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FX Orders Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence Sitcom

Untitled comedy to be produced under Debmar-Mercury's 10/90 deal structure

FX has given a 10-episode series order to a comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence.

Series is produced by Lionsgate TV under distrib Debmar-Mercury’s “10/90” deal format that calls for accelerated production of 100 episodes if the initial 10-episode test run fares well.

Untitled comedy about two lawyer friends brought together under unusual circumstances was created and is exec produced by sitcom vets Bob Boyett and Robert Horn.

Grammer, Lawrence, Brian Sher, Stella Bulochnikov, Michael Green and Sam Maydew also exec produce.

Deal brings Lawrence back to a regular sitcom gig for the first time since his eponymous Fox series ended after five seasons in 1997. Grammer is no stranger to sitcoms (“Cheers,” “Frasier” but was most recently seen in the Starz drama “Boss,” which earned him a Golden Globe award.

 

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