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Unsolved Mysteries 

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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 ...  Self - Host / ... 292 episodes, 1987-2002
Dennis Farina ...  Self 175 episodes, 2008-2009
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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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After hosting the 1987 specials, Raymond Burr and Karl Malden were both ruled out as potential permanent hosts because their salary requests were considered too high. See more »

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[introductory line; early episodes]
Announcer: This program is about unsolved mysteries. Whenever possible, the actual family members and police officials have participated in recreating the events. What you are about to see is not a news broadcast.
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Alternate Versions

The segments that Viginia Madsen narrated on CBS in 1999 were later re-edited for Lifetime, with Robert Stack's voice replacing hers. As a result, she is excluded from the reruns. See more »

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Referenced in Nurses: The Bridges of Dade Country (1993) See more »

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Unsolved Mysteries Theme
Composed by Michael Boyd and Gary Malkin (as Gary Remal Malkin)
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Robert Stack, Matthew McConaughey, and so much more!
15 March 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Unsolved Mysteries was one of the most intriguing shows ever on television, sometimes scary, sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming, sometimes silly, and always interesting. Unsolved Mysteries was given great dignity and style by the late Robert Stack, whose presence and voice made it eminently watchable.

Given that this was a reality show, it's surprising to me that in the current reality show frenzy, this show hasn't been revived. In its prime-time years, it was canceled, then returned to the air with co-host Virginia Madsen for a season. The rest of the time on the air, it was hosted by only Stack. Lifetime has been running the series for some time now, but they really should produce new episodes. The only problem with that is, who would replace Stack? All that aside, the series was notable for all its reuniting of families, the criminals caught, and its inspirational stories of miracle healings. It also had its share of UFO sightings and ghost stories. With the show off of the air, it's very frustrating because one doesn't know if the unsolved cases were ever solved.

If you look closely, you'll see Matthew McConaughey as a murder victim.

You can't get any better than that.


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20 January 1987 (USA) See more »

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