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Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ on NBC

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The Flash Another DC Comics character is introduced when Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team discover their recent streak of bad luck is the handiwork of Becky (guest star Sugar-Lyn Beard), a.k.a. Hazard. Also, Harry Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) returns to Earth-1 to deliver a message to Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) finds out that a woman died in the Heck house nearly 50 years ago and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is sure that it was a homicide. Much to Mike’s (Neil Flynn) dismay, they set out to find the killer in this new Halloween-themed episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Finding Your Roots Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and author Janet Mock find their preconceptions about their families turned upside-down in this new episode of series hosted by Henry Louis Gates. 8 p.m. KOCE

Fresh Off the Boat While Louis (Randall Park) is

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New Jeffrey Dahmer Docuseries to Feature First Interviews With Surviving Victims

Oxygen’s latest big true crime project is all about notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Dahmer raped, murdered and dismembered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences for his crimes and was later beaten to death by a fellow inmate.

The network’s two-night special, entitled Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, will rely mainly on investigative journalist Nancy Glass’ televised interviews of the madman.

Glass had exclusive access to Dahmer for interviews and will detail her experiences with him that took place on and off camera.

Up Next: Police on the Hunt for Possible Serial Killer After Third Murder in Less Than Two Weeks

Additionally, the docuseries will speak to those closest to the case. This including the first interviews with surviving victims Billy Capshaw and Preston Davis. Dahmer’s parents, Lionel and Shari Dahmer, will also speak out about their son for

Read more at: http://popculture.com/reality-tv/2017/10/23/jeffrey-dahmer-docuseries/

True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

On a professional level, I learned a lot about the justice system, and it generated a lot of ideas for important stories that need to be told. On a personal level, I was humbled by victims’ family members who, in honoring their lost loved ones, have dedicated themselves to reforming the system. I was deeply inspired by the exemplary work of tireless advocates, volunteer attorneys, and public defenders. But most profoundly I learned a great lesson about resilience from Walter Ogrod, who has been on death row for 21 years, and Anthony Graves, who was exonerated on October 27, 2010 after serving 18 years for a crime there was never a shred of evidence he committed. Considering what he wrongfully witnessed, endured and survived on death row in Texas in one of the worst prisons in the country, Anthony Graves is one of the most extraordinary men I’ve ever met,

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-crime-relationships-and-responsibilities_us_59ee59a3e4b031d8582f577e

Sarah Paulson shines on in American Horror Story

 

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Sarah Paulson is the lesbian soul of American Horror Story and one of Hollywood’s favorite actresses. (Photo courtesy FX)

Sarah Paulson has that rare, charismatic presence that makes you want to watch any television or movie project she is in. Winner of an Emmy, SAG Award and Golden Globe for her riveting performance in the FX miniseries, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,”  she was recently given the lead role in the upcoming Netflix series, “Ratched.” Both series are executive produced by her gay long time collaborator, screenwriter Ryan Murphy.

Next year, Paulson will start work on “American Crime Story: Katrina,” the third series in Murphy’s anthology for FX, as well as star in the series that catapulted her to being a household name, “American Horror Story,” which is currently in its seventh season.

At the Television Critics Press Tour, the veteran lesbian

Read more at: http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/23/sarah-paulson-thinks-know/

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED …

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

Julia Roberts And Lucas Hedges Team For Black Bear & 30WEST-Backed ‘Ben Is Back’

EXCLUSIVE: Julia Roberts and Manchester By the Sea Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges are set to star in Ben Is Back. The drama is scripted and will be directed by Peter Hedges, the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape novelist-screenwriter, About a Boy scribe and Pieces of April and Dan In Real Life director who is the father of Lucas. The drama follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben’s wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm’s way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall.

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson’s Color Force and Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures are producing alongside Hedges, with Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/10/julia-roberts-lucas-hedges-ben-is-back-peter-hedges-black-bear-30west-1202192880/

Dirty John: the hit podcast changing our queasy relationship with …

It’s a love story that begins with an autopsy report, a description of a corpse mangled by 13 stab-wounds. Before we learn whose body it is, or how their death came about, we are guided through a harrowing tale of manipulation, deceit and abuse.

Dirty John, a new collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and audio producer Wondery, has become one of the most talked-about true crime stories of the year.

Across six instalments, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, a successful Californian interior designer seduced by John Meehan, a violent con-artist described by one lawyer as “evil incarnate”.

Newell, a four-time divorcee, met Meehan through an online dating site. He claimed to be a devout Christian, attending the same church as her. Just days after they met, he told her he loved her; they married in secret two months later. But Newell’s children knew something was wrong

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/dirty-john-true-story-behind-hit-podcast-changing-queasy-relationship/

Dirty John: the hit podcast changing our queasy relationship with true crime

It’s a love story that begins with an autopsy report, a description of a corpse mangled by 13 stab-wounds. Before we learn whose body it is, or how their death came about, we are guided through a harrowing tale of manipulation, deceit and abuse.

Dirty John, a new collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and audio producer Wondery, has become one of the most talked-about true crime stories of the year.

Across six instalments, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, a successful Californian interior designer seduced by John Meehan, a violent con-artist described by one lawyer as “evil incarnate”.

Newell, a four-time divorcee, met Meehan through an online dating site. He claimed to be a devout Christian, attending the same church as her. Just days after they met, he told her he loved her; they married in secret two months later. But Newell’s children knew something was wrong

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/dirty-john-true-story-behind-hit-podcast-changing-queasy-relationship/

A Brutal Murder Revisited: America’s First True Crime Story Emerges …

One fateful night in 1959, two men broke into the home of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter in the farming town of Holcomb, Kansas. They were looking for a safe that they had heard was in the house. By morning, they had brutaly murdered the Clutters and their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon. No safe or money had been found.

The Clutter murders shocked the nation, and when novelist Truman Capote, famous at that point for Breakfast at Tiffanys, visited the town with fellow novelist friend Harper Lee, he, like the nation, became obsessed with the Clutter killings and the murderers—Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. He would spend six years writing In Cold Blood, what has been called the first non-fiction novel. It remains the second-best-selling true crime book in publishing history, after Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter, about the Manson murders.

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Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/new-details-americas-first-true-crime-story-emerge-docuseries-cold-blooded-690583