The sports world has seen plenty of Deion Sanders over the last 20 years, and that’s a good thing. Whether it be starring on offense and defense for Florida State and then in the NFL, or becoming the eighth member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to play Major League Baseball as well (along with Jim Thorpe, Ernie Nevers, Red Badgro, George Halas, Paddy Driscoll, Ace Parker and Greasy Neale, for those wondering), Sanders has given fans enough highlights for a lifetime.
But he’s not done. In fact, this time around Prime Time is putting his entire life on-air, potentially in prime time.
That’s right: The one and only queen of all things television, Oprah, rolled out the 2014 broadcasting schedule for her personal station, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
What was among the shows scheduled for the next year? You guessed it, a Deion Sanders reality show, slated to be called “It’s Prime Time.”
The write-up doesn’t sound nearly as bad as some of the stuff that’s out there right now. After all, if Honey Boo Boo can get airtime, why can the effusive Hall of Famer?
It’s Prime’s Time (working title) is the hilarious and compelling real life story of Deion Sanders, the football legend, baseball great, broadcaster, Hall of Famer, international superstar, businessman, educator and father, as he strives to keep all the facets of his complicated, crazy and chaotic life in balance and under control. Deion faces the challenges of raising his five children in a household that also includes his mother, her foster children and his aunt and uncle, while guiding the future of Prime Prep Academy, the charter school he created to try to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in underserved areas. He plays the role of father, leader, bread-winner, coach and teacher for everyone around him. And in those rare instances when he gets a little overwhelmed, his girlfriend, producer and businesswoman Tracey Edmonds, who has two sons of her own, is there to help pick up the slack. The series is produced by Edmonds Entertainment, Prime Time Media Ventures and Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate. Executive producers are Eli Frankel, Tracey E. Edmonds and Deion Sanders.
If that isn’t enough sorta-kinda-I-can-watch-it-with-my-wife-football for you, OWN is also set to air a show called “Super Soul Sundays.”
Getting back to Sanders’s show, you may have heard of Tracy Edmonds before. Now Prime Time’s girlfriend, Edmonds was married to Eddie Murphy for the entirety of two weeks.
[H/T: Big Lead Sports]