Try our new beta!Click here
70°
Submitted by alycakes 1130d ago | news

Kelsey Grammer & Martin Lawrence Eye Starring In Lionsgate TV Comedy Series

Deadline:
It would be the biggest star pairing on a TV series in a long long time. Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence are considering pairing up to star in and produce a multi-camera comedy together for Lionsgate TV and its subsidiary Debmar-Mercury. We hear it started with a November meeting right before Thanksgiving between Grammer, Lawrence and Lionsgate where the two actors showed great chemistry. The pair are repped by different agencies: Grammer by WME, and Lawrence by UTA. But Grammer’s financial settlement with recently divorced wife Camille wasn’t yet finalized and he ordered everybody not to discuss the project until it was. (We hear the concern was that Camille might try to lay claim to the project. She reportedly owned half of Grammnet Productions with its television shows including Girlfriends, Medium, and The Game and worked as a creator, writer, and executive producer within the production company.) That financial settlement finalized right before Christmas and now the project is on a fast track. In the past few weeks, the studio has quietly sent out feelers to writers. In coming weeks, the studio will start meeting with potential creators/showrunners to pin down a concept for the buddy series which sources say may have an “odd couple” feel. (Kelsey Grammer, Lionsgate, Martin Lawrence, TV)

alycakes  +   1129d ago
This isn't exactly what I would look forward to for a comedy. I liked Frasier when it was on but now he's not appealing at all.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Hail, Caesar! Review | Cinelinx

2h ago - From Cinelinx: Hail, Caesar! is a Hollywood movie making fun of Hollywood. The Coen brothers... | Cinema
40°

3 Reasons Netflix And Other Streaming Services Could End The Era Of Movie Theaters

9h ago - Moviepilot I was born in 1992, a wonderful year that saw the last episode of The Tonight Show... | Culture
Ad

Guess N4G Game of the Year Winners, win a $300 Amazon Gift Card

Now - Also enter for a chance to win a gift card for writing a user blog, writing a user review, or being a top contributor for the month. | Promoted post
20°

TVF | 'Shameless' Review

9h ago - TVF That's one of the more pressing questions after watching Shameless Season 6 Episode 5. The... | TV
40°

GamesRadar | 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' Review

9h ago - GR It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in wan... | Cinema
30°

Funko Announce Adventure Time Dorbz Toys

9h ago - From paulsemel.com: Funko have announced that they will release a series of Adventure Time Dorbz... | Culture