Bill Cowher, ever so interested in spending more time with his family, has now signed on for an ABC reality show (this in addition to his new gig at CBS) called "Fast Cars and Super Stars: Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race".
"Fast Cars and Super Stars: Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race" will see the Nextel Cup drivers that have appeared in ads for the men's personal care brand -- Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman and 2006 Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson --- instructing a bevy of sports and entertainment stars on the finer points of stock car driving.
Participating celebrities include John Elway; Tony Hawk; William Shatner; Laird Hamilton and his wife, Gabby Reese; WWE champion John Cena; John Salley; Serena Williams; Bill Cowher; and Jewel and her boyfriend, rodeo king Ty Murray.
Cowher, Shatner, and Jewel? This sounds like a recipe for unintentional comedy gold. The show is going to run as a lead-in to the NBA Finals and is filming this week in North Carolina.
However, there is one little stipulation in the contract that our former coach may take umbrage with:
Since Gillette's core products are its shaving lines, contestants were told they "must be well-groomed" and that "stubble or scruff of any kind" is unacceptable.
The way I interpret that, Cowher can keep the 'stache, but the goatee/chin dirt must exit stage left.
So with this move, Cowher now works for two of the major networks, needing only gigs at Fox and NBC to fully enjoy his retirement.
Cowher rides onto reality show (Post Gazette)
NASCAR reality series set for ABC (Sporting News)
Cowher signs up for CBS TV duty (Post Gazette)