• Snoop Dogg inks a sitcom deal with NBC; would you watch?

    A couple of weeks ago we discussed Snoop Dogg’s comedy history in light of news that he was developing a family-oriented sitcom. Now the show is becoming a reality, having found a home—and a script commitment—at NBC.

    The as-yet-untitled project is set to feature Snoop as a family man, based on his real life coaching football and hosting slumber parties as shown in the E! reality series, Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood. The new show will be written by Don Reo, an old hand at TV writing whose pedigree includes Everybody Hates Chris, M*A*S*H, Rhoda and The Golden Girls. Snoop previously guest-starred on the short-lived, Reo-created sitcom, Brothers.

    Here’s hoping Snoop has the comedy chops and the right supporting cast to pull off a successful series. He’s got the charisma and star power to have transitioned over the last 20 years from hardcore gangsta rapper to universally loved, almost family-friendly entertainer, all while somehow maintaining his street cred. Still, time travellers have been dispatched to 1992 in order to let terrified suburban parents of pre-teen hip-hop fans know that Snoop is now starring in a sitcom written by the creator of Blossom.

    So, would you watch a sitcom starring Snoop Dogg as a loving family man? Even better, since the show has no name right now, what would you title it?

    Paul Ciampanelli

    Paul Ciampanelli recently transplanted from New England to Los Angeles in order to be at the heart of the comedy scene in the City of Angels. A longtime comedy fan, he was watching reruns of The Kids in the Hall on Comedy Central and listening to George Carlin and Robert Klein albums with his folks at the age of 11. In addition to writing, he studies improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also likes apples, cartoons and cats. Meow!

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