It appears as if one of our FAVORITE SITCOMS EVER, “Martin” will NOT be reprised!
According to a false rumor, In an effort to bring in some decent ratings… Fox has agreed to reload one of it’s classic series.
Allegedly the network has reached an agreement with Martin Lawrence to return the HUGELY popular comedy series “Martin.”
The series, which originally ran for 5 seasons (1992-1997), is considered one of thee BEST black television comedies off all-time. From 1996 – 1997, Martin was one of the top rated shows among black audiences.
The show starred Martin Lawrence (Martin Payne), Tisha Campbell-Martin (Gina Waters) , Thomas Mikal Ford (Tommy Strawn) , Tichina Arnold (Pamela James), and Carl Anthony Payne II (Cole Brown). The entire cast has agreed to return with the exception of Tisha Campbell-Martin, who has been replaced by popular R&B singer/actress Ashanti.
Ashanti THE SINGER?
Is this a joke?
All true Martin fans know that Campbell filed a lawsuit against Lawrence alleging he sexually harassed her. It got pretty ugly, but Campbell and Martin agreed to finish the final season of the show, but Tisha refused to appear in any scenes with Lawrence. It was awkward to watch and Martin wend down …. leading FOX to pull the plug on the series.
Ashanti recently spoke about playing the role of Gina Waters saying, “Like many people, I grew up watching Martin and it was probably my favorite TV show ever. I know it will be difficult for many people to see me as Gina, but I hope I bring a new dynamic to the role. I see it no differently than when Aunt Viv was replaced on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. At first the audience was not feeling the character change, but she eventually won them over. I am hoping I can do the same thing.”
We’ve not seen Ashanti tweet or confirm any of this info, which leads us to believe it Wasn’t true. I mean, you KNOW she would have tweeted every detail by now.
While we are on the topic, we absolutely disagree with this. If all original characters are not scheduled to return, we’re good. The Show BREATHES through Martin, Gina, Pam, Tommy & Cole. Period.