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LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS*
Air Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#105) "EPISODE 5"
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"LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME: THE MENENDEZ MURDERS"

"EPISODE 5" ORIGINAL

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. TV-14 D, L

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LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/26/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 11/14/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner 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. Now, 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Osceola as Noelle Terlesky
· Anthony Edwards as Stanley Weisberg
· Carlos Gomez as Jose Menendez
· Constance Marie as Marta Cano
· Dominic Flores as Henry Llano
· Edie Falco as Leslie Abramson
· Elizabeth Reaser as Pam Bozanich
· Gus Halper as Erik Menendez
· Harry Hamlin as Barry Levin
· Heather Graham as Judalon Smyth
· James DuMont as Brian Anderson
· Josh Charles as Jerome Oziel
· Josh Stamberg as Robert Rand
· Julianne Nicholson as Jill Lansing
· Kate Beahan as Diane Sawyer
· Keong Sim as Lester Kuriyama
· Larry Cedar as Milton Andersen
· Lolita Davidovich as Kitty Menendez
· Mark Moses as Gil Garcetti
· Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez
· Molly Hagan as Joan Vandermolen
· Robin Thomas as David Conn
· Rya Kihlstedt as Cindy Erdelyi
· Sam Jaeger as Les Zoeller
· Sterling Beaumon as Glenn Stevens
CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur W. Forney as EP
· Dick Wolf as CRTR/EP
· Lesli Linka Glatter as DIR (Pilot)
· Peter Jankowski as EP
· Rene Balcer as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Television
· Wolf Films