MTV Orders Reality Skateboarding Comedy

Apr 13, 2006  •  Post A Comment

MTV announced Thursday it has ordered “Rob & Big Black,” a reality buddy comedy starring professional street skateboarder Rob Dyrdek and his bodyguard Christopher “Big Black” Boyki. MTV has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is set to debut this fall. Producers include Jeff Tremaine, the executive producer of MTV’s “Jackass” and “Wildboyz.”

“Rob is wired into the MTV audience, and this new show will provide a window for fans into his daily life,” said Lois Curren, executive VP of entertainment and programming for the network. “Skateboarding is huge with our core demo, and we’re excited to bring a different side of this unique culture to our viewers.”