Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens are said to be teaming up off the field for a new talk show called The T.Ocho Show.
The T.Ocho Show would be part of a segment on The Daily Line, which is a sports show that currently airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. on the Versus network. The two will host a segment on Tuesdays before earning their own half-hour slot beginning October 12.
Both T.O. and Ochocinco had shows one VH1, The T.O. Show and Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, which aired back-to-back on Sundays since July 11.
The idea for the show, says Versus programming vice president Andy Meyer, became obvious “the minute” that Owens signed with the Bengals and “their Batman and Robin relationship got going.” That pairing, he suggests, will serve as a sort of booster rocket for two players who were already well off the media launch pad: “They’d already had significant accomplishments as personalities.”
Meyer adds that “we’d love this to be the creation of a new genre of television” where athletes can speak “without layers of editors and beat writers filtering them out.”