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TCA: A&E adds “Grace vs. Abrams”, Marcia Clark docudrama to slate

As part of A&E’s TCA press tour on Sunday (Jan. 14), the network unveiled two series that will spotlight some of the most heinous crimes committed in America. Two of the country’s best-known ...
January 15, 2018

As part of A&E’s TCA press tour on Sunday (Jan. 14), the network unveiled two series that will spotlight some of the most heinous crimes committed in America.

Two of the country’s best-known legal analysts – Nancy Grace and Live PD host Dan Abrams – are teaming up to debate infamous crimes and legal cases in Grace vs. Abrams (pictured).

Produced by Lincoln Square Productions, Grace vs. Abrams will see the two attorneys break down cases while providing insight into crimes and trials that fascinated the public. Each episode will also feature exclusive clips and footage.

Hilary Estey McLoughlin and Terence Noonan are executive producers for Lincoln Square Productions, while Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson are executive producers for A&E. The series will bow on A&E on March 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Elsewhere, A&E is prepping a docuseries featuring prosecutor and former defense attorney Marcia Clark.

Produced by ITV Entertainment, each two-hour episode of Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 will focus on a specific case, examining the first 48 hours after the crime took place.

The seven-part series premieres March 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on A&E starting with Casey Anthony.

Controversial cases Marcia Clark Investigates will examine include the death of Casey Anthony’s daughter Caylee; the murder of actor Robert Blake’s wife Bonny Lee Bakley; the disappearance of Drew Peterson’s wife Stacy; the death of Federal Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy; the fatal shooting of Run D.M.C member Jam Master Jay; the Billionaire Boys Club’s obsession with money and power that may have turned to homicide; and the suspicious death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels Mansion.

Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48′s executive producers are David Eilenberg, Jason Carey, C. C. Russell Muth and Marcia Clark. Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky and Peter Tarshis serve as executive producers for A&E Network.

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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