Investigation Discovery TV Show films at Dean’s Restaurant Thursday

Dean Russell with Carl Marino

Did you try to go eat at Dean’s Restaurant and Bakery in Oak Ridge on Thursday and found them closed for the night?

Well, Dean’s Restaurant was the scene Thursday of Discovery ID’s program, Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda. The cast and crew from Jupiter Entertainment, the Knoxville Production Company that produces Homicide Hunter for the Discovery Network were all on hand to film a scene at the eatery in Jackson Square.

Dean Russell with the car used in Homicide Hunter

Dean Russell, owner of Dean’s Restaurant shared a few pictures with us from Thursday. A picture with Carl Marino, who plays Lt. Joe Kenda on the show. Plus a picture with the car that has been used in all 124+ Episodes of Homicide Hunter.

Dean said that he would let the people of the area know when this episode will air on Investigation Discovery.

Lt. Joe Kenda – Homicide Hunter
Carl Marino – plays Lt. Joe Kenda

Lt. Joe Kenda spent 23 years in the Colorado Springs Police Department, where he amassed a lifetime of memories catching killers and helping solve close to 400 homicide investigations. The vivid memories are brought back to life in this hour-long series, as Kenda reopens his “Murder Books” for viewers — folders in which every detail of his murder cases is held — to revisit the most disturbing cases still haunting him today. As he details the process of how he solved the crimes, Kendra also embarks on a personal journey, coming to terms with long-suppressed nightmares. As he says, “I don’t want to tell these stories. I need to.”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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