Airdate: American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson

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The all-star cast of American Crime Story: The People vs O.J. Simpson can be seen on TEN from Sunday March 6th.

Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and David Schwimmer, it replaces The X-Files which concludes next Sunday.

It has delighted critics around the world and broken ratings records in the US. Now the acclaimed new event television series The People V. O.J. Simpson is coming to Australia, exclusively on TEN.

Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, The People V. O.J. Simpson dramatises the most publicised trial in American history, from the perspective of the opposing lawyers: the defence “dream team” of Robert Shapiro, Johnnie Cochran and Robert Kardashian and the prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The all-star cast is led by Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, Sarah Paulson, Selma Blair, Nathan Lane, Evan Handler, Cheryl Ladd, Connie Britton and Malcolm Jamal-Warner.

The People V. O.J. Simpson is written by Golden Globe® Award-winning producers Alexander and Karasze­wski (Big Eyes, The People v. Larry Flynt). Executive Producers are Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee, Nip/Tuck), Emmy-Award nominee Brad Falchuk (American Horror Story, Glee, Nip/Tuck), Nina Jacobsen (The Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Brad Simpson (Far From Heaven, Boys Don’t Cry, Diary of a Wimpy Kid). John Travolta also served as a Producer for the series.

Sunday 6 March at 8.30pm on TEN.

10 Comments:

  1. Might get decent ratings – biographical dramas seem to rate in this country. This whole case was the story of the 90s its gotta have some interest in it.

  2. This show has been pretty boring over the first two episodes, 10 will be too many. The over acting is often laughable and very ‘midday movie’. I can’t stop laughing at John Travolta’s character transformation, he looks like a before contestant on ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’. David Schwimmer was wrongly cast, as all I see is an overweight Ross Gellar thinking he’s cool because he knows OJ well enough to call him “Juice” and I feel embarrassed for him every time he says it. I’m waiting for Monica Gellar to storm in and say ‘We get it, you know OJ Simpson, it’s not that cool and nobody cares, and stop calling him Juice, it’s OJ you loser!’. The unnecessary scenes with the Kardashian children are just to grab the viewers who think those nobodies are somebodies. I think this will end up being bumped to a later slot or over to Eleven where they put all Ryan Murphy\Brad Falchuk shows.

  3. I’ve seen the first episode of this and it is quite slow and boring, don’t see this rating well for Ten at all. Premiere might crack 500k but it will drop after that

    • Not half as boring as the second, which was basically “low speed Bronco chase” without even showing much of that…

      It’s an odd show – cheesy, self-referential, with a heap of nods to current pop-culture shovelled in (“actually, it’s Kar-dash-ee-an”). Travolta looks like he’s had a stroke, too much botox, kidney failure, and his wisdom teeth removed – all at once. (Either that, or he lost a bet to Schwimmer and had to look more hangdog than him). Throw in the production values and acting of a 70’s or 80’s Movie of The Week or recent SyFy or Universal telemovie, and for some strange reason it ends up reminding me of the middle seasons of American Horror Story…

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