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OJ Simpson And Casey Anthony Might Do Reality Show

| by David Bonner

Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson might be teaming up for a reality show.

The concept of the show would be to "give viewers the inside story on the aftermath of living with the horrible crimes they were ultimately acquitted of," reports In Touch Weekly.

Anthony, now 30, is the Florida mother who was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in 2011. Former NFL star Simpson, 69, was acquitted of the 1995 murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Some TV production companies, agents and viewing platforms are eager to sign up Simpson, reports TMZ. This despite the fact that his 2006 book, "If I Did It," was never published due to public outrage. A TV special based on the book was planned by Fox, but was also canned.

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But now there seems to be a renewed market for Simpson, considering the success of the 2016 TV series, "American Crime Story," a re-creation of his trial starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Even so, a reality show starring Simpson might still be too controversial for cable TV. Therefore, the Pay-Per-View platform might the only option, industry insiders told TMZ.

Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2008 for the armed robbery of sports memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel in 2007. However, he is eligible for parole in October of 2017. He has already placed Anthony on his visitor list, according to an anonymous source quoted by the Daily Mail.

According to the Mail, Anthony has only hinted about doing such a show. In a text to the editor of Hollywood Life, she wrote: "My past will remain out there. I will talk about Casey going forward. Maybe a reality show?"

She added: "Eventually people will be seeing more of me. ... I am not hiding from something I did not do ... just to appease others." But then she claimed to be only "kidding" about doing a reality show. "Who would watch it anyway, I know the ones that say they wouldn't."

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According to TMZ, the money Simpson makes from any reality show could go toward the $33.5 million wrongful death judgment awarded against him after he was sued by the families of his wife and Goldman.

As for Anthony's profiting on the deal, she said: "Against popular belief, I am not trying to cash in on Caylee's death. But why would I do an interview for nothing. What would I get out of it? No one would believe anything I had to say anyway... So there's really no point."

According to the Daily Mail, the speculation about Anthony and Simpson teaming up originated with an interview Anthony gave to The Associated Press, in which she admitted being fascinated with Simpson's acquittal.

She said that she can "empathize with his situation," and pointed to "a lot of parallels" between her case and his.

Sources: In Touch Weekly, Daily Mail, TMZ / Photo credit: TV Guide

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