Homicide Hunter

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Homicide Hunter
Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda.jpg
Also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda
Genre Documentary
Presented by Joseph P. Kenda
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 31
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Thomas Cutler (ID)
  • Stephen Land (Jupiter)
  • Todd Moss (Jupiter)
  • Erich Sturm (Jupiter)
  • Jason Sklaver (ITV)
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Jupiter Entertainment
(Seasons 2-present)
ITV Studios
(Season 1)
Broadcast
Original channel Investigation Discovery
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)  – present
External links
Website

Homicide Hunter (also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda) is an American documentary television series showcasing the career of retired Colorado Springs police detective Joseph Kenda. It debuted October 25, 2011 on Investigation Discovery[1] and has been renewed for a fourth season.[2][3][4]

Premise[edit]

In each episode, Kenda recounts a murder investigation on which he worked, going from the 911 call to the final resolution of the case. Through re-enactments, discussions with investigation teams, and interviews with victims' families and other involved persons, the show highlights Kenda's successes with his 400 homicide case history and 92 percent solution rate.[5] Kenda and an unseen voiceover professional handle the narration. Actor Carl Marino portrays Kenda in the re-enactments.[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 6 October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
2 10 October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02) December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)
3 13 October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01) December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)
4 13 August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)  ()

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
1 1 "Into Thin Air" October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
2 2 "Six Feet Under" November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
3 3 "A Killer Always Rings Twice" November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
4 4 "Everybody Lies" November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
5 5 "Secret Life" November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
6 6 "Chance Encounter" November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)

Season 2 (2012)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
7 1 "I Now Pronounce You Dead" October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
8 2 "A Gathering of Evil" October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
9 3 "Last Call for Murder" October 16, 2012 (2012-10-16)
10 4 "The Spy Who Killed Me" October 30, 2012 (2012-10-30)
11 5 "Slaughterhouse Six" November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06)
12 6 "Drive Thru Murder" November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13)
13 7 "Primal Fear" November 20, 2012 (2012-11-20)
14 8 "A Beautiful Shade of Death" November 27, 2012 (2012-11-27)
15 9 "Shot Through the Heart" December 4, 2012 (2012-12-04)
16 10 "Mr. Violence" December 11, 2012 (2012-12-11)

Season 3 (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
17 1 "Murder Bites" October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
18 2 "River of Blood" October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
19 3 "Weapon of Choice" October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
20 4 "Run For Your Life" October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
21 5 "Murder in a Bottle" October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
22 6 "Preying on the Innocent" November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
23 7 "Dead Man Falling" November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
24 8 "Blood Red Highway" November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
25 9 "My, My, Merry Christmas" November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
26 10 "Death Rains Down" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
27 11 "Fate Worse Than Death" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
28 12 "Razor's Edge" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
29 13 "Blood Sisters" December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)

Ratings[edit]

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Investigation Discovery had its best night ever for Homicide Hunter, delivering 1.3 million viewers. This ranked number eight in ad-supported cable programs.[7]

References[edit]