Marlon Wayans Headed Back To TV In Buddy Cop Sitcom


The actor/comedian is set to write, executive produce and star in a new ABC comedy.

Posted: 10/18/2011 08:51 AM EDT
Filed Under TV News, Marlon Wayans


Sixteen years after he starred in The Wayans Bros, Marlon Wayans is bringing his brother act back to television. 


Wayans will write, executive produce and star in a new sitcom about odd couple brothers for ABC according to Deadline. The currently untitled show, still in development, will be a combination of single and multi-camera and center around a sibling pair of buddy cops— one married and one single whose relationship grows complicated when the single one falls down on his luck, and is forced to move in with the married cop’s family. Wayans will play the married brother.


There is still no word yet if one of Marlon’s real life multi-talented brothers will portray his sibling in the project.


Marlon is still currently at work on the Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) directed Richard Pryor feature film biopic. In his most demanding dramatic role yet, Wayans will star as the troubled comedic legend.


Wayans last appeared on film in G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra and lent his voice to the children's movie Marmaduke.

(Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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