Unlikely Duo Kelsey Grammer/Martin Lawrence To Headline Untitled FX Sitcom

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Kelsey Grammer-Martin LawrenceGood news? Bad news? Just outright bizarre news? I’m not sure exactly where to file this under, but Kelsey Grammer and… Martin Lawrence will reportedly star in a yet to be titled FX sitcom.

Frasier and Big Momma on the small screen together is surely a quirky idea, but you can definitely count on today’s cable stations to make something like that work. And besides, FX already has a reputation for green-lighting shows with extremely high shock value. Think American Horror Story. Or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Or Louie.

Hopefully, this new sitcom will follow in the footsteps of those last two comedy series, with bitter humor and/or lots of improv, instead of going down the Anger Management route, with laugh tracks and… Charlie Sheen.

The storyline doesn’t sound all too fresh or original, following “two vastly different Chicago lawyers who meet in court on the worst day of both their lives” and “develop a partnership and friendship”, but let’s stay positive, shall we? At least for Grammer, whose excellent Boss has been unexplicably yanked off air by Starz.

Robert Boyett, one of Full House’s executive producers, and Robert Horn (Designing Women, High Society) are on board as both EPs and writers, with a premiere date still unknown. What we do know is the first season is set to run for 10 episodes, with 90 more subsequently approved if the initial ratings target is met. Yeah, so much for this not being an Anger Management 2, right?

Via [TV Line]

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