Tuned In Journal
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Investigation Discovery's "Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda" (10 tonight) has struck a chord with viewers, drawing 3.8 million viewers (live + 3 day) to its Aug. 18 fifth season premiere.
I revisited the Kenda phenomenon last month both because he's a Western Pennsylvania native and because I hear from viewers all the time who want to get in touch with him in hopes that he will help them solve a criminal cold case (I think maybe I was one of the few TV writers to acknowledge the show in its early years and that's why so many people try to get to Kenda through me). It seemed like a public service to disabuse them of the possibility that this would happen.
Kenda is an almost hypnotizing figure. At the TV critics press tour last month, a panel of ID stars was on stage for a press conference and I asked the first question to Kenda. After hearing his blunt -- he's always blunt -- response, a rarity for any press conference stage, many more questions were directed at him.
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