On Sunday, July 11, the folks at VH1 will be launching a new two-pack of reality TV shows featuring two of the most enigmatic figures in all of sports.
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch debuts at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a 90-minute launch. Season two of The T.O. Show begins at 10:30 p.m. ET.
As of July 18, Ochocinco’s show shrinks to 60 minutes, with The T.O. Show moving to 10:00 p.m. ET.
The early program boasts “a mix of Ochocinco’s on-field charisma blended with the drama of the
dating pool played out in a bracket-style dating tournament.” Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian will play the role of a quasi-Ed McMahon, helping Ochocinco narrow the field that begins with (what else?) 85 women.
The press release regarding the two shows describes the second half of the double feature as follows: “Terrell Owens’ one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills ends in a
disappointing season and once again the football star is faced with the
uncertainty of where he will play next year. Or, if he even wants to
Spoiler alert — Owens wants to play, as evidenced by his recent appearance on NFL Network.
Frankly, we’d prefer that both men confine their appearances to the league-owned broadcast operation. But these aging wideouts know in their hearts that they’ll soon be nudged out of the spotlight provided by pro football, and so they need to find another way to get their money for nothing, and their chicks for free.