Mr. T Returns To Television

Mr. T arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration, May 5, 2002, at New York's Rockefeller Center. The TV Land cable network announced Tuesday, May 2, 2006, that it will start "I Pity the Fool," a series where the former "The A Team" star travels across the country dispensing inspiration and advice.(AP Photo/Ron Frehm) AP Photo/Ron Frehm

If Dr. Phil can dispense advice, why not Mr. T?

The TV Land network announced today that it will start "I Pity the Fool," a series where "The A-Team" star travels across the country dispensing inspiration and advice.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Mr. T. said that "the 'T' stands for talking." And that's what he's going to do: "talk it up."

In the series, which debuts in October, Mr. T will offer help to people struggling with personal or professional problems.

The former TV star rejects any comparisons with Dr. Phil, adding: "You're a fool — that's what's wrong with you. You're a fool if you don't take my advice."

Mr. T was born Laurence Tureaud in Chicago, Ill. He was a pro wrestler in the '80s and '90s, often sparring with Hulk Hogan. He became a household name when he appeared as a regular character on the hit show "The A-Team," which premiered on NBC Jan. 23, 1983.

"I Pity The Fool" will be produced by Lionsgate in association with Left/Right Films and Remag Guerilla.
  • Amy Bonawitz

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