Tatum moves to reality TV

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum is producing a reality show about his New Orleans burlesque club.

The 33-year-old actor was inspired to open up Saints and Sinners on the city’s famous Bourbon Street in 2012 after starring in strip movie Magic Mike. Now he’s taking cameras behind-the-scenes at the venue, Variety reports.

According to the outlet, the untitled small screen project will follow the entertainers at the establishment for the planned series at A&E.

The show is currently in the pilot stage.

Channing and his Saints and Sinners partner Keith Kurtz are reportedly producing through the star’s 33andOut Productions banner alongside Charlie Corwin at Original Media.

It’s not yet known if Channing will appear on the program.

The actor’s work as a male stripper before his mainstream success has paid off so far.

Steven Soderbergh directed Magic Mike, loosely based on Channing’s early days as an exotic dancer, and the film was a huge box office hit with earnings topping $100 million.

Channing was quizzed last year on reports there may be a sequel in the pipeline but admitted he would be reluctant to work on another installment without the celebrated helmer.

“You know, we don’t know if it’s going to happen yet. We want it to happen. We’d love it to be a road trip movie, but Soderbergh’s not directing – like done, done. He’s like actually gone,” Channing told MTV News. “It’s hard to imagine doing the movie without him.”

The actor has no shortage of work in the meantime. He recently signed on to star opposite Nick Zano for a multi-camera comedy at CBS, according to Variety.

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