News: Snoop Dogg Sells His Doggy Style To NBC

Thursday, Oct 6, 2011 9:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg continues to expand his brand by now agreeing to a deal with NBC for his own sitcom hopefully set to air in the near future.

While details are still developing, the show reportedly focuses on family life.

Chances are pretty good that Snoop Dogg is firing up a celebratory hit on his, uh, water pipe right now. The "Doggystyle" rapper has sold a comedy project to NBC, which he will produce and star in, the network confirms to TheWrap. The as-yet-untitled project is described as a "multi-camera family comedy," with Don Reo -- whose credits include "Two and a Half Men," "Everybody Hates Chris," and "'Til Death" -- executive-producing and writing. Frequent Snoop collaborator Ted Chung is also producing. (Reuters)

Additonal reporting claims Snoop would play the show's father.

NBC has given the go-ahead for a pilot episode of a family sitcom from the mind of Snoop Dogg to be made. The rapper-turned-actor will play the father on the show, with the network giving him script commitment, Deadline reports. The episode will be written by Don Reo, who has previoulsly worked on M*A*S*H, Everybody Hates Chris and Two and a Half Men. Reo previously worked with Snoop Dogg on short-lived Fox sitcom Brothers. (Gigwise)

No stranger to television, Snoop has a history on the small screen.

If it gets picked up to series, it will join Snoop's other small-screen credits, including "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," a 2002 sketch comedy show he produced and starred in for MTV, and "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood," a reality series centering on his family for E! (Chicago Sun-Times)

The television news comes shortly after Snoop made headlines for settling a substantial tax debt.

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has settled an outstanding tax bill dating back to 2008. The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., was slapped with an invoice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after failing to hand over $476,338. But the hip-hop icon is now in the clear - he paid the sum on Sept. 15. (Toronto Sun)

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