A couple of days ago, news hinted that Marlon Wayans then sitcom pilot Marlon was expected to be turned into a series at NBC. So now following the news, the network has officially moved forward with bringing Marlon’s life to TV. Today NBC announced that they have picked up ‘Marlon’ along with a new project from Tina Fey.
NBC has handed out two more comedy series orders to shows from its own studio: the multi-camera family sitcom Marlon, starring Marlon Wayans, and the Tracy Wigfield single-camera project — now called Great News — which is executive produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The mother-daughter workplace comedy is toplined by Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin. Marlon and Great News join recently picked up single-camera series Powerless and Trial & Error, both from Warner Bros. TV…. 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. The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle