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If BET is looking to counter-program against Cesar Millan, well, job done.
If they're looking to find a sympathetic audience for Michael Vick's newly announced reality show, well, they certainly have their work cut out for them.
The show, tentatively if not creatively titled The Michael Vick Project, will follow the dogfighting ringmaster as he joins up with the Philadelphia Eagles, rebuilds relationships with his fiancée and kids and attempts to make amends—presumably of both the court-ordered and PR-advised variety—for his 2007 arrest.
"I just want people to really get to know me as an individual," he told the paper. "What I want to do is change the perception of me. I am a human being. I've made some mistakes in the past, and I wish it had never happened. But it's not about how you fall, but about how you pick yourself up."
And it just so happens Vick will be picking himself up with help from a possibly lucrative TV contract and a rather unexpected supporter.