Jamie Foxx developing a reality show to “rebuild the rock star”

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is developing a reality TV show that would essentially rehabilitate a fallen rock star.

His idea, he tells the New York Daily News, is “kind of like a reality show. It’s rebuild the rock star. We take a person, who we all know, who may have fallen off his or her game. We rebuild them back up and show them perform their hits.”

While he said the show is currently being pitched to some networks, he declined to comment further. “I don’t want to jinx it,” he said. Foxx also said that he embraces the small screen. “I love television. I would never run from the idea of doing TV.”

Foxx wants to play catch a fallen star [New York Daily News]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.