMPLE. Narrated by award-winning actor Danny Glover, the 10 x 60-minute series is set to feature a single case that has gone unsolved for years through cinematic dramatizations and first-person storytelling. The series premieres in the U.S. across A&E on Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, rolling out globally shortly thereafter.
Also joining C+I’s new-look line-up are Nightwatch from Wolf Reality and 44 Blue Productions; Babies Behind Bars from Workaholic Productions; 60 Days In from Lucky 8 TV; Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from The Intellectual Property Company; 24 to Life from T Group Productions; Monster in My Family from Morningstar Entertainment; and the half-hour format Police Patrol, which takes the storylines captured while filming Live PD and tells the full story of each case through the police officers involved.
The complete all-new line-up of 250 hours of true crime programming will be unveiled by the network later in Q1.
“Crime + Investigation has long taken a unique and intelligent approach to the true crime genre. We do what we do because truth is worth pursuing — through powerful storytelling across multiple platforms,” said Amanda Hill, chief marketing officer at A+E Networks, in a statement. “We now have a clearer positioning and a more contemporary look and feel — one which is fresh, bold and unexpected.”