The reality television gods seem to be a generous lot. Whenever a subject matter captures the most remotely mundane interest, a camera crew is there.
When it comes to rapper T.I., these digitized deities seem to be especially generous, because when the emcee (born Clifford Harris) walked out of an Arkansas federal penitentiary on Wednesday, he had already been blessed with his second reality show, slated to debut in December. This comes after he served all but one month of a probation violation sentence stemming from a drug bust (he had already done a year on weapons charges).
The half-hour series will offer a view of his life while on probation, his relationship with Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, who was arrested with T.I., last September, and how he plans to reactivate his music career while balancing family life, according to Deadline.
Road to Redemption, T.I.’s earlier reality show which aired on MTV, was actually an inspiring look at his attempts at straightening out the lives of wayward youths and teaching them life lessons, all while the waiting jailer’s keys jingled above his head.
The as-yet-untitled new show will air for 10 episodes on VH1. Of his now-third chance at freedom, T.I. simply tweeted: “IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”