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Mike Tyson has a new show on Animal Planet

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Debuting in 2011 and beginning filming soon, a new Animal Planet show starring Mike Tyson will "take audiences inside the intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world of pigeon racing," according to a network press release.

"Taking On Tyson" is the program's name. It's always been known that Mike Tyson has a real love for pigeons and pigeon racing, and I guess this is no more strange or surprising than the fact that Tyson was at the Golden Globes winning an award for The Hangover.

It's been a long, strange, and never-dull trip for Tyson, who is excited about the show.

“I’m honored to be a part of this monumental show on Animal Planet,” said Tyson. “I feel a great pride acting as an official representative for all the pigeon fancier’s out there. I want people to see why we love these birds. It feels good returning to the rooftops of the city where it all started for me -- New York.”