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American Crime Story: Season 1

The People v. O.J. Simpson 2016

  • 2016-02-03T03:00:00Z on FX (US)
  • 50 mins
  • 8 hours, 36 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Crime, Drama

Season one takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, it explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD's history with the city's African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

10 episodes

1x01 From the Ashes of Tragedy

  • Series Premiere

    2016-02-03T03:00:00Z — 60 mins

The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson

1x02 The Run of His Life

  • 2016-02-10T03:00:00Z — 43 mins

With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.’s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.

1x03 The Dream Team

  • 2016-02-17T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

Marcia Clark announces that O.J. Simpson has been charged. Robert Shapiro seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together “The Dream Team”, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran.

1x04 100% Not Guilty

  • 2016-02-24T03:00:00Z — 56 mins

Johnnie Cochran brings an energy that transforms the case. As jury selection gets underway, the prosecution and defense seek out the assistance of jury research experts, who come back with some surprising results. Meanwhile, Faye Resnick publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings.

1x05 The Race Card

  • 2016-03-02T03:00:00Z — 54 mins

As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene.

1x06 Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

  • 2016-03-09T03:00:00Z — 52 mins

As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.

1x07 Conspiracy Theories

  • 2016-03-16T02:00:00Z — 44 mins

Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.

1x08 A Jury in Jail

  • 2016-03-23T02:00:00Z — 44 mins

Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.

1x09 Manna from Heaven

  • 2016-03-30T02:00:00Z — 51 mins

Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.

1x10 The Verdict

  • 2016-04-06T02:00:00Z — 67 mins

In the season finale, the prosecution and defense make their closing statements; the jurors deliberate; and the verdict is given.