Category Archives: Law & Order: True Crime

Marcia Gay Harden on Playing a Twisted Mom for Lifetime & Her Possible ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Return

In 2015, the investigation into the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard revealed that she had suffered from Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a disorder where she forced her daughter Gypsy Rose to partake in a bizarre fraud that made people think that Gypsy was severely ill in order to gain sympathy.

Inspired by this real-life crime drama, Lifetime is airing Love You to Death, which tells the story of Camile Stoller (Marcia Gay Harden) and her daughter Esme (Emily Skeggs). The real and reel life stories are parallel. Just as Dee Dee was killed by Gypsy and her boyfriend, Camile also meets her final fate at the hands of Esme and her beau.

Gretchen Carlson Is 'Breaking the Silence' on Workplace Sexual Harassment in Lifetime Doc

Gretchen Carlson Is ‘Breaking the Silence’ on Workplace Sexual Harassment in Lifetime Doc

The former Fox News anchor is focusing on ‘every

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Unscripted: What’s this ‘Law & Order’ everyone’s been talking about?

In honor of year’s end, I’m going to unburden myself — my little entertainment-related confession that is either a mark of pride or shame; I’m not sure which. 

Over the last few days I’ve road-tested and finessed this confession by sharing it with other people, but no matter how much I hemmed and hawed or just blurted it out, it’s never failed to trigger disbelief. In the most extreme cases, you can almost see the reaction in other people’s eyes:

“What kind of person are you, anyway?”

So here’s my truth, in seven words: I. Have. Never. Watched. “Law. . Order.”

Not the original. Not SVU, or Criminal Intent, Trial by Jury, Los Angeles, True Crime … none of it.

I know the two-tone clang that signals a new scene. I somehow have absorbed the names of Benson and Logan and Stabler and Carmichael, Tutuola and McCoy and Munch, but I don’t know who any

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‘Law & Order: SVU’ Alum Chris Meloni Has ‘No Plans’ to Return

Christopher Meloni is shutting down all hope of his return to Law Order: Special Victims Unit.

The actor, who left the series after season 12, broke fans’ hearts Tuesday after he answered some questions regarding his possible return to the NBC crime procedural to celebrate the show’s landmark 20th season.

“Do you have any plans to come back to [SVU] in honor of the 20th season? (Even if only for a few minutes at the end of an episode.),” one fan asked the actor.

“I have zero plans for that,” Meloi wrote in his response.

Many fans reacted to the actor’s comment, expressing their sadness and still missing his iconic character, Elliot Stabler.

“Imagine if you got paid every time someone asked this question…” one commented.

“I would love to have Stabler back but it wouldn’t work or

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RANKED: All of the ‘Law & Order’ spin-offs

  • There have been six (and counting) spin-offs of the show “Law Order.”
  • “Law Order: Special Victims Unit” is the most successful spin-off.
  • There was a successful two-hour made-for-TV-movie which inspired more spin-offs.

“Law Order” premiered in 1990 and ran for 20 seasons, spawning six spin-offs (and counting) as it became one of the most successful franchises in television history.

The original series used a split-approach to each episode, dividing its time between “two separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” The long-running show was famous for using “ripped-from-the-headlines” events as inspiration for its episodes. Stories were often rooted in real-life cases but always had their own

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Ranked: "Law & Order" spin-offs

  • There have been six (and counting) spin-offs of the show “Law Order.”
  • “Law Order: Special Victims Unit” is the most successful spin-off.
  • There was a successful two-hour made-for-TV-movie which inspired more spin-offs.

“Law Order” premiered in 1990 and ran for 20 seasons, spawning six spin-offs (and counting) as it became one of the most successful franchises in television history.

The original series used a split-approach to each episode, dividing its time between “two separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” The long-running show was famous for using “ripped-from-the-headlines” events as inspiration for its episodes. Stories were often rooted in real-life cases but always had their own

Read more at: https://www.thisisinsider.com/law-and-order-spin-offs-2018-11

Ranked: "Law & Order" spin-offs

  • There have been six (and counting) spin-offs of the show “Law Order.”
  • “Law Order: Special Victims Unit” is the most successful spin-off.
  • There was a successful two-hour made-for-TV-movie which inspired more spin-offs.

“Law Order” premiered in 1990 and ran for 20 seasons, spawning six spin-offs (and counting) as it became one of the most successful franchises in television history.

The original series used a split-approach to each episode, dividing its time between “two separate but equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.” The long-running show was famous for using “ripped-from-the-headlines” events as inspiration for its episodes. Stories were often rooted in real-life cases but always had their own

Read more at: https://www.thisisinsider.com/law-and-order-spin-offs-2018-11

The Best Episodes From All 20 Years of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

It feels like we’re dangerously close as a culture to reaching peak true crime content. Every week a new podcast or documentary pops up to do a deep dive on a grisly, unsolved murder. But one series has been banging away at it for nearly two decades, peeking at the underbelly of New York’s most heinous sex crimes for 20 seasons. And yes I have somehow managed to watch every single episode in its entire history (438 of them to be exact, NBD).

I’ve thought a lot about why I watch the show so obsessively and what pathological abnormalities exist in me that I find a sex crime show so soothing. I think in the end it’s both the appeal of seeing a kind of justice play out in fiction that is so seemingly impossible to achieve in real life and a way to steel myself against what many women

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The Best Episodes from All 20 Years of ‘Law & Order: SVU’

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

It feels like we’re dangerously close as a culture to reaching peak true crime content. Every week a new podcast or documentary pops up to do a deep dive on a grisly, unsolved murder. But one series has been banging away at it for nearly two decades, peeking at the underbelly of New York’s most heinous sex crimes for 20 seasons. And yes, I have somehow managed to watch every single episode in its entire history (438 of them to be exact, NBD).

I’ve thought a lot about why I watch the show so obsessively and what pathological abnormalities exist in me that I find a sex crime show so soothing. I think in the end, it’s both the appeal of seeing a kind of justice play out in fiction that is so seemingly impossible to achieve in real life and a

Read more at: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv95nx/the-best-episodes-from-all-20-years-of-law-and-order-svu