Notorious B.I.G. Scripted Comedy in Development

'Think B.I.G.,' set to air on TBS, will be based loosely on rapper's lyrics

A new scripted comedy about an inner-city teen based loosely on the lyrics of the Notorious B.I.G. is in development at TBS. Credit: Adger Cowans/Getty

A scripted comedy inspired by the Notorious B.I.G. is in development at TBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Think B.I.G. — possibly a reference to a Biggie deep cut of the same name — will track the mishaps of one inner-city teen trying to create a better future for his daughter and infant son. The plot will be loosely based on the Notorious B.I.G.'s vast trove of lyrics.

It's unclear who will write the pilot or serve as showrunner on Think B.I.G., but the project is being co-produced by the magazine/record label Mass Appeal, and Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace.

Think B.I.G. marks the second sitcom centered around a rapper to go into development in recent months. Last December, 50 Cent signed on to play himself in My Friend 50, a potential Fox series about an "unstable twenty something" who believes that joining the rapper-actor's entourage will solve her problems.