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Samuel L. Jackson series to take stars back to their hometowns

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Hollywood is a long way from home for a number of A-list actors, so Samuel L. Jackson is taking it upon himself to reconnect his fellow famous folk with their roots. Jackson and his wife LaTanya are teaming up with FreemantleMedia for a new unscripted series in which they follow celebrities back to their childhood homes, EW has learned.

The as-of-yet untitled show will feature various celebrities showing viewers around their hometowns, discussing how their childhoods helped form who they are today. It’s not clear whether Jackson will host the show or appear on camera and a network has not yet been attached. 

“LaTanya and I often talk about the nostalgia we have for the community in which we were raised, and the opportunity we have to pay it forward,” Jackson told Variety. “This is about connecting with the community where we became the people we are today and sharing that journey with audiences across America.”

Jackson himself was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up predominantly in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and LaTanya was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.