6:05pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Marlon' Renewed for Season 2 at NBC
Marlon Wayans is staying put at NBC, as the comedian's self-titled comedy Marlon has received a second-season order at the network.
A summer entry, airing after the results show of the mainstay America's Got Talent, Marlon had a solid first season, averaging a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers. And while that may not sound like a lot to get excited about while looking over fall's premiere-week numbers, it is a hit by scripted summer standards.
Billed as a loose adaptation of the Wayans brother's life, the multicamera sitcom also stars Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil and is produced by Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Upon announcing the news late Thursday, NBC did not specify if the series would again air in the summer, though that seems likely. Scripted offerings are still slim during the robust off-months — and the network's only other half-hour, The Carmichael Show, was recently canceled after three seasons.