‘Martin’ Reunion Special To Honor Late Actor Thomas Mikal Ford
Written by rezierez on June 2, 2022
Some of your favorite 90’s sitcoms have been reuniting for specials since the pandemic started and Martin is getting the same treatment as the cast is uniting for Martin: The Reunion which premieres on BET Plus on June 16th.
The television special will pay homage to actor Thomas Mikal Ford, who played the titular character’s best friend. Ford died in 2016 at the age of 52.
“The cast will look back on the show’s most hilarious moments, revisit the iconic characters Martin made famous and pay an emotional tribute to the late, great Tommy Ford,” BET+ revealed in a statement. “Complete with musical performances and drop-ins by celebrity super fans, Martin: The Reunion brings back the wazzup wazzup wazzup passion fans have been waiting for.”
Martin: The Reunion was first announced in February. Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Tichina Arnold all returned to the legendary living room. Hosted by Affion Crockett, The leading cast will be joined by original directors and additional guests. The special will also feature musical performances and behind-the-scenes commentary.
“To be able to sit here thirty years later with this amazing cast that has had such an impact on pop culture is truly a blessing. I am always humbled that the fans still want more of the show and its characters. I am looking forward to the reunion special,” Martin Lawrence expressed in a statement.
The 90-minute special is set to premiere on BET+ on June 16. Currently, all past episodes of the comedy series are available to stream on the streaming platform.