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LAST DEFENSE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#103) "DARLIE ROUTIER: The Woman"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

PROSECUTORS PRESENT DAMAGING VIDEO OF DARLIE ROUTIER SPRAYING SILLY STRING AT HER CHILDREN'S GRAVESITE AS THE TRIAL CONTINUES, ON VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIUS TENNON'S DOCUMENTARY SERIES, ABC'S 'THE LAST DEFENSE,' TUESDAY, JUNE 26

"DARLIE ROUTIER: The Woman" - The trial of Darlie Routier heats up. Facing one of Texas' top defense lawyers, the prosecution argues that Darlie's actions and demeanor are not that of a grieving mother but of a person capable of murdering her own children. The defense strikes back by questioning the state's theory of motive and the characterization of Darlie. However, when the prosecution presents a video of Darlie having a party at her children's gravesite in the now infamous "silly string video," it seems her fate is sealed. Author Barbara Davis, who was at the original trial, gives a firsthand account on "The Last Defense," TUESDAY, JUNE 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

"DARLIE ROUTIER: The Woman" was directed by Jeremiah Crowell.

"The Last Defense" is executive produced by Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang for JuVee Productions; Christine Connor and Lee Beckett for XCON Productions; Vanessa Potkin, Aida Leisenring and Morgan Hertzan for Lincoln Square Productions. The series will air on The ABC Television Network.

"The Last Defense" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1- channel surround sound.

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LAST DEFENSE, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/12/18 - 7/24/18
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2017-2018 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (7 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2018) Executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have teamed up with XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions for the powerful, new documentary series, "The Last Defense," premiering TUESDAY, JUNE 12 (10:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led both Routier and Jones to their places on death row, while taking a deep look into their personal stories. In 1997, Darlie Routier, wife and mother, was sentenced to death for the brutal stabbing murder of her two young sons, a crime she insists she did not commit. Now 20 years on death row in Texas, the contentious debate over the fairness of her trial is more polarized than ever. In 2001, Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African-American college student with an academic scholarship, was sentenced to death for the carjacking murder of a white father of two, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Twenty years later and having exhausted his appeals, Jones maintains his innocence.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aida Leisenring as EP
· Andrew Wang as EP
· Christine Connor as EP
· Julius Tennon as EP
· Lee Beckett as EP
· Morgan Hertzan as EP
· Vanessa Potkin as EP
· Viola Davis as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· JuVee Productions
· Lincoln Square Productions
· XCON Productions