Chad Johnson’s ‘Ev and Ocho’ Television Show Cancelled by VH1 After Wide Receiver’s Arrest

by NESN Staff

August 13, 2012

Chad Johnson's 'Ev and Ocho' Television Show Cancelled by VH1 After Wide Receiver's ArrestChad Johnson is out of a job in the football business and now in show business as well.

VH1 has dropped its plans to produce a reality show based on the wide receiver’s marriage to Evelyn Lozada, which was to be called Ev and Ocho.

In the light of the wide receiver’s arrest for allegedly head-butting Lozada after an argument police said stemmed from a receipt for condoms, the network has scrapped the show, which was set to air beginning Sept. 3.

“Due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series Ev and Ocho from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it,” the network said in a statement.

Lozada appeared on VH1 previously on Basketball Wives, and the network also taped her wedding to Johnson. The 34-year-old wide receiver — formerly known as Chad Ochocinco — was released by the Miami Dolphins over the weekend.

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