Crime doesn't pay but it does fascinate. That could be the thought that drove the creators of "Celebrity Crime Files" (10 tonight, TV One), a well-crafted eight-episode docu-series that explores crimes featuring prominent people.
The first episode explores the Charlotte-based story of Rae Carruth, the former Carolina Panther who conspired to murder his pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams.
Like other shows of this ilk, "Celebrity Crime Files" uses re-enactments, talking heads and some folks involved with the case to discuss the events. Two Charlotte Observer reporters give their perspectives; one of Carruth's defense lawyers weighs in, as do the prosecutors. So does Van Brett Watkins, the confessed gunman who testified against Carruth.