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Martin Lawrence attends the FX Networks Upfront screening of Fargo at the SVA Theater on April 9, 2014, in New York City.

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Martin Lawrence will be returning to television this summer in the new buddy comedy series PartnersThe half-hour series will star Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer as Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who develop a partnership after they unexpectedly meet in court on the worst day of their lives.

Outside of making movies, Lawrence has made only brief TV appearances since Martin ended in 1997.

Lawrence will also be joined by veteran TV actress Telma Hopkins, who was last seen in the Disney series Lab Rats. Hopkins will play Lawrence’s overbearing mother. 

Partners will debut on the FX network Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 p.m.

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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