Law and Order
Law & Order True Crime

Law and Order True Crime (The Menendez Murders) logo.jpg

Alternate Title(s) Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Format True Crime
Picture Format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Running Time 40–45 minutes
Created by René Balcer
Starring See below
Narrated By
Opening Theme
Country of origin United States
Language English
Original channel NBC
Original run September 26, 2017
Finale November 14, 2017
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
List of episodes
IMDB profile Law & Order: True Crime summary
related shows Law & Order franchise

Law & Order True Crime is an American true crime anthology series that premiere on September 26, 2017 on NBC and the sixth Law & Order spin off. The series was ordered on July 15, 2016, and created by René Balcer as part of Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise. It is the third series in the franchise to not be set in New York, the first two being Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: UK. It is also the only series in the franchise to be set in the past as well as being explicitly based on true events. The eight-episode first season, titled Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, is a dramatization of the Lyle and Erik Menendez (a.k.a. "The Menendez Brothers") case. The first and only season concluded on November 14, 2017. The series did not return for the 2018-19 schedule. Despite no official confirmation of this, the series has been cancelled, making it the shortest-running series in the franchise.


Main cast

Recurring cast


Image Episode # Title Original Airdate
Tc0101.jpg 1.01 (#1) Episode 1 26 September 2017
Tc0102.jpg 1.02 (#2) Episode 2 3 October 2017
Tc0103.jpg 1.03 (#3) Episode 3 10 October 2017
Tc0104.jpg 1.04 (#4) Episode 4 17 October 2017
Tc0105.jpg 1.05 (#5) Episode 5 24 October 2017
Tc0106.jpg 1.06 (#6) Episode 6 31 October 2017
Tc0107.jpg 1.07 (#7) Episode 7 7 November 2017
Tc0108.jpg 1.08 (#8) Episode 8 14 November 2017


Filming for the series began on June 26, 2017.


Law & Order True Crime has received polarized reviews from critics. The show was praised for some of its writing and acting, particularly Falco's performance, but was largely criticized for its style (in terms of directing, cinematography, and even concept) with many critics comparing it to another anthology crime series, American Crime Story. On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 69% based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 57 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

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