Remember Joe Halderman? Back in 2009, he tried to blackmail David Letterman with knowledge of the late night host’s extramarital affairs. Letterman sort of got out of the fiasco — he told the world that he’d cheated, underwent the requisite bout of public scrutiny, and went about his way. Halderman, on the other hand, was sentenced to prison last year, because blackmail is illegal and also not very cool.
Prison wasn’t enough to keep him out of the workplace, though. TV Newser reports that Halderman’s gotten back to his previous line of work: television production. He’s a producer on Investigation Discovery’s On the Case with Paula Zahn, which profiles real life crime stories. You know what would be a great way for his new co-workers to welcome him? By designating the Letterman case as his first episode to work on. "We’re all just playing around here, Joe. Playing around with your stupid past." A statement from the show reads:
On behalf of On The Case’s production team, we have been impressed with Joe Halderman’s professional accomplishments as an Emmy award-winning producer for 48 Hours and CBS News. With the network’s prior approval, the team has brought Halderman on as a producer for On The Case. We are confident that Halderman will make significant contributions to the success of our award-winning investigative newsmagazine.”
That’s a very nice statement of confidence, and I’m sure Halderman’s stoked for the second chance. If you’re interested in the show, you can watch it on Sunday night at 10 PM.