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Media notebook: Keyshawn Johnson tackles design in A&E show

Mel Bracht Published: June 26, 2009

ESPN football analyst Keyshawn Johnson is trying to score big in a new field on the A&E series "Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design," which debuts at 11 p.m. July 11. The 11-episode series follows Johnson as he handles a variety of interior design dilemmas.

"Style and design has always played a big part in my life and lifestyle," said Johnson, who will be the guest host next week on ESPN's "Jim Rome Is Burning," 3:30 p.m. weekdays. "I'm excited to bring a quality aesthetic to all types of households in the show."

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