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Unsolved Mysteries 

Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Robert Stack ...  Himself - Host / ... 287 episodes, 1987-2002
Dennis Farina ...  Himself 174 episodes, 2008
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Host Robert Stack presides over an investigation into unsolved mysteries ranging from murders to UFO sightings. Through reenactments and interviews, viewers are presented with the known facts of each case. Anyone with additional information is then urged to contact the show's producers via a toll-free telephone number. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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English

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20 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Misterios sin resolver See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Although the series was still doing well in the Nielsen ratings, NBC canceled it at the end of the 1996-97 season, citing a desire for television shows designed to attract younger audiences. See more »

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[repeated line]
Robert Stack: Join me. Perhaps you may be able to help solve a mystery.
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Referenced in Shivers (1995) See more »

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Unsolved Mysteries Theme
Composed by Michael Boyd and Gary Remal Malkin
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The Original Reality Television.
16 January 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Excellent television series that went on for a decade on NBC, found a home for less than half a season on CBS (only completing six episodes for the network) and still living in syndication on the Lifetime Network. The series finally hit a brick wall for all intensive purposes by 2002 as nothing new was really being added to old episodes and new mysteries were only given a quick glimpse. The series is an intense study in crime, history, religion, the super-natural and seemingly everything in between. The show started slowly in the late-1980s with Karl Malden and Raymond Burr starting out as hosts (never hosting at the same time). It was not until Robert Stack took over very early in the series' run that the program found a permanent audience. His golden voice spooked and intrigued for over a decade. As the years passed the program struggled in spite of the fact that many bad people were caught and innumerable mysteries were solved. Gimmicks followed with co-hosts like Virginia Madsen and Keely Shaye Smith, but by that time "Unsolved Mysteries" had sadly become a Nielsen Ratings dog. All shot in a documentary style, the series was always endearing to me. However its purpose was never really to entertain and the sometimes dark and disturbing subject matter turned many in the viewing public away. Even in syndication it is fun to look back to a part of television history that will stand the test of time. 5 stars out of 5.


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