Court TV Mystery

Court TV Mystery

Court TV Mystery SD (East) is a dynamic extension of one of TV's most iconic brands. Featuring investigative crime series such as The First 48, real-life docuseries and exclusive originals, Court TV Mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat with true crime, all the time.

Court TV Mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat, with investigative crime shows like The First 48, and real-life docuseries, such as The Murder of Laci Peterson and The Killing Season. Plus, be on the lookout for All-New Court TV Mystery original programming, produced with the full resources of Court TV.


The network is targeted at women between the ages of 25 and 54 years old, primarily focuses on feature films, but also carries some true crime documentary series.


The Network mainly features a mix of theatrically released feature films focusing on the crime drama and mystery genres, as well as off-network reality-based crime re-enactment series. Katz stated Escape and Grit are "the country's first ever male-centric and female-centric broadcast networks," featuring different programming from other classic television multicast networks that Katz referred to as "generic brands with generic names, created by studios to serve the studios.”


The program schedule relies primarily on an extensive library of films through multi-year program licensing agreements with several major film studios, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.


The majority of the schedule consists of off-network reality-based crime re-enactment series. Shortly before the network's launch, on August 1, 2014, Escape acquired the syndication rights to three true crime series – Forensic Files, Snapped and the Dennis Farina run of Unsolved Mysteries – through respective deals with Trifecta Entertainment & Media, NBCUniversal Television Distribution and Cosgrove/Meurer Productions for its initial schedule.