via press release:
TNT’s Cold Justice Returns June 20 with New Cases,
Including July 18 Case Update Episode Hosted by John Walsh
TNT Warms Up for Return of Real-Life Investigation Drama with All-Day Marathon
TNT‘s fascinating real-life crime series Cold Justice is back on the case with brand new episodes beginning Friday, June 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The series follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they travel to small towns around the country in order to help local law enforcement look into murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. TNT’s summer run of Cold Justice will include “Justice Served,“ a special episode created in response to fan requests for case updates. Hosted by John Walsh (America’s Most Wanted) and set to air Friday, July 18, “Justice Served” will look back at the remarkable results achieved by investigators on the show.
TNT will warm up viewers for the return of Cold Justice by giving them the chance to catch up on the series’ first 18 episodes, throughout the day on June 20, leading into the show’s summer premiere at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). A complete schedule of the marathon is included below.
Since premiering last September, Cold Justice has delivered a real impact that can be seen clearly in the results of the cases featured on the show. Siegler and McClary’s investigations have so far helped local law enforcement and prosecutors secure 12 arrests, eight criminal indictments, four confessions, two guilty pleas and a 22-year prison sentence.
Investigations featured in this summer’s episodes of Cold Justice include the case of a fashion designer whose body was found 11 years after her disappearance in 1986, as well as the case of a single mother who was killed in 1988 after a night out at a club.
Kelly Siegler is an attorney and former Texas prosecutor who successfully tried 68 murder cases in her 21 years on the job. Yolanda McClary is a former crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years with the Las Vegas Police Department. Together, these two women are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of the victims get to the truth.
With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, well-honed interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved murder each week, they work alongside local law enforcement to carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses and chase down leads in order to solve the cases and bring justice to the criminals and some closure for the victims’ families.
Along the way, Siegler and McClary are supported by some of the top detectives in the country, and when possible, they go back to the original detectives in the case to help shed new light and enlist their help to bring forth new information on these crimes.
Cold Justice averaged 1.9 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for the first half of its second season. The show has found a solid fan base in its Friday night timeslot, growing its Live + Same Day demo deliveries by +16% among adults 18-49 and +4% among adults 25-54, compared to season one.
Cold Justice is produced for TNT by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves, with Emmy® winners Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef, Time of Death) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), serving as executive producers.