A spokesperson for NBC confirmed that the network has given a renewal to the series “Marlon,” which wrapped up its initial summer season Sept. 13. The Futon Critic reports that the summer comedy series was picked up for a second season.
“This past summer, the 9 p.m. edition of ‘Marlon’ averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall in ‘live plus seven day’ ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the summer’s #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers,” the story reports, citing the network spokesperson.
The family comedy is loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans, and also stars Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil.
Christopher Moynihan is writer and executive producer, with Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg also executive producing. The show comes from Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.