Interesting pairing. Both are apparently free since Kelsey Grammer’s Starz drama Boss was canceled last fall after 2 seasons, and Martin Lawrence’s CBS pilot wasn’t picked up. But if anyone had told me they’d be getting together to star in a comedy series together, I might have rejected the idea.
Deadline is reporting that Grammer and Lawrence might be co-starring in and co-producing a comedy for Lionsgate TV, describing it as a buddy series with an Odd Couple feel – the 1970s ABC series that starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman as 2 men with different lifestyles who share a Manhattan apartment, and all the conflict and laughs between them.
Although the Grammer/Lawrence series may not necessarily follow that exact character and story structure.
Talks are said to have been going on since November, with the project now put on fast track, and Lionsgate hunting for writers, and potential showrunners.
As long as Martin leaves his Sheneneh and Big Momma costumes in the closet, I’m curious…