5:24pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Martin Lawrence Inks Talent Deal With CBS
Martin Lawrence is coming back to the small screen.
The actor, who has been busy doing feature film projects including Big Momma’s House and its sequels, has inked a talent deal with CBS and its studio, CBS Television Studios.
The deal calls for the network and studio to develop a show for the comedian to star in.
A series TV gig would mark Lawrence’s first regular small screen work since he starred as Martin Payne – and assorted other characters – on Fox’s Martin.
His big-screen credits also include the Bad Boys films, Death at a Funeral and Wild Hogs.