Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Unsolved Mysteries Returns

We were watching Star Trek or something the other night, and while fast forwarding through the commercials, noticed the words "Unsolved Mysteries." It was a commercial promoting the return of the classic show. Here's what I found at wikipedia:

'According to Broadcasting & Cable, HBO Distribution plans to bring back Unsolved Mysteries when the cable channel Lifetime contract expires in 2008. The show will feature a new set, same music, recaps on old cases, as well as new cases, and a new host. The show will be on SpikeTV, in October 2008, for 5 years, and 175 episodes,[3] featuring the same theme music and hosted by actor Dennis Farina.[4]

Unsolved Mysteries will relaunch on Monday, October 13, at 5 p.m., and 6 p.m., ET Time'

It was cheesy, yes, but I loved that show, and hope the new version lives up to the old--although without Robert Stack's perfect voice, it might be difficult. At least they're keeping the music.
Interesting that Lifetime--a women's network--had the rights to this show, and now Spike, a men's network has them. I read somewhere that over half of Spike's viewers are actually women...

5 comments:

Regan Lee said...

Great news. I liked the show, it was good. Just yesterday I was talking with someone (about his experiences with ghostly goings on in the workplace) and we both agreed Unexplained Mysteries was a good show.

Andrea said...

Cool! Don't know if it'll be as good as the old without Robert Stack but we will see, right?

Sam said...

Very glad to have Unsolved Mysteries back. I hope they'll still cover ghosts, UFOs and Bigfoot. They should've gotten Bill Kurtis as the new host.

richelle said...

or cigarette smoking man from the xfiles.

richelle said...

So, I'm not sure if anyone's caught the show yet, but it's a colossal disappointment. They use stories from the old show--not just the topics, but the literal same footage with dennis farina's voice pretty much replacing stack's far better narratives. The new stories (which are few) are usually followed by an update that shows the case being solved. It's clear that since the show is brand new, that the cases were solved pre-production and simply are not unsolved mysteries. Maybe it'll get better with age--if it lasts that long.