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TBS and Mass Appeal Team Up for Show ‘Based Loosely’ on Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 18: Rapper Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, aka Chris Wallace rolls a cigar outside his mother's house in Brooklyn. (Photo by Clarence Davis/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

As if the lyrics of Biggie Smalls weren’t notorious enough, they’ve now spawned their own comedy television series. TBS announced today that, in partnership with Mass Appeal Records, they’re in the early stages of developing a series called Think B.I.G. that will be “based loosely on lyrics by the late, great” rapper.

Co-produced by Voletta Wallace (Biggie’s mother), the series will follow “the misadventures of an inner-city teen desperately trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son.” The show is part of a larger deal between TBS/TNT and Mass Appeal, which aims to produce “compelling content that reflects the American urban landscape since 1996.” They’ve already begun producing an animated series called Storyville, which will illustrate amusing “true-life” stories told by celebrities.

No word yet as to when exactly either show will be airing.