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Court TV preps O.J. Simpson, Harvey Weinstein docuseries

U.S. justice system-centric cable network Court TV, part of Katz Networks, is producing new docs and docuseries including a series about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, marking its 25th anniversary. Dubbed ...
July 29, 2019

U.S. justice system-centric cable network Court TV, part of Katz Networks, is producing new docs and docuseries including a series about the O.J. Simpson murder trial, marking its 25th anniversary.

Dubbed “the trial of the century,” the O.J. Simpson trial saw the NFL star and actor facing charges of murder related to the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles in 1994.

The case became a lightning rod for discussions about everything from DNA evidence to racism within the LAPD, eventually leading to Simpson’s acquittal on both counts of murder.

OJ25 will revisit the trial in its entirety, replaying every minute of the 37 weeks of court footage, presented as 37 hour-long chapters, with legal insight and commentary provided by experts, as well as exclusive new interviews with the key players in the case.

Roger Cossack, who covered and provided legal analysis of the trial for CNN in 1995, will serve as host.

The series is the first of a slate of original docuseries to be branded ‘Court TV Mysteries’ set to begin rolling out in 2020. Each series will include Court TV trial footage, stylized re-creations, expert investigative insights and exclusive legal and law enforcement analysis.

The original programming slate will be guided by Court TV vice presidents and managing editors John Alleva and Scott Tufts and former Turner Broadcasting programming executives David Hudson, EVP of original programming for Katz Networks, and Sophia Karteris Kelley, SVP of original programming for Katz Networks.

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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