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MARLON and GREAT NEWS Picked up to Series by NBC

The news out of NBC is coming fast and furious today and the network has picked up two more comedy series: MARLON (from Marlon Wayans) and GREAT NEWS (from Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield).

Here’s what you need to know about these new shows:

GREAT NEWS: Katie, an up-and-coming news producer, discovers that her overbearing mom (Andrea Martin) has rejoined the workforce as an intern at the station where Katie works, and this could be a huge disaster. But, with her biggest cheerleader at her side, Katie might finally get the recognition she deserves. Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and the producers of 30 ROCK serve as executive producers. (Cast: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Kimrie Lewis-Davis, John Michael Higgins and Horatio Sanz).

MARLON. Loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans, this  family comedy centers on a loving (but immature) father who committed to co-parenting his two kids with his ex-wife. (Cast: Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Amir O’Neil, Bresha Webb and Diallo Riddle).

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