Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is taking on a new job as the host of I Wanna Be on Nickelodeon. The docuseries will have a 20 episode first season run and will air in 2016, with Newton filling his downtime between the end of the NFL season and 2016’s training camps shooting the series.
The two-time Pro Bowler will be working with kids and taking them on the “ride of their lives to help make their dreams come true.” Commenting on his new hosting gig, Newton said, “Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation. I’m very passionate about mentoring young people, and this show will be the perfect opportunity to help talented kids get the chance to pursue their dreams. And to be able to do it all on Nickelodeon – a network I grew up watching – is extremely exciting.”
I Wanna Be (the working title) will be executive produced by Newton, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz.
The Plot: “In each episode Newton will step into the lives of two different kids and take them on a journey that will push them closer to fulfilling their dreams. From decorating award-winning cakes, to landing a spot on a Broadway stage, kids will be mentored by experts and supported by Newton as he cheers them on, and participates in the action, every step of the way.”
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