Based on a True Story TV Shows (


While fictionalized and sensationalized, these shows are based on real things that happened to real people in the real world. Who knew!?

195 Lewis star

A close-knit group of Black queer women navigate relationships in Bed-Stuy.

Airdates: 2017

30 30 star

The lives of two platonic lesbian roommates living in modern day Las Vegas.

Airdates: 2017 - 2018

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Agatha Christie goes missing for 11 days and solves a cold case about a lesbian nurse.

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Airdates: 2018

All American

When a star high school football player from South Central is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High School, two separate worlds collide.

Airdates: 2018 - current

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens star

With help from her dad and grandmother, Nora Lum navigates young adulthood in Flushing, New York with her cousin.

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Airdates: 2020 - current

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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and ’30s.

Airdates: 2015


A spin-off of the independent film, Skate Kitchen (2018), Betty follows a group of girls who skateboard in New York City.

Airdates: 2020 - 2021

Bonding star

A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.

Airdates: 2019 - 2021

Club Friday To Be Continued

More true stories of people from Thailand.

Airdates: 2016 - 2017


Du Maurier’s largely unrequited infatuations with American publishing tycoon’s wife Ellen Doubleday and the actress Gertrude Lawrence.

Airdates: 2007


An inside look at the world of writer Emily Dickinson.

Airdates: 2019 - 2022

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How one company triggered one of the worst drug epidemics in American history.

Airdates: 2021