Yesterday evening, FX ordered a new untitled sitcom that stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence as a pair of mismatched Chicago lawyers. Like the network's Charlie Sheen vehicle, Anger Management, the Grammer/Lawrence show has been picked up for a first season consisting of 10 episodes and if those 10 episodes score high enough in the ratings, FX will order 90 more episodes to be produced over the next two years. Bob Boyett (Full House, Family Matters) and Robert Horn (Designing Women, Living Single) are serving as showrunners.
The official description of the show, which FX ordered to pilot in January, says it follows two "Chicago lawyers from vastly different [...]
Macho cable network Spike TV just announced it’s throwing a flashy tribute to comedy mainstay Eddie Murphy next month. A lot of big-name Hollywood types are set to toast Murphy and his three-decades-long career during the special, entitled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, including Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Martin Lawrence, and Eddie’s brother, Charlie Murphy. The TV special will include comedy sketches, musical performances, and short films, ending with an appearance by Eddie Murphy, of course, because he’d be a big jerk if he skipped out on this big party Spike is throwing in his honor.