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Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence to star in Odd Couple-like Sitcom

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If you were wondering when you’d get the chance to shrug indifferently today wonder no more because according to Deadline Hollywood, “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” 

 

Like all television that is equally needless and excruciating, the proposed comedy will follow in the footsteps of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management in that it could possibly run indefinitely or to put it in more Hollywood-ish terms:

Under Debmar-Mercury’s 10-90 template, the company sells sitcoms to cable networks with an initial 10-episode straight-to-series order, which if a ratings target is met triggers a multi-season order as big as 90 episodes. The idea is for Debmar-Mercury to quickly amass enough episodes for the sitcom’s launch in broadcast syndication. The company first introduced that model with Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne followed by Perry’s Meet The Browns and Ice Cube’s Are We There Yet? — all on TBS. The trio received large back orders by the network.

Although the comedy is still in the planning stages, sources promise the show will have “an Odd Couple feel” but haven’t nailed down a specific premise yet. Here’s an idea: Grammar -as a fastidious snob – and Martin as a-sassy slob- are forced to share a janitor’s closet they can never leave because Nathan Lane is waiting just outside the door with a knife. Entertainment Tell has just given you its next biggest hit Hollywood. You’re welcome.

 

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