NBC has released first-look trailers at 2 new series premiering this summer: “Marlon” (a family comedy loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans); and “Midnight, Texas” (based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris, author of the novels that inspired “True Blood”).
Premiering August 16 at 9pm, “Marlon” is an update to the classic family comedy that centers on a loving (but inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife. 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.
The cast includes Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil.
Check out the trailer below (and then click over to page 2 for “Midnight, Texas”):