Martin Lawrence’s Foiled Attempt to Return to The Small Screen
So, you know how we all miss the good ol’ days when Martin, among other shows, was still going strong weekly on national television? Our wish almost came true… sort of.
Martin Lawrence was slated to return to television, although not for the same iconic show he left in the 90s.
He was going to make a new sitcom about a father of two teenagers trying to support his family emotionally and financially while dealing with the death of his wife. Said father loses his job as a construction worker and decides to become a police officer. Regina Hall and John Amos were to be featured as supporting cast members.
Sidenote: Is it just me, or do sitcoms deal with some very depressing premises and themes these days?
The show, which will seemingly never have a title, was slated to air on CBS. It is unclear why the show, which had received the greenlight for production for the upcoming fall schedule, was subsequently canned.
Who better to play a comedic cop on television than ol’ Marty Mar? If you’ve seen Blue Streak or any of the Bad Boys films, you know he does it quite well. The silver lining in all this is that we live in a different world now, at least when it comes to media.
In these days of Internet petitions and campaigns, the likes of which got The Game moved to BET and brought Family Guy back after years of cancellation, this show doesn’t have to be dead yet. However, given that the writers for the ill-fated show are the same writers who gave us S*** My Dad Says and How To Be A Gentleman, both of which were quickly canceled, we may be better off counting our blessings.