Martin Lawrence

CBS has ordered a comedy pilot starring Martin Lawrence.

Written by Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger ($#*! My Dad Says), the untitled project will star Lawrence as a widowed father of two teens, who, after losing his construction job, decides to join the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46.

Michael Green and Sam Maydew from The Collective will executive-produce.

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If ordered to series, this will be Lawrence's first regular TV role since the end of his Fox sitcom Martin in 1997. He has a talent deal with CBS this season, and the network was, as of last month, developing two projects for him.