Martin Lawrence Signs On for New Cop Sitcom on CBS
Will this new sitcom prove to be Lawrence's career comeback?
One of comedy's favorite funnymen is headed to a small screen near you. Martin Lawrence has signed on for an untitled comedy pilot for CBS.
Lawrence will play a widowed father of 2 teenage daughters who, after losing his construction job, decides to become a police officer and enrolls himself into the academy at the age of 46.
Lawrence became a household name with his self-titled hit comedy series Martin, which ran from 1992-1997. He's currently an executive producer on TV One's show Love That Girl starring Tatyana Ali. And though he's made the jump to movies, starring in the extremely profitable Bad Boys franchise with mega star WIll Smith, not all of his films movies have translated into box office success; his last movie, Big Momma 3, was the lowest-grossing of the series and was panned by both audiences and critics.
While this sitcom could prove to be a comeback, what is worrisome is Lawrence's limited creative control.
The pilot is being executive produced and written by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger. Both of their previous sitcoms - Sh*t My Dad Says, and How To Be A Gentleman which debuted in 2011 - were quickly cancelled. Here's hoping the third try is a charm!
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