Multiple outlets are now reporting that NBC will not be bringing back “Marlon” and “Midnight, Texas” for new seasons. It’s a tough break for the Marlon Wayans’ comedy and the supernatural thriller, both of which were relatively new to the network.
“Marlon” may have been the weaker performer of the two, though it did last two seasons on the network. The series was loosely based on the comedian’s life, and the show wrapped its second season earlier this summer, The series starred Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor, and Amir O’Neil.
“Midnight, Texas” will go down as another failed adaptation for the network. The show is based on the popular book series by Charlaine Harris, who wrote the very successful book “The Southern Vampire Mysteries,” which brought us the hit HBO series “True Blood.” The series starred Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, and Arielle Kebbel. “Midnight, Texas” is currently in its second season, the big finale is expected to air on December 28, 2018.
There are rumors circulating that “Midnight, Texas” is looking for a buyer. The show comes from Universal Television and there is a small chance that the series could end up on a streaming service, or another network, for its third season.
“Midnight, Texas” took place in a remote Texas town where nothing is how it seemed. The network described the show stating, “In Midnight, Texas, being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. It’s a mysterious safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.”
NBC already has a pretty big replacement for these shows. The network is the new home for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which is coming to the network after its cancellation at FOX.
When FOX canceled “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” there was an immediate call to action from the Nine-Nine fanbase, which had NBC racing to secure the show. Neither “Midnight, Texas” or “Marlon” have raised that kind of support, but there is still a small glimmer of hope for “Midnight, Texas” fans to cling to for now. We wouldn’t suggest holding your breath waiting for an announcement though.