Production on “The Case Of: Jon Benet Ramsey” wrapped earlier this month. CBS will no longer air a third installment, as previously scheduled, on Sunday, Sept. Filling that schedule space, CBS will expand the season premiere of “NCIS: Los Angeles” — making its debut on a new night — from one hour to two, with back-to-back episodes beginning at p.m. Producers are now in the process of editing the series down from four hours to six.
Producers and network executives subsequently came to the decision that, given the material gathered, the project would make more sense as a tighter, two-part, four-hour miniseries than as a more languid six hours spread out over three parts. CBS in April announced that it had given a greenlight to an unscripted true-crime anthology series, with the first installment set to investigate the Ramsey case.
Part one of “The Case Of” will premiere, as originally planned, Sunday, Sept. In the wake of CBS’ announcement, other Ramsey projects at Investigation Discovery, Lifetime and A&E all received greenlights.
CBS has cut its planned true-crime special about the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey from six hours to four.
The move comes as a glut of projects investigating the 1996 murder of the six-year-old beauty-pageant contestant make their way to television. The network will close out the night with an hour of reruns.
With a surplus of Ramsey-related content headed to market, retaining audience members across a week for a third installment likely would have been a challenge for CBS.
Ramsey was found dead in her family’s Boulder, Colo., home in 1996.Early Mistakes The Boulder police made many crucial mistakes at the crime scene.