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T.O. and Ochocinco’s Reality Shows Premiere Sunday Night

Submitted by on July 10, 2010 – 11:33 am6 Comments

Should you happen to tune in to VH1 this Sunday night, you may notice there is a sudden influx of ego and testosterone, the likes of which can only belong to pro football players. It doesn’t get more dynamic and entertaining than these two, NFL standout wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.

Terrell Owens is back for season two of The T.O. Show which will show him continuing to make the transition from pro athlete to full-fledged celebrity while dealing with his relationship issues. It will pick up at the end of his football season, as he enters the offseason with many questions. Will he return to the Buffalo Bills? Are there other teams willing to make offers for him? Should he prepare himself for life after football? As of yet, these questions have yet to be answered on any sports news outlets. Could we be in for another dramatic announcement by a free agent?

Chad Ochocinco (who was previously seen on Dancing With The Stars) will debut the first season of Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch, which seems poised to be one of VH1′s infamous dating shows—the ones we all “hate” but can’t seem to stop talking about. In the lead up to the show, pics have been leaked all over the Web of contestants and some of the show’s events.

Ochocinco was criticized even before the show’s premiere for a lack of diversity in his pool of potential love interests. Besides this controversy, the show is unique in that it will follow a format football fans are sure to appreciate. The ladies will first have to “make the cut” to be put on the roster. After that, the ladies will be ranked and placed into brackets, from which they will have head-to-head dating “match-ups,” which are a different look from the usual “team challenges” so common with dating shows these days. The winners of each match-up will remain and the losers will go home. The show actually started with 85 girls which will be cut to 20 by the end of the first episode.

Similarly, T.O.’s caught flack by his own publicists for his preferences when it comes to dating. It was a recurring theme during season one, and the complaint will likely continue in the second season.

The entire first episode of The Ultimate Catch can be viewed below. Check it out and tell us what you think. In the meantime, let’s cross our fingers that no one degrades or exploits themselves on either of these shows.

Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch is slated to premiere Sunday night at 9 pm EST on VH1 and will immediately be followed by the season premiere of The T.O. Show.
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