Rockets center Dwight Howard is putting his stamp on Houston off the basketball court with a new television program, “The Dwight Howard Show”, which will premiere on CSN following the Miami game on Tuesday.
In the first installment, Howard interviews hip-hop artist Nelly and takes fans behind the scenes at All-Star weekend.
The show was Howard’s idea and he has had a hand in every step of the process from planning segments to picking locations to starring.
“I love being in front of a camera,” he said. “And having my own show is something I have always wanted to do.”
Howard is no stranger to entertainment. He did a voice for the animated feature Free Birds last year and did a spot on Sesame Street among other things. He said he has been performing as long as he can remember, even acting in plays in junior high and high school.
He said he hopes the” Dwight Howard Show” will turn into a career after basketball.
“Basketball can really only take up one-third of your life or so,” he said. “So I want to have other things in line for myself and I figured why not start now?”