Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Wayans Sitcom Coming to CBS


CBS picks up a new sitcom starring Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins...

Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins will star in 'Marlon' a show loosely based on Marlon Wayan's real life, and described by NBC execs as an
“update to the classic family comedy centering 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.”

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does the 40 plus grown black man have to be labeled as immature? Is that code word for coon? Marlon needs to step him comedic skills up. At 40 plus he doesn't have to be immature to funny and get laughs. The Cosby show and Bill were very funny and he didn't have to sink down on a child's level to be funny. He was a 50 plus man. Martin was funny but they were in their mid 20s so that type of comedy fit their age group. I'm not here to see Marlon still playing along the immature lines for jokes. He already played that role in the Wayans brothers show. Come more correct Marlon!!!

Anonymous said...

Are there any black actresses available besides Essence??? No shade, don't hate the chick or nothing like that. But I'm tired of seeing her everywhere with her dry acting ass

Anonymous said...

Eh. If he isn't playing the part of a complete idiot he's relying on black stereotypes for laughs. I know that lots of our comedians do the same, but coming from an entire family of actors/comedians one would think he could do just a bit better. Idk. I hope this show decent.

Anonymous said...

It would probably be just like all his "spoof" films of this past decade, which means corny as hell.

Anonymous said...

As one of the only sane individuals who frequents this site, I will say, many of you sound very hater-ish.

What have any of you accomplished that was of note? Have you directed, produced, or starred in anything other than being featured in front of your keyboard? lmao

I like some of the Wayans old stuff and I will see if this is as good as Black-ish. If not, it is what it is....another show I won't watch lol But I will not degrade the man. That's his art and craft.

Anonymous said...

Though I like the wayans bros sitcom from back in the day, I cringed when I saw that same goofy comedy on that 50 shades spoof. Maybe that's his lane since Essence Atkins plays the same character on every sitcom she stars in

Anonymous said...

I would love to see the day when black sitcoms are inundating mainstream tv. Marlon has a following, casting Essence let's me know that he will bring ALL of the personality to the show as she plays the career wallpaper character. If it dies, it dies. I'm glad it's on TV, hopefully it can replicate the "My Wife and Kids" run and become residual money for all involved.

Anonymous said...

I did find the Haunted House movies pretty funny and Marlon and Essence have comedic chemistry together. I think I will check it out. What some of us call " coonery and bafoonery" with the Wayans is actually comedy that's ahead of its time and prophetic. I'm gonna get you, Sucka? Don't be a Menace? In Living Color? The Shawn and Marlon sitcom? Think about it.
I love just about any and everything the Wayans do!

Bee Gee said...

C O O N

Anonymous said...

I swear to God,he has to be the least talented if all the Wayans but gets the most work.

I thought his brother, Shawn,the one who co-starred in the Wayans Bros. Sitcom was good looking enough to be a leading man.

Anonymous said...

With all said above this post.
TRUE. The bottom line is..
This show will not make it...
Call it what you like,Marlon is a buffoon.

Anonymous said...

@1:24 - I've seen Shawns stand-up and it's meh at best. I used to think he was leading man material, even though the Denzel comparisons he used to make were reaching a bit,lol. Let's just say he took the brad Pitt route but just not as good of an actor.

Anonymous said...

I'll give it a watch...I like the Wayans so I'll support. Even though I feel they are a force as a team. Keenan Shawn and Marlon could write a good script I left Damon out cuz he always seemed to do good at stand up. I thought scary movie 1/2 were hilarious...I just watched part 2 the other day while I was high off a gummy bear and I'm I couldn't believe some of the funny shit I missed when I watched back in the day. As a crew they're ahead of their time. Funny

Anonymous said...

"the Wayans is actually comedy that's ahead of its time and prophetic"............lies you tell!

Anonymous said...

Will not support. This black man does not like real black women so fuck him and his becky loving brothers.

Girl BYE said...

please no more of this God forsaken family!

Anonymous said...

4:34pm that and yet they look so good with black women. Especially Marlon. That naked sex scene he had with that chocolate sista in movie Requiem for a Dream was HAWT! I been wondering what Marlon been working wit since! Something about that tall skinny, double jointed nigga.......

Anonymous said...

agreed @10:21 It's just all apart of the agenda to emasculate Black men and destroy the American (Black) family. Marlon's character can surely be a strong, MATURE, wise, experienced and refined BLACK father and still be humorous. This sounds of the same rehashed Disney/Nickaloneon sh*t but with all Black faces..

Anonymous said...

This shit will be canceled fast quick and in hurry. Marlon is the biggest COON around.

Anonymous said...

Yup,a coon show. Look at the tag line
- "she's raising them all." There is a huge agenda to emasculate men in general. Most of the sitcoms portray women as the real head and men as infantile buffoons who are just an extra child. Black men get it worst because they've been working on us longer. It's all about destroying the image of God and patriarchy. Men are supposed to lead. No strong men means no strong family, which leads to a decadent loose low morality society. And your little daughters will be forced to use the bathroom with a grown man in the next stall because he thinks he is a woman.

Anonymous said...

Every show the Walton's brothes did got cancelled. Marlon Wayons is a non talented bafoon and his head is shaped like it got slammed in the door a fish head. Essence Atkins is a corn ball with a big forehead and I am sick and tired of these same cast. Marlon broke cause all his stupid flop in original movies suck. This corny show will be cancelled.

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