Now that their comedy in the movies has run its course for the time being, Marlon, Shawn, and Keenan Ivory Wayans are making a return to television. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the brothers signed a deal with VH1 for a half-hour scripted comedy called "The Life and Times of Marcus ‘Felony’ Brown.”
The show centers on a rapper named ‘Felony’ played by Darius McCrary (Eddie Winslow from “Family Matters”) who, after his debut album goes platinum, is forced to relocate to Los Angeles to record his follow-up. Along for the ride are his self-hyping hype man, E-Z played by Vince Green; manager, Cash, played by Jon Abrahams (“Boston Public”); and hard-partying bodyguard, Tiny played by Marcello Thedford. Affion Crockett plays Seville, Marcus’ personal barber, while Toni Trucks (Michele from ‘All of Us’) is Tia, Marcus’ assistant. The show’s pilot just completed filming, but there’s no word on when the show will hit the air.