BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com/AP) — Twenty years after the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, three networks are dedicating programming to the unsolved case.
CBS will air a six-part docuseries, “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey,” the network announced Wednesday. Original investigators will team up with new experts to re-examine the evidence using today’s technology and forensics. They will also rebuild the crime scene, conduct interviews and offer new theories.
“The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey” premieres Sept. 18 (8:30 p.m.).
Lifetime also announced Wednesday that it has started production on “Who Killed JonBenet?” The film will premiere later this fall.
And Investigation Discovery announced earlier this month that it will air a three-night series, “JonBenet: An American Murder Mystery,” beginning Sept. 12 (10 p.m. EDT).
JonBenet, a child beauty queen, was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Colorado, on Dec. 26, 1996.
TV programmers in the past several seasons have found ratings gold in real-life murder mysteries.
In 2015, HBO scored both audience numbers and critical acclaim with the miniseires “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” chronicling the story of a wealthy man accused in three killings.
Similarly, this past February, FX debuted their “American Crime Story” with “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” another critically-acclaimed ratings smash. “People v. O.J. Simpson” is up for 13 Emmy Awards.
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