O.J. Simpson lands deal for new reality show on The Bravo Network.
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O.J. Simpson has landed a starring spot on The Bravo Network's new fall reality show - Celebrity Prison. The show features Simpson, 70, interviewing celebrities who have been incarcerated with "re-creations" of the crime scenes paired with actual police photo's and reports.
Frances Berwick, President of Lifestyle Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment who owns the Bravo Network stated "O.J. has proven he still has the "juice" to get ratings and command viewers attention. His parole hearing was one of the most watched events so far in 2017, and we think we can build on his celebrity status. People just can't get enough of him".
The show is scheduled to begin production in the late fall and is slotted for a spring debut. Simpson reportedly will receive $50,000 per episode and "in-kind" services to circumvent the $33.5 million judgement won against him by the Goldman family.
When reached for comment, the publicist for Simpson, Lonnie Carter said "I think this is a way for O.J. to give back to the community some of the wisdom he's gained while being incarcerated and perhaps regain part of his role model status".
Simpson could not be reached for comment.