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January 24, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Paramount, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

MINISERIES PREMIERE: This six-part dramatization of the 1993 faceoff between the FBI and David Koresh and his Branch Davidian religious sect is the first major dramatic production by the Paramount Network – which, until last week, was the network known as Spike TV. Now it’s trying to project a new, more mature image, and Waco, starring Taylor Kitsch from Friday Night Lights, is the first salvo in that new campaign. Michael Shannon from Boardwalk Empire co-stars as the FBI hostage negotiator who led the siege against the Branch Davidians. Of special note: This miniseries emanates in part from the Weinstein Company, whose credits have been removed after the publicity surrounding the sexual scandals involving Harvey Weinstein.

 
 
 
 
 
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