A&E announced it has ordered Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design, a new reality series that will follow the former NFL star as he tests his skills as an interior designer.

"Sports fans are aware of Keyshawn's formidable skills on the field, but will be completely surprised by his talent as a designer," said A&E programming executive Robert Sharenow.  "The fact that he is really trying to get his interior design business off the ground perfectly fits with our real life brand where we capture the real lives of extraordinary people."

Each half-hour episode of Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design will find Johnson attempting to make a name for himself in the world of interior design by trying to impress different clients.  Johnson will undertake all aspects of an interior design project -- from furniture and flooring to finishings and fabric.

Johnson spent 11 years as an NFL wide receiver.  He won a Super Bowl Championship during the 2002-2003 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before retiring in 2007.  He currently works as an ESPN analyst.

Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design is being produced for A&E by Screen Door Entertainment, with Joe Rizor and Alessandra Ascoli serving as executive producers.

In addition to Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design, A&E also announced it has renewed Sell This House for a seventh season.

Both Sell This House and Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design are currently slated to premiere in 2009 as part of network's "The Big Fix" Saturday night programming lineup.
About The Author: Christopher Rocchio
Christopher Rocchio is an entertainment reporter for Reality TV World and has covered the reality TV genre for several years.