Clearly riding on the coattails of the success its found with the soapy drama "Revenge," ABC News is filling that slot for two weeks with their own true-life tale of crime in the Hamptons, "Revenge for Real: Murder in the Hamptons" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on ABC). In the dramatic series, a woman comes back to the Hamptons to try and reveal the truth of what happened to her father -- framed for a crime he didn't commit -- and exact revenge.
In the news special, Cynthia McFadden talks with Danny Pelosi, convicted and sent to jail for murdering his lover's husband in his East Hampton mansion in 2001. Only Pelosi insists he is innocent, just like the man in "Revenge." Only this isn't a fictional series. This is a real story about a real man sitting in a real prison. Could he have been framed just as Emily's father was?
At this point, both Pelosi's supposed victim and the woman he was convicted of killing for are both dead. Pelosi has maintained his innocence to this day, and believed that a black box recording of the nine cameras he helped install in the beach house would exonerate him. He claims the box is in a canal at Long Island, but after a full day of searching, Cynthia McFadden told him that she'd found nothing.
He certainly sounded genuinely confident and excited to think that she had found it, but McFadden let him down abruptly. "It's there. I know it's there," Pelosi insisted over the phone. "And maybe you might be done diving, but I'm not."
"Revenge for Real" continues next week with an examination of another sensational case, Wednesday at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.
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