American Crime can be divisive for viewers, and the same holds true for the hosts of Bingeworthy, Jessica Shaw and Touré, when it comes to the new season.
Created by Academy-Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), ABC’s anthology series focuses on controversial issues pervading modern society. Season 3 looks at slavery and immigration in today’s America.
This season is rooted in “people who live in the shadows,” which is exactly what Shaw says she loves about it. “They are not in the public eye, people whose lives are exploited on so many levels, and there aren’t shows about that.”
Touré isn’t feeling it. “It just plodded along, from just, horrible thing happened to her, horrible thing happened to him,” and so on, he said, explaining that the show began as, “‘Let’s talk about the complexity of America.’ But it’s just the pain, and the blood, and the gore of America, with no relenting solution.” He then asked the burning question, “Does anyone ever succeed?”
American Crime airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. To catch the entire discussion on American Crime, check out the full episode of Bingeworthy, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the PEN app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices.