Adding to its successful crime and justice franchise on Monday nights, TV One announced the premiere of “Justice By Any Means” on Monday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. The one-hour reenactment series will be hosted by Faith Jenkins of the nationally syndicated arbitrations-based court series “Judge Faith.”
Following in the tradition of TV One’s popular series “Fatal Attraction” and “For My Man,” “Justice By Any Means” is an inspiring true-crime series profiling heroic Black men and women who stopped at nothing to unravel mysterious crimes and find justice for a loved one. The show plunges viewers into first-person accounts of these brave individuals as they launch their own investigations, immerse themselves in dangerous manhunts and meet face-to-face with the suspected assailants–all in the name of justice.
“‘Justice By Any Means’ documents friends and family members’ relentless pursuit of justice and the unstoppable measures they take to ensure closure on behalf of their loved ones,” remarked D’Angela Proctor, senior vice president, original programming and production. “The series reminds us all that sometimes the greatest asset in resolving these unthinkable crimes are those who know us best.”
This season will bring attention to the unsung heroes and their stories of redemption. Stories range from parents relentlessly seeking their children’s killers; communities banding together to stop crime in their neighborhoods; fighting the criminal justice system to prove one’s own innocence; to family members conflicted after discovering information that will incriminate their loved ones. After experiencing some of the most horrific crimes, these individuals were determined to move on from being victimized and have their intuition vindicated.
“Justice By Any Means” is produced by Jupiter Entertainment for TV One. Todd Moss and Allison Wallach serve as executive producers. Executives in charge of production are Robert Twilley and Harrison Land. Lamar Chase is the producer; and Tia Smith is the executive in charge of production.
Judge Jenkins has traveled many walks of life, and fought adversity every step of the way. As a litigator at Sidley Austin–one of the most prestigious law firms in the country–she helped represent numerous high-profile clients in a diverse array of complex, commercial litigation matters. After five years as a Wall Street litigator, Jenkins joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s office as a criminal prosecutor. There, she worked on hundreds of criminal cases, including indicting and prosecuting a multitude of violent crimes. After the Manhattan D.A.’s Office, Jenkins transitioned back into private practice with a New York litigation firm specializing in resolving business disputes, white-collar defense and government investigations, as well as other civil and criminal matters.
Prior to moving to New York, she served as Miss Louisiana 2000 and went on to place first runner up to Miss America 2000 and was awarded the coveted “Quality of Life” national community service award for her volunteer work in literacy and education. Jenkins remains active in the Miss America Organization and judges state preliminaries every year. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana Tech University and a J.D. from Southern University’s law school in Baton Rouge, La., where she ranked number one in her law class.
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.