Michael Vick To Star In Reality TV Show

Oct. 7 2009, Updated 10:27 a.m. ET

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In a move that seemed unthinkable just months ago, Michael Vick has been signed to star in his own reality TV series.

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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.

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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."

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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.


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