- Starring: DB Woodside, J.C. MacKenzie, Anthony LaPaglia
- Summary: Created by Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law), this legal drama was designed to tell a single story over the course of an entire season. After audiences were deterred by the serialization in season one, the series was retooled for its second and final season, which depicted a series of three trials (at about six episodes apiece). The series also switched leads, with Anthony LaPaglia heading the season two cast. Murder One continued to draw low ratings and was canceled.… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 2 premiere date: Oct 10, 1996
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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All all indications are that the new version of Murder One will be just as well done, just as riveting as last year's. In the second episode, there are several unexpected twists and turns that will keep you engrossed in the story. [10 Oct 1996, p.5]
Born-again Murder One has what makes a hit: terrific script, slick production, great casting and a charismatic star. [10 Oct 1996, p.1]
This new version of Murder One is not as taut as the original. But it is more focused. And even though it lacks Stanley Tucci and his mesmerizing performance of last season, it has a strong cast and the occasional clever gambit, most notably Ralph Waite, the fine actor still best known as Papa Walton, depicting a subtly menacing power behind the urban scenes. I've seen the first two episodes. I'm hooked.
Murder One survived on appeal after approaching cancellation. It makes a great case for itself tonight. [10 Oct 1996, p.8E]
So it's up to LaPaglia to assume the mantle of leadership. And talented as he is, he's no Benzali. [10 Oct 1996, p.3C]
Murder One is dead on arrival...The first two episodes this year fail to generate any real interest in who's guilty or innocent. And if that's the case now, the final verdict on this series will be swift and just...If we don't care whodunit, why should wewatchit?