Netflix Making a Murderer

TVLine Items: Netflix Announces Crime Docuseries, Scream Bosses Exit & More

Anxiously awaiting the new season of Serial? Got a backlog of Dateline mysteries on your DVR? Still not over that finale of The Jinx?

Then Netflix’s next project is perfect for you.

The streaming service on Monday announced its plans for Making a Murderer, a 10-part documentary crime series chronicling the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years on a rape conviction before DNA linked another man to the crime.

“There are an unbelievable number of twists and turns in the story arc of Making A Murderer, it feels like it has to be fictional,” said Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary programming at Netflix. ” [Directors Laura] Ricciardi and [Moira] Demos have navigated very complex terrain and skillfully woven together an incredible series that leaves you feeling like you’re right in the middle of the action.”

Making a Murderer will debut worldwide on Friday, Dec. 18.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* MTV’s Scream will be under new leadership in Season 2: Co-showrunners Jill Blotevogel and Jaime Paglia are stepping down due to creative differences, with Michael Gans and Richard Register (Make It or Break It) set to replace them. According to THR, Blotevogel will stay on as a consultant to the horror series, while Paglia will no longer be involved.

* Country star/Voice coach Blake Shelton will host the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards, airing Saturday, March 12, on Nickelodeon.

* USA Network will air its second Chrisley Knows Best holiday special — A Very Chrisley Christmas 2 — on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 10/9c. The episode will follow members of reality TV family as they prepare Christmas dinner and recount moments from the past season of the show.

* ABC is teaming with The Mindy Project‘s Ed Weeks to develop Wing Person, a half-hour comedy about the co-dependent relationship between a lesbian lothario and her cautious, straight male best friend, Deadline reports.

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Blake Shelton hosting the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon is awesome. Hope Shelton gets slimed.

  2. Steven says:

    Hopefully the new bosses can make Scream into a more interesting show.

    • rinaex says:

      Not unless they replace most of the cast. Terrible actors for the most part, particularly the lead and the ‘killer’ from last season.

      • Murl says:

        I agree! Maybe they can try going the anthology route and starting over with a new cast and story, mask. The season 1 finale would have been a perfectly fine ending to that particular story.