Sundance Channel Orders Reality Show from 50 Cent, Jamie Oliver

'Dream School' features troubled teens being taught by pros at the top of their fields

Sundance Channel is going to “Dream School,” ordering six hourlong episodes of the unscripted program from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Jamie Oliver, who created the format in the U.K.

The uplifting reality show centers on troubled teens who are inspired to turn their lives around as they are taught by leading professionals in different fields, be it musicians, politicians, filmmakers or scientists.

“The importance of ‘Dream School’ is monumental. Helping to inspire these students to reach their potential is personally gratifying,” said Jackson.

“The series of Dream School we did in the U.K. was one of the things I’m most proud of. We literally changed the lives of many of the kids for the better…Despite being told in school that they would never achieve anything, they were actually very gifted at art or acting and went on to achieve great things,” Oliver remarked.

Jackson will exec produce through his G-Unit Films and TV banner, and Oliver through his shingle Fresh One Prods. Andrew Jameson and Jonathan Grosskopf will also exec produce.

“Dream School” bolsters Sundance Channel’s original reality lineup, which includes “Push Girls” and forthcoming program “The Writers’ Room.”

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