In a last-minute change, FX has cleared its schedule this Saturday night for a special, commercial-free marathon of the first five episodes of the universally acclaimed limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. The special programming block featuring the first half of the 10-part limited series will begin at 10 PM on FX and run without any commercial interruptions through the conclusion of Episode 5 at 2:10 AM. Please note that for West Coast DirecTV and Dish Network customers, the marathon will run from 7 PM to 11:10 PM.
The episodes featured in the marathon are as follows:
Chapter 1 – “From the Ashes of Tragedy” – The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Chapter 2 – “The Run of His Life” – With O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) and Robert Kardashian (David Schwimmer) deal with the fallout, as the D.A.’s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Chapter 3 – “The Dream Team” – Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) announces that O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) has been charged. Robert Shapiro (John Travolta) seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey (Nathan Lane) and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together “The Dream Team”, he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance). Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 4 – “100% Not Guilty” – Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) 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 (Connie Britton) publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings. Written by Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky and Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Chapter 5– “The Race Card” – As the trial begins, Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) and Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale) as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene. Written by Joe Robert Cole; directed by John Singleton.
In addition, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story returns this Tuesday, March 8, at 10 PM e/p with the all-new episode: Chapter 6 – “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” – As Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance. Written by D.V. DeVincentis; directed by Ryan Murphy.
Executive Producers of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, and its extraordinary ensemble cast stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Connie Britton, Selma Blair, Malcom-Jamal Warner, Kenneth Choi and Bruce Greenwood. Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, the 10-part limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.