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NBC Orders ‘Law & Order: True Crime’ From Dick Wolf

Season One to Dramatize Lyle and Erik Menendez

NBC has picked up eight episodes of anthology series “Law & Order: True Crime” from producer Dick Wolf. Similar to “American Crime Story” on FX, the scripted anthology series will focus on a different trial each season. The first season, “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Brothers Murders,” will dramatize bothers Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in 1996. The brothers, who were 21 and 18 years old, respectively, at the time of the murders, were tried separately but eventually convicted in a third trial after no verdicts were rendered in the first two trials because of hung juries.

There is no official launch date for “Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Brothers.”

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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