Category Archives: True Crime TV

Is ‘The Fix’ Based on a True Story? Here’s the Truth Behind Marcia Clark’s New Show

  • Former prosecutor Marcia Clark produced a new ABC series called The Fix.
  • The show’s plot bears some striking similarities to Marcia’s own experience prosecuting the O.J. Simpson case.
  • Many fans have been wondering if The Fix tells a true story.

    Anyone who regularly watches ABC has seen a promotional clip for The Fix by now. The new drama, which is set to premiere Monday night, is produced by famed prosecutor Marcia Clark — and is highly anticipated as a result.

    If you’ve noticed that the previews for the show bear some striking similarities to Marcia’s own experiences working on the infamous O.J. Simpson case, you’re not alone. The almost-eerily familiar storyline has many fans wondering: Is The Fix based on a true story?

    Let’s take a look back at Marcia Clark’s real-life story.

    When Marcia worked as the lead prosecutor

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A festival for the true crime fanatic

The stories behind riveting murder cases, some which remain unsolved, will come to life on stages across New York City this week for the debut true-crime festival “Death Becomes Us.”

Borrowing from the pages of the city’s successful television and film festivals, the festival takes viewers’ self-appointed role of true-crime investigator “out of the URL and into the IRL,” director Jenn Tisdale says.

Stretching five days, “Death Becomes Us” pieces together the rare opportunities to sit before the wrongly accused (Amanda Knox, Damien Echols, etc.) and the cold-case experts who’ve turned such cases into a Hollywood obsession.

“What you can expect from this festival is people

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Netflix’s Bright Future Looks A Lot Like Television’s Dim Past

Back and forth forever.
Illustration: Angelica Alzona

In 1995, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1996, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1997, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. That is: two cop shows set in New York, two medical shows set in Chicago, and some aliens, spread across four networks, represented the height and breadth of the art form for three years running.

In 1995, the Emmy nominees for Best Comedy were Frasier, Friends, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You, and Seinfeld. In 1996, the Emmy nominees for Best Comedy were Frasier, Friends, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad

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Donnie Wahlberg on Hosting ‘Very Scary People’ & Danny’s ‘Blue Bloods’ Wedding Date

You shudder at their names: John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Jim Jones. Those are three of the infamous predators profiled on HLN’s Very Scary People, hosted by Donnie Wahlberg.

After nine years playing Det. Danny Reagan on CBS’s Blue Bloods and researching crimes for the role, the actor, producer and New Kids on the Block singer says he “feels confident” he can do justice to the subject. “[There] are real victims, real bad guys and gals and real consequences,” he says, “It’s heavy stuff, and I take the responsibility seriously.”

Netflix's 'Ted Bundy Tapes' Director Calls the Serial Killer Trial the 'Big Bang' of True-Crime Obsession

Netflix’s ‘Ted Bundy Tapes’ Director Calls the Serial Killer Trial the ‘Big Bang’ of True-Crime Obsession

The Netflix docuseries takes an in-depth look at the infamous serial killer.

Why should we watch Scary People?

Donnie Wahlberg: You’ll learn a lot. In the first

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March Madness, ‘PLL: Perfectionists’: What to Watch for March 18-24

A pair of very different broadcast dramas, a sequel to a popular cable series and a new true-crime anthology on a streaming service highlight a pretty diverse week of premieres for March 18-24. All that, plus the start of March Madness, is in store for the next seven days.

Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of some of the coming week’s highlights. It would be next to impossible to watch everything, but let THR point the way to worthy options each week. All times are ET/PT unless noted.

On broadcast …

New: O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark is an executive producer of The Fix (10 p.m. Monday, ABC), about a former L.A. district attorney (Robin Tunney) who lost a high-profile case and later moved to rural Washington. She’s lured back when the defendant in her earlier case (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), an A-list movie star, is under suspicion for another murder.

Also new: NBC aims to keep

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10 shows in danger of being canceled and 5 shows Amazon should save

FOREVER — Photo Credit: Colleen Hayes/Amazon Studios — Acquired via EPK.TV

We’re getting closer to the announcements of cancellations for the year. There are still many shows on the bubble, but which ones are more likely to be canceled? Out of those already canceled, which ones should Amazon save?

