With the twentieth anniversary of the murder case that shocked the nation approaching, it's no wonder that people are interested in reexamining the details of the JonBenét Ramsey investigation. It seems like those following the case are hopeful that recent technology could lead to a breakthrough in the unsolved murder of the 6-year old girl. This fall, there are a bunch of documentaries about the case cropping up to try and find new leads, with the latest being The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey on CBS. If you're interested in seeing these potential breakthroughs but don't have cable or the time to catch the premiere when it airs on Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET, you'll need to stream The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey.
If you're trying to figure out when exactly to stream it, you should know that, as reported by Variety, the docuseries was initially supposed to be six hours long (split into three parts), but CBS has since decided to cut it down to four hours, spread over two parts. After the two-hour premiere on Sunday night, the second half will air on Monday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. ET and will also be a two-hour ordeal.
If you're free at those times, you can stream The Case Of live on CBS All Access, the network's streaming service that is available on many devices. A limited commercial subscription costs $5.99 per month and the commercial-free plan will set you back $9.99 per month, but you can also sign up for a one-week free trial to check it out. If the timing of the episodes doesn't work for you, you should also be able to watch The Case Of on CBS All Access after it has premiered, as full episodes of other CBS programs are available to watch there as well. No other platforms have announced plans to stream CBS' docuseries, though you should check iTunes and Amazon Prime after the series premieres to see if it becomes available for purchase.
If you're wondering why you should watch four more hours of investigation into the Ramsey case atfter the recent specials on A&E, Investigation Discovery, and NBC's Dateline, the previews for the CBS special are promising to bring forth some interesting information. The team of investigators that CBS has assembled will recreate the Ramsey house and piece together the physical evidence that was taken from the crime scene to hopefully try and put some sort of narrative together. In the promo, former FBI Agent Jim Fitzgerald says that although the case has remained a mystery for 20 years, he is confident that it can be solved, "right now." That's a hefty claim, but in an interview with Yahoo, Fitzgerald also said:
"For these almost 20 years, there’s been a person out there who knows exactly what happened and maybe some other people who did some things to cover the tracks there. We’re going to put it out there and make it public. It depends on how you define whether justice is served or not, but this is going to be the closest we can get, or anyone has gotten as far as I’m concerned, in the conclusion of Monday night’s show."
Viewers shouldn't expect this team to have a suspect in handcuffs at the end of the docuseries, but if they're getting as close to justice for Ramsey as Fitzgerald claims, The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey should not be missed.