TVLine Items: CBS Orders Martin Lawrence Comedy, Community Casting Scoop and More!

Martin Lawrence is plotting his return to the small screen nearly 15 years after his ’90s hit Martin concluded. 

CBS on Friday gave the green light to an untitled comedy pilot starring the funnyman as a widowed father of two who, after losing his construction job, decides to enter the police academy and become a cop — at age 46.

Michael Green (The River, Heroes) and Sam Maydew (SLC Punk!) will write and exec produce the multi-camera project.

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Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Rob Corddry (Children’s Hospital) is set to return to Community for its Season 3 finale, reprising his role as Jeff’s obnoxious former law firm buddy, per

• Music icon Stevie Nicks will play herself in an upcoming installment of NBC’s Up All Night, reports. The story finds Reagan and Ava wooing the former Fleetwood Mac frontwoman to appear on their talk show.

• Carter MacIntyre (Undercovers) has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming fourth season of Drop Dead Diva (premiering on Lifetime this summer), per The Hollywood Reporter, playing Jane’s new guardian angel.

• MTV has cancelled its animated series Good Vibes after just one season, Deadline reports.

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  1. MJ says:

    Where is Fred as Jane’s guardian angel? ugh…

  2. sue says:

    I’d prefer Martin Lawrence go away and stay away. And he can take Tracy Morgan with him. Neither one is funny nor can they act.

  3. Leah says:

    I disagree on both counts. And I’ll watch martin’s new show. They should bring in luke wilson. Blue Streak reunion!

  4. Mark says:

    Martin Lawrence? Really? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel, I’m sure his new show will be summed up by two letters: P. U. !

  5. Kyle says:

    they cancelled Good Vibes? That was returning MTV to a little creditably

  6. Amber says:

    I love Rob Corddry, but I can’t even think about the season finale of Community right now or it ending in any way, for the year, or otherwise. I’m just focused on it coming back in a few weeks, yay!!