Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer for ‘Odd Couple’ TV sitcom

Interesting news has emerged that could either turn out to be comedy gold or one of the biggest mistakes in TV history. According to Deadline, Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Martin Lawrence (Bad Boys, Big Momma’s House) are in talks to star in a new TV comedy together. Whilst this seems like a rather peculiar pairing, that is indeed the whole point.

The TV series is to thought to be in a similar vein to the 1970’s The Odd Couple show starring Tony Randall (The Tony Randall Show) and Jack Klugman (Quincy) as two very different men who shared an apartment. The show relied on the obvious comedic conflicts that arose between the two men and was very popular, running between 1970 and 1975 on ABC.

If this show is to go ahead it would mark a welcomed return to comedy for Kelsey Grammer who up until recently starred in TV drama Boss before it was cancelled after two seasons. Martin Lawrence is also no stranger to TV having had his own successful comedy series called Martin which ran from 1992 to 1997. Apparently talks have been taking place since November, with the project now being fast tracked and potential writers and showrunners hunted.