10 shows on our watch list for winter 2018

“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” FX, Jan. 17

Ricky Martin. Penélope Cruz. Another ’90s-era, true crime drama involving celebrity tragedy. There’s no downside here. The FX drama, out Jan. 17, explores the 1997 murder of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. It’s the second installment of Ryan Murphy’s “American Crime Story” anthology, a series that kicked off with 2016’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Like that award-winning drama, this nine-part series looks at the role culture and class played in the rise of Versace, and explores how discriminatory attitudes toward the gay community hindered the investigation. Based on Maureen Orth’s book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U. S. History,” it promises to be another high-end, celebrity-studded addition to the true crime genre. (Lorraine Ali)

“The Alienist” TNT, Jan. 22

This series combines two of the most enduring genres on television —

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