ABC Orders Pilot From ’12 Years A Slave’ Writer

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ABC has given the greenlight to a pilot from “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley and ABC Studios.

“American Crime” revolves around the players in a racially charged trial whose lives are turned upside down by the case. Ridley and Michael McDonald are exec producers.

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