Take advantage of an opportunity FX is offering for The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story tonight:
A commercial-free marathon of the first five episodes in back-to-back airings.
If you had doubts about the series, everything is easily dispelled by the incredibly talent on board. Remember, this is FX. Nothing they do is less than superior, and The People v. OJ Simpson is no exception.
It's masterful storytelling, wholly compelling and shown in such a way it's as if you've never heard it before. There are moments during this trial when you will be on the edge of your seat, knowing fully well the end of the case. That's quite a feat. Don't miss out! Details of the marathon and episodes follow.
The special programming block featuring the first half of the 10-part limited series will begin at 10 PM on FX and run without any commercial interruptions through the conclusion of Episode 5 at 2:10 AM.
Please note that for West Coast DirecTV and Dish Network customers, the marathon will run from 7 PM to 11:10 PM.
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.
Chapter 2 – “The Run of His Life” – With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.’s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.
Chapter 3 – “The Dream Team” – Marcia Clark announces that O.J. Simpson has been charged. Robert Shapiro seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together “The Dream Team”, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran.
Chapter 4 – “100% Not Guilty” – Johnnie Cochran 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 publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings.
Chapter 5– “The Race Card” – As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene.
In addition, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story returns this Tuesday, March 8, at 10 PM e/p with the all-new episode: Chapter 6 – “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” – As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.
The 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.
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