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Sundance Channel Orders Reality Show From Celebrity Chef THR

Sundance Channel has ordered a reality show from a well-known television chef. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the cable channel ordered "Dream School" from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

The show will look at how kids who are struggling in school would perform if their teachers were achievers and leaders, the story says. Oliver created the format, which is already a successful show in Britain, the piece notes.

"The series of 'Dream School' we did in the U.K. was one of the things I’m most proud of,” Oliver said. “We literally changed the lives of many of the kids for the better: Some of them went back to school and are now excelling; some of them found out that, 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 will serve as an executive producer, while rapper 50 Cent is expected to appear in the show and also executive produce, the story notes.