The show, titled "Taking on Tyson", will showcase amateur pigeon racer Tyson against serious competitors, according to the Associated Press. That's right, the AP got to use the term "serious competitors" and apply it to pigeon racers.
Tyson has apparently raised pigeons all his life, but is just now getting into the glamorous world of racing them. The show is on track to be taped this spring in New York City and will air early next year.
How serious is this program going to be?
For that, we turn to an unbiased source.
"Tyson's passion for his pigeons takes my breath away," Animal Planet Media President Marjorie Kaplan said.
If you'd like to bone up on your knowledge of this parlor sport, may I suggest visiting the American Racing Pigeon Union Web site, where you will find all you need to know.