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Famous Crime Scene

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Gritty docuseries resurrects infamous crimes.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2010
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Famous Crime Scene isn't the worst way to spend your time, particularly if you're a true crime aficionado or have a general fascination with unsolved mysteries. But the series' choice of cases isn't as compelling as it could be when you consider that the deaths of Tupac, Anna Nicole, and MJ, at least, have already been prodded and pondered ad nauseam and (forgive the pun) beaten to death in the 24-hour news cycle. The value added here is the show's succinct 30-minute snapshots of what happened, who saw it, and who's to blame.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 12, 2010
  • Network: VH1
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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