CeeLo Green To Play Himself With New Sitcom

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(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond)

(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond)

CeeLo Green is adding his voice to a comedy show. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and the Voice judge has signed a deal with NBC to star in a family sitcom that hits close to home. 

The show will be loosely based on the real life of the former Goodie Mob member, according to Hollywood Reporter. Ali Leroi, a co-creator of Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet? will handle writing-duties for the as yet untitled program. The new show will fall under CeeLo’s Emerald Production, which has a deal with NBC.

CeeLo is no stranger to the acting world. He recently appeared in the musical film drama Sparkle and he appeared on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man. He has also done voice work in the upcoming animated film Hotel Transylvania, due out September 28.

CeeLo is not turning his back on music. On February 27, the flamboyant performer is scheduled to kick off his Las Vegas residency being dubbed CeeLo Green is LOBERACE. The performances will take place at the Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. —Keith Murphy, CBS Local

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