Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton gets TV show on Nickelodeon
Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton is venturing into the world of television.
Newton was chosen to host a docu-series called “I Wanna Be.”
The show will, “follow Newton as he takes kids on the ride of their lives to help make their dreams come true,” according to a release from the network.
In each episode of the series, 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 — which range from decorating award-winning cakes to landing a spot on a Broadway stage.
“Time in the spotlight has made me realize the importance of creating positive messages to inspire the next generation,” Newton said in the release.
“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.”
The 20-episode series is expected to air in 2016.