Katharine McPhee (Scorpion) will play Durst’s missing spouse Kathie in the film based on investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck’s book A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst.
While Robert Durst was the subject of HBO’s true-crime docuseries The Jinx, the Lifetime project promises to put the focus on Kathie, who vanished in 1982.
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* Netflix has released a trailer for Season 2 of the Will Arnett-starring comedy Flaked, premiering Friday, June 2.
* A&E Network will air a two-hour Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath special, entitled Merchants of Fear, on Monday, May 29 at 9 pm. The program will explore the relationship between the Church of Scientology and its vocal critics, as well as offering a sneak peek at Season 2 of Remini’s show.
* Netflix will debut the eight-episode series Friends From College on Friday, July 14. The show stars Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (The Following), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (Adam Ruins Everything) as a group of Harvard pals facing down their forties. Watch a teaser below:
* OWN has unveiled a trailer for Queen Sugar Season 2, which will debut with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 at 10/9c.