National Geographic has announced the premiere of The Great American Manhunt for April 19th. The TV show challenges forensics experts to solve mysteries using their skills and resources. The cable channel has ordered eight episodes for season one.
Here’s the National Geographic press release with additional details:
THE GREAT AMERICAN MANHUNT PUTS FORENSICS EXPERTS TO THE ULTIMATE TEST
New Series Premieres on National Geographic Channel Thursday, April 19 at 9:00 pm (ET/PT)
(Washington, D.C, April 2, 2012) – Is it possible to identify living individuals simply through clues on and inside their bodies? For forensic detectives and scientists, it’s the ultimate test of their skills. Each week on The Great American Manhunt, the new eight part one-hour series premiering Thursday, April 19 at 9:00 pm (ET/PT) on the National Geographic Channel, those skills are challenged as never before. In each episode, a charismatic team of experts employs the very latest techniques and technology in forensic science – as well as a bit of intuition and some old fashioned clue busting abilities – to unravel the complex mystery put before them.