VH1 is pulling Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada’s planned reality show “Ev & Ocho”in the wake of Johnson’s arrest on domestic violence charges.
Johnson, an 11-year NFL veteran wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, was arrested Saturday after allegedly head-butting Lozada, one of the stars of the VH1 reality show “Basketball Wives,” outside the newly-married couple’s Davie, Florida home. They were reportedly arguing over a receipt for a box of condoms.
VH1 posted a statement announcing the cancelation on its blog:
“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 show was scheduled to premiere on September 3, and was to cover the couple’s July wedding.
Meanwhile, the incident and its aftermath could be featured on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” the football reality show chronicling the Miami Dolphins training camp. Johnson was cut from the team Monday. HBO confirmed to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald that HBO confirmed the incident will be featured in the episode. [HuffPost]