Former NBC Dateline Correspondent and skirt chaser Chris Hansen launched a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise enough cash to bring back his popular "To Catch a Predator."
The new project called Hansen vs. Predator will be done online with the hopes of finding a TV home.
With a few days left in the Kickstarter campaign, it has its initial funding goal.
Nearly 1,000 backers have pledged over $77,000 in show of support for the new investigation to bring sexual predators to justice.
Clearing this goal means that a new investigation and digital series will be shot and distributed in the coming year.
In addition to scores of support from individuals, yesterday morning, Ross Mallor from PM Investigations eached out to the campaign team and closed the gap to bring the project over its initial funding goal. Additionally, advocacy group Savvy Cyber Kids issued a matching grant to make sure the new investigation begins.
Hansen stated "I cannot express enough gratitude to everyone who has committed to make Hansen vs. Predator a reality, and I welcome others who want to be a part of this critical venture. It's all about creating awareness and a dialogue through enterprise investigations."
With the remaining days on the Kickstarter calendar, Hansen and team plan to continue outreach and meet stretch goals that include new rewards for backers and would ultimately lead to a second investigation.