Cee Lo Green to make sitcom based on own life

Singer is developing a sitcom based on his struggle to balance home life and career commitments

Cee Lo Green is developing a sitcom loosely based on his own life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Green would executive produce and potentially star in the show, which would be written by Ali Leroi, the co-creator of Chris Rock’s sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. The project is still in its formative stages, but is said to centre on Green’s struggle to balance his home life with his career as a singer and record producer.

The Cee Lo sitcom is part of a new “first-look” deal that Green’s company, Emerald Productions, has signed with NBC. Under the deal, Green will develop, produce and potentially star in new projects, both scripted and unscripted, for the US TV network.

Though best known as a solo singer and frontman of Gnarls Barkley, in recent years Green has branched out into film and TV. He appears as a “coach” on the US version of The Voice and has a supporting role in Sparkle, a musical film that marks the last screen appearance of the late Whitney Houston.

In July (2012), Green also joined the cast of Can A Song Save Your Life?, a new musical drama film starring Keira Knightley. He released his last album, ‘The Lady Killer’, in 2010.