The 25 Best TV Shows of The 90s, Ranked

25. Martin (1992-1997)


Created by and starring Martin Lawrence, MartinĀ enjoyed a nice five-season run from 1992-97. As the lead, Lawrence played the role of Martin Payne — a Detroit-based DJ with a tendency to be abrasive to those closest to him. Martin was one of the highest-rated shows on Fox for the majority of its run, but the show ultimately came to an end on the heels of some serious drama within the cast. In 1997, Tisha Campbell — who played Martin’s girlfriend on the show — filed a lawsuit against Lawrence and some of the showrunners.