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Martin Lawrence Juggling Two Potential New Series For CBS

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 19, 2012 at 11:28AM

Martin Lawrence and CBS are developing 2 projects for the actor/comedian, with Bernie Mac creator and The Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore behind one of the shows, and the other from Rules of Engagement creator Tom Hertz and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company.
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Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence and CBS are developing 2 projects for the actor/comedian, with Bernie Mac creator and The Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore behind one of the shows, and the other from Rules of Engagement creator Tom Hertz and Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company.

In the Wilmore-created series, Marty Mar would play "a single man who becomes (along with his sister) a foster parent to several children."

And in Hertz's script, Mr Lawrence would star as "a family man trying to keep his kids grounded while facing off with his wealthy in-laws."

Neither of this is a definite "go" yet, but it's being reported that CBS will pick one of them soon, after everyone involved has had time to "digest the 2 scripts," says TV Guide.

I should mention that last summer, it was announecd that Lawrence was "deep into negotiations" with CBS to return to the small screen and star in a comedy series of his choosing. He was to also executive produce the new show; though no further details were available at that time. So I suppose today's news is just a continuation of that. 

Marty Mar has been a little quiet lately hasn't he, despite last year's Big Momma's House threequel (the lowest-grossing of all the films in that franchise, which should hopefully help bury it permanently). He's been active behind the scenes though, producing 2 TV series, neither he starred in however. So whichever of these 2 new CBS series gets the greenlight will mark his return to TV-dom since his hit show Martin went off the air in 1997 (damn, it's been awhile).

And if I recall, there have been rumors of a potential Bad Boys threequel as well.

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