According to The New York Post, Norman Pardo, Simpson's promoter, pitched the idea to a production executive in advance of Simpson's release from prison. Pardo said the show is interested.
"O.J. would play a thinly veiled version of himself -- a famous con who’s pissed off about being unjustly incarcerated," Pardo said.
UPDATE: According to a source close to the network, Simpson on "Anger Management" is never going to happen.
Charlie Sheen stars in "Anger Management" as a former minor league baseball player who becomes a therapist specializing in ... anger management.The New York Post reports the deal with Simpson is far from finalized, the network still needs to sign off on the idea and Simpson has yet to be released from prison.
"Anger Management" has been home to a few attempted comeback stories. Lindsay Lohan appeared in an episode and former "Grace Under Fire" star Brett Butler has a recurring role on the series. The FX comedy recently went through a cast shakeup. Selma Blair left the show and Brian Austin Green was promoted to series regular. "Anger Management" is looking for a new female co-star to play opposite Sheen.
Simpson's acting credits include the "Naked Gun" film series, "In the Heat of the Night" and "The Towering Inferno."