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A Texas woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after admitting to trying to hire a hitman to kill her daughter’s boyfriend in 2015. Her husband was sentenced last month to 21 years for the same crime.
Christina Peyton, 41, pleaded guilty to murder solicitation on Monday morning, just an hour before she was scheduled for trial. Last month, Jeffrey Peyton, 59, also pleaded guilty.
According to prosecutors, the Peytons approached a man and offered him $300 to kill their daughter’s boyfriend. The man then went to the police with recordings of the discussion.
“I want him gone,” Christina Peyton told the man, »
- Steve Helling
“Big Little Lies” isn’t the only HBO limited series fielding demands for more seasons. “The Night Of” set the TV landscape on fire when it debuted in the summer of 2016, and people are still hot to see more nearly a year later.
Speaking at an Emmy For Your Consideration event in North Hollywood on Thursday night, co-creator Steven Zaillian, joined by stars Riz Ahmed and John Turturro, was asked whether or not Season 2 was a possibility.
“Listen, we would love to do it,” Zaillian said. “And when I say ‘we,’ I mean [co-creator] Richard Price and myself. If we can come up with something that we fall in love with, we’ll do it. If we don’t, we won’t.”
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- Ben Travers
Abortion. Alcoholism. Pedophilia. Slumlords. Assisted suicide. Civil rights. Criminal justice reform.
These are all timely topics for television drama in 2017. But they were also tackled, with gritty realism, more than a half century ago on two landmark CBS series: “The Defenders” (1961-65), starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed as crusading father-and-son defense attorneys, and “East Side/West Side” (1963-64), featuring George C. Scott as a New York City social worker, with Cicely Tyson as his able secretary. Tyson’s series regular role, coupled with the fact that she appeared with her natural hair, was groundbreaking in a fraught period of civil rights struggles.
The New Frontier era ushered in by President John F. Kennedy’s election marked a moment when the networks made room for “prestige” narrative series that dealt with weighty social issues. The appetite for serious fare was stoked by the May 1961 declaration by Kennedy’s FCC chairman, Newton »
- Cynthia Littleton
Am I looking at an image of a dress on the ground covered with leaves? Is it from a lover’s tryst, or is something more sinister going on, and why would I think that?
On the whole, media and society have turned darker and more aggressive as we’ve moved into the 21st century. Being besieged with nominally factual content has constrained us all to a different type of viewing, more of a true-crime voyeurism than ever -- inundated with reality or its simulacrum on television and computer screens on a daily basis, we wonder how we ended up here. When did we start needing to see unedited live-steamed reality of life’s most horrific moments? The true-crime program America’s Most Wanted premiered »
- Elizabeth Stevens
We are nowhere near a green light or even a script for new installments of The Night Of and True Detective but both are moving in the right direction. At TCA on Saturday, HBO president of programming Casey Bloys said he was “hopeful” because in both cases the creators “are closing in on ideas that they are excited about.” The Night Of, which aired in 2016, was created by Richard Price and Steven Zallian based on the British miniseries Criminal Justice. Nic Pizzolatto’s… »
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