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NBC Picks Up New Snoop Dogg Sitcom

Mon., Oct. 10, 2011 8:05 AM EST
by Nicholas Robinson

Snoop Dogg’s Hollywood dreams are back in full swing. After it was announced last month that Warner Bros. TV was shopping a Snoop Dogg-fronted comedy series, it’s now been revealed that NBC has purchased the rights to the series.

According to Deadline, Snoop will be teaming up with sitcom veteran Don Reo of “Two and a Half Men” fame, who will take on writing and executive producing duties for the show. As previously reported, Snoop, who displayed his parental skills on the E! reality show, “Snoop Dogg’s Fatherhood,” is set to play the father in the new untitled family series.

Snoop and Reo previously worked together while the rapper appeared in an arc on the canceled Fox sitcom “Brothers,” starring Michael Strahan and Darryl “Chill” Mitchell.

Besidescoming back to TV, Snoop will also make a return to the big screen, performing the titular role of Fillmore Slim, in the upcoming biopic, The Legend of Fillmore Slim.

Slim, or “The Pope of Pimping,” as he was commonly referred to, was a famous blues singer and guitarist who was also a well-known pimp in San Francisco in the ’60s and ’70s. Pre-production on the film began last month.

There’s no word yet on when Snoop’s new sitcom will premiere. –nicholas robinson

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