Marlon Wayans, left, clowns with Atlanta Daily World Managing Editor Terry Shropshire during the promotion of his latest film, “50 Shades of Black.”
Another member of the Wayans comedy dynasty is headed to prime time television.
Marlon Wayans, the youngest brother of one of the most successful comedy families of all time, has ironically landed a family comedy, NBC’s “Marlon,” reports the media.
“Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans, this update to the classic family comedy centers on a loving Marlon — season pilot (but immature) 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,” reports Deadline.
Wayans will be joined on the show with Essence Atkins (“Smart Guy”), Notlim Taylor (“Disney’s My Princess Makeover”), Amir O’Neil (White Water), Bresha Webb (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Diallo Riddle (“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”). Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and will executive produce with Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and pilot director Andy Ackerman.
In 1990, the Wayans family along with Marlon skyrocketed to national fame via the comedy show, “In Living Color.” The show made Marlon’s older brothers, mainly Keenan Ivory and Damon, household names and launched the careers of David Alan Grier, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey and Jamie Foxx, After the show ended four years later, Wayans went on to star in the cartoon series “Waynehead,” “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” and “The Wayans Bros” and hit the jackpot in the theaters with blockbuster movies “Mo Money,” “White Girls” and the ultra-successful “Scary Movie” franchise, the highest-grossing black comedy of all time, which also starred and produced by he and his brothers.
Marlon Wayans, 43, currently serves as executive producer and host of “Funniest Wins,” a competition TV show where contestants are picked from every genre of comical entertainment.