NBC has officially picked up the self-titled Marlon Wayans comedy, Marlon.  The series is loosely inspired by the real life of Marlon Wayans and stars actresses Essence Atkins and Bresha Webb alongside Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, and Diallo Riddle.  With this NBC, and Fox ordering Lethal Weapon to series starring Damon Wayans Sr, broadcast will have at least two Wayans brothers on the fall schedule.

The series is revolves around a loving but immature father who is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife.  His misguided fatherly advice, unstoppable larger-than-life personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom might clearly gets in the way sometimes; however, regardless of the comedic drama that it brings, family always comes first.

Atkins will star as the female lead opposite Wayans.  She has been on sitcoms such as Half and Half and Are We There Yet?, and starred alongside Wayans a few years ago in horror-comedy franchise feature films A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2. Webb recently starred in the NBC comedy series Truth Be Told, and has appeared in films such as Meet the Blacks and Ride Along 2.

Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg and director Andy Ackerman (pilot) also executive produce. “Marlon” is produced by Universal Television, Wayans Brothers Entertainment, Bicycle Path Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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