FX TO AIR "THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY" MARATHON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 11
The Most Critically Acclaimed and Talked About New Program of the Year Will Be Shown In Its Entirety with Very Limited Commercial Interruption
Beginning at 2 PM E/P
LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2016 - The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is the most critically acclaimed and talked about new program of the year. Now viewers will be able to watch it again in its entirety with very limited commercial interruption as FX will air all 10 episodes of the limited series on Saturday, June 11 beginning at 2 PM E/P and concluding at 12:30 AM E/P.
Based on Jeffrey Toobin's best-selling book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson, the limited series stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Connie Britton, Selma Blair, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Kenneth Choi and Bruce Greenwood. Executive Producers are Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The marathon will feature all 10 episodes of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story:
Chapter 1 - "From the Ashes of Tragedy" - The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Chapter 2 - "The Run of His Life" - With O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) and Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer) deal with the fallout, as the D.A.'s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Chapter 3 - "The Dream Team" - Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) announces that O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been charged. Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together "The Dream Team", he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance). Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 4 - "100% Not Guilty" - Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) brings an energy that transforms the case. As jury selection gets underway, the prosecution and defense seek out the assistance of jury research experts, who come back with some surprising results. Meanwhile, Faye Resnick (Connie Britton) publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings. Written by Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 5 - "The Race Card" - As the trial begins, Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) and Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale) as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene. Written by Joe Robert Cole; directed by John Singleton.
Chapter 6 - "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" - As Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance. Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Chapter 7 - "Conspiracy Theories" - Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) try on the gloves in court. Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 8 - "A Jury In Jail" - Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence. Written by Joe Robert Cole; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 9 - "Manna From Heaven" - Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) and F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito (Kenneth Choi) must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 10 - "The Verdict" - The prosecution and defense make their closing statements, the jurors deliberate, and the verdict comes down. Written by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski; directed by Ryan Murphy.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is the most critically acclaimed new program of the year with a current Metacritic score of 90 (behind only FX's acclaimed drama series The Americans which currently has the top score of 95). Among the reviews:
"With its high profile and deep acting ensemble, look for O.J. to lead the way on Emmy nominations morning"
· Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times (05/19/16)
"FX is almost guaranteed nominations for Tony Awards champ Courtney B. Vance as attorney Johnny Cochran... . Sarah Paulson gave a strong performance in The People v. O.J. Simpson as District Attorney Marcia Clark... .a slew of The People v. O.J. Simpson stars could earn bids including Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, David Schwimmer and John Travolta"
· Robert Pius, Gold Derby (04/26/16)
"The best show on television ended just as it began - pitch perfectly, with nuance and depth I didn't know was there"
· Nate Scott, USA Today (04/14/16)
"FX'S CREATIVE TRIUMPH OF A MINISERIES"
· Inkoo Kang, MTV News (04/06/16)
"spectacular performances... .[Ryan Murphy] has done some of his best directing on this series,"
· Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter (04/05/16)
"'The Verdict' concluded one of the best seasons of TV in recent memory. With the bar set this high, American Crime Story is upping the game for the entire television medium... .an excellent ending to an excellent season of television... .Solid writing and directing"
· Terri Schwartz, IGN (04/05/16)
"We're not likely to see anything as fine on TV this year"
· Robert Rorke, New York Post (04/06/16)
"one of the best, most entertaining shows of the year"
· Josh Kurp, Uproxx (04/06/16)
"a startlingly stirring critique of racism, sexism, and the judicial system that still resonates today"
· Ken Tucker, Yahoo! TV (02/01/16)
"GRADE A... .a meticulously crafted, powerfully resonant docudrama that crackles with timely issues"
· Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly (02/02/16)
"[Cuba] Gooding's O.J.: Simpering, tearful, angry, ferocious, begging, remorseless. He's one of just many Emmys waiting to happen here"
· Verne Gay, Newsday (01/29/16)
"Courtney B. Vance, in a knockout performance"
· Hank Stuever, The Washington Post (02/01/16)
"Four Out of Four Stars... .a set of Emmy-worthy performances"
· Robert Bianco, USA Today (02/01/16)
"I can say without question that it's one of the finest things I've ever watched on television"
· Michael Arceneaux, Ebony (02/04/16)
"one of the most compelling TV dramas in recent memory... . a meticulous work of true-crime drama... . shockingly well-acted and sensitively rendered... . Cuba Gooding Jr., as Simpson, is spectacular"
· David Sims, The Atlantic (02/02/16)
"thanks to a stellar cast... terrific writing and direction, the trial of the last century becomes the most engrossing miniseries of the new year... .The drama sucks you in like a well-crafted legal thriller... .Executive producer Ryan Murphy... here has created his most mature, confident series"
· Mark Perigard, Boston Herald (01/31/16)
"a stunning, breathtaking, eye-opening look at the 'trial of the century'... .the kind of TV you can't stop thinking about... It is powerful TV... .grounded and important"
· Kristin Dos Santos, E! Online (02/02/16)
"it's impossible not to be sucked in all over again... . so compelling that it's impossible to stop watching... . A page-turner of a miniseries... . Courtney B. Vance is astonishingly magnetic as Johnnie Cochran... . Sarah Paulson's performance is so passionate, it's heartbreaking to watch Clark be outmaneuvered by Cochran, mocked in the media, and dragged over the coals in a custody battle by the husband she's divorcing... . engaging, enraging, and essential"
· Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian (01/28/16)
"a Superb, True Crime Must-See... .you're in for a treat... .riveting saga... .The performances are wittily sharp... .the show is excellent... .it's a true-crime must-see"
· Tom Gliatto, People (02/02/16)
"this 10-part, limited series quickly proves itself deeply engrossing and surprisingly entertaining... . Credit a strong cast- especially "American Horror Story" veteran Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark... . could be the limited series of the year"
· Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (01/31/16)
"If you thought Making a Murderer was engrossing, wait until you see The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story... .Sarah Paulson, as prosecutor Marcia Clark, is eerily perfect... .Courtney B. Vance, as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran is mesmerizing... .Both Paulson and Vance are Emmy-worthy... .The miniseries is, [Emmy-worthy] too"
· Bruce R. Miller, Sioux City Journal (01/31/16)
"Four Out of Four Stars... . An American tragedy becomes great TV... .Especially poignant is the portrait of prosecutor [Marcia] Clark, portrayed so sympathetically by [Sarah] Paulson... .[Courtney B.] Vance is equally impressive as [Johnnie] Cochran... . Insightful and even important as it is, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story succeeds best as riveting entertainment. Just as with the original trial, it's hard to stop watching"
· Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (01/31/16)
"FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS... .A Riveting retelling of an unforgettable true American Crime Story... .Sensational in every way imaginable, The People v. O.J. Simpson is guaranteed to spellbind viewers the way the original media spectacle did in the mid-1990's... .This inaugural season of American Crime Story franchise is big, all right... .The TV event of the winter, it's instantly riveting, artfully crafted, sharply acted and wildly entertaining"
· Matt Roush, TV Guide (01/27/16)
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