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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ true crime show Exhumed set for a January premiere on Oxygen

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ new true crime TV series Exhumed is set for a January premiere on Oxygen

Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos have a new true crime series, Exhumed, which has been set for a January 2021 premiere date.  

The self proclaimed crime junkies are executive producing the new show for Oxygen which will be conclude the network’s Nine Nights Of Twisted Killers programming block that starts on January 9. 

‘As diehard true crime fans we are thrilled to be partnering with Oxygen on Exhumed,’ said the pair back in March. 

Crime junkies: Kelly Ripa, 50, and husband Mark Consuelos, 49, are executive producing a new true crime show, Exhumed, which is set for a January 17th premiere on Oxygen; pictured November 2019

Each episode of the show will examine a  ‘gripping murder case in which unearthing a victim’s body is the vehicle in solving the twisted crime,’ the release said. 

The show will feature a total view of the exhumation process as it affects both the families dealing with the process, as well as an investigative look into the case officers’ analysis of the corpse and the crime at hand. 

‘We cannot wait to dig into these fascinating cases and showcase how exhumations have been crucial in solving crimes and bringing closure to families across America,’ Ripa and Consuelos said.  

In footage from the series’ trailer, homicide detectives dig up the deceased to unearth secrets that are potentially laid to rest with the body.  

Exhumed: The longtime pair of 24 years have cited their love for true crime shows as the catalyst for their involvement in the new Oxygen series

Exhumed: The longtime pair of 24 years have cited their love for true crime shows as the catalyst for their involvement in the new Oxygen series

Often citing foul play inklings and ‘unanswered questions’ as the catalyst for the process, the show hopes to find more DNA to help get a full picture of the crime which can lead to new prosecutions. 

The premiere episode will follow the case of Diana Kelley, a woman who was found dead in Joplin, Missouri. After initial suspecting foul play at the time of the crime, a new case years later exposes a coincidence that may link Diana’s death to another resident’s death.  

The new show comes amid the pair’s busy schedule as Ripa is back to work filming Live! With Kelly and Ryan in NYC after halting studio production due to the pandemic, and Consuelos has been filming Riverdale in Vancouver for the past few months. 

Exhumed is set to cap off the week of thrilling programming on January 17th at 7PM ET with two episodes back to back. 

Digging in: 'We cannot wait to dig into these fascinating cases and showcase how exhumations have been crucial in solving crimes and bringing closure to families across America' they said in a March statement; pictured February 2020

Digging in: ‘We cannot wait to dig into these fascinating cases and showcase how exhumations have been crucial in solving crimes and bringing closure to families across America’ they said in a March statement; pictured February 2020

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