Marlon Wayans will be starring in a new NBC sitcom that premieres August 18th, 2017. Following in the footsteps of his brother, Damon Wayans, Marlon will have show loosely based off his life as a divorced father balancing co-parenting with his ex-wife Ashley, played by Essence Atkins.
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 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.
Black Hollywood Live caught up with Marlon and Essence on the NBC TCA red carpet where both actors warn us to “expect the unexpected”. Check out the interview below: