Marlon Wayans To Produce Show Based on His Life
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

According to reports, Marlon Wayans has produced a new show loosely based on his life called Marlon, that has been picked up by NBC. The show will star the comedian and the story centers around a father’s journey to co-parent with an ex he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with.

According to reports, Wayans launched a production company with his business partner Rick Alvarez last year based at Universal TV, with which the comic star signed an overall deal. The new show is under that deal and is co-created with Chris Moynihan.

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Under the overall deal with Universal TV, Wayans and Alvarez are set to to develop scripted and nonscripted projects. Alvarez heads company operations and will oversee scripted TV projects, and producing partner Steve Harris will oversee nonscripted programming. Wayans hosts the studio’s reality series for NBC, I Can Do That, which tied for the highest-rated 2015 summer unscripted premiere on NBC in four years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The company is also working on another show called Bring The Funny with NBC.

Wayans, who co-created and starred in the WB’s The Wayans Brothers, has also hosted, co-created, and executive produced the TBS comedy competition show Funniest Wins, and co-executive produced BET’s Second Generation Wayans. He’s set to star on the big screen in Fifty Shades Of Black, a comedy spoof that opens in theaters January 29. Watch the trailer below:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.