February 11th, 2020

The Wait is Over! “Forensic Files II”, Narrated by Bill Camp (“Dark Waters”, “Joker”), Launches Sunday, February 23 at 10pm ET/PT Exclusively on HLN

Two Half-Hour, Back-To-Back Episodes Premiere Each Sunday for Eight Weeks


HLN To Air Original Forensic Files Episodes, From the Beginning, Starting Feb 12 in Advance of FF II Premiere


February 11, 2020 Sixteen new, half-hour episodes of the enormously successful crime & investigations docu-series franchise Forensic Files, begin airing with two back-to-back episodes Sunday, February 23, 10-11 pm ET/PT, under the new name Forensic Files II, produced by, and airing exclusively, on HLN.

The series, which halted production in 2011, returns with new episodes true to the original format, content and continuity, but featuring advancements in investigative technology and production. Additionally, the series is now narrated by acclaimed film, stage and television actor Bill Camp (Dark Waters, JokerThe Outsider, The Night Of).

In anticipation of the series premiere, HLN will air the original Forensic Files series from the beginning in consecutive order every day starting Wednesday, February 12 at 8 pm ET through the night of the premiere, with breaks for HLN’s live news programs.

Prior to the Forensic Files II launch, one episode, Portrait of a Serial Killer will be available to viewers on VOD and CNNGo beginning February 14.

Smart home security company ADT will serve as a launch sponsor of Forensic Files II.

Forensic Files II is produced by HLN under the guidance of Nancy Duffy, senior vice president, program development, CNN and executive producer of the series.


Following are the loglines and airdates for Forensic Files II:


Buried Secrets (Scott Purk) airdate Sunday, February 23, 10pm ET/PT:  A fire leads investigators to re-examine an unusual death.


On the Rocks (Joseph Michael Simpson) airdate Sunday, February 23 10:30pm, ET/PT: the naked body of a young woman is discovered in a remote area, leading forensic investigators on a search for clues to her identity and the identity of her killer.


The Green Pen (Raymond Clark III) airdate Sunday, March 1, 10 pm ET/PT: When a Yale student mysteriously vanishes days before her wedding investigators comb a secure research lab for clues.


Human Sawdust (Melanie McGuire) airdate Sunday, March 1, 10:30pm, ET/PT: Suitcase leads to the gruesome discovery of a nearly perfect crime.


The Barn (John Brooks) airdate Sunday, March 8, 10 pm ET/PT: when a popular handyman in a New Hampshire town is found murdered investigators follow forensic clues to a shocking conclusion.


A Killer Disguise (Joanna Hayes) airdate Sunday, March 8, 10:30pm ET/PT: A young mother is murdered in a crowded parking lot in broad daylight.


Portrait of a Serial Killer (Daniel Lee Corwin) airdate Sunday, March 15, 10 pm ET/PT:  A serial killer terrorizes a small Texas town.

The Ambush (Sherry Engel) airdate Sunday, March 15, 10:30 pm ET/PT:  A mysterious murder in an upscale community is solved by cell phone forensics.


Family Tree (William Talbott) airdate Sunday, March 22 10 pm ET/PT: after the brutal slaying of a young couple on a road trip, the victims’ families begin receiving disturbing letters.


The Letter (Kaitlyn Conley) airdate Sunday, March 22, 10:30 pm ET/PT: the sudden and mysterious death of a health-conscious woman triggers an investigation

Last Gasp airdate Sunday, March 29 10 pm ET/PT: after a young mom is found brutally murdered in her home, investigators find startling clues on her cell phone that could lead to her killer into what killed her.


Inside Pocket airdate Sunday, March 29 10:30 pm ET/PT: An insurance agent is shot execution style in his office in broad daylight but the killer left no fingerprints and there was no murder weapon found at the scene…then investigators discover a critical clue invisible to the naked eye that cracks the case.


Church Lady (Mary Jane Fonder) Sunday, April 5 10 pm ET/PT: a gruesome discovery in a small town church sends investigators on a search for a killer.


Killer Snapshot (Brent Huck) Sunday, April 5 10:30 pm ET/PT: An amazing new forensic tool turns a cold case around.


The Car Accident (Yazeed Essa) Sunday, April 12 10 pm ET/PT: a healthy, young mother mysteriously dies after a minor traffic accident triggering an investigation to find out what caused of her death


The Black Hole (Blake Russell) Sunday, April 12 10:30 pm ET/PT: Investigators search for clues after a body is discovered in a watery grave.



Exclusive international distribution of Forensic Files II is through GARYLICO.TV,  gary@garylico.tv  Channels committed include RTL, Foxtel, AMC International and Atresmedia.

About HLN Original Series

Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development, CNN Worldwide, oversees CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series. Nancy Duffy, senior vice president of program development for CNN, supervises production of internally produced HLN Original Series.

About HLN

HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven hosts by day. The network also presents original and acquired series focusing on true crime, mysteries and investigations. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner, a WarnerMedia Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.

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