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  • Premiered: 
    August 27, 1992
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the standup comedy by Martin Lawrence 
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Plot Synopsis

Running for five seasons, MARTIN is a half-hour comedy series that follows the lives of Martin Payne, a radio disc jockey, his girlfriend Gina, and their friends living in Detroit, Michigan. The show was a crossover sensation while providing an honest and refreshing view of the Black experience.
On Friday, February 18, 2022, BET+ announced that the cast of MARTIN is coming back for a reunion special to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show's debut. Hosted by Affion Crockett, the reunion will include interviews with Martin Lawrence (Martin), Tisha Campbell (Gina), Tichina Arnold (Pamela), Carl Anthony Payne II (Cole) -- along with special musical performances, behind the scenes commentary, and surprise guest appearances -- as the original cast reunite to discuss the show's origin and its evolution on BET+ later this summer.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by You Go Boy! Productions
  • In association with HBO Independent Productions


  • "Speak Out" on WZUP - Detroit, Michigan USA
  • Martin Payne, Gina Waters - Detroit, Michigan USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • May 18, 1995: Gina Waters and Martin Payne elope