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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 Thursday, June 16, 2022 on BET+, the cast of MARTIN came back for a reunion special to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show's debut. Hosted by Affion Crockett, the 92-minute reunion includes 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.

The 30th anniversary program made its linear television debut on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 8-10pm ET/PT on BET.


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