Xzibit Lands Appearance In New TV Drama 'Detroit 1-8-7'

(AllHipHop News) Rapper/TV personality Xzibit will be featured in an episode of ABC's new crime drama, Detroit 1-8-7, the network has announced. According to a press release, Xzibit has signed on to star in an episode of the new series, which is slated to premiere September 21st. In the episode starring Xzibit, the rapper will play a "hustler" turned businessman named Russell Pitts, who is now in the business of producing Hip-Hop artists. Detroit 1-8-7 started shooting in July in Detroit, according to the series' producers. The drama stars Michael Imperioli (Detective Louis Fitch), Aisha Hinds (Lt. Maureen Mason), James McDaniel (Sgt. Jesse Longford) and others. The executive producer of the show, Jason Richman, stressed they would be using artists and local talent in the show and extended an invitation to one of the world's most famous rappers, Eminem. "I would love it," Jason Richman told Vulture. "He's a great actor, and he'd a good representative for the city…I'd love for him to be involved in any way possible."Xzibit will also make another high profile appearance on television this September, when he is featured on Extreme Makeover rebuilding a house in Wisconsin, with host Ty Pennington, homebuilder Paige Hemmis and stylist Michael Moloney.Air-dates for Xzibit's appearances on both shows are not available as of press time.