TCA 2018: A&E Sets March Marcia Clark Docuseries

Pasadena, Calif. -- A&E will partner with renown prosecutor and former defense attorney Marcia Clark for a new docuseries that delves into some of America's most shocking unsolved crimes, the network announced during the Television Critics Association winter press tour session. 

The seven-part series, Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48, will debut March 29 and will examine the first 48 hours after a specific case to reveal new angles and unravel enduring mysteries, network officials said. The first episode will examine the infamous Casey Anthony murder case. 

Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48 is produced by ITV Entertainment. The executive producers are David Eilenberg, Jason Carey, C. Russell Muth and Marcia Clark.

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The network also announced that it will team legal analysts Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams to host a new original series Grace vs. Abrams, debuting March 29. The series will showcase the two attorneys as they provide their often-opposing points of view on crimes and trials that captured the country’s attention, said network officials.

Grace vs. Abrams is produced by Lincoln Square Productions, with Hilary Estey McLoughlin and Terence Noonan serving as executive producers.

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