DIY to Launch William Shatner Series

Star Trek star William Shatner will be the focus of a new DIY reality series, the network announced Monday.

The net has greenlit the production of The Shatner Project, which is slated to premiere in 2014. The five-episode series will focus on the renovation of the veteran actor's home.

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