Chris Hansen who made his name catching predators and blonde reporters that were not his wife, is looking to make a TV comeback.
Hansen was quietly shown the door at NBC, after details of an affair he had were widely reported.
Now, the former NBC News correspondent could be back on TV soon with a new daily syndicated talk show with a true crime focus.
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has shot a pilot with Hansen, according to sources familiar with the project. WBDTD had no comment, but sources tell TV Guide Magazinethe show is still in development and no decision has been made about when it will be offered to TV stations.
Hansen emerged as a major TV news star in 2004 through his series of To Catch A Predator investigations that targeted men who sought out under-aged sex partners through the Internet.
True crime and legal issues may be the next hot genre in daytime syndication as recent high profile murder trials of Jodi Arias and George Zimmerman pushed cable news ratings higher.