MC Hammer has teamed with writer-producer Devon Shepard for a comedy series project for the WB Network to star the former rapper. The project falls under MC Hammer's script deal with the network, whic

MC Hammer has teamed with writer-producer Devon Shepard for a comedy series project for the WB Network to star the former rapper. The project falls under MC Hammer's script deal with the network, which he signed following his stint on the WB reality series "The Surreal Life."

Shepard is set to write and executive produce the project, loosely based on MC Hammer's life as a minister and family man after his departure from the music scene in 1997.

"The show is going to focus more on his family as well as himself adjusting to their new lifestyle -- they're not broke, they're not rich, they're just not in the same tax bracket as they were when he was a rapper -- as well as his kids adjusting to having their father at home every day," Shepard says.

"Hammer and I both agreed that we were going to try to approach this kind of like 'The Cosby Show' was in the '80s, to really give it that traditional feel that I think is lacking in television right now," he adds.

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