Mr. T to Pity the Fool on TV Land

Former A-Team star Mr. T has signed a deal with TV Land to appear in I Pity the Fool, a reality pilot produced by Lions Gate Television, the network said yesterday.

The show, which is set to begin production in October, will showcase Mr. T's sensitive side as he offers help to fans in need of a little personal coaching. The muscle-bound actor will let his trademark personality shine as he takes on the role of a "motivational guru" who helps people improve their personal or professional lives. Mr. T will blend anecdotes from his own life--perhaps touching on his impoverished childhood and his battle with T-cell lymphoma--with self-improvement concepts such as "teamwork" and "determination" as he becomes what the network calls a "catalyst for change."

TV Land executive Sal Maniaci stated, "We are very excited to work with Mr. T and Lions Gate on I Pity the Fool. By putting Mr. T in an unfamiliar environment, viewers will have the experience of seeing him back up his famous words and attitude with concrete actions."

"We believe Mr. T's larger-than-life personality, disarming style, and unique perspective on life will be a breath of fresh air in reality television," added Lions Gate programming and production president Kevin Beggs. "TV Land has shared our enthusiasm about this project from the beginning, and we're delighted to be in business with the network."

Mr. T, born Laurence Tureaud, has guest-starred in shows like The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, has appeared in films such as Not Another Teen Movie and Rocky III, and has partnered with Hulk Hogan in the WWF's WrestleMania franchise.

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I wish Mr.T would come to my city for a week, just to get these people to stop acting like fools when they drive!
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To all of you who think this show is piti-ful, or sad, or stupid:



Hey, if you don't like it, too bad! It's because of all the people LIKE YOU, who think and have attitudes like you, that the show even needs to be on, in the first place!



But, because YOU ARE THE WAY YOU ARE, you won't hear anyone's words, anyway.



Maybe some day you'll get out of diapers, and join the human race, such as it is. But, hey, it's your life and Karma, not mine!
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I can not wait for this show to be on TV. Because he can pull off what I really wish I could. He has a presence. I only have words. (which of course they wouldn't hear, anyway.) He may even knock some attitude out of, and some sense into a few of those pitiful and oblivious fools. Hopefully, maybe a few things will change. Maybe the fast lane will be the fast lane again, instead of the "I'm so arrogant! Nobody else on Earth matters. If they don't like that I'm going 40 mph, and holding up rush hour traffic, they can just go around me lane."



But, I fear that those who could most benefit from the show, are the very ones who don't think they need to watch it. After reading the comments, it seems that is the case, already! And it hasn't even started yet!



I almost feel like he is doing for me, what I know really needs to be done ASAP, but can't myself. I almost want to pay him!!
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This sounds awsome, ive seen 2 variations of the commercial, and i already know that i'm going to watch this show every wendsday!! Mr. T traveling around looking for fools i to pity in every city sounds like the best idea for a reality TV show! lol Mr. T is the best
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I saw an advertisement for this show and if I understand correctly, they catch folks behaving in "stupid, inconsiderate" ways...and I have a suggestion!

We operate a dog rescue in rural Texas (not far from Crawford) and some folks here really need some "Pity the Fool" education! We've already explained how spay/neuter will end the pet over-population problem, we've subsidized and sponsored 3 low-cost clinics, we've explained how (tax) money spent on catching, housing, feeding, killing and disposing of these innocent (surplus) animals will be reduced greatly reduced--thus more money to be spent on community projects! How disease will be better controlled by responsible pet ownership. But too many in our community still subscribe to the 5 cent bullet solution--"we'll just kill 'em ourselfs (sp) when they come cross our land." And lord knows--"free puppies/free kittens" signs are not scarce. COME ON MR. T--DO MORE THAN PITY THESE FOOLS--HELP US MAKE THEM SEE THE LIGHT! Huts for Mutts Dog Rescue http://www.centex.net/~jerryflynn/HFM.html
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Sounds like a great idea to me, Mr. T is one of the best known celebrities in the world, and this seems to have a positive message unlike most other reality shows.
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My daughter's dance studio was picked for one of the episodes with Mr. T for his show. It was incredible for the kids. Not only in meeting Mr. T, but they were able to experience the real process of taping a tv show (camera men, executive producers). We are from Allentown, PA. Whisperandsilk@aol.com
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It is the final sign of the apocalypse. The Earth shall burn in an eternal flame whilst our blood boils and our skin is charred. Demons will gnaw at our flesh and the EvilOne will rein supreme. We are doomed! Doomed! DOOMED!
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Pity-ful
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I pity the fools that watch it....
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I'm all in favor of it, but then again I don't have cable.
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Man, this is just sad
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gotta agree with you mortimer; hey maybe we should try to get reality shows of our own.
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gotta agree with you martimer; hey, maybe we should try and get reality shows of our own.
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Oh boy, this will be great...uhhh...ya.
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In Episode 1, Mr. T visits long time friend Hulk Hogan to bond over who looked the best in the wrestling ring. Hilarity is assured....

I swear, is there ANYBODY who hasn't been in a reality show? If not, it's not for lack of trying by networks...
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