*Fox will air O.J. Simpson’s previously unseen interview with publisher Judith Regan in which he hypothesizes about how he could have killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, whose murders he had been acquitted of in 1994.
“O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?,” hosted by Soledad O’Brien, is set to air on March 11 at 8 p.m. – opposite the premiere of ABC’s relaunch of former Fox series “American Idol,” reports Variety.
The special will feature footage from Simpson’s 2006 interview with Regan, who was fired from her role at ` HarperCollins after she interviewed Simpson and agreed to publish a book, “If I Did It,” based on the interview.
HarperCollins ultimately did not publish the book, and corporate sibling Fox Broadcasting never aired the attached special after several affiliates told the network they wouldn’t air it.
The new special is set to air with limited commercial interruptions and includes domestic-violence awareness PSAs and conversations between O’Brien and a panel of experts to discuss the interview.
The Brown and Goldman families were reportedly notified by Fox if its intention to air the special. Their support is believed to have been key to Fox’s decision to move ahead with the program.
Simpson was released from prison last year on parole after a decade-long stint in relation to a Las Vegas armed robbery.
Watch the trailer above.