Posted by | Ray Cornelius

CONGRATS to the cast of “Marlon!” NBC has ordered a new season of the 30-minute comedy series that stars the very funny Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins.

According to DEADLINE, “Marlon” was the summer’s #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in the 18-49 demographic and total viewers.

As previously reported, the show features him as an attentive — somewhat juvenile — single father who is co-parenting his two young children with his mature and very put-together ex-wife, Ashley, played by Essence. While his fatherly advice may often be misguided, and he sometimes lets his own outsized personality and unpredictable Internet superstardom get in his way, for Marlon, family always comes first.

Rounding out the cast are comedic writer Diallo Riddle as his unemployed best friend, Stevie and comedic actress Bresha Webb as Ashley’s no-nonsense BFF, Yvette + Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil as Marlon’s teenage daughter, Marley and his young son, Zack.  “Marlon” is also loosely based on his zany adventures as a husband, father and friend.

Click here and listen to my #UPFRONT interview where he talked about incorporating real life situations into the show, his undeniable on screen chemistry with Essence and much more.

Photo Credit: Paras Griffin / Getty Images for NBC