*Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold have shot down any hope of a “Martin” reboot series.
Campbell and Arnold appeared on the “Tamron Hall Show” and said that beloved comedy probably won’t be making a return to the small screen following the 2016 death of co-star Thomas Mikal Ford.
“It’s something that we wanted to happen,” Arnold said. “It’s something that we tried very hard for it to happen, but the way it looks to me, realistically, it’s not going to happen. Not unless it’s an animation.”
She added that “a show can never be a reboot without the original cast.” The two actresses starred alongside Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Martin Lawrence in the series, and added that a reunion, or an animated series, could be interesting. But live-action is more than likely off the table.
The hit TV show “Martin” was on in a lot of our homes growing up. The favorite duo Gina and Pam who were played by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold sit down in a recent interview to tell fans that there probably will not be a reboot of the 90s hit show.
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“Maybe, but as far as a reboot, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Arnold said. “Tommy is no longer with us… This show is never going to be the same, it’s never and some things are best left alone.”
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An earlier report noted that series star Martin Lawrence quit his own show due to the sexual harassment lawsuit that Campbell hit him with back in the day.
The sitcom was one of the highest-rated shows during its run from 1992 to 1997. Campbell played Martin’s girlfriend in the series and Arnold played her bestie, Pam. As noted by thejasminebrand.com, the trio reunited for the first time in two decades in 2018, after Campbell’s controversial lawsuit against Martin.
The 1997 lawsuit detailed the alleged “obsessive” physical and emotional abuse she endured at the hands of Martin including “repeated and escalating sexual harassment, sexual battery and violent threats.”
Lawrence denied all the allegations.