In a move that seemed unthinkable just months ago, Michael Vick has been signed to star in his own reality TV series.
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who was recently reinstated into the National Football League after his prison stint for running a dog-fighting ring, is partnering with BET for what is called an eight-part docu-series.
The series will explore Vick’s past, his time in prison, his NFL comeback and his problems with his fiancé.
Vick’s own production company is producing the show and his producers say it will be different from other reality shows, with a more serious tone.
In a statement released today, Vick said: “This show can be a blueprint for so many kids. I want to show that if they have a fall from grace, this is how they can turn it around. We want this to be a story of hope.”
One thing Vick did not say, however, is anything about donating a portion of his TV show profits to animal charities. He’s $20 million in debt and his sorry-about-the-dog thing comeback tour apparently does not involve financial contributions to help animal organizations.