June 30th, 2014

The Hunt With John Walsh Premieres Sunday, July 13

The CNN Original Series The Hunt with John Walsh, produced by Zero Point Zero (ZPZ) Production, Inc. (Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown) premieres Sunday, July 13 at 9 pm ET/PT.


Featuring Walsh, a passionate victim’s rights activist, television personality and a spokesperson for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, The Hunt will expose stories of ongoing criminal investigations of fugitives, expand the search internationally, and employ the documentary, visual style of the Peabody and Emmy award winning ZPZ.

Through interviews with victims, loved ones and law enforcement, coupled with new leads, The Hunt will provide the public with salient information to facilitate the capture of fugitives profiled in the series.

The July 13 series premiere episode “Shane Miller,” tells the story of Miller’s wife Sandy and daughters Shelby (age eight) and Shasta (age five), who were murdered in their Northern California home in May 2013, following accusations of habitual abuse. Sandy’s husband Shane Miller, a convicted felon and the only suspect in the case, is currently on the U.S. Marshal’s most wanted list.

Viewers are invited to follow, engage and interact on Twitter (@CNNOrigSeries) and at Facebook.com/TheHuntCNN.  Additionally, users can access original videos of Walsh, learn more about the fugitives through case profiles, mugshots, evidence photos, maps of their most recent locations, and artist renderings at CNN.com/TheHunt.

Following the premiere of The Hunt with John Walsh will be Death Row Stories (produced by Sundance Productions and Jigsaw Productions), which premiered in March and returns to CNN on July 13 at 10 pm ET/PT with new episodes.

The Hunt with John Walsh Screeners for review purposes will be available upon request:

Lydia Tenaglia, Chris Collins and Craig Shepherd are the Executive Producers of The Hunt with John Walsh, for Zero Point Zero Production Inc. along with Co-Executive Producers Shawn Cuddy and Ted Shillinger. Amy Entelis, Senior Vice President of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, and Vinnie Malhotra, Senior Vice President of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, oversee CNN Original Series.

About CNN Originals Series and CNN Worldwide:

CNN develops original content through strategic partnerships and commissioned productions for television.  Amy Entelis, senior vice president of talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, and Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide, oversee the acquisition strategy of documentaries for CNN.  Malhotra manages the day-to-day operations and works directly with filmmakers to develop original projects.

CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.