As we told you back in September, Martin signed a talent deal with Eye and CBS TV Studios, and now more details about the projects that will bring the hysterically funny actor/comedian back to the small screen have emerged. According to TV Guide:
“Bernie Mac creator and The Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore is behind one of the shows, while the other is from Rules of Engagement creator Tom Hertz and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production company.
In the Wilmore script, Lawrence would play a single man who becomes (along with his sister) a foster parent to several children. Hertz’s script would star Lawrence as a family man trying to keep his kids grounded while facing off with his wealthy in-laws.
A decision on which project (if either) will go forward will be made in the coming weeks, after everyone involved — including Lawrence, of course — has time to digest the two scripts.”
We think Martin should go with Hertz’s script…there are so many hilarious scenarios that can be developed under that plot line. Either way, we will be happy whenever Martin makes his triumphant return to TV.