Category Archives: Law & Order: True Crime

‘Law & Order’ Boss on Hollywood’s Harassment Culture and ‘SVU’s’ Renewed Relevancy

After nearly two decades on the air, NBC’s Law Order: Special Victims Unit is the last of Dick Wolf’s original empire standing. It has outlasted three other Law Order spinoffs — Criminal Intent, Trial by Jury and Los Angeles (and could potentially outlast anthology True Crime, which is awaiting word on its future) and has a dedicated fanbase online. Plus, thanks to the growing movement to uncover pervasive sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries, the show is as relevant as ever.

“Isn’t that amazing after 19 years? I’ve never seen a cast as excited as this cast is now,” showrunner Michael Chernuchin tells The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve been doing this for 19 years, highlighting the predators and harassers and abusers. It’s good that it’s all coming out now. Maybe the world has changed a little.”

While the Harvey Weinstein scandal is still reverberating throughout Hollywood, Chernuchin and his team aren’t necessarily

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Cancel Bear vs. NBC, week 10: ‘Law & Order: SVU’ is in for the even longer haul

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Director’s chair – why Hollywood’s directors are targeting TV

Menendez-1000As television welcomes Hollywood’s biggest names, four top directors talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about bringing cinema to the small screen.

Just this year the TV industry has welcomed renowned feature film directors from the Coen Brothers to Nicolas Winding Refn and Yorgos Lanthimos; an extension of the wealth of investment, creativity and talent brought to scripted drama in the past few years, or the ‘golden era of television’.

SIX-Image-3These directors are flocking to TV, along with a host of high profile colleagues, as opportunities to create great cinematic content shifts from film to smaller screens. One of these individuals is Kimberly Peirce, the director of the 1999 movie hit Boys Don’t Cry, who has gone on to direct shows such as The L Word, I Love Dick and most recently History’s military drama Six

Read more at: http://tbivision.com/2017/11/29/directors-chair/

Ratings: Law & Order True Crime Flat With Finale, New Orleans Hits Highs

NBC’s Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Just When I Was (Probably) Running Out of Unwieldy Title Jokes ended its run on Tuesday night with 4.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating (per finals) — steady week-to-week.

Opening the Peacock’s night, The Voice (10 mil/2.0) and This Is Us (10.1 mil/2.6) each ticked up.

Elsewhere….

ABC | The Middle (5.7 mil/1.3) dipped, Fresh Off the Boat (3.9 mil/1.1) ticked up and and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2.6 mil/0.7) was flat. Everyone else was steady.

Law & Order True Crime: NBC Showrunner Has an Idea for Season …

The television vulture is watching the Law  Order True Crime TV show on NBC: canceled or season 2? (release date); Vulture Watch

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Law Order True Crime just wrapped its first season last night, but will there be a second? Recently, showrunner Rene Balcer spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the NBC TV show.

The first season of the anthology crime drama chronicles the events surrounding the trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez, two brothers convicted of murdering their parents in 1989. The cast includes Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Heather Graham, Josh Charles, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Anthony Edwards, Julianne Nicholson, and Constance Marie.

In the interview, Balcer revealed he wants to explore the Oklahoma City bombing for season two of Law Order True Crime if NBC decides to renew the series:

“Just before the [Television Critics

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/law-order-true-crime-nbc-showrunner-idea-season-two/

Law & Order True Crime: NBC Showrunner Has an Idea for Season Two

The television vulture is watching the Law  Order True Crime TV show on NBC: canceled or season 2? (release date); Vulture Watch

(Justin Lubin / NBC)

Law Order True Crime just wrapped its first season last night, but will there be a second? Recently, showrunner Rene Balcer spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the NBC TV show.

The first season of the anthology crime drama chronicles the events surrounding the trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez, two brothers convicted of murdering their parents in 1989. The cast includes Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Heather Graham, Josh Charles, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Anthony Edwards, Julianne Nicholson, and Constance Marie.

In the interview, Balcer revealed he wants to explore the Oklahoma City bombing for season two of Law Order True Crime if NBC decides to renew the series:

“Just before the [Television Critics

Read more at: https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/law-order-true-crime-nbc-showrunner-idea-season-two/

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 8: The Sins of the Fathers

“Did you ask god for forgiveness,” Marta asks, “for making José the man that he was?”

Kitty Menendez’s sister has secrets as well. In a conversation with Leslie, she says that their father was a violent man. “Our house was chaos,” she says; amid the chaos, someone molested Kitty when she was a young child. “I don’t think I ever saw her truly happy again,” she adds, and so the chain of abuse receives another link. If we could, no doubt we would discover that the chain extends back further still. It’s the nature of violence to multiply; in Lyle and Erik, that violence simply found its critical mass, and its most perfect expression.

And thus is the morality play complicated, as happens with all true-to-life dramas under close inspection. Lyle and Erik inherited their violence, it’s true. But so did José and Kitty. For

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menendez-murders-recap-season-1-episode-8.html

Ratings: Law & Order True Crime Finishes Steady, Kevin Returns to Lows

NBC’s Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders: Just When I Was (Probably) Running Out of Unwieldy Title Jokes ended its run on Tuesday night with 4.2 million total viewers and a 1.0 demo rating — ticking up week-to-week (though the This Is Us lead-out regularly adjusts down in finals. Check back later!).

Opening the Peacock’s night, The Voice (9.9 mil/2.0) and This Is Us (9.9 mil/2.6) each ticked up.

Elsewhere….

ABC | The Middle (5.6 mil/1.3) and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2.6 mil/0.6) each ticked down, with the latter hitting and tying series lows. Everyone else was steady.

The 7 Biggest Lies in ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’

Dick Wolf has broken my heart with his first venture into true crime, “Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders,” which ended on Tuesday night. The “LO” franchise has always been my favorite ever procedural series, but this mini-series takes the “true” out of true crime.

Yes, we are warned that characters and events may have been changed, but the creators should not be allowed to alter the facts of the crime. That defeats the purpose of revisiting a gruesome and puzzling double murder that captivated the country for years.

Working with Diane Sawyer, I was the lead producer of ABC News’ coverage of the case. I still have encyclopedic memory of so many details. The family ferret was named “Chipper” and the brother’s favorite stuffed animals were Cookie Monster One and Two. I also clearly recall how the lead prosecutor would look for “tells” if Leslie Abramson

Read more at: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/law-order-true-crime-menendez-murders-biggest-lies-1202615500/

‘Menendez Murders’ Star ‘Not Surprised’ That Leslie Abramson …

“Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” actor Sam Jaeger is weighing in on defense attorney Leslie Abramson not being a fan of the NBC true-crime drama.

Before the Dick Wolf-created limited series premiered in September, Abramson told TheWrap she did not plan to watch the show that stars Edie Falco as Abramson, who represented Erik Menendez in two murder trials in the 1990s. Erik and his brother Lyle were charged with murdering their parents. The retired attorney did not give a reason for not wanting to watch.

“I still sense that if she ever did see it — if I were her, I’d be pretty flattered because I think they did paint her in a light that is far more positive than any other project before it,” Jaeger, who plays Detective Les Zoeller, told TheWrap. “Whether that should be the case or not, I guess I’m not at

Read more at: https://www.thewrap.com/law-order-true-crime-menendez-murders-finale-leslie-abramson/