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Though the two announcements probably don’t have anything to do with each other, it’s curious indeed that network Fox now has a deal with Nadya Suleman (aka Octomom), and doesn’t have one with “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul. Is there a law saying TV networks can’t have more than one trainwreck at a time?

Reported today by Variety.com, it seems less than one week after Abdul tweeted her resignation, Fox has officially picked up everyone’s favorite reproductive overachiever. According to the announcement, “Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage” will air later this month (August 19th) and feature “footage generated during the more than six months that a crew from RadarOnline spent living with Suleman and her family since January, when she gave birth to octuplets after already having had six children.”

“It’s not interviews,” says Fox head of alternative programming, Mike Darnell. “This is [Nadya’s] life with her family, with her mother, her father, bringing all the kids home.” Darnell goes on to note Fox has opened a “six figure” bank account in the name of Suleman’s 14 kids.

“It’s very straightforward [and] follows a timeline,” adds executive producer Craig Piligian. “The way it was shot was incredibly eerie and intimate, and you really get a sense of what her life was like.”

Hmmm….Yeah, you’d probably be better off sliding that money over to Paula Abdul instead, guys. No offense to Octomom or Kara DioGuardi.