Sleuth Fest

TVSquad reports that Sleuth, the new cable net devoted to mysteries from the Universal television vault, will premiere on New Years Day with a marathon of pilot episodes from a slew of vintage crime shows.

Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Emerging Networks who oversees Sleuth, also
said: "We can’t wait to launch Sleuth on New Year’s Day. It’s a great day to
start a network that offers some of the most enduring and popular television
genres of all time. We’re starting with the pilots of some classic crime dramas
from NBC Universal’s enormous library. We will give some classic programs new
life as loyal fans mix with a new generation who can enjoy them all day and
continuing throughout Sleuth’s first week."

There’s more details on the jump.

Starting on New Year’s Day and continuing through the week, SLEUTH will debut
with the pilots of "The A-Team" (6-7 a.m. ET); "Knight Rider" (7-8 a.m. ET);
"Simon and Simon" (8-9 a.m. ET); "Karen Sisco" (9-10 a.m. ET); "Homicide: Life
on the Street" (10-11 a.m. ET); "Easy Streets" (11 a.m.-12 noon ET).

"From The Beginning Of Crime" theme continues through the week with a "Miami
Vice" marathon from Monday, Jan. 2-3 (8 p.m.- 3 a.m. ET) that includes the
revolutionary drama’s high-octane, two-hour pilot starring Don Johnson and
Phillip Michael Thomas.

The classic crime-drama pilots continue on
Tuesday, January 3 with the two-hour 1968 pilot for "Columbo" ("Prescription:
Murder"), starring Peter Falk in his immortal title role as the rumpled police
detective, from 9-11 p.m. (ET). Then on Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9-10 p.m. ET) is the
initial episode from "The Rockford Files," starring James Garner as the sardonic
private detective.

On Thursday, Jan. 5 (9-10 p.m. ET), "Magnum, P.I."
rides the Hawaiian waves starring Tom Selleck in the series pilot that made him
a star.

4 thoughts on “Sleuth Fest”

  1. This sounds great. I hope it’ll be available on Comcast. But I think you have to stretch quite a bit to consider the A-Team and Knight Rider “sleauths.” (Although B.A. Baracus could be considered the reincarnation of Hercule Poirot.)

  2. From NBC:
    “At launch the network will have more than 5 million subscribers through distribution deals with Time Warner Cable, the first affiliate to carry SLEUTH.”
    So like me, unfortunately not on Comcast as of yet.


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