Franklin Goes From God's Property To Prime-Time

August 5 [7:55 EDT] -- With a top ten album under his belt, Kirk Franklin of God's Property appears to be the next music star to cross over into sitcoms.

Last week, Franklin signed a deal with Universal Television to develop, produce, and star in a half-hour show built around his hip-hop-gospel persona.

Ralph Far-Quar, who helped Brandy make the transition from music to T.V., has signed on to assist Franklin.

Franklin and The God's Property Choir are currently residing at number ten on the "Billboard" album chart, after peaking at number three.