The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…

The Monica Lewinsky season of American Crime Story isn't happening after all

The story of Monica Lewinsky was one of the chapters in American history of political scandals and media sensationalism that Ryan Murphy considered adapting for (one of) his FX anthology series. A little over a year ago, Murphy optioned Jeff Toobins’ book on Lewinsky and former president Bill Clinton, titled A Vast…

Attention, Ryan Murphy: 14 more true-life TV movies to inspire tomorrow’s prestige dramas

If you want to craft the compelling, hit drama series of today—the kind of show that feels like a can’t-miss cultural event—savvy showrunners know to look to the not-so-distant past. From FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story to last year’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, in the…

Ricky Martin to live la vida loca on American Crime Story: Versace

Indulging in his penchant for transforming pop icons into members of his ever-growing menagerie of stars, American Crime Story mastermind Ryan Murphy has announced that he’s casting Ricky Martin in one of the anthology series’ upcoming seasons. Martin—who recently served as a coach on Mexico’s version of The Voice,…

Édgar Ramírez and Darren Criss to play victim and killer in American Crime Story: Versace

At this point, it’s getting hard to keep track of all of the Ryan Murphy anthologies. Feud is about to premiere. Last night, Murphy announced (or threatened?) that the next season of American Horror Story will be about the 2016 presidential election. And on top of all of that it seems that casting is underway on the…

Sarah Paulson will be in the Monica Lewinsky season of American Crime Story

There are lots of American Crime Stories rattling around in Ryan Murphy’s head right now—the FX mega-producer has already lined up the subjects for the next three seasons of his anthology series. We previously reported that viewers will get his breakdown of Hurricane Katrina and Gianni Versace murder in 2018, and now…

Fargo will return in April, but you’ll have to wait for more American Crime Story

Though the bright spots far outnumber the bleaker ones, FX day at the Television Critics Association winter press tour has been a bit of a rollercoaster for fans of the network’s programming. Earlier today, we learned Atlanta season two would be delayed, but Donald Glover has signed an overall deal with FX. Now the…

American Crime Story renewed for season 3, will focus on Gianni Versace murder

Ryan Murphy’s creative residency at FX has just been extended, as Deadline reports the cable network’s ordered a third season of American Crime Story. The renewal looked to be a foregone conclusion after the acclaimed first installment in the crime anthology series, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, practically swept the…

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