O.J. Simpson Might Be Coming Back to Your Television

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 14:  O.J. Simpson smiles during a break in an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

O.J. Simpson Might Be Coming Back to Your Television

He could be released from prison soon.

Published March 10, 2017

O.J. Simpson could be making his way to your TV screens as soon as he is released from prison.

According to TMZ, the incarcerated former athlete may be out as early as October, and reality TV producers are scrambling to sign him for an exclusive.

The site reached out to several "reality TV production companies, TV agents and platforms" and, according to them, the responses they received ranged from "recoiling in disgust" to "pouncing on the opportunity."

All of those who were contacted chose to remain anonymous, but explained that the reality formats most likely to be used are documentary or interview-style.

Back in 2006, Simpson shot a television special titled If I Did It in support of a book he co-wrote, where he confessed to the double murder. However, Fox axed the show and it never saw the light of day.

The producers and agents whom TMZ contacted said someone will attempt to recreate the special, today, seeing as Simpson has served his time for various crimes unrelated to the murders, and the award-winning miniseries, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, proved to be a huge hit among viewers.

They added, however, that cable networks are very unlikely to air any program featuring Simpson as the public "wouldn't tolerate it" and it would be a pain to advertise as no one would want to. Due to this, one of the producers said it could prove to be a successful home Pay-Per-View program as "people could pay without being judged."

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Ethan Miller via Getty Images)


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