Fans can expect to see more of the Wayne family after all.
NBC has officially renewed their freshman comedy, “Marlon,” for a second season, the network announced late Thursday. The series — created by star Marlon Wayans and Christopher Moynihan — follows Wayans as a loving but simultaneously immature father with a big personality committed to co-parenting his two kids with his ex-wife, Ashley (Essence Atkins), who’s much more put together than Marlon. Said to be inspired by the real life of Wayans and his family, the series follows the Waynes as they realize that it doesn’t always matter how a family works together, so long as they always do.
In addition to Wayans and Atkins, the series stars Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Amir O’Neil, Notlim Taylor, and more. It is produced by Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment
The news comes just a few weeks after “Marlon” wrapped up its first season earlier this month. Making its premiere as a follow-up to NBC’s results show installments of “America’s Got Talent,” the series was fairly successful in its ratings throughout its freshman season. “Marlon” averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers in each episode in Live +7 ratings and performed particularly well considering its mid-summer premiere date.
That’s important to note since, while NBC did put in a Season 2 order for the series, the network did not specify when “Marlon” would return for its second season next year. So it’ll be interesting to see if NBC decides to let “Marlon” keep its summer run in 2018, or if it will air during the regular September-to-May season.