Under Investigation

A new prime time news show coming to Nine in 2021 to be anchored by Liz Hayes.

Media Diary in The Australian is reporting Liz pitched the idea to Nine for a show that investigates major public events and mysteries with input from specialist investigators and experts searching for new evidence.

The production will share resources with 60 Minutes and will likely be given a limited mid evening trial run on a weeknight mid next year.

Sounds a little like Seven News Spotlight in format, a programme that is also designed to bolster the mid evening weeknight schedule with true crime stories on an ad hoc basis.

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These shows like Dateline and 48 Hours so big business in the US, kinda surprised it took this long to get them here

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Good to get Liz Hayes another project, too. She’s terrific.

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Loved her presenting Today and the National Nine News back in the '80s. Always thought it was a pity she wasn’t given opportunities beyond 60 Minutes to do other things at the network.

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Clearly Nine still have a lot of money they can keep powering into their news brand. This is hurting Seven in the long run.

A bit like 20/20 which airs on ABC America in the States

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Front today’s upfronts

UNDER INVESTIGATION

Underpinning our television schedule is our premium news service. 9News , 60 Minutes , A Current Affair and Today are the programs that millions of Australians turn to daily to be reliably and credibly informed about the issues affecting their day-to-day lives.

In 2021, we welcome a brand-new program to our stable of news and current affairs programs. From the producers of 60 Minutes comes Under Investigation .

Under Investigation with Liz Hayes will be a one-hour, studio-based program that takes a single story and invites the audience to get right inside it.

Each episode of Under Investigation will feature a renowned team of “story insiders”. They will seek to solve crimes, uncover new evidence and hear from people who have never spoken publicly, while harnessing their knowledge and skill with exciting and innovative storytelling techniques.

Gary Jubelin , who was acclaimed as Australia’s top homicide detective, will join 60 Minutes as a special contributor in 2021.

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Promo

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This is something 7 should really have invested in post SN. Missed op.

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They probably wouldn’t be able to afford Liz Hayes though.

Though that would’ve been a great vehicle for Mel Doyle.

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Sorry yes I should have added that. Basically the only person that could front it.

They previously did a similar show in Murder Uncovered but axed that due to (IIRC) cost cutting

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Isn’t Seven News Spotlight Sevens version of this?

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Yes I kind of feel that this is Nine’s answer to Seven News Spotlight

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Nine’s program director Hamish Turner told TV Tonight that Under Investigation would launch “after the tennis”. According to some guides, it was supposed to debut tonight, but was postponed due to part 2 of Married at First Sight reunion special.

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New promo shown tonight during Nine’s Australian Open telecast.

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Under Investigation starts Monday 1st March

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Straight after Married at First Sight no doubt.

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Yes, but is it the right slot? From a love show to an investigation show. Many viewers won’t watch from the lead in.

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