Martin Lawrence is heading back to TV after landing a talent deal with a major network.
CBS has given its green light to a comedy pilot starring the comedic actor. Lawrence will play the role of a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46.
Martin is best know for his hit TV show Martin. The show ran for 5 seasons without incident, until Tisha Cambell, who played Martin’s girlfriend on the show, claimed sexual harrassment on Martin and left the show. Cambell later returned when the case was settled out of court.