LL Cool J Inks Seven Figure Deal To Develop Drama For CBS

LL Cool J has signed

a deal to develop and produce a new dramatic television series with Alchemy Entertainment

and CBS, a major television network. The

deal, worth an estimated seven figures, marks LL Cool J's return to prime-time

television after the rapper/actor's stint as "Marion Hill" in the television

series In The House, which aired on NBC and UPN.According

to terms of the deal, the rapper will have freedom and access to various producers

and actors, whether with the networks in-house studio producers or outside. LL

chose CBS after strong interest from other major networks. In

July of 2005, LL Cool J and Alchemy Entertainment inked a multiyear movie production

deal with Lions Gate films. The first film under that pact is a thriller titled

Overnight. In

related news, the Grammy Award winning rapper will perform live in Dublin, Ireland

at The Point on Oct. 10.