Your boy Marty-Mar, Gina, Pam, and Cole are again!
Leisure Weekly stories that Martin Lawrence is lastly blessing us with a reunion for his traditional TV present, Martin. Carl Anthony Payne II and the long-lasting duo of Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell will all be a part of Martin take us on a visit down reminiscence lane. After all, no episode or reunion particular would actually really feel full with no “you ain’t acquired no job, Tommy!” Authentic solid member Thomas Mikal Ford, who performed Martin’s different finest buddy Tommy Strawn, handed away in 2016 on the age of 52.
“To have the ability to sit right here thirty years later with this wonderful solid that has had such an impression on popular culture is really a blessing,” Lawrence stated within the announcement. “I’m all the time humbled that the followers nonetheless need extra of the present and its characters. I’m wanting ahead to the reunion particular.”
The 30-year anniversary celebration movies this weekend and can debut later this yr on BET+, the place can re-watch all 5 seasons of the Martin.
“Martin is without doubt one of the most beloved sitcoms in our group, each as a result of it’s massively entertaining and since it performed a pivotal position in altering the narrative of Black voices in leisure and in tradition by the portrayal of younger, bold Black leads and wholesome Black relationships,” stated the CEO of BET, Scott Mills. “A long time later, that illustration continues to be simply as vital, which is why we’re so excited to honor a sequence that put Black tradition entrance and heart on our platform that embraces Black tradition on a regular basis.”
Regardless of its simple place in TV historical past, a reunion like this appeared unlikely till 2020, when Tisha and Martin reconciled after they each walked away by the fifth and ultimate season in 1997 over poisonous stress after a real-life beak-up and accusations of harassment that led to a lawsuit in opposition to the present and its creator. Each stars confirmed that they have been “in an excellent place” and that they’ve “nothing however love” for one another now.
“Once more, I’m not going to enter particulars, as a result of I need to respect his privateness and I need to respect mine,” the My Spouse and Youngsters star stated about repairing the rift. “However I’ll say, by the tip of it, it was nothing however laughter and therapeutic. And I acquired an opportunity to expertise that. And I’m so glad that we’re in an excellent place proper now.”
“Whatever the previous or any misrepresentation of it Within the press, I’ve nothin however love for Tisha then and now. We’re good and all the time might be! #teammartymar #yougogirl,” Lawrence posted on Instagram below throwback image of them collectively.
The beloved principal solid members aren’t the one heavy hitters on board. Hollywood legend and Def Comedy Jam co-founder Stan Lathan will direct and veteran comic Affion Crockett will host the present. It is going to be produced by Jesse Collins Leisure, the manufacturing firm behind The New Version Story, the 2021 Oscars, and the epic 2022 Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present that also has us speaking!
Who else can we count on to see at this reunion? Thus far, solely the principle solid members are confirmed. We’ll must hold our fingers crossed on different fan favorites like “fif flo’” resident and perpetual rest room paper “borrower” Bruh Man performed by Reginald Ballard or Martin Payne’s outdated boss Stan Winters, performed by comedy veteran of 59 years Garrett Morris. No less than there’s nonetheless hope for cameos from Martin’s different hysterically humorous characters like Sheneneh, Mama Payne, or Roscoe. Don’t all of us want a fast go to from the unique playa from the Himalayas, Jerome?
Will you be watching? What endlessly humorous Martin second do you need to relive with the solid?