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The Weinstein Company preps two Pitbull reality shows

The Miami rapper (pictured) is starring in two series in development at The Weinstein Company: Pitbull: The Lyfe and the education-focused The REAL Change Project.
October 28, 2014

The Weinstein Company is developing two reality series starring Miami rapper Pitbull (pictured).

Pitbull: The Lyfe follows the musician, a.k.a. Armando Christian Perez, as he tours the world and records music; while The REAL Change Project features entertainers and public figures such as Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Kobe Bryant looking back at their mentors. The latter will also feature live performances and raise money for teachers and educators around the world.

The series are being coproduced by REAL Change Productions and Perez’s Honey I’m Home shingle. Patrick Reardon, senior VP of television production, will oversee The REAL Change Project, which is being exec produced by Perez, Michael Calderon, Robert Engler and REAL Change president and CEO Liam Murphy.

The series is based on The Real Change Project: Artists for Education, a one-off special featuring Pitbull, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Quincy Jones that aired on CBS last year.

Perez is also hosting this year’s American Music Awards and will star in an Endemol-produced New Year’s Eve special on Fox. His eighth album, Globalization, is due out on November 24.

“After the party kicks off 2015, we will show what’s behind the curtain and most important, learning,¬†listening from the best plays a huge role in the journey,” Perez said in a statement.

Neither show has a network attached as of yet.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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