|NBC Orders a Second Season of Its Summer Comedy "Marlon" |
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)
| LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC has issued a second season order to its summer entry "Marlon."|
The news was confirmed via a network spokesperson this afternoon:
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 plus seven day" ratings from Nielsen Media Research, 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 "live plus same day" season highs with both its 9 p.m. and 9:30 telecasts.
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans ("In Living Color," "Scary Movie"), 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. "Marlon" is produced by Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.