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CBS Orders True Crime Anthology Series

First Season to Focus on the JonBenet Ramsey Murder Case

CBS is jumping on the growing true crime anthology series bandwagon with a planned unscripted series to feature a different case each season. First up is the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. Tom Forman (“48 Hours,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Critical Content are expected to produce.

The series will reunite original investigators of the infamous case of the 6-year old, who was found dead in her family’s Boulder, Colorado home in 1996. And it will be accompanied by new experts to re-examine the unsolved case. The project has the potential to be a recurring limited-run series that explores a different case each season.

Just yesterday, NBC confirmed that season one of upcoming scripted anthology series “Law & Order: True Crime” would focus on the case of Lyle and Erik Menendez, who, in 1994, were convicted of murdering their parents. And this past Tuesday marked the season-finale of FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson.” For years, CBS has also been exploring true crime stories via veteran “48 Hours.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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