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VH1 reviving “TI & Tiny Family Hustle’

Originally filed Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

The Georgia Department of Economic Development revealed that VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle” is back in production for a seventh season, according to its current list of active TV and film productions in Georgia. 

A spokeswoman for the office said the reality show began shooting last month and will conclude at the end of this month. 

Last year,  VH1 had announced the end of the series, which aired what was supposedly a series finale in May of 2017.

The series is about singer/entrepreneur Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, rap star/actor/philanthropist T.I. and their family. 

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“VH1 is incredibly proud of this long running series and our partnership with Tip and Tameka,” said  Nina L. Diaz, EVP, Head of Unscripted, VH1 and MTV in a statement when the show was initially cancelled.For six years, they have opened their home and shared countless family moments with us. Reaching 100 episodes is a milestone and we couldn’t be more excited to bring viewers the highly anticipated final season.”

When entertainment site The Jasmine Brand exclusively announced last month that the show was coming back, T.I. refuted the news, saying on social media it was “on ice until further notice.”

I contacted a VH1 spokeswoman who said she’d get back to me. 

The couple had been having marital trouble the past couple of years but appear to be back together

T.I. is currently on BET with an “Apprentice”-like reality competition show “The Grand Hustle.”

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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