The New York Times is expanding to a journalistic platform it has never tackled before: television. Each half-hour episode of its new docuseries “The Weekly,” which debuted Sunday on FX, will focus on a different reporter and story.
The 30-episode first season will spotlight such New York Times stories as the investigations into Louisiana’s T.M. Landry College Prep—which exposed transcript fraud, physical violence, and emotional abuse at the school—and New York City’s yellow cab industry, which has trapped thousands of immigrants in reckless loans.
“The Weekly” is the The New York Times’ first attempt at a TV series. The outlet was the subject of last year’s Showtime docuseries “The Fourth Estate” but did not produce it.
New episodes of “The Weekly” will debut Sundays on FX and will then be available on Hulu the following day.
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