Taping began on Sunday (Feb. 20) for a 30-year anniversary reunion special that will air on BET+ later this year. Comedian and actor Affion Crockett is slated to host the special, which features surviving cast members Martin Lawrence (“Martin”), Tisha Campbell (“Gina”), Tichina Arnold (“Pamela”) and Carl Anthony Payne II (“Cole”), as well as several surprise guest appearances. Thomas Mikal Ford, who played Martin’s best friend Tommy in the series, died in 2016 at the age of 52. The reunion special takes a look at the show’s origin and evolution, through interviews with the cast and original directors. It will include special musical performances, as well as behind the scenes commentary on Martin’s impact.