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Jesse Ventura Working On Conspiracy Theory Series For truTV

September 30, 2008 07:13 AM EST | AP

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This Friday, June 18, 2004 file picture shows former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with what he called "his new look." Ventura will be working on a new conspiracy-theory series for truTV. (AP Photo/Jim McKnight)

MINNEAPOLIS — Jesse Ventura will be working on a new conspiracy-theory series for truTV.

Production of a pilot featuring Ventura begins next month. The project comes from A. Smith & Co. Productions, which also produces "Hell's Kitchen" and "Trading Spaces."

Ventura will travel the country, investigating cases and getting input from believers and skeptics before passing judgment on a theory's validity.

"Ventura will hunt down answers, plunging viewers into a world of secret meetings, midnight surveillance, shifty characters and dark forces," truTV said in a statement.

Ventura, a former pro wrestler and Minnesota governor, hosted a weekly talk show that lasted two months on MSNBC in 2003. He was also a TV commentator for the XFL, an alternative football league that folded after airing for one season on NBC in 2000. Elected governor in 1998, he did not run for re-election in 2002.

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