Cold Justice Unscripted Crime Procedural Gets 8-Episode Order At TNT

TNT may know drama, but that doesn't mean the cable network is opposed to delving into unscripted television. After all, the genre's done plenty of other cable channels really well over the years. In the case of Cold Justice (WT), TNT's venture into the reality territory still manages to tie into drama, and sounds like it'll appeal to those who are already fans of their dramatic programming.

TNT announced today that they've given the green light to Cold Justice (working title), which they describe as a new "unscripted procedural drama" (see how they worked the word "drama" in there?), which follows two female investigators as they look into murder cases where the trail has gone cold for years and there's no answers or closure. Eight episodes of Cold Justice have been ordered, which is being produced by Wolf Films and Magical Elves, and executive produced by Dick Wolf (Law & Order), Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock).

In small towns across America, cases involving violent crimes can often go cold because of a lack of funding, resources and state-of-the-art forensic technology. With the right resources, though, many of these cold cases can be re-opened and solved, bringing dangerous criminals to justice and providing closure for the families of their victims.

The series will feature Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary. Between Siegler's legal expertise, which includes 68 murder trials, and McClary's know-how in crime investigations, with 7,000 cases under her belt, and more than four decades of working experience between the two women, it sounds like they're more than up to the task.

Those who love watching crime shows (eg. Rizzoli & Isles) will likely want to tune in to this one to see how a real-life team of women do in their attempts to solve these cold cases. TNT's looking to get this one on the air this summer (2013). And they have a few other unscripted series in the works for this year, including Boston's Finest, The Hero and 72 Hours.

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