Snoop Dogg sets MTV variety show

Weekly series to feature interviews, sketch comedy, performances

MTV is giving Snoop Dogg his own weekly variety show.

"Dogg After Dark" will give the rapper and record producer a Los Angeles-based series. Each episode will include interviews, sketch comedy and music performances. The project will premiere Feb. 17 at 9 p.m.

"Snoop has been a mainstay across MTV screens for over a decade by pushing the boundaries of hip-hop with his signature antics, incredible catalog of music, legendary videos, larger-than-life personality and even a little controversy," said Van Toffler, president, MTV Networks. "I can't even begin to imagine MTV, my tumultuous career and several raging ulcers without the Dogg being such a big part of our history."

In addition, songs from Snoop Dogg's musical catalog will be released on MTV's "Rock Band" music video game platform.