Martin Lawrence Gets a Comedy Pilot

Martin LawrenceBefore the surge of his big screen fame, Martin Lawrence entered the television world with the sitcom Martin, in which he starred as a version of his comedic persona, as well as in costume as various smaller characters (many of whom were women). Lawrence is finding a new television outlet with a comedy pilot ordered by CBS. The pilot comes from Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger, writers/producers of S#*! My Dad Says.

The series will focus on Lawrence as a widowed father of two teenagers who, shortly after being fired from his long-term construction job, decides to become a policeman. Lawrence’s middle age will serve as a vehicle for conflict in his mission to become a cop and to remain an attentive and caring father. This new, yet untitled program will mark Lawrence’s first television venture since Martin‘s finale in 1997. Questions arise on how Lawrence’s comedy stylings for the medium have changed in the past fifteen years, and which of his old tricks will carry on to the new show.

Source: THR