Another promising new series has been revealed for the 2016-17 television season. NBC announced that it has picked up the comedy Marlon for a series order, starring Marlon Wayans and Essense Atkins. Said to be loosely-inspired on Wayans’ real life, the family comedy revolves around a “loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife.”

The show’s description reads, “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.”

This will be Wayans’ first regular television role since the 90’s staple, The Wayans Bros. Atkins, most known to audiences as Yvette Henderson in another 90’s gem, Smart Guy, has been in the television comedy circuit quite a bit in the recent years with Half & Half, Are We There Yet? and Mr. Box Office.

Rounding out the comedy’s main cast will be Bresha Webb, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil and Diallo Riddle.

NBC hasn’t faired too well with comedies recently, with shows like Mr. Robinson and Truth Be Told (which also starred Webb) being canceled. However, the peacock network has seems to have landed a hit with The Carmichael Show, so hopefully Marlon will follow suit.

Here’s hoping that Marlon knocks it out of the park!

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