Newly Freed T.I. Signs Up for VH1 Reality Show

Entertainment Aug. 31, 2011 AT 6:18PM
Newly Freed T.I. Signs Up for VH1 Reality Show Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

T.I. is making up for lost time.

Hours after the 30-year-old rapper was released from prison Tuesday for a weapons violation sentence, VH1 announced that the "Dead and Gone" musician will star in a 10-episode reality series beginning December 5.

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Currently untitled, the program will focus on T.I.'s quest to redeem himself after serving an 11-month Federal prison sentence. It will include behind-the-scenes footage from the recording studio, as well as daily interactions with his his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and their two children. (T.I. has three children from previous relationships.)

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"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, EVP, Original Programming and Production for VH1, tells Us Weekly in a statement.

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"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 untitled T.I. series premieres December 5 at 10 p.m. EST.

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