Wednesday, 9 p.m., NBC


Marlon (Marlon Wayans) is a father with two children and an ex-wife in this comedy loosely inspired by the comedian’s real life

What The Critics Say (Metascore 55)

  • Wayans’ performance is so outsized that it’s impossible to take him seriously; it’s like his character absorbs conflict, taking discord out of commission the way a bodyguard takes a stray bullet. Marlon is a steadfastly more comforting show–but it is less interesting, too. — Sonia Saraiya, Variety
  • 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. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Although Wayans has fewer limitations as a performer, he’d have been wise to realize something similar and not leave his TV family as such an afterthought. As impressive as Wayans’ skillset is, Marlon is too much Marlon. — Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter