Could Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence be TV's next "Odd Couple"?

Lionsgate TV is reportedly looking for writers and a showrunner

By Prachi Gupta
January 4, 2013 11:45PM (UTC)
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"Frasier" and "Cheers" star Kelsey Grammer might be teaming up with comedian and "Bad Boys" actor Martin Lawrence, in what would be TV's oddest odd couple yet. And, as Deadline notes, if it happens, "it would be the biggest star pairing on a TV series in a long long time."

The Hollywood news site picked up the rumor after hearing that "the two actors showed great chemistry" in a November meeting with Lionsgate TV. The project appears to be moving forward now, as the studio has been trying to identify potential writers and showrunners to help "pin down a concept for the buddy series which sources say may have an 'odd couple' feel." A source also revealed that the sitcom might follow the production model of Charlie Sheen’s "Anger Management."


OK, so let's review that: a situational comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, based on something by Charlie Sheen. Yes.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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