‘Marlon’ Renewed For Season 2
NBC has ordered a second season of its comedy Marlon starring Marlon Wayans. Marlon celebrated the news on social media writing:
All of you that watched supported laughed and cheered with me… CONGRATS! You share in this phenomenal celebration! I love yall!!! Thanks for making this lil’ boy’s dreams come true
Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes (as opposed to the standard 13) and was originally slated for midseason 2017 but did not get on the air. This past summer, the 9 p.m. edition of “Marlon” averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall in Live+same day ratings, making it the summer’s #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers. “Marlon” concluded its season on Sept. 13 by matching the show’s season highs with both its 9 p.m. and 9:30 telecasts.
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans, this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving (but sometimes inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. While his misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might get in the way sometimes, for Marlon family really always does come first — even if he’s the biggest kid of all.
The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil. Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg also executive produce.