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Development News: Snoop Dogg Heading to NBC, Bill Lawrence Sells Firefighter Comedy

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 6th 2011 12:30PM
Snoop DoggWatch out, Whitney! It looks like Snoop Dogg could be NBC's newest star. The rapper/actor has sold a comedy to the network, TheWrap reports.

Snoop will produce and star in the multi-camera family comedy. 'Two and a Half Men' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' veteran Don Reo is executive producing and writing the project.

This isn't Snoop's first family-themed series. For two seasons he starred in 'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood,' a reality series on E!.

Snoop also appeared in an episode of '90210' last season.

In other development news ...

Fox is adapting Lev Grossman's popular novel, 'The Magicians.' 'X-Men: First Class' co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will write the script about a group of young New Yorkers who practice magic. [Deadline]

ABC could be getting a lot soapier. The network has bought a script set in Nashville's country music scene from 'Thelma & Louise' writer Callie Khouri. [Deadline]

Bill Lawrence is looking to make his mark on firefighters. ABC has bought Lawrence's new comedy written by Jason Belleville about a small town volunteer fire department. [Deadline]

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