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Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will co-star in lawyer comedy series for FX

By | June 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | No comments

In what will go down in television history as one of the oddest pairings, Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer will star in a as-yet-untitled series for FX as a couple of Chicago lawyers. Much like the network’s Anger Management, the sitcom has been picked up with a 10/90 deal,...

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Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and more will honor Eddie Murphy on Spike TV

Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and more will honor Eddie Murphy on Spike TV

By | October 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm | No comments

Although comedy fans have been trying to get Eddie Murphy back on the stand-up stage for years and frowning all the way, they can’t deny the indelible mark he’s left on the world of comedy. Because of that, Comedy Central honored Murphy with the Icon trophy at last year’s...

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CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller

CBS inks sitcom deals with Melissa McCarthy, Martin Lawrence, Nick Stoller

By | January 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm | No comments

It seems CBS is on a shopping spree for comedy pilots. This comes on the heels of the nominal success of the series premiere of Rob Schneider's new project ¡Rob!. The broadcast network bought two sitcom deals a piece for Martin Lawrence and Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy, who...

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Will Martin Lawrence return to network television?

Will Martin Lawrence return to network television?

By | August 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence fans may have reason to rejoice: the man of many faces (and genders) may be coming back to network television. "... CBS is deep into negotiations on a deal with Lawrence that would have the actor star in and executive produce his own comedy series for the...

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Martin Lawrence stand-up comedy series back for fifth season

By | May 3, 2010 at 6:20 pm | No comments

Starz' Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up has been renewed for a fifth season. Lawrence has pegged comedian Sheryl Underwood to host, replacing Doug Williams, who now work behind the scenes as an executive producer. Comedians set to perform include Deon Cole, Sandra...

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Martin Lawrence lines up TV projects

By | June 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Martin Lawrence is flocking to TV, or are TV execs flocking to Martin Lawrence? Regardless of the syntax, the venerable stand-up vet's production company, Runteldat, is lining up a number of television projects for the fall '09 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In...

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Doug Williams: Standing up for comedy

By | July 23, 2008 at 9:07 am | 7 comments

With the success of the third season of Starz' First Amendment Stand-up, produced by Martin Lawrence, show host and veteran comedian Doug Williams is on the verge of a career breakthrough. For the past eight years, the country has been steeped in military quagmires, a flailing...

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