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Whodunnit?: New ABC Series Starts June 23rd

ABC TV show cancelledABC plans to unveil their new Whodunnit? series on Sunday, June 23rd. It’s a murder mystery competition and the winner will take home a $250,000 prize.

Here’s the press release:

ABC’S NEW MURDER MYSTERY COMPETITION, “WHODUNNIT?,” PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Names of the 13 Guests Vying for $250,000 Prize Revealed

Gildart Jackson Hosts Series as the Mansion Steward, Butler Giles

What do a former NFL cheerleader, a bounty hunter, a nurse and a flight attendant all have in common? They’re all putting their investigative skills to the test along with nine other guests in the new murder mystery competition, “Whodunnit?,” premiering SUNDAY, JUNE 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Whodunnit?” is an interactive series that puts 13 amateur slueths’ investigative skills to the test in a riveting mystery reality competition. Players will use a variety of crime scene investigation techniques to meticulously uncover evidence in a series of puzzling murders and to ultimately reveal who among them is the killer. Some players will form alliances in the competition, while others will choose to go it alone in their quest for the grand prize of $250,000. The contestants will be guests on a glamorous estate called Rue Manor with a steward, Butler Giles (Gildart Jackson), and each week must solve a new crime in order to advance in the game. Failure to solve the crime will lead to a player’s demise, until only three are left. In the final episode, one player will unmask the killer and take home the $250,000 prize.

British actor Gildart Jackson hosts “Whodunnit?,” playing Rue Manor’s resident steward, Butler Giles. Jackson has appeared in various television series, including “Charmed” (Gideon) and ABC’s “General Hospital” (Simon Prentiss.) He recently starred in the critically acclaimed feature film “YOU,” opposite Brenda Strong and Allison Mach, directed by his wife, Melora Hardin (NBC’s “The Office.”)

The 13 Guests Are:

Adrianna, 40, an on-air crime reporter from Oklahoma City, OK
Cris, 27, a business manager from Costa Mesa, CA
Dana, 39, a cardiac registered nurse from Asheville, NC
Don, 62, a P.I./former homicide detective from Santa Clarita, CA
Dontae, 27, a marine insurance investigator from Long Beach, CA
Geno, 33, a quiz master at bar trivia from Chicago, IL
Kam, 30, an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security from New York, NY
Lindsey, 27, a senior engineer from Boston, MA
Melina, 29, a flight attendant from Chicago, IL
Ronnie, 42, a private detective/bounty hunter from Kenilworth, NJ
Sasha, 28, a journalist from Washington, DC
Sheri, 28, a bartender and former NFL cheerleader from Los Angeles, CA
Ulysses, 30, an attorney from Mechanicsburg, PA

“Whodunnit?” is produced by Dare to Pass and 51 Minds. Anthony E. Zuiker (“CSI”) and Cris Abrego (“Rock of Love”) are executive producers. Matt Weinberg, president of Dare to Pass, also serves as producer.

“Whodunnit?” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

More information is available at www.abcmedianet.com. Follow us on Twitter @ABC_Publicity.

What do you think? Does this sound like a fun series for summer?

 

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Jughead W. Chatsworth May 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Hmm, it does kind of sound like The Mole. I’ve been wanting that show to renew for quite some time now, so I hope this facsimile is just as good if not better.
But I like the sound of it. They need more mystery-reality TV shows.

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Sean May 9, 2013 at 8:32 am

Sounds like CSI: The Mole. I am in. I like a good Murder Mystery. It is my favorite type of book to read.

My question is if the “killer among them” knows that they are the killer-like on The Mole. Will that person try to throw the others off of their game or be part of an alliance?

I can’t wait until this airs.

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Tha Critic May 9, 2013 at 2:28 am

They need to call this show “Pleasecancelit”.

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