If you were born later than the 1990s, then you probably missed the original Unsolved Mysteries on NBC. But thanks to Netflix, the true-crime series is now available for streaming! But first things first, let us introduce you to the most interesting facts about Unsolved Mysteries to help you digest and perhaps, even make you feel the hype it's been getting since its inception in July 2020. By the way, just in case you are interested, we have compiled the scariest episodes of Unsolved Mysteries here!
Even before the original showrunners of Unsolved Mysteries back in 1986 incorporated broader scope of mysteries, it all started as series of specials. Think of it as a televised version of milk carton alert except that you have "Missing...Have You Seen This Person" on the label. Creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer had seen a potential and then decided to touch on unsolved crimes, as well as paranormal activities. And look where it is now--on Netflix, having the time of its second life!
Yes! You read that right! Just when everyone thought Stack had always been the host of the Unsolved Mysteries on NBC since 1987, they find themselves in awe after discovering that Raymond Burr and Karl Malden were the first hosts of the show. Stack took over after a few specials until the show had its final run in 2002.
When media and technology weren't at their finest, the cost of producing shows was significantly high compared to today. Back in the 90s, sources say that it cost about 1.5 million US dollars to produce one single episode. BUT interestingly, it wasn't exactly the case for Unsolved Mysteries. It only took them about $375,000 per episode. No wonder the president of NBC Entertainment approved of the idea!
And who said Unsolved Mysteries was no match for other well-loved shows in the 1990s? Aside from the fact that it landed on the 11th spot in the best TV series that year, it was also consecutively nominated for the Outstanding Informational Series Award from 1989 to 1995.
The Netflix reboot of the classic Unsolved Mysteries has pretty much stayed true to the original premise of the show. Upon its arrival on July 1, 2020, 6 new episodes in the same format were ready for viewing. Perhaps, the main difference is that the 2020 version doesn't have a host. Just in case you are interested to watch the scariest episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, here are they!
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|2||Wait, Robert Stack wasn't the original host?||Other||15||Paid|
|3||Unsolved Mysteries was relatively cheap to make!||Other||8||Paid|
|4||Unsolved Mysteries was nominated for 6 Emmy Awards!||Other||2||Paid|
|5||Unsolved Mysteries 1987 VS. 2020||Other||2||Paid|
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