NBC has ordered a second season of its show “Marlon” starring Marlon Wayans.
After being a hit in the first season this came as no surprise, as the 10 episode run averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall (Live+same day). This was the largest new scripted show on the big 4 networks, and this great performance secured their second season. Executives at the network are still deciding on the amount of episodes will be in the second season, however it should be a larger number than its first season of 10.
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.
Moynihan executive produces with Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg. Marlon is produced by Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.