Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why Karla Homolka’s children will pay for her crimes

MONSTER IN MY FAMILY host Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore. (Richard Knapp/Lifetime/Everett Collection)

Melissa Moore had always understood that something was wrong with her father. Keith Jespersen could be fun and loving one moment, doting on her and her two siblings, then volcanically angry and abusive the next. Once she brought home some stray kittens and was forced to watch as he tortured and ultimately strangled them. And there was the time when she was in junior high that he remarked about knowing how to murder someone and get away with it. He didn’t seem to be joking.

It was on March 30, 1995, when Moore was 15, that Jesperson was unmasked as the “Happy Face Killer.” Arrested for the murder of a girlfriend in Washougal, Wash., the Canadian-born, long-haul trucker confessed to seven other sex killings in six different states. (The

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The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre …

The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre

The National Enquirer and Reelz Enter the True-Crime Genre

As more networks look into developing true-crime series for their networks, a new series is in development on Reelz with tabloid magazine The National Enquirer working on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

That’s right, the tabloid you see at the grocery store declaring some out-of-this-world story is venturing into the true-crime genre.

The new series, National Enquirer Investigates, will premiere on May 28 at 9 p.m., with each hour long episode focusing on a different case. The first episode will look at the death of Marilyn Monroe and will present new evidence in the case.

Other topics the show will look into include the death of Natalie Wood, Elvis Pressley’s death, the deaths of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina, the story Charlie Sheen’s HIV announcement and everyone’s favorite true-crime subject, O.J. Simpson and the death

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‘Law & Order: True Crime’ to Focus on Menendez Brothers

True crime TV fans that may be jonesing for more after the finale of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, may not have too long to wait for another ripped-from-the-headlines TV show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is developing its own true crime series. The Dick Wolf-produced Law Order: True Crime show will launch with the Menendez brothers as its first season’s real-life crime focus. The air date has not yet been released.

Law Order:

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‘Law & Order: True Crime’ to Focus on Menendez Brothers – Rolling …

True crime TV fans that may be jonesing for more after the finale of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, may not have too long to wait for another ripped-from-the-headlines TV show. According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is developing its own true crime series. The Dick Wolf-produced Law Order: True Crime show will launch with the Menendez brothers as its first season’s real-life crime focus. The air date has not yet been released.

Law Order:

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NBC’s newest Law & Order spinoff is a true crime anthology series

NBC and Law Order creator Dick Wolf are getting in on the true crime gold rush with Law Order: True Crime, an anthology series that’s currently being developed. The show’s first installment will focus on Lyle and Eric Menendez, the brothers who were tried and convicted for the 1989 murder of their parents. (Both brothers are currently serving life sentences in prison.) The show doesn’t have an air date or any public cast members yet, but the first season will be called Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers Murders.

While all of the various Law Order series have always looked to real criminal cases for inspiration, this is the first time Wolf’s sought to dramatize a real-life case while retaining all of the particulars with an entire series. It’s the same strategy employed by FX’s smash hit American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J.

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NBC & Dick Wolf Developing ‘Law & Order: True Crime’ Anthology Series; 1st Season To Tackle Menendez Brothers …

Dick Wolf and NBC are looking to further expand the Law Order brand into the anthology drama space with Law Order: True Crime. The scripted series, now in development, will chronicle famous real-life criminal cases in the vein of FX’s American Crime Story, whose highly-rated first installment focused on the O.J. Simpson trial.

nbc logoThe first eight-episode installment of the NBC anthology series will be Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers Murders. It will center on Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in 1996. The brothers, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the 1989 murders, were tried separately but eventually

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Move over OJ: NBC’s ‘Law & Order’ to tackle true crime stories in new series

NBC wants its own American crime story.

The broadcaster is teaming with veteran producer Dick Wolf to develop Law Order: True Crime — The Menendez Brothers Murders. The project is an eight-episode anthology series that aims to dramatize a true crime story each season. First up is the sensational case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, two brothers who were convicted of murdering their parents in Beverly Hills in 1989. The drama marks the LO franchise tackling true cases for the first time. 

NBC announced the drama the day after FX aired the season finale of Ryan Murphy’s similar drama anthology, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which received widespread critical acclaim. 

“We’ve been talking with Dick about how to create an event series coming out of the Law Order ripped-from-the-headlines brand,” said Jennifer Salke, president, NBC Entertainment. “This case captured the public’s attention like nothing before it as it examined taboo issues such as patricide and matricide in gruesome detail, all against a backdrop

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