Marcia Clark says the fanfare surrounding the O.J. Simpson confession special can all be attributed to network wars, and thinks FOX was just trying to stop ABC from a successful premiere of “American Idol.”
The lead prosecutor on The People v O.J. Simpson was out in NYC when she was asked by comedian Adam Glyn about “O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession,” that aired last Sunday.
Clark said she hadn’t seen it, and doesn’t plan on ever watching the special. Some might say she’s a little bitter over interviewer Judith Regan getting a confession, albeit hypothetical, from Simpson.
The real bombshell is that Clark believes the entire unearthing of the previously shelved special was all over FOX trying to one-up their competitors. Idol left FOX after its 15th season and was shortly resurrected on ABC.
However, “Idol” emerged the victor, pulling in over 10 million viewers to O.J.’s 4.4 million.