Legal defendants taking the stand during their own trial to defend themselves is the subject of a new series premiering on A&E this summer.
Court Cam Presents Under Oath is set to debut June 2, the network announced Monday (April 26). Two episodes will air weekly every Wednesday. The series is hosted and executive produced by ABC News chief legal analyst Dan Abrams (pictured), and will showcase stories of the accused taking the witness stand while on trial.
Each episode will cover first-hand defendant testimony, cross-examination and the final verdict. Alongside interviews with key members of the investigation, the series will also feature original video with law enforcement, surveillance camera footage, 9-1-1 audio recordings, digital forensic evidence and some exclusive interviews with the defendants themselves.
The series is produced by Law & Crime Productions for A&E with Abrams, Rachel Stockman, Karla Hidalgo and Shelley Schulze serving as executive producers. Shelley Tatro and Sean Gottlieb will also serve as executive producers for A&E.
The new series follows the original Court Cam series announced in 2019, which offers viewers behind-the-scenes perspective on wild and unruly moments caught on tape in courtrooms.
Abrams also hosted the A&E docuseries Live PD, which was canceled in 2020 in the wake of national and global protests against police brutality.
A&E also announced the premiere date this week for another unscripted property to come this summer. Biography: KISStory is a four-hour, two-night documentary film featuring Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of the band KISS reflecting on the past five decades of their career.
The film is directed by D.J Viola and will air June 27 and June 28. The film is a Leslie Greif production, produced for A&E by Critical Content and Big Dreams Entertainment. Leslie Greif and Jenny Daly serve as executive producers, alongside Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.