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Ludacris, Ryan Seacrest working on CBS marching band drama

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, October 13, 2015

Billboard reports that Ryan Seacrest and fellow Atlanta native and actor/rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges are working together on a new Atlanta-based drama about a marching band.

The description:

The Down Beat is as an inspiring story of a former business mogul on a warpath for personal retribution who is determined to take down two warring gangs in the mean streets of Atlanta by offering possible teen recruits an unlikely refuge: a high school marching band.

This is the first time Ludacris is executive producing a potential TV show. No word yet if he will appear on the drama. It sounds pretty edgy for CBS if it comes to fruition.

He has done plenty of acting, best known for "Fast & Furious" and "Hustle & Flow." On TV, he recently appeared as a prison guard on "Empire."

Seacrest so far has had more success as a producer of reality programming such as "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and "Shahs of Sunset" than scripted shows.

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