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The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a disturbing and constantly shifting true-crime thriller

“It was a political murder. It absolutely was. This was a person who targeted people specifically to shame them and to out them and to have a form of payback for a life that he felt he could not live.”

That’s Ryan Murphy, executive producer of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (starts Wednesday, FX Canada, 10 p.m.). The nine-part series, which follows on Murphy’s extraordinary and award-winning The People v. O.J. Simpson, is a true-crime thriller of outstanding suppleness in storytelling.

In his remark about “political murder,” Murphy was responding to a quibble about the title. See, the series is really about Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), who killed Versace and four other men. Much of it is about Cunanan scheming and lying his way into people’s lives and then murdering them. Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) was just the famous one. It’s also about the hunt to

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Investigation Discovery Launches ‘True Crime Files’ Syndicated …

Investigation Discovery is making the most of its vast library of programs about murder and mayhem with the launch of “True Crime Files” as a syndicated strip. Stations owned by Sinclair and Tribune are on board for the series, giving it clearance in more than 60% of the country.

The arrival of “True Crime Files” appears to draw a chalk line around Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution’s “Crime Watch Daily” syndicated strip, which has been on the bubble for a fourth season renewal. Tribune had been the core affiliate group for “Crime Watch” in major markets. Tribune’s new commitment to “True Crime Files” indicates that those key stations will not renew “Crime Watch,” although Warner Bros. may be able to line up new stations in Tribune markets for the 2018-19 season, given the lack of new shows for stations to chose from this year.

“True crime

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Investigation Discovery Launches ‘True Crime Files’ Syndicated Strip With Sinclair, Tribune Stations

Investigation Discovery is making the most of its vast library of programs about murder and mayhem with the launch of “True Crime Files” as a syndicated strip. Stations owned by Sinclair and Tribune are on board for the series, giving it clearance in more than 60% of the country.

The arrival of “True Crime Files” appears to draw a chalk line around Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution’s “Crime Watch Daily” syndicated strip, which has been on the bubble for a fourth season renewal. Tribune had been the core affiliate group for “Crime Watch” in major markets. But Tribune’s new commitment to “True Crime Files” indicates that those key stations will not renew “Crime Watch.”

“True crime programming has never been more popular in the U.S. and as the top destination for the genre, we’re excited to expand Investigation Discovery’s deep library of compelling real-life stories

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/investigation-discovery-true-crime-files-sinclair-tribune-1202664569/

Hype List: What to check out this week, including ‘Black Lightning,’ ‘American Crime Story’ and more

Welcome to the Hype List, a weekly recommendation series in which columnist Tirhakah Love highlights all of the pop culture happenings — movies, music, television, books and more — you need to know about.

TV: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Cable’s premier true-crime series returns for a long-awaited second season.

More than a year after FX and Ryan Murphy scored a smash hit with 2016’s The People vs. OJ Simpson (and after some behind-the-scenes readjustments), American Crime Story is back for a second season. Staying true to its roots of sensational real-life crime sagas that happened in the ’90s, the show is now focused on, as the subtitle states, the assassination of Gianni Versace.

Based on Maureen Orth’s 1999 book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History, tells the story of Versace’s 1997 murder and the investigation into Andrew

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Investigation Discovery Orders New True-Crime Series THE UNSOLVED


Investigation Discovery Orders New True-Crime Series THE UNSOLVED

Investigation Discovery (ID), the leading destination for true-crime programming, announced that production has begun on an all-new original series, THE UNSOLVED. From the team that brought you IS O.J. INNOCENT? THE MISSING EVIDENCE, this six-part series follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie as they answer the pleas of desperate families to investigate murder cases that have exhausted all possible leads and have officially gone cold. THE UNSOLVED will premiere on Investigation Discovery in April of 2018.

“Every year we receive pleas from our dedicated viewers about cold cases that have yet to be solved in their communities; THE UNSOLVED is a direct response to that call,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL and Destination America. “After the success of our OJ special event, we

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Investigation Discovery Orders New True-Crime Series THE …


Investigation Discovery Orders New True-Crime Series THE UNSOLVED

Investigation Discovery (ID), the leading destination for true-crime programming, announced that production has begun on an all-new original series, THE UNSOLVED. From the team that brought you IS O.J. INNOCENT? THE MISSING EVIDENCE, this six-part series follows former Rhode Island Police Sergeant Derrick Levasseur and Forensic Psychologist Kris Mohandie as they answer the pleas of desperate families to investigate murder cases that have exhausted all possible leads and have officially gone cold. THE UNSOLVED will premiere on Investigation Discovery in April of 2018.

“Every year we receive pleas from our dedicated viewers about cold cases that have yet to be solved in their communities; THE UNSOLVED is a direct response to that call,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL and Destination America. “After the success of our OJ special event, we

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Investigation-Discovery-Orders-New-True-Crime-Series-THE-UNSOLVED-20180115

OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark announces new true crime TV series at A&E

Marcia Clark, prosecuting attorney in the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial, poses with her memoir “Without a Doubt” at a book signing at a Barnes Noble bookstore in New York on May 13. The book, written with journalist Teresa Carpenter, is said to describe the day-by-day evolution of the prosecution’s case in the trial. – RTXHINA

The AE network is bringing former O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia

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Author Maureen Boyle’s true crime novel investigates 1988 serial killer

SCITUATE – Crime novel enthusiasts got a taste of what real police work looks like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true crime story of an unsolved 1988 serial killer investigation.
“I think it’ll be interesting to read this compared to what you see on TV, just to see the actual processes,” said Jeannie Boyce of Scituate.
Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 listeners Sunday at Scituate Town Library.
The book, published in September, describes the case, in which eleven women went missing from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along the highways in

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