Sleuth Becomes Cloo and Picks Up First Original Series

sleuth logoSleuth, the network owned by NBCUniversal, will rebrand itself as Cloo (because critics were thrilled with the SciFi change to SyFy) and will start airing an original series.

The new original true-crime series, entitled Killer Instinct, will span 13 episodes. The show explores some of the country’s most notorious crimes, as seen through the eyes of FBI criminal profiler Mark Safarik.

According to TV Guide, Safarik, who has helped solve a variety of high-profile cases, will show how he analyzes crime scenes, figures out evidence and eventually unmasks killers. The show will include a confrontation between Safarik and one convict, as well as re-creations and interviews with law enforcement agents.

The series will begin airing Saturday, September 17th.

Currently, Sleuth airs programming from NBCUniversal’s other networks. Shows like Psych, Burn Notice, Monk, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent are staples on the cable network. Hopefully, with the addition of original programming, we’ll finally see the channel available in an HD stream. The switchover to Cloo is expected to take place later this summer.

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