Patriots Ochocinco Set to Guest Star on "Blue Mountain State"

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August 31, 2011 at 01:36pm ET

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Chad Ochocinco is headed to Spike TV. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

A press release just came out a few minutes ago, and it appears that New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco will be part of a new season of Spike TV's college football comedy series "Blue Mountain State".
The series kicks-off starting Wednesday, September 21 with two back-to-back episodes at 11 PM and 11:30 PM, ET/PT on Spike TV.  According to the release "Blue Mountain State" follows the on and off-field antics of college football powerhouse, Blue Mountain State and features former NFL running back and veteran actor, Ed Marinaro ("Hill Street Blues"), starring as their "no-nonsense" Coach Daniels.

A few more details from the release:
In season 3, Coach Daniels will have his authority challenged when the boosters force him to hire a hotshot offensive coordinator/head coach-in-waiting.  Alex, played by Emmy Award®-winner Darin Brooks ("Blue Crush"), will have to step up from being a fun-loving second-string to the starting quarterback.  The cast also includes Thad, played by Alan Ritchson ("Smallville"), the team's over-the-top team captain and Sammy, the team's mascot, played by Romanski ("The Sarah Silverman Program").

Denise Richards returns for a second season as Debra, the sexy, sharp-tongued ex-wife of Coach Daniels.

In the season three premiere at 11 PM, ET/PT titled "The Captain," Alex (Brooks) adjusts to becoming the starting quarterback and team captain, Thad (Ritchson) awaits word on his future with the team after his drug related arrest following BMS' loss in last season's championship game.  Following the arrival of a new offensive coordinator, Marcus Gilday (Anthony Lemke) with a desire and scheme to take BMS head coach Marty Daniels' (Ed Marinaro) job, Coach Daniels finds an unlikely ally in ex-wife Debra (Denise Richards).  New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco makes a guest appearance, coming to campus to take part in a bizarre captain induction ceremony for Alex.

You can read more about the series by reading the full release via this link.

Anyone else heard of this show or seen it? Drop a comment below and let me know if I've been missing out on something.