The New Detectives
Format True crime series
Created by New Dominion Pictures[1]
Starring FBI/United States Police districts
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 121[2] (List of episodes)
Producer(s) Mike Sinclair/Peter Koeppen/Tom Golden[3]
Running time 60 minutes; approx. 45 minutes with commercials
Original channel Discovery Channel
Original run October 1, 1996[4] – May 2005
Status Re-runs currently air on the Investigation Discovery network.[5]


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The New Detectives

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The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science is a documentary true crime television show that aired two to three different cases in forensic science per episode. Episode reruns currently air on the Discovery Channel, TLC and the Investigation Discovery network. Before the series was canceled, the show also aired on The History Channel in the United States and Canal D, Court TV, and Botswana TV in Canada. The show was also carried by international markets where the series was shown on the Discovery UK , Discovery Europe, The Crime and Investigation Network in Australia, Prime TV in New Zealand, TV Norge, TV Danmark, Kanal 5 in Sweden, and RTL in the Netherlands. A version of the series was broadcast on the British Channel Five, under the name Murder Detectives: Case Files.[citation needed]


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The New Detectives centers around murders that are committed in North America and the forensics used to convict the murderers of their crimes.The New Detectives show re-enactments and dramatizations of events surrounding a murder. Real file footage is shown on occasion. Unlike The FBI Files, The New Detectives' sister show, also produced by Tom Golden and New Dominion Pictures, The New Detectives mostly centers around murders that police departments solve without assistance from the FBI, but there have been episodes where the FBI was called in to assist with particularly serious crimes.


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DVD releases

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Timeless Media Group has released the first four seasons of The New Detectives on DVD in Region 1.

DVD nameEp #Release date
Season 1 & 216February 10, 2009
Season 310May 19, 2009
Season 418August 11, 2009

See also

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  • The FBI Files

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