Fantasia is returning to reality TV. “The American Idol” winner has just inked a deal with VH1 to star in a new unscripted series slated to premiere in early 2010, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Her challenges from fame and her unwillingness to fail have combined to create a larger-than-life talent who appeals to music lovers around the world. So many people wanted to work with her on this, but Fantasia is now part of the VH1 family, and we’re so happy to have her,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice-president of original programming at VH1. Since “Idol,” Fantasia has became somewhat of an industry mover and shaker, earning Oprah’s stamp of approval as the lead role of Celie in the acclaimed Broadway production of “The Color Purple.”—ZH