Mr. T to host renovation series for the DIY Network, 'I Pity the Tool'.
Mr. T will return to television with a new series, I Pity the Tool. The actor, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, will be hosting the show for the DIY Network. The network announced the upcoming show on Thursday (19th March). I Pity the Tool, named in homage to Mr. T's famed catch-phrase, will see the 62-year-old actor and his crew remodelling family homes in his hometown of Chicago.
Mr. T will host the new DIY Network series.
Mr. T, in the promotional material posted by the DIY Network on Twitter, promises to "help families re-establish themselves" and "fix up their home". In typical Mr. T style, he suggests the series will be action packed as he will "be smashing, bashing, knocking down things, tearing down things."
Mr. T will be joined on his mission to help "families rebuild their homes" by Tiffany Brooks. Brooks, an interior designer, won the HGTV Design Star competition in 2013 and subsequently hosted The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America series.
Mr. T is not the only celebrity to have joined the DIY Network as a host. Vanilla Ice, who recently had a run-in with the law whilst on the set of his show, hosts The Vanilla Ice Project. William Shatner and Run Dmc's Rev Run have also hosted design and remodelling shows on the network.
Mr. T gained first gained fame for his role in Rocky III, in which he played Rocky's nemesis, Clubber Lang. He is perhaps best known for his role in the A-Team as Sergeant Bosco "B. A." Baracus. The show, which has since gained cult status and was made into a feature film in 2010, ran from 1983-1987. Mr. T has since regularly appeared on television in cameo roles. Most recently, he narrated the BBC Three series World's Craziest Fools from 2011-2013.
I Pity the Fool will premiere later this year.
THR first reported the news.