While 2020 has been an objectively bad year overall, it’s been a really good year for fans of “Unsolved Mysteries.” Not only has the show released two batches of brand new episodes after a decade-long hiatus, but all 12 seasons of the original run are currently available to watch on Peacock. And now, another beloved version of the show will be airing during 12-hour Tuesday marathons on Oxygen.
The iconic show has been through several incarnations. The original Robert Stack-hosted program originally ran on NBC from 1987 to 1997, then was picked up by CBS from 1997-99. It shifted again, to Lifetime, through 2001, before finally coming to an end. But not for long. Spike revived “Unsolved Mysteries” from 2008 to 2010, hosted by actor and former police officer Dennis Farina. That version compiled original content, along with updates to older shows, for each episode. The cases ranged from Kurt Cobain’s death to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; from the murder of musician Mia Zapata to UFOs.
"Murder, missing persons, wanted fugitives and the paranormal," Farina, who died in 2013, described as the show's premise in its opening.
Now, just in time for the holiday binge-watching season, those riveting episodes will enjoy a re-airing on Oxygen. Starting Tuesday, Nov. 24 and running every Tuesday from noon to midnight, you can get your fix of mysterious crimes and paranormal experiences, many of which remain unsolved.
The original “Unsolved Mysteries” remains among the most famous true crime shows to date, having investigated hundreds of crimes and quandaries that went unsolved for decades. Over 260 cases featured in the series were eventually solved through the show’s tip line, where viewers could submit any relevant information they might have on a case that aired.
The Netflix reboot has received “hundreds of tips” since its July release, the show’s co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer previously told Oxygen.com.
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