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 6
No. of episodes 82
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
(Season 2-present)
ITV Studios
(Season 1)
Release
Original network Investigation Discovery
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25) – present
External links
Website

Homicide Hunter (also known as Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda) is an American crime documentary television series which airs on the Investigation Discovery network.[1] The series showcases the career of the host, retired Colorado Springs, Colorado detective Joseph Patrick Kenda, who was a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department's homicide unit from 1977 to 1996 and solved 387 cases.

Cases are told through an unscripted narrative by Kenda and are reenacted with actor and former deputy sheriff Carl Marino portraying Kenda.[2] Josh Casaubon narrates. Episodes also feature contributions by relevant members of law enforcement; the legal, medical, and psychiatric establishment; media personalities; family and friends of the victims; and witnesses to the crimes.

Homicide Hunter debuted on October 25, 2011.[3] To date, 82 episodes over 6 seasons have been produced. Season 6 began airing on August 24, 2016, and is slated for 20 episodes.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
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) November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
5 20 August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18) February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)
6 20 August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24) TBA

Season 1 (2011)[edit]

No.
overall
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.
overall
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.
overall
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)

Season 4 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
30 1 "Eyes Wide Shut" August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)
31 2 "Death Comes Knocking" August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
32 3 "Bad Things Come In Threes" September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
33 4 "Death Grip" September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
34 5 "Poker Face" September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
35 6 "Blood Innocence" September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
36 7 "Snitch" October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
37 8 "The Master Key" October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)
38 9 "#1 Suspect" October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
39 10 "Magic Bullet" October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
40 11 "A Prayer For The Dying" November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
41 12 "Bump In The Night" November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)
42 13 "My First Case" November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)

Season 5 (2015-2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
43 1 "Bad Blood" August 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
44 2 "Eye Of The Beholder" August 25, 2015 (2015-08-25)
45 3 "Dead On Target" September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
46 4 "Dead Weight" September 8, 2015 (2015-09-08)
47 5 "Door No. 12" September 15, 2015 (2015-09-15)
48 6 "Loose Cannon" September 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)
49 7 "Mr. LA" October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)
50 8 "Blood On The Tracks" October 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
51 9 "Victim Zero" October 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
52 10 "Pop Goes The Witness" November 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
53 11 "Too Young To Die" November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)
54 12 "Sing Sing, Little Bird" November 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)
55 13 "Point Of No Return" December 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
56 14 "Trust No One" December 8, 2015 (2015-12-08)
57 15 "Worst I've Ever Seen" December 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)
58 16 "Murder Haunts Me" January 5, 2016 (2016-01-05)
59 17 "City Of Fear" January 12, 2016 (2016-01-12)
60 18 "My Case To Solve" January 19, 2016 (2016-01-19)
61 19 "Stuck In A Coffin" January 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)
62 20 "My Tortured Soul" February 2, 2016 (2016-02-02)

Season 6 (2016-2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date
63 1 "Avert Your Eyes" August 24, 2016 (2016-08-24)
64 2 "Sacrificial Lamb" August 31, 2016 (2016-08-31)
65 3 "Powder Keg" September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)
66 4 "Make My Day" September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)
67 5 "We Kill The Ones We Love" September 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)
68 6 "Night Terrors" October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)
69 7 "Tighten The Screws" October 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)
70 8 "When The Music Stops" October 19, 2016 (2016-10-19)
71 9 "Settle The Score" October 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)
72 10 "The Outlaw" November 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)
When shots are fired at a biker's bar and 2 people are dead, Kenda must delve into the world of an infamous biker's gang and determine if the killings was the result of a gang rivalry or something more personal.
73 11 "New Year's Evil" November 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)
74 12 "Dead Man Walking" November 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)
75 13 "The Line Goes Dead" November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)
76 14 "Metal on Metal" December 7, 2016 (2016-12-07)
77 15 "Bullet With My Name on It" January 1, 2017 (2017-01-01)[4]
78 16 "Shattered" January 4, 2017 (2017-01-04)[4]
79 17 "Justified" January 11, 2017 (2017-01-11)[4]
80 18 "Officer Down" January 18, 2017 (2017-01-18)[4]
81 19 "My Worst Fear" January 25, 2017 (2017-01-25)[4]
82 20 "My Rookie Mistake" February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01)[4]
83 21 "The Monster Awakes" February 8, 2017 (2017-02-08)[4]

Ratings[edit]

On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Investigation Discovery had its best night ever for Homicide Hunter, delivering 1.3 million viewers and ranking No. 8 in ad-supported cable programs.[5]

On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, Investigation Discovery shattered network records with the Season 5 premiere, delivering 3.8 million viewers and making it a Top 5 cable program in its time period.[6]

As of 2015, Homicide Hunter airs in 183 countries.

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