O.J. Simpson maybe coming to a screen near you, again — but this time he’s getting personal.
TMZ reports the notorious NFL legend could be released from prison as early as October, and “the buzz in the reality TV industry is that producers are getting ready to scramble to sign him.” Some sources say that no agent or company would want to sign O.J. or share his story, while others think it’s a brilliant idea to feature an ex-con in an interview or documentary about his release.
Simpson still owes Brown’s family $33 million from a wrongful death judgment reached in civil court, which may be a huge reason why viewers wouldn’t take to the show, according to reports. But O.J.’s tumultuous life story will always been ingrained in our consciousness, whether or not he decides to do a reality show. Just last month, OJ: Made In America, a documentary about the former star’s rise and decline from success, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the FX miniseries The People vs. O.J., about his famous murder trial won several awards during award season last year.
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11 Interesting Facts About O.J. Simpson & His Murder Trial
1. Nicole Brown was originally O.J.'s mistress.Source:Getty 1 of 11
2. O.J. allegedly apologized over Nicole's casket.Source:Getty 2 of 11
3. The glove didn't fit because...Source:Getty 3 of 11
4. Marcia Clark once told Johnnie Cochran she was going commando.Source:Getty 4 of 11
5. The Bronco chase.Source:Getty 5 of 11
6. Almost 95 million people were watching the car chase.Source:Getty 6 of 11
7. Game 5 of the NBA Finals was also interrupted by the Bronco chase.Source:Getty 7 of 11
8. The Bronco chase directly affected Domino's pizza sales.Source:Getty 8 of 11
9. Everything stopped on the day of O.J.'s "Not Guilty" verdict.Source:Getty 9 of 11
10. In The Bronco...Source:Getty 10 of 11
11. He tried to commit suicide in Khloe Kardashian's bedroom.Source:Getty 11 of 11