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Telma Hopkins Will Mother Martin Lawrence In 'Braddock & Jackson'

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 16, 2013 3:29 PM
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Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins has joined the cast of FX's new comedy series Braddock & Jackson as a series regular.

This is the Odd Couple-like project, announced months ago, that Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are starring in as Chicago lawyers from different backgrounds who form a partnership after they accidentally meet in court on the worst day of their lives. Brought together by fate and greed, they develop a partnership and friendship, forcing each other to find the balance between the ethical and the unscrupulous in both their professional and personal lives.

Hopkins joins Daniele Watts, who was cast last week, to play Lawrence’s daughter. Hopkins will play Martin Lawrence's tough-as-nails, no-shit-taking mother who lives with him. 

Bob Boyett and Robert Horn are writing and executive producing.

Previous credits for Boyett and Horn include hits like Family Matters (which Telma Hopkins co-starred in), Perfect Strangers, Full HouseLiving Single and Designing Women

FX has ordered 10 episodes of the sitcom and, if the series does well over its first 10-episode run, the network will order an additional 90 episodes.

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  • D.C. Kirkwood | December 18, 2013 10:04 AMReply

    Congrats to her. She has the spunk to keep up with Martin. Tyler Perry employs alot of African Americans but Martin also does a good job of working with a diverse cast of people. "Love That Girl" is a Horrible show but atleast as a producer he tries to do shows with people of color. Overall I think this is going to be a good TV show.

  • ChgoSista | December 16, 2013 11:27 PMReply

    She was the SH** on "Half & Half--LOVE HER!

  • Phred G | December 16, 2013 8:08 PMReply

    You GO Telma!!! She and Jennifer Lewis are the TOUGHEST, T-N-S Mamas around. It's what they DO. Telma has great comic timing as well. LOVED her in ARE WE THERE YET? .

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