There’s so much content on TV now. Whether it’s through primetime TV, cable networks, or even streaming services, there’s just so much to keep up with. This can make it difficult for shows to land the high ratings that they used to.

Plus, with different ways to watch, more people than ever are watching through delayed viewings. Yet, networks aren’t keeping up with this. Advertisers still rely on the live ratings and that can lead to a lot of shows ending prematurely.

Just like last year, there’s a lot of great content in danger of being canceled. Last year, I looked at

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Network dramas ‘The Fix’ and ‘The Village’ among top viewing choices

CLEVELAND, Ohio – New network dramas from ABC and NBC are among the high-profile viewing choices for the week:

“The Fix” (10 p.m. Monday, March 18, WEWS Channel 5): Robin Tunney “The Mentalist”) stars in this new ABC legal drama as Maya Travis, a former prosecutor who returns to Los Angeles eight years after losing the biggest case of her career: a high-profile murder trial featuring a celebrity suspect (played by “Lost” star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). No, the defendant in this case was not a former football star turned actor. But he is an actor. And, yes, former Los Angeles deputy district attorney Marcia Clark is one of the executive producers, so there are many parallels with her life and career. ) Devastated with losing the case, Maya relocates to the Pacific Northwest for a quieter life out of the spotlight. She is drawn back to Los Angeles when the

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Worth Watching: A Wedding on ‘NCIS: LA,’ ’60 Minutes’ to Monaco, Return of ‘Trading Spaces,’ ‘While You Were Out,’ ‘Billions’

A selective critical checklist of notable weekend TV:

NCIS: LA (Sunday, 9/8c, CBS): Who said workplace romances weren’t a good idea? The time has come for Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) to finally make it official with a deluxe outdoor wedding — but it wouldn’t be NCIS if a little criminal rain didn’t fall on the proceedings, in the form of arms dealer Anatoli Kirkin (Ravil Isyanov). Expect some surprises along the way as these luxuriantly coiffed special agents say their “I Do”s.

'NCIS: LA' Releases Some Revealing Sneak Peeks at the Densi Wedding (VIDEO)

‘NCIS: LA’ Releases Some Revealing Sneak Peeks at the Densi Wedding (VIDEO)

It’s the moment fans have been waiting for for nine years!

60 Minutes (Sunday, 7/6c, CBS): Anderson Cooper rubs shoulders with European royalty in the tiny but well-heeled nation of Monaco, which harbors the

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True crime grips London book fair 2019 | Books

The spectre of true crime was stalking the aisles at this year’s London book fair, with publishers snapping up investigations into past evils in the wake of successes in podcasting and television such as Dirty John, Serial and The Teacher’s Pet.

Offers were flying in for former Waterstones bookseller Susan Jonusas’s first book Hell’s Half-Acre, a study of the the Bender family of serial killers in Kansas in 1873. Jonusas, 24, left Waterstones in December to write full-time. “Buried on a homestead seven miles south of the town were 11 bodies in varying states of decay. Further investigation revealed a well containing remains of even more victims. The number of people murdered was estimated at 20,” said Jonusas’s literary agency. “The idea that a family of seemingly respectable homesteaders were capable of operating ‘a human slaughter pen’ appalled and fascinated the nation. But who the Benders really were, why

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9 Movies & Shows To Watch This Weekend, From Tearjerking Rom-Coms To Shocking True Crime

Streaming On: Netflix

“If you’re suffering from the mid-March blues, don’t worry because this weekend, Netflix has the cure. Season 3 of Queer Eye premieres on Friday, March 15, and it honestly couldn’t be coming at a better time. After a long winter, it’s easy to feel a bit down, and what better pick me up than Queer Eye? Just sit back and let yourself feel all the feels as Karamo, Bobby, Tan, Antoni, and Jonathan makeover the lives of deserving ‘heroes.’ You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll become incredibly jealous of strangers’ new homes and looks, and you might just be inspired to get your own life together! It’s truly the perfect way to spend the weekend. In fact, some might say it’s the *only* way to spend it.”

— Olivia Truffaut-Wong, Associate Entertainment Editor

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