With his new reality show just debuting, 50 Cent says that his new series will breathe fresh air into the reality TV realm. Noting that most real life based shows tend to dwell on action packed drama, the mogul maintains that with “Dream School,” he’s attempting to provide life changing opportunities to less fortunate teens.
“The actual reality programs that exist right now … kind of focus on the train wreck, and this show is more about providing opportunity,” the rapper said in an interview last week. ”I see a lot of myself in some of the kids. My son is 17 and he could very well be in that situation if things didn’t have a change for the better with me. I remember the obstacles of temptation in front of me.”
“Dream School” revolves around 15 teenagers from the Los Angeles area who dropped out of high school because of trying circumstances. The six-part series features Swizz Beatz, Jesse Jackson, journalist Soledad O’Brien, and astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, with 50 Cent serving as one of the show’s executive producers.
The new Sundance series airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT.