A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.
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S1.E13 The Verdict
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The trial is over and the verdict is finally announced. A key piece of evidence is found that answers the question, "Who killed Margaret Henderson".


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 Josh Segal (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Carol Anne Keane (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Dwayne Reed (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Summer Henderson (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Anne Flatch (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Larry Henderson (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Heidi Baker (10 episodes, 2017)
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 Judge Horsedich (9 episodes, 2017)
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 Josie Davis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Jeremiah Davis / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Dave the Taxidermist / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Suzie / ... (6 episodes, 2017)
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A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.

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Their first case is a real killer.

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14 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Trial and Error  »

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The premise has many similarities to the Michael Peterson murder case. Peterson was a novelist in North Carolina and the character Larry Henderson is a poet in South Carolina. They are both accused of killing two wives in the same fashion (Peterson by pushing both down staircases and Henderson through windows) and both the real and fictional cases involve birds as a defense. See more »

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Entertaining
31 March 2017 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Trial and Error has an entertaining premise and great acting. The cast is uniformly wonderful though some (Cristine Rose, Bob Gunton) are under utilized. It's got clever writing, but unfortunately it generates snickers and smiles rather than belly laughs.

I like comedies like "Big Bang", "Mom", "Fresh off the Boat", and "Life in Pieces" and each of these comedies delivers the big laughs. "Trail and Error" doesn't but it is entertaining and it's always good to see John Lithgow


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