Parco P.I.

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Parco P.I. was a reality television program that aired on Court TV for two seasons. The series was about the cases of New York City-based private investigator Vincent "Vinny" Parco, his daughter Dani Parco, his twin sons Chris Parco and Vincent Parco Jr. and a number of the female investigators who work for the firm.[1] Parco was already well-known for being hired to use attractive females who would tempt husbands whose wives suspected them of infidelity.[2]

Its first episode aired August 28, 2005 and its final episode aired November 15, 2006.[3] In 2012, the New York Daily News called the series 'a failed reality show'.[4]

Advertising[edit]

The show gained considerable attention before its second-season premiere for its viral marketing using billboards that posed as a letter from a wife named "Emily" to her unfaithful husband "Steven." In the letter, "Emily" reveals that she knows about Steven's infidelity and implies that she will file for divorce from him. This gained the attention of blogs and mainstream media, which questioned the billboards' legitimacy and speculated as to what the billboards were really about.[5] The campaign was awarded "Best Integrated Promotional Campaign" at the 2007 Cannes Advertising Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (2006-08-15). "Sex, lies and Parco, P.I. on tape". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2006-08-20.
  2. ^ "Stern Show News Archive (Private Investigator Vincent Parco Comes In. 11/15/01. 8:40am)".
  3. ^ "Parco P.I." TV Guide.
  4. ^ "Accused 'Soccer Mom Madam' once ran escort service, private eye says". NY Daily News.
  5. ^ Bosman, Julie (2006-07-24). "Public Hath No Fury, Even When Deceived". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-08-20.