10 True Crime Shows to Watch This Fall

From a missing D.C. intern to evil twins to the latest take on Robert Durst, the best true-crime shows to watch out for

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The Lost Wife of Robert Durst
Daniel Gillies as Robert Durst and Katharine McPhee as Kathie Durst Sergei Bachlakov/Lifetime7/10

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst

Just forget about the fact that Andrew Jarecki (The Jinx) already made a scripted film (All Good Things) about kooky real estate scion Robert Durst's marriage to his first wife, Kathleen McCormack, who disappeared in 1982. Ryan Gosling aside, it wasn't that good – besides, a Lifetime miniseries is what this bizarre and tragic story deserves. This is especially true now that McCormack's story finally has its coda: in April, a New York judge officially declared the one-time medical student dead.

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst stars Katharine McPhee (American Idol, Smash) and Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries) as the ill-fated couple, who married in 1973 and were on the verge of splitting when McCormack vanished from their weekend home in Westchester County, New York. Durst had long been the sole suspect in his wife's disappearance but was never charged with the crime (in fact, in 1990, he filed for divorce claiming "spousal abandonment"). But at least one friend has alleged that Durst admitted to killing McCormack – and, of course, Durst has been implicated or suspected in two other murders. In the final scene of Jarecki's documentary, The Jinx, Durst muttered a confession while taking a pee break, not realizing he was still wearing a hot mic. Will Lifetime's miniseries fast-forward a few decades for a very dramatic reenactment? Watch to find out.

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