Fox to Air O.J. Simpson Quasi-Confessional

Nov 14, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox will air a two-part special with O.J. Simpson hypothetically confessing to the 1994 murders of his wife and Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

The sure-to-be-controversial special carries the working title “O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened” and will air at the end of the November sweeps period on Nov. 27 and Nov. 29.

“This is an interview that no one thought would ever happen,” said Mike Darnell, executive VP of alternative programming. “It’s the definitive last chapter in the Trial of the Century.”

Publisher Judith Regan will interview Mr. Simpson for the special, in which he will tell “for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes.” Ms. Regan is publishing Mr. Simpson’s book “If I Did It” on Nov. 30.

Mr. Simpson was acquitted of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but was later sued in civil court, found responsible for both murders and ordered to pay $33.5 million in restitution to the families of the victims.