O.J. Simpson, former football star, may be released in October 2017. There may be a job in television waiting for him.
According to TMZ, producers are looking to get Simpson a job in the reality TV industry.
“We’ve contacted a number of reality TV production companies, TV agents and platforms where such a show could run, and the reactions range from recoiling in disgust to pouncing on the opportunity.
None of the people to whom we spoke wanted to be quoted by name, but they all say the most likely formats are documentary or interview show.
Simpson actually co-wrote a book and then in 2006 shot a TV special, ‘If I Did It.’ O.J.’s co-author has said O.J. confessed to the double murder in the book and we know he read that passage for the TV special. There was a public outcry and Fox killed the show and our sources say it will never air.
The producers and agents with whom we spoke say they’re certain someone will try to recreate the TV special that was never broadcast for several reasons … years have passed, O.J. has done time for unrelated crimes, and ‘People vs. O.J. Simpson’ was a big hit.
Here’s the problem. Almost to a person, producers and agents said broadcast and cable networks would never air a show featuring O.J. They say the public wouldn’t tolerate it and no one would advertise on it.
That said, producers say there would be a home on Pay-Per-View because, as one person put it, “people could pay without being judged,” via TMZ
The O.J. Simpson fascination was revived after hit shows like American Crime Story and O.J.: Made in America aired.