American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda premieres on Investigation Discovery

Joe Kenda fans are now able to watch his new true crime series on Investigation Discovery (tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT). American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda is coming to cable TV after originally premiering on streaming service Discovery+.

Kenda wrapped his long-running program Homicide Hunter in January 2020 after nine seasons, but then quickly returned with American Detective a year later. Instead of talking about his own cases, he’s now looking at investigations by other detectives.

The series premiere is titled “Fourteen Stories Down” and takes place in Vermont, where a police captain finds a woman’s car abandoned with her two-year-old son still inside. When her body is subsequently located in a nearby lake, the Waterford police start an investigation that deeply disturbes everyone in the relatively small town.

The 10-episode American Detective season 1 will air Wednesday nights at 9:00 p.m. on ID, but it’s not the first time episodes have been on the channel. The network previously aired “Fourteen Stories Down” on New Year’s Day, and the second episode “Murder, Murder, Murder” just days later, as “first looks” to entice true crime fans to sign up for Discovery+.

That means some Investigation Discovery viewers may have seen these installments before, and those who haven’t can still stream the full season on Discovery+ if they want to binge-watch rather than wait for the Wednesday night airings.

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