Marlon: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Marlon

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Marlon Wayans is an engaging comedian and performer, but his energetic brand of mischievous humor is ill-served by the conventionality of this square sitcom.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 88

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

In the premiere, exes Marlon and Ashley try a friendly divorce for their children's sake, but things get tricky when Ashley decides to date again. In other events, Marlon struggles to keep a sponsor for his online channel, "The Marlon Way."

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Air date: Aug 16, 2017

Ashley is shocked to learn that Marlon has a storage unit crammed full of things from when they were married and challenges him to have a yard sale to part with it all.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2017

Marlon struggles to come to terms with his daughter bringing home a boy for the first time; and Yvette uses Stevie to get great seats to a Beyoncé concert.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2017

Marlon and Ashley contemplate whether to have no strings attached "ex sex"; and Yvette babysits Marley and Zack.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2017

Feeling that Marley and Zack don't appreciate everything they have, Marlon teaches them a lesson by recreating the projects from his childhood.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2017

Marlon is stunned to learn that Ashley is treating herself to breast augmentation surgery for her birthday, her first since their divorce. In other events, Stevie tries to guess Yvette's age.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2017

Marlon and Ashley have very different ways of coping when Zack needs surgery.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2017

Marlon's lack of boundaries leads Ashley to ask for his key to her house back; and Marlon coaches Zack's basketball team.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2017

Marlon believes he can act appropriately to help Ashley get into an exclusive social club that prefers couples; and Yvette is shocked to learn that Stevie fits in perfectly among the bourgeois clientele at the club.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2017

In the Season 1 finale, the first wedding anniversary since their divorce leads Marlon and Ashley to rehash the details of their first date. They each have very different recollections of how it went down.

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Cast & Crew

Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayne
Notlim Taylor
Marley Wayne
Bresha Webb
Yvette
Essence Atkins
Ashley Wayne
Amir O'Neil
Zack Wayne
Marlon Wayans
Executive Producer
Rick Alvarez
Executive Producer
Michael Rotenberg
Executive Producer
Andy Ackerman
Executive Producer
Christopher Moynihan
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Marlon Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

It over-blows everything in service to a star who doesn't know how or when to stop.

Aug 16, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The strongest impression left by the two-episode premiere is that Wayans' stand-up act is probably hilarious, and that he shouldn't be wasting his time in this loud, broad sitcom.

Aug 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The comedy doesn't take off as it might have were it not trying too hard to be a family comedy.

Aug 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Marlon is trying to co-parent his children while navigating an amicable divorce... That reinterpretation of the foundation of the family sitcom makes Marlon a refreshing take on family dynamics. Everything else about it feels pretty standard.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Although Marlon may not come close in quality and sophistication to, say, Modern Family, or even The Middle, it's modestly enjoyable and a smart move on NBC's part.

Aug 11, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As impressive as Wayans' skillset is, Marlon is too much Marlon.

Aug 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Ultimately, Marlon will appeal to Wayans' fans, but folks looking for a unique comedy won't find it here.

Aug 15, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's silly and sweet and depends entirely on the appeal and the comedic chops of its star, which, thankfully, are considerable.

Aug 15, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Marlon is-well, ordinary.

Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…

For all of it's modern touches, Marlon is entertaining in the same way that some of my favorite sitcoms of the '90s were.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marlon: Season 1

  • Jan 09, 2021
    quite fun and watchable
  • Aug 26, 2019
    I love the show on how its about family, struggles, and comedy.
  • Jul 28, 2019
    For a "divorced" couple they're too involved in each other's lives outside of the care and well being of the kids marlon is trying to hard to be funny at the same time stepping further away from the plot line. It has its funny moments but at the same time they're divorced they need to display the realness of divorce in home
  • Nov 21, 2018
    Some moments are quite enjoyable and the concept of the show is good but I feel like a show that literally uses the word "black" as a punchline doesn't serve comedic justice, just a little too on the nose there.
  • Aug 24, 2018
    A modern take on one of the besf 90s show my wife and kids, marlon has slot of charm and laugh out loud moments.
  • Aug 14, 2018
    Love it. Great light humour
  • Jul 20, 2018
    We love Marlon, hubs and I are in love with this show, it’s hilarious! Just
  • Jul 04, 2018
    The show was good but i wish people would call the wayans brothers out on talking bad about black women! He referred to his wifes dark skinned friend as a nappy meal? Day time tv and making fun of black women yet again and im light skinned so... But yea it was funny but too much negative punch lines about black women when will that shit stop?,
  • Jun 30, 2018
    marlon himself is always funny. and there are some decent side characters. but the show tries to be too family oriented and gets serious/emotional at least once an episode. i still fount a good amount of enjoyment from it (1 viewing)
  • Jun 24, 2018
    This show is a must see. I cried ever episode!!

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