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Martin Lawrence’s New Sitcom Is About a Widower Dad

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Actor Martin Lawrence arrives at the Screening Of 20th Century Fox & New Regency "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" on February 10, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence's return to television is one step closer to reality. We reported in August that Lawrence and CBS were negotiating for a new series, and now sources say the show officially has a premise and producers. Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger (Just Shoot Me, $#*! My Dad Says, How to Be a Gentleman) will write and executive produce the pilot for the multicamera comedy about a widower father of two teenagers who decides to become a police officer. Holy crap, Martin went off the air 15 years ago.

Photo: Valerie Macon/2011 Getty Images