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“Unsolved Mysteries” Creators Say New Episodes Could Be Coming Real Soon

With the original episodes now available for streaming on both Amazon and Hulu, ’90s series “Unsolved Mysteries” is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. Granted, the Robert Stack-hosted series never truly left our minds, or our nightmares, but a whole new generation now has access to, as I call it, “the original nightmare fuel.”

We reported earlier this year that creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer were interested in reviving the series, noting during a Reddit AMA that they had been reaching out to networks in the hopes that it’d be picked up and brought back to life. Today brings an update on the potential revival, via Decider.

We are actively talking to a couple of broadcasters who have shown interest, and we’re very optimistic that we’ll have something by way of new episodes by the end of the year,” Cosgrove said in a statement to the site. “It’s too early to go into much detail, but we’ve had our research producers look into possible stories and they’ve found some excellent ones which can be ready to go quickly.”

“Unsolved Mysteries,” which premiered in 1987, used re-enactments and interviews to retell the circumstances of, well, mysteries that were (at the time) unsolved. The series covered crimes, tales of lost love, unexplained history and paranormal events.

The series was revived by Spike in 2008, hosted by Dennis Farina.



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  • Grimphantom

    Sounds cool since there are a TON of unsolved mysteries that need to be heard by everyone. I do hope they find someone that fits right with the show’s atmosphere.

  • jasonlives1986

    Is bd being paid for turning the site into a tribute to unsolved mysteries or something? Lots anr lots of post on the subject

    Also. No one cares for new eps. No Robert stack no dice

    • Thanks for incorrectly attempting to speak for everyone else.

      • Necro

        Thank You!

      • jasonlives1986

        Robert stack or no one.

        Last revival was proof enough

  • Elizabeth

    The old episodes are stupidly addictive. I never thought I’d be rewatching them. I guess it would depend on who they got to host the new version and if s/he was as effective as Robert Stack. I like Dennis Farina but his episodes weren’t nearly as good.

    • Necro

      I watch a lot of paranormal stuff, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ (original show) til this day has some of the creepiest paranormal episodes I’ve seen from a show! I remember they did one on the ‘Queen Mary’ ship and I had nightmares for a week!

      • Elizabeth

        My very distant relatives used to own that ship 😛

  • DonJ1973

    Hope it happens, but finding a good host will be a challenge. I tweeted to the Producers that I thought Terry O’Quinn would be a good host and they liked my tweet. However, it turns out O’Quinn is now the host of a new Science Channel show Mysteries of the Missing…Go figure it’s also a mystery themed show. LOL.

    • Necro

      Terry O huh?! Nice!

  • Khy

    Its not just about having new episodes, but can they give us an atmospheric, haunting, and truly intriguing show? The ’08 revival was none of those things and it was basically a repackaging of old shows just with Dennis Farina as narrator.
    Need strong atmosphere, a fantastic host, and a solid network

  • Necro

    Well you obviously can’t replace Robert Stack, he had that haunting creepy voice that made the show that much creepier! I’d say let it be but you know they won’t, so I say what the hell! They have to bring back the original theme music though IMO! Now who out there has what it takes to do that show? Oh and Dennis Farrina sucked!

    • Gjk2012

      Most of the episodes are just rehashed from the original Robert Stack series and Dennis Farrina bad New York accent didn’t help. It definitely sucked.

  • Elizabeth

    Heh. Unfortunately not my branch of the family.

  • Tmac

    Yeah bring it back. I watched an episode today!

  • Gjk2012

    I wish Robert Stack would still be alive to do this. He would be 80 years old and I would still watch it without question. Another unsolved mystery is that man never aged.

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