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T.I. leaves jail, lands reality series

Aug. 31, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- VH1 says it is working on a reality series about how rapper T.I. is adjusting to life as a free man after nearly a year in an Arkansas prison.

The as-yet untitled 10-episode series is to premiere on the cable network Dec. 5.

"Viewers have always connected with T.I. and we are definitely thrilled to show the next chapter of this incredible artist's riveting life with this new series," Jeff Olde, VH1's executive vice president of original programming and production, said in a statement Wednesday. "T.I is such a multi-talented artist and actor, and though he has had some setbacks, there is no doubt he will use his considerable talents to get back on top of both the music and film business."

The hip-hop star was sentenced to 11 months in federal prison after his drug possession arrest last September. The arrest violated the terms of his probation for a previous federal gun conviction, TMZ said.

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