The Good Wife‘s departure leaves John Ridley’s American Crime as the most critically praised drama series on broadcast television. It is getting one more chapter, with ABC picking up a third season of Ridley’s dark limited series.
Like with the previous installments, Season 3 will feature a new crime committed in a different setting, as told through the eyes of those affected.
The series, which has drawn modest ratings, has been nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and won one — supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television, for Regina King.
American Crime was created and executive produced by Oscar winner John Ridley who executive produces with Michael J. McDonald. Ridley also has pilot Presence at ABC. It is unclear whether he would get both American Crime renewal and a Presence pickup.