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Nationally syndicated “iCRIME” series to begin airing this fall

Scott Sternberg Productions and Trifecta Entertainment & Media are set to launch a nationally syndicated true-crime series iCRIME with Elizabeth Vargas, hosted by the best-selling author and Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist ...
June 8, 2022

Scott Sternberg Productions and Trifecta Entertainment & Media are set to launch a nationally syndicated true-crime series iCRIME with Elizabeth Vargas, hosted by the best-selling author and Peabody- and Emmy-winning journalist (pictured).

Scheduled to premiere on Sept. 12, the half-hour reality series will examine crime through the lens of smartphones, including clips of crimes captured on smartphone videos by witnesses; interviews between Vargas and victims, bystanders, law enforcement and amateur photographers; and the input of a panel of crime experts. The show will air from Monday to Friday across the U.S.

“Cell phone videos have completely changed the social landscape,” said Vargas, who also executive produces the series with Hank Cohen and Scott Sternberg. “Anyone, anywhere with a cell phone can record crimes as they happen, and those videos can have a huge impact… iCRIME will cull the most powerful of these videos, while providing important insight on the law and how to keep safe.”

The series, which recently started production, has already been scheduled into the fall lineups of more than 50 stations from the Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A variety of other stations from Nexstar Media Inc., Gray Media Group, Scripps Media Inc., Cox Media Group, Tegna Inc., CBS Television Stations, Fox Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting are also on board.

Trifecta will handle domestic distribution of the series, with Scott Sternberg Productions responsible for international sales.

 

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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