Ice Cube Producing New Reality Series 'Good in the Hood'

Ice Cube continues

his push on to the small screen with a new hour long reality television series

on A&E titled Good in the Hood. Ice

Cube will introduce each episode, which features a different reformed gang member,

drug dealer or criminal, who takes on the responsibility of rehabilitating another

person with similar circumstances. Good

in the Hood is being executive produced by Ice Cube & long time collaborator

Matt Alvaraz, along with Dave Broome, Colleen Conway and Rob Sharenow."One

of the most powerful elements in the show is the personal connection of the two

subjects," co-executive producer Rob Sharenow told Variety. "People

who are still in thrall to drugs or violence are more apt to respond to someone

who has walked in their shoes." A&E

currently reaches over 91 million homes. The network hopes Good in the Hood

will help capture a younger demographic.Last

year, shows like Dog the Bounty Hunter, Intervention and reruns of The

Sopranos helped improve A&E's viewing audience by 4% among adults 25-54,

13% among adults 18-49 and 24% among adults 18-34."This

show is a way to demonstrate what is going on in a positive way in the urban community,"

Ice Cube said in a statement. Good

in the Hood is Ice Cube's latest foray into reality television. In

2005, the rapper rapper/actor/filmmaker teamed with R.J. Cutler and produced the

series Black.White, which was broadcast on FX and featured a white family

and a black family sharing a home in the San Fernando Valley.