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What to Watch This Week: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Riverdale’ and More TV Premieres

Fire up those DVRs, true-crime fans: American Crime Story is back. And this time, fashionistas should be ready, too.

The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX. The show revists the shocking, headline-grabbing July 1997 murder of renowned designer Gianni Versace, but also digs into the life of Andrew Cunanan, the man who pulled the trigger. It stars Edgar Ramírez as Versace, Darren Criss as Cunanan and Penélope Cruz as Gianni’s sister Donatella.

Before the first episode premiered in LA, Versace’s family claimed the show is a “work of fiction.” But if The People Vs OJ Simpson, the previous installment of American Crime Story, is any indication, The Assassination of Gianni Versace will be entertaining, must-watch television nonetheless.

Also entertaining: the host of other primetime shows, new and old, set to debut or return from mid-season breaks this week.

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/premiere-scandal-riverdal-american-crime-story-774474

‘Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy’ – why you need to watch

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709

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 —

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-winter-tv-preview-20180114-story.html

5 Reasons To Watch Oxygen’s ‘OJ Simpson: The Crimes and Punishment’

Oxygen has become a destination network for true-crime fans. Programs like The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway and Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks have shed new light on some of the most interesting crimes in modern history. The cable channel’s latest offering, Mysteries Scandals, adds to their impressive slate of riveting true-crime shows by investigating some of the most intriguing cases that have impacted the pop culture landscape.

Hosted and executive produced by Soledad O’Brien, the docuseries combines vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments, and archival footage to reexamine notorious high-profile stories like the mysterious deaths of Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, the Slender Man attacks, and the crime spree of Richard Ramirez. The first episode, which premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Oxygen, focuses on the trial of O.J. Simpson. No, not that trial. Mysteries Scandals delves into the odd 2007 Las Vegas

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/01/05/5-reasons-to-watch-oxygens-oj-simpson-the-crimes-and-punishment/

5 Reasons To Watch Oxygen’s ‘OJ Simpson: The Crimes and …

Oxygen has become a destination network for true-crime fans. Programs like The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway and Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks have shed new light on some of the most interesting crimes in modern history. The cable channel’s latest offering, Mysteries Scandals, adds to their impressive slate of riveting true-crime shows by investigating some of the most intriguing cases that have impacted the pop culture landscape.

Hosted and executive produced by Soledad O’Brien, the docuseries combines vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments, and archival footage to reexamine notorious high-profile stories like the mysterious deaths of Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, the Slender Man attacks, and the crime spree of Richard Ramirez. The first episode, which premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Oxygen, focuses on the trial of O.J. Simpson. No, not that trial. Mysteries Scandals delves into the odd 2007 Las Vegas

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/01/05/5-reasons-to-watch-oxygens-oj-simpson-the-crimes-and-punishment/

TV shows to watch in 2018

Dramas and thrillers

An epic tale of mortals and gods gets the big-budget treatment in Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One/Netflix), starring David Threlfall, Frances O’Connor and Chloe Pirrie. The Night Manager writer David Farr’s sweeping narrative is  told from the perspective of the Trojan royal family at the heart of the siege: the judgement of Paris and his scandalous love affair with Helen, which plunges Greece and Troy into war and threatens to bring both empires to their knees.

Empires have fallen, but what would you do if you learned the entire world will end in five years? That’s the dilemma faced by detectives Elaine Renko (Agyness Deyn) and Robert Hicks (Jim Sturgess), who stumble upon the truth about a mysterious cosmic event, inpre-apocalypticcrime drama Hard Sun (BBC One/Hulu) written by Luther creator Neil Cross. Set in contemporary London, the pair are pursued by the Security Services, while trying

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180105-tv-shows-to-watch-in-2018

36 TV Shows to Watch in 2018

Neil Cross (Luther) writes and directs this “pre-apocalyptic” police drama, a Hulu/BBC co-production set in London about two officers (Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess) who uncover evidence that the end of the world is nigh.

Netflix

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (March 8, Netflix)

The long-awaited second season of Melissa Rosenberg’s series follows an all-too-fleeting Jessica Jones appearance in the lackluster The Defenders. This time around, Jessica (Krysten Ritter) seems compelled to investigate the origins of her powers, with David Tennant making at least a brief appearance as Kilgrave.

NBC

Rise (March 13, NBC)

Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) and Jeffrey Seller (Hamilton) are the producers behind this musical adaptation of Michael Sokolove’s 2013 nonfiction book Drama High. Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) plays the music teacher invigorating a high-school theater department; Rosie Perez co-stars.

AMC

The Terror (March 26, AMC)

Executive produced

Read more at: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/01/2018-tv-preview/548777/

What to Watch, Stream, and Listen to in January 2018: Versace, Taraji, and Camila Cabello

In this special monthly edition of In Out, we’re looking ahead and sorting through January’s cultural calendar for you. Here are our picks for what you’ll need to consume to keep up with polite dinner-party conversation, what you’ll be secretly bingeing late at night, and what’s best to just avoid.

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Film

Here are the biggest film-world dates you need to remember in January: the Golden Globes, which air January 7, and the Oscar nominations, which will be announced

Read more at: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/january-2017-best-music-movies-television

WATCH: The Trailer For Netflix’s New Thriller Looks Ridiculously Scary

The new year is just about upon us, which means we must be just about ready for another Netflix thriller to give us life, right? Right.

Thankfully the guys over at Netflix have sorted us right out by releasing the official trailer for their new movie The Open House, and it looks seriously good. You can watch the full trailer here…


Credit: Netflix

The film, which will come to Netflix on 19th January, sees Logan and Naomi Wallace trying to sell their house, but it is not just any ordinary house….

The Open House stars 13 Reasons Why‘s very own Dylan Minnette and Mad Men’s Katie Walder so it’s certainly got a lot of expectation to live up to.

And if you are looking for a brand new documentary to waste hours of your life watching, Rotten might be right up your street.

According to Lovin Manchester, the series

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The 16 Best TV Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

Comedy was a priority in 2017. No surprise there: It was that kind of year. But it was also a good time to drop into richly layered dramas—fantastical worlds steeped in danger (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things 2) or American landscapes filled with a more familiar kind of treachery (Big Little Lies, Godless)

The point, in either case, was not reality but escape, often courtesy of Netflix. The streaming platform had an exceptional 2017, beating most network and cable channels for originality and quality. 

Herewith, the Newsweek culture team’s favorite shows of the past 12 months. Some are returning soon, so use the long weekend to catch up. 

Tyler Alvarez on Netflix series 'American Vandal' Tyler Alvarez of the Netflix docu-crime satire “American

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