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Martin Lawrence lines up projects


MUMBAI: Martin Lawrence is having a busy TV development season, with his production company Runteldat fielding a couple of comedy projects.


At Fox, Lawrence is behind an animated comedy, which is being penned by Rodney Barnes, that is based on his experiences growing up in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area.


At Starz, he has a single-camera interracial family show based on the comedy of Gary Owen. Both projects have script commitments.


Additionally, Lawrence is developing a multicamera family comedy set at a funeral home that is expected to be taken out to other networks.


The Fox animated half-hour, which is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV, will follow the misadventures of 13-year-old Martin as he comes of age in D.C.


Lawrence quickly connected with Barnes, who grew up in Maryland. Barnes, who was a co-exec producer of Til Death,Everybody Hates Chris and the animated The Boondocks is repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young.


The interracial comedy project for Starz is about a white guy from a trailer park who marries a well-to-do black woman. It is inspired by Owen‘s real-life experience and stems from Runteldat‘s stand-up series for Starz, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up which has featured Owen.

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