Somebody Done Told You Right: Martin’s Returning to TV

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January 19, 2012 ‐ By

I can’t get enough of Martin even though it’s been 15 years since the show went off the air (shout out to TV One for playing reruns). Thankfully, Comedian Martin Lawrence is expected to return to TV soon with a new sitcom on CBS.

The network is currently throwing around two different scripts for a show. In the first one, developed by “Bernie Mac” creator Larry Wilmore, Martin would play a single man who becomes a foster parent to several children along with his sister. Tom Hertz, the creator of “Rules of Engagement”  came up with a different plot where Martin would be a family man trying to keep his kids grounded while facing off with his wealthy in-laws.

The funny man known for characters like Sheneneh Jenkins and Jerome, signed a deal with CBS and CBS TV Studios last fall to develop a comedy project and a decision on which direction the network will go is expected in the coming weeks. Martin probably won’t have as much freedom on CBS as he did on Fox but I can’t wait to see if he’s as funny in his 40s as he was in his 20s. Maybe he can get Bruhman to make a cameo.

What do you think about Martin returning to primetime TV? Which sitcom would you prefer to see him in?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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    Martin has a fan base that crosses cultural lines. He will do great on CBS!

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  • Stxrudeboy

    Its like Jordan coming back…..but for the Wizards and not the bulls. I say leave your legacy as being the one who created the best sitcom of all time and not what will most likely be this epic fail.

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  • FromUR2UB

    Would like to see the second show with the in-laws, but would watch either one.  The first one just sounds like it might have to explore some heavy or sober topics on occasion.  If it’s supposed to be a comedy, I want to hyuk-yuk it up!

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    Neither…going to be too tamed!! I want the reckless, I’m going to say what I damn well please while shutting the door in your face, Martin!! 

  • Jessi Bee

    This made me smile! I’m happy to know Martin will be back on I looooove the reruns! Watch em everyday! U GO Boooooy!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/helen.givens Helen Givens

    As a family man (2nd script) I’d like to see that. Hope this comes on soon.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    sounds good but he’ll be better off with a different network. . .

    • Love_Sexy

      I agree also…..Maybe something like HBO or Showtime where he really can cut loose like he want.

  • Ay

    I don’t like “watered down” Martin so I don’t think this will be good……………..

  • Akirret

    CBS = fail. White people aren’t gonna get his comedy.

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  • Fasho

    I think whatever show he does will be funny, He may not have the ability to do all of the cursing and outrageous stuff he did on fox but it will just force him to make up some funny guestures or new sayings which makes him hilarious. They need to bring Cole back I would rather see him as oppose to Tommy or Pam. Plus Pam is already on a tv show. And we know Gina ain’t having it

  • Scottie Ottie Dopaliscious

    I’m SUPER excited abt dis!!!! I think d 2nd idea wud b funnier!!!! Plsssssssss bring Hustle Man (Tracy Morgan) back too!!!!!

  • Joyce

    I believe Martin will do just fine with either of the scripts…. He’s such a talented actor. Love him!

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    I would love for him to comeback, I would want him to start in the second plot with rich inlaws.
    We need more Black characters on prime time tv on the big networks. Just want to say I miss Tyler Perrys for better or for worse I love it, the relationship issues were real, I know it was a bit lourd but I loved it.

  • Korey

    I would love to see if the cast of Martin make cameos throughout the series. :D I’m genuinely excited for him

  • Sugar_Spice

    I’m so excited I love Martin.  I still watch re-runs on MTV2 & TV1.  I also really like “Love That Girl”  that he’s one of the Exec.producers of.

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