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Leonardo DiCaprio Launches Different Kind of Reality TV Show

AccessHollywood.com: After conquering the big screen, Leonardo DiCaprio is jumping in to the reality TV game.

Leo is helping to develop a reality TV series that will focus on the environment, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"E-topia," will chronicle the eco-friendly reconstruction of a U.S. town (location yet to be determined) as it is transformed into a "green" community of the future.

The project, which is currently being shopped around to broadcast networks, will document the monthslong transformation as passionate eco-idealists, planners and architects work with construction workers who aren't used to the demands of a "green" lifestyle.

Leo, a high-profile eco-advocate, will serve as co-creator and executive producer.

Fellow exec producer Craig Pillgian told the Hollywood Reporter the idea for the show took off after the destruction of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, as well as when Al Gore's global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" hit theaters.

"We're going to take a devastated community and help transform it as a prototype for the future," Pillgian told the Hollywood Reporter. "We're trying to show the county and the world by example, town by town by town, how we can change the way we live and fight global warming."

Additionally, at the end of each episode, viewers will be directed to a Web site where they can learn more about technology and find out how to get involved in environmental projects

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