‘Marlon’ TV Show Premieres On NBC
Actor Marlon Wayans’ new television show, “Marlon,” premiered on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 on the NBC TV network.
One great show in a primetime TV time slot has also replaced another great show in a primetime TV time slot on Wednesdays as “Marlon,” replaces Actor Jarrod Carmichael’s, TV Show, “The Carmichael Show,” which aired its last episode on Aug. 9, 2017 after three seasons because Carmichael only wanted to do the show the way he wanted to do it, and not have any adjustments, or changes made.
Along with Marlon Wayans himself, who has also co-created the TV Show with co-creator Christopher Moynihan, the TV Show, “Marlon,” also stars main actors, and actresses Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil, respectively.
In addition, the show puts two popular, and prominent 90’s TV stars together in Marlon and Atkins. You might remember Marlon from a TV Show he did with his biological brother, Shawn called, “The Wayans Bros.”
This is one great connection because Atkins played the older sister to her younger brother, T.J. in the TV Show “Smart Guy.” T.J. is Tahj Mowry in real life, and also the younger brother to celebrity twins Tia, and Tamara Mowry who were the sisters in the 90’s TV show, “Sister Sister.”
This relation is also stellar because it shows the next stage of the career of the actors, and actresses being on a popular, and prominent TV Show on NBC in 2017, compared to when they were on their TV shows in the 90’s.
For instance, Atkins was on “Smart Guy” in the 90’s when it was on The WB TV channel, and she now is on “Marlon,” and Marlon was on “The Wayans Bros,” and is now on “Marlon,” which is considered an accomplishment, especially at the current stage of his career, and taking into account how far he has come since he started in show business, how long he has been in show business, and his current age of 45. As the saying goes, it all comes full circle, this is a true testament to the phrase because we are seeing the consistency in shows airing on major TV networks like NBC, and famous actors starring in them.
Better yet, Atkins, although it’s not a movie from the 90’s, was in the 2009 movie, “Dance Flick,” which had writers like Marlon, and Shawn, thus making Atkins’, and Marlon’s pairing in “Marlon,” that much more awesome, cool and strong. This is because not only are the two working together now, but they have worked together before – well past the 90’s decade, and era.
Another popular actor, Will Smith, was also on another 90’s classic TV Show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” which also aired on NBC.
Returning back to the present time that we are in, the TV Show, “Marlon” is about a divorced family who lives together in the same house with their two children, and live, and experience life together in their new situation with Marlon, as Marlon himself, and Atkins as Ashley, being the parents to their children, Notlim Taylor as Marley, and Amir O’Neil as Zachery, and being divorced from each other.
Also on the TV Show, Actress Bresha Webb plays Atkin’s friend on the show, Yvette – which was also Atkins’ name on the TV Show “Smart Guy,” as T.J., and his older brother, Jason Weaver’s, named Marcus on the TV Show, only, and oldest sister, and John Marshall Jones’ who played their father, one daughter on the TV Show.
Zachery is also the middle name of one of Marlon’s biological children, Amai Zachary Wayans, with Zachary just being spelled differently with an e, and not an a, and Marlon’s other biological child being Shawn Howell Wayans, just like his own brother Shawn Wayans. Another Wayans family member is also in the TV Show “Marlon,” so far, in Marlon’s nephew, actor Gregg Wayans. Gregg has played the role of Mitchell, Atkins’ new significant other, and whom she went on a date with in Wednesday’s debut of the TV Show. Also on the TV show, Actor Diallo Riddle plays Stevie, a friend of Marlon’s who crashes on Marlon’s couch in his apartment that he shares, and stays in with Atkins.
The TV Show, “Marlon,” airs for two 30-minute episodes each week on NBC, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. The next episode of the show is going to air on the TV network this coming Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, and every Wednesday for the rest of the season, whenever that time frame may be, and each of the upcoming seasons, depending on how many more that may be after the show’s first, and current season ends. As of right now, there is no word on what day of the week, and time the episodes after this season will air so Wednesdays it is, unless it changes and, or there is an announcement or notification about a change in the day, and time that the show will air.
Diving more into the aforementioned actors, and actresses, and the movie-and-TV-Show-90’s-vs.-now-connection, and to wrap-up, Marlon was also in the 2004 movie, “White Chicks,” with his brother Shawn, and Atkins was in the TV Show“Smart Guy,” alongside other of the show’s main actors in John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver and Omar Gooding.
Actor John Witherspoon was also in the TV Show. “The Wayans Bros.,” with Marlon, and Shawn Wayans, and Jackee Harry, Tim Reid and Marques Houston were the main actors who starred alongside Tia, and Tamara in the TV Show, “Sister Sister.”
Houston has since delved into singing, and rapping. This is a positive trend among celebrities, including some who have done acting, and then rapping, and/or singing depending on their skill, and specialty, or vice versa, or one, or the other, or both. The list of celebrities who have gone such routes, although not all of them, also include mainly rapper, and also actor Ice Cube.
The main actors in the TV show, “Marlon,” Marlon Wayans, and Essence Atkins have also done movies and TV Shows, only – some of which were previously mentioned in this story.