R&B singer Fantasia will return to her reality television roots come early 2010 when she stars in a new unscripted series on VH1, who is well known for their reality shows. Her first experience with reality television was when she was a contestant on FOX’s hit singing competition show American Idol.
“Fantasia has one of the most fascinating stories in show business, from her tough upbringing to her meteoric rise on the national scene thanks to American Idol,'” Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming at VH1 said.
“Her challenges from fame and her unwillingness to fail have combined to create a larger-than-life talent who appeals to music lovers around the world. So many people wanted to work with her on this, but Fantasia is now part of the VH1 family, and we’re so happy to have her.”
The nine-time Grammy nominee, who has also been on Broadway and played herself in the Lifetime movie version of her autobiography Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, will chronicle her life as a recording artist and young single mother on the series.
“Fantasia’s life has been an open book, but at 24 years old, her story has just begun,” executive producer Randy Barbato said, according to the Reporter. “We look forward to smashing expectations and revealing the fresh, funny and unexpected side of this one-of-a-kind country girl and superstar.”