Maybe getting lost in all the TV upfront presentations, FX has set a Monday, August 4 premiere date for its new comedy series Braddock & Jackson – the Odd Couple-like project, first announced about a year 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.
Daniele Watts co-stars, playing Martin Lawrence’s daughter Laura.
Telma Hopkins, Rory O’Malley, McKaley Miller, and Edi Patterson round out the starring cast.
Bob Boyett and Robert Horn are writing and executive producing.
Previous credits for Boyett and Horn include hits like Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Living Single and Designing Women.
FX 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.
The series will air two back-to-back episodes every Monday for five consecutive weeks.