Robbie Dyrdek and Big Black Reality Show & other news

The two-headed monster of Big Black and Robbie Dyrdek is here!

ROB DYRDEK AND BIG BLACK TO STAR IN THEIR OWN REALITY TV SHOW ON MTV

MTV GREENLIGHTS “ROB AND BIG BLACK FOR FALL 2006 SERIES                           

Vista… Anyone who has ever seen The DC Video knows the unlikely, yet dynamic, friendship of professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard and best friend Christopher “Big Black Boykin. The one-two punch of Rob and Big Black take their friendship and story to a whole new audience as MTV announced today the greenlight of “Rob and Big Black. This reality comedy will introduce America to its newest “odd couple as the twosome live together in Rob’s Hollywood Hills home. The show is expected to debut on the network in Fall 2006.

MTV quickly picked up on Rob’s talent as a skateboarder as well as his charismatic personality and natural comedic nature to help develop the show. His longstanding friendship with Big Black proved the perfect basis for the series. The show will be produced by Jeff Tremaine, executive producer of “Jackass and “WildBoyz and formerly of Big Brother fame.

“It’s amazing to think that this all began with The DC Video, said Rob. “The video just gave a taste of what’s to come. Black and I have had three crazy years together that culminates with this show. Now I don’t have to tell the stories of our adventures, you can tune in and watch them.

Rob has long been considered a rare breed in professional skateboarding. His charisma and personality are as well known as his abilities on a board. It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who knows Rob that he would eventually end up on television. Rob’s larger-than-life persona is grounded in the fact that he’s passionate, driven and above all, a talented athlete who’s shaped modern street skateboarding. From designing innovative shoes for DC to forming The Rob Dyrdek/DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation, a non- profit dedicated to building legal street skateboarding spots around the world, Rob has continued to progress skateboarding and give back to the sport that made him a star.

“We’ve backed Rob for over ten years and have enjoyed every minute of it, said Ken Block, DC Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer. “We know what a truly original personality he is and are excited to see him find this type of success.

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