CBS passes on Martin Lawrence pilot?
May 15th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

CBS passes on Martin Lawrence pilot?

When it rains it pours for comedian/actor Martin Lawrence.

Weeks after the “Bad Boys” star announced his pending divorce from second wife Shamicka Gibbs, he was hit with another whammy. Remember that pilot he shot for CBS, the one that was supposed to mark his TV comeback? The Eye reportedly didn't pick it up.

According to Deadline, the network had initially been enthused about his proposed comedy about a middle-aged single dad who loses his job in construction and is forced into a new career as a cop. Former ”Wonder Years” star Fred Savage had been tapped to direct.

Well, what a difference a few months make: The project was given the green light in February only to be canned in May.

TV fans have waited a long time for Lawrence to return to the small screen: As the Huffington Post notes, this new show would have marked his big return following the success of ‘90s sitcom “Martin.”

That comedy aired for five seasons on Fox.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jacqueline Brewer

    Love you Marty Mar!

    August 22, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Guest

    Just what we need
    Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in,loud black comedian with big goofy ears who wont shut the hell up

    Yes Im a month late doing this,blow me

    June 13, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Roderick Williams

    Hey Martin, love to watch your show on MTV2 every night. There's nothing like the classic Martin show. Can't wait until you get your own sitcom again one day. I'll be patiently waiting on the sideline as I watch the Heat fight their way to the finals.

    May 18, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. Max Thomas

    Will y'all shut up please, he was waiting for his show to be picked up by CBS and so were we and then they decided to pass it, stupid ass racist pigs make me sick.

    May 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cnnlicksit

    Yes I think the TV audience have had their fill of black shows featuring a noisy, arrogant lead.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casting director

      WHATCHU TALKIN BOUT, WILLIS!? Fred Sanford and George Jefferson morph over time into Whoopie Goldberg and Eddie Murphy: Embittered race philosophers and just not getting the laughs anymore.

      May 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. be quiet

    Damn, Gina!

    May 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Queen

    Lol @ duh

    May 15, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. duh

    observer? sure your name isn't... PAM?

    May 15, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. Observer

    Martin Lawrence is an idiot.

    May 15, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |

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