Damon Wayans Jr.Latest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
Happy Together reunites Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The father and son in real life will play father and son on the CBS sitcom -- albeit with different first names.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Max Greenfield and Damon Wayans Jr. have found a crazy New Girl connection between their CBS Monday night sitcom characters
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Wayans plays Jake Davis on Happy Together, while Greenfield plays Dave Johnson on The Neighborhood. If you take away Davis and Dave, you have Jake Johnson, their former New Girl co-star.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
CBS' The Neighborhood and Happy Together both have strong casts and hacky executions
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The new CBS Monday comedies "place premise above punchlines, both thwarted by writing that feels far below the skill levels of very fine casts," says Daniel Fienberg. He adds: "CBS sitcoms start broad. For better or worse, that's just what they do. Sometimes they settle in and become more interesting (Mom). Sometimes they figure out how to play to the strengths of their stars and become better that way (The Big Bang Theory). Other times, perhaps more often, they don't. For at least premiere week, this is an hourlong block of shows I don't like featuring stars whom I do."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
CBS orders comedies starring Cedric the Entertainer and Damon Wayans Jr.
One Direction alum Harry Styles will serve as an executive producer on the untitled Wayans comedy, about a 30-something couple who welcomes a young pop superstar in their lives. "The series is inspired by a time when executive producers Ben Winston and Harry Styles lived together,” CBS Television Studios said in a statement. “However, that’s where the reality ends. The show is not based on real life experiences or characters.” Winston is an executive producer of James Corden's The Late Late Show. Welcome to the Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a comedy about the nicest guy in the Midwest, played by Josh Lawson, who moves to a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everybody appreciates his "extreme neighborliness." The comedian will play his neighbor.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Damon Wayans Jr., "the most hotly pursued comedy actor this pilot season," lands a big CBS pilot deal
The New Girl and Happy Endings alum has fielded at least a dozen offers this pilot season, according to Deadline, but has decided to pick an untitled multi-camera comedy pilot in which he plays the business manager of a young pop superstar, who moves in with him and his wife. Deadline says Wayans' deal "is believed to be the biggest talent deal so far this pilot season....The rich pact is said to include points on the show and, if the pilot goes to series, a two-year first-look producing deal with CBS TV Studios."
Posted Tuesday 8/15/17 at 10:46PM EDT
Epix is bringing Patrick Dempsey back to TV, along with Damon Wayans Jr. and Virginia Madsen
The Grey’s Anatomy alum will play the title role in murder thriller The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a limited series based on the book by Joel Dicker.