O.J. Simpson will not be watching his legal drama unfold Tuesday in FX’s miniseries on his high-profile case because his prison doesn’t get the TV channel.
The Lovelock Correction Institution in Nevada, where Simpson is serving a sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping, has cable but doesn’t have FX, a facility spokesperson told TheWrap.
FX is premiering The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which follows Simpson’s 1994-5 murder trial, on Tuesday. The program, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, is based on New Yorker writer Jeffrey Toobin’s 1996 book The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
In 1995, Simpson was found not guilty of murder in the first degree and second degree. However, he was found guilty of 10 charges related to a gunpoint robbery at a Las Vegas hotel in 2008.