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Snoop Dogg also attached to star in family sitcom

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Snoop Dogg the actor is just all over the place these days! First we hear that he's playing the lead in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim, and now it looks like he's developing a family sitcom with "sitcom veteran" Don Reo in which he would play the father of some no-doubt-wacky household. That's pretty much all we know so far, but I want to share with you one oddly backhanded bit of the announcement from Deadline:

The project has been set up at Warner Bros TV and is yet to be taken out to the networks. Snoop Dogg has played a similar role on TV before, on his E! reality series Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, which chronicled his family life with his wife and his three kids.

Um, I guess he's "played" the role of a father before, if by "played" you meant "actually was a father to his actual family." (Did anybody watch that show, also? I've watched a lot of crap TV but somehow managed to miss that.) Ha ha, remember in the early '90s, when lots of people were legitimately scared of people like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube and Ice-T — as if, like, one of them would actually break into your house in Muncie and burgle you or something — and now they do things like Are We There Yet? and Law & Order? I guess those people had their reasons at the time (the glamorization of drug use, latent-to-overt racism, etc.), but it all seems so silly in retrospect.

Anyway, I hope you're all ready for The New Adventures of Old Snoop Dogg. I'm sure it will be a hoot.

[Above: A hilarious misunderstanding, ripe with comic potential.]