The syndicated crime drama will add premiere episodes and expand its broadband content.
Da Vinci’s Inquest, the crime drama syndicated in the United States by Program Partners, has been renewed for a third year. It will return in fall 2007 with all 91 original episodes, as well as a slate of first-run episodes that include the newly released Da Vinci’s City Hall.
Cleared in 98% of the country and airing on more than 200 stations, including all major markets, Da Vinci’s Inquest has been renewed in all top 20 markets and throughout the country by stations in the Belo, CBS, Cox, Hearst-Argyle, Media General, Meredith, Raycom, Sinclair and Tribune groups.
“Da Vinci’s Inquest has achieved a large fan following and solid performance for stations,” said Josh Raphaelson of Program Partners. “With new episodes and extensive station broadband programming, the series has a lot to offer affiliates and viewers in upcoming seasons.”
Produced by Haddock Entertainment and Barna-Alper Productions, Da Vinci’s Inquest is a prime-time procedural drama in the mold of the CSI and Law and Order franchises and is one of the most honored series in the history of Canadian television. Dominic Da Vinci (Nicholas Campbell) is the controversial coroner who—with the help of an ensemble cast of forensic investigators, pathologists and homicide detectives—”speaks for the dead to protect the living.” Da Vinci’s City Hall, opens a new chapter in the life of the outspoken former coroner. Picking up where Da Vinci’s Inquest left off, Dominic is Mayor of Vancouver. The series expands its roots from the medical, legal and police procedural world of Da Vinci’s Inquest, to include politics and power.
Program Partners is marketing Da Vinci’s Inquest as an outgrowth of its overall distribution agreement with Thunderbird Films.