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Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence To Star In FX Sitcom

FX has acquired a new sitcom starring comedians Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer.

FX has ordered 10 episodes of the as yet titled series from Lionsgate Television distribution company Debmar-Mercury, which will balloon to a 90-episode order if the series meets certain ratings thresholds. The network reached a similar deal with Lionsgate/Debmar in April for a sitcom starring comedian George Lopez.

Grammer and Lawrence will star as two Chicago lawyers who unexpectedly meet in court and form an unlikely business partnership and friendship, according to FX.  

Comedy veterans Bob Boyett and Robert Horn (Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Full House, Living Single) will executively produce and write the show.

“With the merging of two comedic geniuses, as well as two legendary showrunners, we couldn’t have a stronger team on board for this show and can’t wait to get to work,” said Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks.  “We’re also thrilled to be continuing our relationship with the pros at Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury.”