Snoop Dogg Gets NBC Sitcom Deal

Rapper/actor will play a dad in the family comedy show.

He started out as a Long Beach hustler, made his bones as a breakout rap star and has played everything from a loveable stoner to Huggy Bear and an undead gangster in the 2001 horror flick "Bones."

But is America ready for Snoop Dogg family sitcom star? According to Deadline Hollywood the D-o-double G's family comedy project has landed at NBC with a script in the works from veteran comedy writer Don Reo ("Blossom," "Everybody Hates Chris," "My Wife and Kids").

Snoop, the family man who has managed to strike a balance between lascivious rhyme dropper and pee-wee football coach, will play a dad in the show, which he will also produce. Snoop has already worked with Reo on the Fox sitcom "Brothers," a show about a former NFL player on which he played the role of cousin Kenny the Lawyer.

He's already done a dry run as the man of the house in his E! reality show "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood," which followed his home life with his wife and three kids over two seasons. Snoop has seesawed between music and movies for years and was recently cast in the title role of the biopic "The Legend of Fillmore Slim," the story of the 1970s San Francisco blues guitarist and pimp who was often referred to as the "West Coast Godfather of the Game."

Deadline noted that NBC has had mixed success with rapper sitcoms, ranging from the hit 1990s run by Will Smith in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to the notoriously awful 2001 pilot starring "Thong Song" star Sisqo and comedy icon Bob Newhart.