Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

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    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    Series Premiere - Tuesday, September 26th at 10pm ET/9pm CT

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    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Edie Falco ("The Sopranos," "Nurse Jackie"), this new eight-episode true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. The first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

    Rene Balcer will write and executive produce. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct and executive produce. Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski and Arthur W. Forney also executive produce. "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Films.

    CAST
    Leslie Abramson
    Played by Edie Falco

    Erik Menendez
    Played by Gus Halper

    Judalon Smyth
    Played by Heather Graham

    Dr. Jerome Oziel
    Played by Josh Charles

    Lyle Menendez
    Played by Miles Gaston Villanueva

    Anthony Edwards as Judge Stanley Weisberg who oversaw Lyle and Erik's trial.
    Julianne Nicholson as Jill Lansing, Abramson's partner on the defense team.
    Carlos Gómez as Jose Menendez, Lyle and Erik's father.
    Lolita Davidovich as Kitty Menendez, Lyle and Erik's mother.
    Constance Marie as Marta Cano, Jose's sister.
    Molly Hagan as Joan Vandermolen, Kitty's older sister.
     
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    9/26/17 Series Premiere episode
    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 1"
    Tuesday, September 26th at 10:01pm ET/9:01pm CT on NBC

    After the Menendez parents are found murdered, the eldest son, Lyle, maintains a stoic appearance, while his younger brother, Erik, is grief-stricken; evidence suggests Lyle and Erik may be guilty; a defense attorney takes an interest in the case.
     
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    10/03/17 episode
    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 2"
    10/03/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)


    ERIK CONFIDES IN HIS PSYCHOLOGIST, DR. OZIEL, AND MAKES A SHOCKING CONFESSION - Seemingly innocuous comments Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) previously made about his parents come back to haunt him when detectives Zoeller (Sam Jaeger) and Linehan (Cliff Chamberlain) begin to interview the brothers' friends and acquaintances. Erik (Gus Halper), overcome by guilt, makes a shocking confession to his psychologist, Dr. Jerome Oziel (Josh Charles). Having overheard a therapy session with Lyle and Erik, Oziel's mentally unhinged mistress Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) goes to the police with a pivotal tip after Oziel tries to cut ties with her to protect his family. As attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) learns more about the Menendez family dynamics, she makes a move to represent the brothers.
     
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    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 3"
    10/10/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    NATIONAL MEDIA ATTENTION REACHES A FEVER PITCH AS THE CASE GOES TO COURT - With Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) in custody for suspicion of murder, defense attorney Leslie Abramson (Edie Falco) works tirelessly alongside Jill Lansing (Julianne Nicholson) to understand the motive that could drive two young men to commit such a heinous crime. Meanwhile, the prosecution puts Judalon Smyth (Heather Graham) on the stand to make a case for releasing Dr. Oziel's (Josh Charles) audio notes and tapes from his sessions with Lyle and Erik, despite standard doctor-patient privilege. The ensuing media circus - fueled by leaks from the District Attorney's office - creates further complications for the defense and places the extended Menendez family at odds with one another.
     
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    10/17/17 episode
    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 4"
    10/17/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    HARROWING CLAIMS OF CHILD ABUSE BRING A MOTIVE FOR THE MURDERS INTO FOCUS - After admitting to the murders, Erik (Gus Halper) and Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) begin to divulge details of the psychological and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of their parents. However, a lack of tangible evidence to corroborate the claims leaves Leslie (Edie Falco) and Jill (Julianne Nicholson) to wonder how they will convince a jury that the boys truly feared for their lives given the family's picture-perfect public persona. Meanwhile, Leslie makes a case for Dr. Oziel's tapes to be thrown out of court and Pam Ferrero (Elizabeth Reaser) faces increased pressure from the District Attorney's office in the shadow of Ira Reiner's re-election campaign and the polarizing decision to acquit the police in the Rodney King case.


    10/24/17 episode
    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 5"
    10/24/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    THE TRIAL OF LYLE AND ERIK MENENDEZ GETS UNDERWAY - Before the trial begins, Judge Stan Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) grants a petition allowing the court proceedings to be broadcast on television, bringing a heightened level of public scrutiny to the case as the prosecution and defense present their arguments. When the prosecution's star witness, Dr. Oziel (Josh Charles), takes the stand, his questionable ethics and motives threaten to destroy his credibility. Meanwhile, the defense faces an uphill battle in getting Judge Weisberg to understand the relevance of Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik's (Gus Halper) complicated upbringing. With the trial reaching a pivotal juncture, Leslie (Edie Falco) struggles with personal demons while she and her husband also move forward in the adoption process.
     
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    10/31/17 episode
    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 6"
    10/31/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS TAKE THE STAND

    The jury hears from Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) and Erik (Gus Halper) for the first time when the brothers testify in court, recounting in detail the years of sexual abuse that led them to fear for their lives. Leslie (Edie Falco) makes a surprising move after Judge Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) approves the prosecution's request to unseal the tape of the brothers' confession to Dr. Oziel (Josh Charles). After closing arguments are made, the jury is left to determine a verdict. Meanwhile, Leslie finds a renewed purpose after she and her husband welcome their adopted son into their home.
     
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    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 7"
    11/07/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    JURY DELIBERATIONS CONTINUE WITH THE THREAT OF A DEADLOCK LOOMING - With Lyle and Erik's juries both struggling to reach a unanimous decision, the possibility of a mistrial leaves Leslie (Edie Falco) hopeful for the opportunity to work out a deal with the District Attorney's office. Meanwhile, District Attorney Gil Garcetti (Mark Moses) takes action to counteract the declining public perception of the justice system. Judge Weisberg's (Anthony Edwards) performance in the trial comes under intense media scrutiny given his record of hung juries and controversial verdicts. With the trial having garnered national attention, Lyle (Miles Gaston Villanueva) uses Norma as a switchboard to connect him with female supporters.
     
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    Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
    "EPISODE 8"
    11/14/2017 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday)

    THE OUTCOME OF A SECOND TRIAL SEALS THE FATE OF THE MENENDEZ BROTHERS - After the first trial ends with a hung jury and the District Attorney refuses to offer the defense a deal, a second trial gets underway with Barry Levin (guest star Harry Hamlin) joining the defense team. Political collusion between the District Attorney's office and Judge Weisberg (Anthony Edwards) reaches an apex as Garcetti (Mark Moses) fights to repair the office's reputation following a string of high-visibility losses. When Judge Weisberg disallows Lyle and Erik's family members to testify, it's up to Erik to once again recount the stories of abuse before the jury determines a verdict. As the trial comes to a close, Leslie learns revealing information about Jose and Kitty's childhoods.
     

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