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‘American Vandal’: In Praise of TV’s Sleeper Hit of the Year – Rolling …

Streaming services like Netflix often tend to work on a model which favors hype following instead of leading – for every Marvel property or proven commodity like Black Mirror that’s preceded by a blitz of hype, there are dozens of series that get released with little fanfare, banking on big leaps of faith that the right folks will find it. (Remember how little advance buzz accompanied Stranger Things before that first weekend turned it into a phenomenon?) Still, on paper, a true-crime satire that harnessed the appeal of both 13 Reasons Why and Making a Murderer sounds like the kind of sure thing that would get a major marketing rollout. Which is why you’d have thought that Netflix would have turned the premiere of American Vandal, Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault’s parody of modern investigative vérité set in a high school, into a major stop-the-presses event. 

Best TV to Watch in November: Rolling Stone at 50 Doc, True Crime and More

Give thanks, TV viewers, that we’re coming up on a month that not only offers a handful of intriguing documentaries, the return of two breakout series from last year and a British sitcom about cancer starring Lizzy Caplan, but also the premieres of both S.W.A.T and S.M.I.L.F.! All this, plus an old-school horse opera and a two-part history lesson on five decades of Rolling Stone. Here’s what you’ll be tuning into this November. (Our guide to the month’s best streaming options will go up next week.)

Beyond a Year in Space (PBS, Nov. 15th)
The 2016 documentary A Year in Space monitored astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stint on the International Space Station, walking laypeople through the extraordinary demands of a jaunt out of the atmosphere. This follow-up rejoins him on his last day in space and through his return to Earth, where his work is far from finished. As

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See Trailer for Tupac-Biggie True Crime Series ‘Unsolved’ – Rolling …

USA has unveiled the first trailer for Unsolved, the upcoming true crime drama focusing on the murders of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

Westworld‘s Jimmi Simpson plays LAPD detective Russell Poole in the scripted series, with Fargo‘s Bokeem Woodbine and Josh Duhamel as fellow investigators in the two rappers’ murders.

“The true-crime drama series follows LAPD Detectives Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) and Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) as they

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Rolling Meadows Cops Won’t Say How Much It Cost To Search Joliet House For Serial Killer’s Victim

JOLIET, IL — The Rolling Meadows police have failed to find the remains of a man slain by a serial killer more than 41 years ago, and now they won’t disclose how much it cost to poke around inside a Joliet house for nearly a week in a futile search for the missing man’s body.

Rolling Meadows Police Cmdr. Thomas Gadomski failed to respond to a message asking for the total cost of last month’s search of the house on Barber Lane and for a list of expenses associated with the operation.

The City of Rolling Meadows, in a response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act, claimed it “does not maintain a record responsive” to the request.

The Rolling Meadows police led the search of the modest house on Barber Lane in hopes of recovering the remains of Michael Mansfield, a Lincoln College student who disappeared

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Rolling Meadows Cops Throw in Towel, Give Up Search For Serial …

JOLIET, IL — After searching the crawlspace of a not-very-large Joliet house for nearly a full week in hopes of locating the victim of a 1970s serial killer, the Rolling Meadows police have given up, a police source said.

The search of the house on Barber Lane for the remains of Michael Mansfield ended without the missing man’s recovery, the source said.

Mansfield vanished on New Year’s Eve 1975. A classmate from Lincoln College, Russell Smrekar, reportedly confessed on his deathbed to killing Mansfield.

At the time of his death, Smrekar, a former Joliet resident, was in prison for killing a Lincoln couple in 1976. He also reportedly confessed, just before he died, to killing a second Lincoln woman whose body was never found.

A family who lived in the house from 1974 until about five years ago was related to Smrekar. Smrekar’s mother and the mother living in the

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Rolling Meadows Cops Throw in Towel, Give Up Search For Serial Killer’s Victim in Joliet House: Source

JOLIET, IL — After searching the crawlspace of a not-very-large Joliet house for nearly a full week in hopes of locating the victim of a 1970s serial killer, the Rolling Meadows police have given up, a police source said.

The search of the house on Barber Lane for the remains of Michael Mansfield ended without the missing man’s recovery, the source said.

Mansfield vanished on New Year’s Eve 1975. A classmate from Lincoln College, Russell Smrekar, reportedly confessed on his deathbed to killing Mansfield.

At the time of his death, Smrekar, a former Joliet resident, was in prison for killing a Lincoln couple in 1976. He also reportedly confessed, just before he died, to killing a second Lincoln woman whose body was never found.

A family who lived in the house from 1974 until about five years ago was related to Smrekar. Smrekar’s mother and the mother living in the

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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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