FOX has announced a two-hour special on the life of Nadya Suleman will air on the network next week, based on video purchased from an entertainment website.
The special, called "Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage," is slated to run August 19th at 8:00 PM.
The footage in the special was shot by RadarOnline, who struck a deal with Suleman when her octuplets were born. A FOX exec told the AP a "six-figure" account has been set up for the children, calling it "the right thing to do." FOX says they don't believe they are exploiting the young children because the "jaw dropping" footage already existed.
The state of California Labor Commission issued four citations against the website for the videotaping of Suleman's children. The Commission claimed Radar Online neglected to obtain appropriate state permits and had taped the infants too late at night and for too long.
A European production company is scheduled to start filming Suleman and her children, all under age 8, for a reality show on Sept. 1. The children stand to earn nearly $250,000 over three years of filming. It's unclear what network, if any, will air that show in the United States.