The amount of fictional murders on broadcast TV during a normal week is astronomical — Naval crimes alone have run rampant in L.A. and New Orleans. So the fact that ABC's newest show is simply titled American Crime and kicks off with a murder is par for the course, but the show's connections to network TV basically stop there.
There are probably more than a few confused Scandal fans who intended to stick around for a double-dose of over-the-top action, but instead came face-to-face with American Crime — which is not a fun show. And it has no interest in being fun.
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