The Great American Manhunt: Interesting New NatGeo Show

17 Apr

Here is a blurb for an upcoming forensics show on the National Geographic Channel. The 8-part series begins this Friday. As they say, check your local listings. And watch the trailer–link below. Looks like it could be a fun show.


CSI fans – we know how much you love a dead body and the scientific hunt to track down a killer – well in a sensational new twist on the forensic game, an upcoming reality challenge show on National Geographic will be testing the skills and techniques of CSI in the real world.

The Great American Manhunt sets three real-world experts a weekly challenge: to chase down a living, breathing, mystery target at large, somewhere among the entire population of the country. With no shortcuts (no access to DNA, dental records or ID databases) a street-wise cop, a forensic scientist and a forensic psychologist access the very latest technology to help identify their quarry. The challenge is to work out just what marks them out from the crowd and – if they’re successful – their true identity.


Using just the clues on and inside the target’s body (including the clothes on their backs) they use super-cool science and their own remarkable skills to take on the ultimate forensic challenge. On the way they follow leads and chase down dead ends as a complex web of clues takes them across 50 States. The science is awesome, the chase every bit as challenging as the TV dramas we all love and, as the experts eventually discover, the mysterious targets turn out to be awesome and extraordinary individuals. If you like CSI you’ll love The Great American Manhunt – real world forensics like you’ve never seen before.


First show airs on April the 19th. For a sneak preview – click HERE


Posted by on April 17, 2012 in General Forensics


4 responses to “The Great American Manhunt: Interesting New NatGeo Show

  1. susanvaughan

    April 18, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Thanks for posting this Nat Geo show. A great research resource for my current mystery.


  2. Sharon Owen

    April 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the tip about this show. I’ll be watching.


  3. theresa

    May 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    why do they have to find the targets??? is it just random someone picked the the producer???? i am lost


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      May 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Sadly, I am too. I watched a couple of episodes and the promise for me was never fulfilled. It seism too rigged for me. I was hoping for a bit more mystery and thinking.



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