We all know revenge is a dish best served cold, but apparently that old saying also applies to justice. TNT has opted to renew it's non-fiction crime procedural 'Cold Justice' for a second season. The numbers have been very positive for the soon to wrap-up first season, with an average of 2.5. million viewers tuning in each week. The show follows former Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former Las Vegas crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they investigate cold murder cases.
Both women are heavily qualified for the task. Seigler tried 68 murder cases, and never lost once. McClary has worked on over 7,000 cases, and was the direct inspiration for Marg Helgenberger's character of Catherine Willows on the long-running CBS drama 'C.S.I.'
'Cold Justice' is produced by 'Law & Order' impresario Dick Wolf, and is the second unscripted series to be renewed by TNT this year. The first was the Donnie Wahlberg produced 'Boston's Finest.' While TNT's reality series rarely match the ratings of their scripted counterparts, it shouldn't be forgotten just how much cheaper these shows are to make. Following real people with a camera crew will always be more cost effective than paying writers, producers, directors, and actors.
The eight episode first season of 'Cold Justice' concludes on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10/9c.