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‘Octomom’ to air on Fox




NEW YORK

The Fox network said this week it will air a two-hour special on the life of “Octomom” Nadya Suleman, based on footage bought from an online company that paid for access to her life.

Called “Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage,” Fox has scheduled the show for 8 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Suleman, already a single mother of six, gave birth to octuplets Jan. 26. Curiosity about Suleman turned to some outrage after it became clear that the single, unemployed mother had been using student loans and Social Security disability payments to help pay for her children’s care.

Last month, a California judge appointed a lawyer to oversee the estate of the octuplets, saying he wanted to make sure they weren’t exploited by paid ventures like reality shows.

Footage of Suleman caring for her children was shot by RadarOnline, which struck its own deal with the mother for access. RadarOnline sold access to the footage to a production company, Pilgrim Films & Entertainment, for an undisclosed fee, and Pilgrim made the deal for the special with Fox.


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