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'Golden-voiced' Ted Williams getting a reality show?

Richard Drew / AP / Today
Ted Williams was a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio, whose deep, velvety voice and touching story prompted an outpouring of sympathy and job offers from across the country.

The man with the golden voice is about to turn his life into TV gold. According to several gossip sites, Ted Williams has plans to star in his own reality show. TMZ reports that a deal has already been signed, while Williams' rep told Gossip Cop the deal with a "major network" should be signed "in a few days."

The rep also said the show will be called "Second Chances at Life," and will follow Williams' journey to rebuild his career and life. Williams once had a promising radio career before he lost his job and home to alcohol and drugs.  A reporter in Ohio came across Williams panhandling and video taped an interview, which became a YouTube hit. From there, Williams found fame again.

Just last Thursday, he told our pals at E! News that his newfound fame was too much too soon, and that it created new challenges.

"I just wanted to take advantage of every media outlet that I could for the sake of not having to wake up and have somebody say it was a dream, so I rushed into a few things," Williams told E!

Both Gossip Cop and TMZ report that the show will be filmed in Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Ohio, and will begin taping in two weeks. For season two, the show will reportedly follow other individuals who are getting a second chance in life.

Watch Williams' interview with the TODAY show, in which he expresses gratitude for the support he's received since becoming a viral sensation on YouTube:

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