Skip to comments.NBC recruits Blagojevich for 'Celebrity' (reality show)
Posted on 04/15/2009 5:42:59 AM PDT by Hawk720
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has made a deal to star in NBC's upcoming summer reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, the network confirms.
"Rod Blagojevich will be a participant on the show pending the court's approval," said NBC in a statement.
NBC has been looking for household names for its version of the U.K. hit, which launches June 1. With NBC taking the unusually intensive step of airing the show four nights a week at 8 p.m. for nearly a month, a successful launch could help fuel the network's entire summer schedule.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Blagojevich's attorney told a federal judge Tuesday that he will file a request to loosen his client's travel restrictions to participate in the show, which will be shot in Costa Rica. Blago was indicted April 1 on 16 counts -- 11 counts of wire fraud, three of extortion, one of racketeering and one of lying to federal investigators. He has plead not guilty.
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Laughable. It’ll last as long as Rosie’s new show did (1 episode, right?) NBC is actually a great teaching tool. Networks, along with people need to have examples of what NOT to do.
I see no problem with it. Blago is about as harmful as Martha Stewart... and the guy needs a job.
He’ll never be seen again.
I would rather see him on Celebrity Apprentice. I bet it would bring in some good ratings. I would be more interested in watching him than some of the so-called celebrities on this season.
everything with Blago is about making money for himself now, especially since his earning potential will be somewhat limited when he’s in federal prison.
Well all I watch on NBC is Sunday Night Football........then I shower.
agreed....maybe this is just a trial run to see how he pans out. He would be great on celebrity apprentice.
Minow was right.
Go for it Blago $$$$$...