Just found out "Parts Unknown"'s last episode for their current season is June 25th. (they took two weeks off it seems). This means the earliest the Hunt could possibly debut is July 2nd (more like July 9th or the 16th since the 2nd would be 4th of July weekend and generally a bad time to start a season).
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2017 19:51:20 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Got another case for this season according to my sources, and it's a fugitive case I was not already familiar with: O'Kevin Moradian. In 2010, in Seminole County, Florida, he allegedly was drunk driving and struck corrections officer Jason Clay Russo who was on his motorcycle, killing him. Russo was a decorated war veteran who had served in the Iraq war.
Moradian fled before he could go on trial for vehicular homicide. So this is apparently the Chris Ponce case all over again.
releasedatetv.com now has "fall 2017" as the season 4 debut. I don't know how accurate this site is or how reputable it is though.
The only reason this makes sense to me though is usually a month before the season we see casting calls for the season after that and also still no announcent yet for a summer debut when summer is almost here.
I'd actually prefer fall in a way and more people are home in the fall so I think it would be better for tips.
However this would also make the agonizing wait even more agonizing (I understand their excitement as I have it too but after the 5,000th person messages me to ask when is The Hunt coming back it does get a bit tiring lol) and my fear is the longer the delay the more likely some fugitives might be captured without needing The Hunt. (It's not that I don't want to see them captured just airing an already captured fugitive means one less opportunity to get someone who hasn't been caught).
I dunno, I wouldn't get too anxious based on one mysterious website just yet- but just a warning to not be surprised if The Hunt is pushed back to the fall
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 22, 2017 15:02:49 GMT -5
CNN's "The Nineties", a 7-week documentary on culture in the 1990's, will debut on CNN on Sunday, July 9th at 9 PM ET. This puts the earliest possible debut for The Hunt (if the nineties airs without break), now at August 27th if it's to resume the same time slot.
And another possibe/probable case according to my sources: Leslie Charles Dawson, an FBI website child rapist fugitive who escaped from an Oregon prison in 1986. Dawson is currently in our forum exclusives section since I was unsure if he was ever aired on AMW. However, if he gets aired on The Hunt (which seems likely) he will of course move to fugitives on tv.
And oddly enough there is a new episode called "The Frozen Prison" on July 30th according to Zap2It. I dunno this might have been before they decided to push The Hunt back to the fall. I guess we'll see. July 30th is now a possible return date based on this though.
While I can't confirm it, based on what I'm reading it is looking more and more likely now that The Hunt's fourth season will debut on July 30th but tbey are moving EXCLUSIVELY to CNN's sister channel, HLN. Still Running episode is Sunday the 23rd but the official season start is July 30th (Time TBA)
Here's the bad news in this scenario: HLN doesn't have the same worldwide reach as CNN. HLN also doesn't get as many viewers as CNN overall so the new episodes may take a dip in overall ratings.
Here's the good news: The Hunt can enjoy it's time on HLN without fear of interruption due to a breaking news event. HLN also has the ability to show more reruns and get more people to see the fugitives, while with the way programming has been going lately on CNN, a lot less Hunt reruns would be shown.
-while I wouldn't get my hopes up, HLN would be able to do more than the 8 episodes a year than CNN would have since they have less original programming. So I am cautiously optimistic that perhaps seasons can be 16 episodes a season instead of 8.
-Much of HLN's programming is already crime oriented such as Forensic Files reruns and Ashley Banfield hosting the 8 pm weekly primetime crime show that Nancy Grace used to host.
- And last but not least, even though HLN is owned by CNN, it isn't as obvious, so we don't have to worry about all the people complaining about The Hunt being on "Fake News" CNN anymore.
So yeah I thought this sucks initially but the more I thought about it, the more the pros seem to outweigh the cons!
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 6:04:44 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Jul 16, 2017 23:13:45 GMT -5
Getting new information that the August 27th episode (Which will air at 8 PM on HLN) will profile Lamont Stephenson, who is wanted out of Newark, New Jersey for the murder of his fiancee, Olga DeJesus.
Stephenson is currently a web-exclusive case on our forum. (I will move him to TV fugitives once he's at least on the Hunt's website.
EDIT: Episode moved back to September 10th.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2017 18:52:04 GMT -5 by Scumhunter