Sports Illustrated to Partner with 'CSI' Producer on True-Crime TV Series

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2017

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09:  Executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer of the television show 'Training Day' speaks onstage during the CBS portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2017 in Pasadena,
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According to Variety's Cynthia Littleton, Sports Illustrated is partnering with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation producer Jerry Bruckheimer for an unscripted true-crime television series focusing on sports figures.

"People in Hollywood flip through People and Sports Illustrated and Time every week looking for story ideas," Time Inc. president and CEO Rich Battista said. "It's time for us to leverage that for ourselves."

Per Littleton, Time Inc. is shopping the series, titled Sports Illustrated: True Crime, to both TV and digital outlets.

There will be no re-enactments or acting in the project. It's all going to be interviews and original footage.

[h/t Awful Announcing]