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What’s on TV Saturday, Sunday talk: ‘History’s Greatest Mysteries’

During the coronavirus crisis, the Los Angeles Times is making some temporary changes to our print sections. The prime-time TV grid is on hiatus in print but an expanded version is available in your daily Times eNewspaper. You can find a printable PDF online at: latimes.com/whats-on-tv.

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California Cooking With Jessica Holmes This new episode draws its inspiration for a Thanksgiving table from L.A. chef and party planner, Annie Campbell. For dessert there’s a no-bake Pumpkin ice Cream Pie. 7:30 p.m. CW

Earth’s Great Seasons “Summer (Extended)” (N) 8 p.m. BBC America

History’s Greatest Mysteries Laurence Fishburne is host and narrator of this new documentary series that explores mysteries that surround historic events. The premiere, “The Final Hunt for D.B. Cooper,” revisits the 1971 hijacking of a Boeing 727 airliner by an unidentified man who extorted $200,000 in ransom then parachuted to a fate that remains unknown. 9 p.m. History

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  • November 14, 2020
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How ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Picked the Cases for Its Second Season

If you scroll through Unsolved Mysteries‘ Twitter mentions, you’ll find a combination of questions about criminals they’ve previously covered; armchair investigators asking for updates on the most recent mysteries; and people sharing missing person posters, local news stories, and online petitions, in the hope that it will convince the showrunners to cover a particular case. 

Whether they’re presented with an as-yet-unidentified victim of an Alaskan serial killer, a mysterious death in rural Illinois, or the disappearance of an entire First Nation family three decades ago, @Unsolved responds with a link to an online form where the details of those stories can be typed out and shared with the producers of the Netflix series. 

According to Unsolved Mysteries co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer, all of those potential cases really are given careful consideration. “We process everything that comes into Unsolved.com,” she told VICE. “We separate out the tips [about previous mysteries]

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  • October 16, 2020
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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Viewers Are Wondering What Happened to Rey Rivera’s Friend, Frank Porter Stansberry

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Good Housekeeping

Netflix’s reboot of Unsolved Mysteries reimagines the classic ’90s docuseries for a new audience, and has drawn plenty of buzz since its first six episodes debuted on July 1. As fans of the original will know, each episode tracks a different unresolved case, ranging from potential crimes (like unexplained deaths and disappearances) to apparent UFO sightings and other mysterious situations.

The first episode of the new season, “Mystery on the Rooftop,” is one of the most talked-about installments so far, delving into the strange and tragic 2006 death of Ray Rivera, whose body was found at a Baltimore hotel after he had been missing for over a week. Although police eventually concluded that his death was a suicide, the episode explores a number of irregularities and suspicious facts that call this into question – for instance, Rivera supposedly jumped to his death, but his

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Fans Have A Ton Of Theories About The ‘House Of Terrors’ Episode

Photo credit: Courtesy of Netflix
Photo credit: Courtesy of Netflix

From Women’s Health

Netflix’s latest true crime TV show, Unsolved Mysteries, has become an instant hit on the streaming network since it debuted on July 1. Devoted fans of the six-episode series have transformed themselves into amateur internet sleuths, taking to online forums like Reddit to discuss episodes, provide additional context, and of course, share their conspiracy theories.

Many such theories have emerged in the subreddit r/UnsolvedMysteries after Reddit users watched the third episode, called “House of Terrors,” which tells the story of a French aristocratic family that was brutally murdered in the town of Nantes. The crime occurred in April 2011 when French police discovered the wife and four children of Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès buried under the back porch of their home. The only member not found? Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès himself. He’s suspected of committing the crime, but disappeared after

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