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Channing Tatum is getting back on the bar! But he's not stripping this time (oh well!). The Magic Mike star is in the process of developing a reality TV show that revolves around Saints & Sinners, a New Orleans bar in the French Quarter that Tatum co-owns with friend and business partner Keith Kurtz. Cable network A&E has picked up the show, which is currently in its pilot stage.
Vanity Fair says that the pilot is going by the name "Untitled Docuseries" at the moment. It's very likely this name will get an upgrade by the time the show is actually released.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Tatum, Kurtz, and Original Media’s Charlie Corwin will be executive producers on the burlesque club docuseries. Whether or not Tatum will appear in front of the camera is unclear as of yet.
The red light district inspired, bordello-themed Saints & Sinners opened last fall, and has since become a popular local hotspot. Red velvet curtains, gold accents and vintage style furniture create the back-in-time feel of the bar. The bar's menu gives off a naughty vs. nice vibe, featuring specialty cocktails with names like "Sinner's Mimosa" and "Saint's Margarita." As per the bar's website, "Saints & Sinners is Tatum’s tribute to the city’s ribald, good-time reputation."
— Saints & Sinners (@SandSNOLA) October 29, 2013
Tatum's ventures into television don't stop here. According to Variety, Tatum will be teaming up with Nick Zano, Andrew Reich, and Ted Cohen to work on a multicamera comedy series for CBS and Warner Bros. TV.
Still can't get enough of Channing Tatum? Fans can look forward to the Magic Mike sequel Magic Mike 2, though it's release date is still unknown. However, Tatum gave Vanity Fair a few details about the movie that are certain: “It will be a road trip movie, and it will essentially be the movie that everyone thought the first one was going to be—crazy and fun and less slice-of-life and less drama. The first one, we had to make not so cheesy and campy; this one we are going to swing for the fences.”