It’s an Orenthal James Simpson weekend, and Court TV is making it easy for viewers to OD on O.J.
Saturday marks both the 25th anniversary of Simpson’s acquittal of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman and the 12th anniversary of his conviction for kidnapping and armed robbery during an incident involving sports memorabilia at Palace Station.
To commemorate those events, Court TV is airing a marathon of “OJ25,” its 25-episode docuseries covering the double murder trial, as well as a new special about the Las Vegas case.
The marathon of “OJ25,” the exhaustive series covering the so-called “Trial of the Century” hosted by legal analyst Roger Cossack, kicks off at 9 p.m. Friday.
Then, at 5 p.m. Sunday, a special edition of “Judgment With Ashleigh Banfield” will focus on the trial that ultimately sent Simpson to prison. The episode will include interviews with victim Bruce Fromong and defense attorney Gabriel Grasso.
After serving nine years, Simpson was released from Lovelock Correctional Center on Oct. 1, 2017. He currently resides in Las Vegas.