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Marlon Has the 'Ex' Factor in First Trailer for Wayans' NBC Sitcom

20 March 2017 9:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Divorce is a laughing matter for Marlon Wayans in the first trailer for his NBC sitcom Marlon, premiering Wednesday, Aug. 16 (9/8c).

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In the promo, obtained exclusively by TVLine, the funnyman introduces us to “Marlon,” a manic Internet sensation who maintains a beyond-close relationship with his former wife, played by Essence Atkins. In fact, if they were any closer, he’d live in her garage a la The Real O’Neals’ Pat and Eileen.

Though the character’s approach to parenting suggests that maybe Father »

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Marlon: NBC Releases Preview Photos for New Comedy

16 March 2017 1:01 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Check out these new character gallery and episode photos from the Marlon TV show, coming soon to NBC. Loosely inspired by the life of star Marlon Wayans, the series centers on a loving (but immature) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife.An updated family comedy, Marlon also stars: Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb, and Diallo Riddle. Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Wayans, Rick Alvarez, Michael Rotenberg, and director Andy Ackerman (pilot) also executive produce.  Read More… »


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David Ramsey-Vivica Fox Thriller ‘Illicit’ Bought by Breaking Glass

8 February 2017 6:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer/director Corey Grant’s thriller “Illicit,” starring David Ramsey, Vivica Fox and Dean Cain, Variety has learned exclusively.

The film had its world premiere last year at the American Black Film Festival, and will go on to play the Pan African Film Festival and Toronto Black Film Festival later this year. Breaking Glass is planning a theatrical release in Atlanta and Chicago in early May and a VOD/DVD release on May 23.

The story centers on a well-liked parole officer and a beautiful former model (Shireen Crutchfield) who enjoy a successful marriage until she gets the itch to go back to work. As the wife forms a friendship with an emerging photographer, the husband is dealing with a parolee who proves to be more than he bargained for.

Grant directed from his own script, written with co-star Lanett Tachel. The film also stars McKinley Freeman, »

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