Ludacris is no stranger to the world of television and film, having appeared in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, "Crash," and most recently, on "Empire." He will pull from his experience as he executive produces a new CBS drama called "The Down Beat."

According to Variety, Ludacris will co-executive produce the show with Ryan Seacrest and Nina Wass. Developed by Paul Downs Colaizzo, "The Down Beat" is set in Atlanta and follows a former businessman as he attempts to give young men an alternative outlet to gang life by way of the local high school marching band.

No word yet on when the show will premiere. Think you'll be tuning in?

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