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BET starts shooting ‘Second Generation Wayans’ at EUE Screen Gems

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We all know Marlon, Shawn, Damon and Keenen Ivory Wayans. They’ve bestowed the world “In Living Color,” “Scary Movie,” “My Wife and Kids,” “The Wayans Bros” and “White Chicks.”

But watch out: there’s a whole new set of Wayans that are coming to the TV screen: “Second Generation Wayans,” a new BET sitcom that just started production at EUE Screen Gems in Atlanta. BET has not yet announced a launch date.

Here’s the description of what it will be like from BET:

Craig Wayans and Damien Dante Wayans come from America’s first family of comedy. Their co-star George Gore II is best known for his role as Big Head Junior in Damon Wayans’s sitcom My Wife & Kids. Second Generation Wayans is a hilarious, new, scripted family comedy. However, as it turns out, being a Wayans isn’t all fun and games. Viewers see the good, the funny and the ugly as the young trio emerges from the long shadows of their aunts and uncles to carve out their own paths to stardom.

Starring Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans and George Gore II.

Interestingly, these two Wayans are not sons of the big four Wayans. There are six others Wayans from that generation, too. Craig is the son of screenwriter Diedre Wayans. Damien is son of screenwriter Elvira Wayans.

BET is now using EUE Screen Gems for “Sunday Best” and all its scripted programming, including “Reed Between the Lines,” “The Game” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

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11 comments Add your comment

Chi Town

October 9th, 2012
9:10 am

WOW………just what we need.

Dick Dickerson

October 9th, 2012
9:34 am

We’re Cousins,
We’re happy
And We’re singin…

stilldefiant

October 9th, 2012
9:40 am

Just glad it’s not another reality show. I’ll give it a try.

Cool!

October 9th, 2012
11:47 am

I like the Wayans shows – I’m gonna get you, Sucka was a classic! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

All I'm Saying Is....

October 9th, 2012
1:05 pm

Is it me or does that look like The Joker’s crazy Wayans cousin on the left?

maybeitsme

October 9th, 2012
3:11 pm

“BET has announced a launch date.”

It would seem that the next step in the article would be inclusion of that information. I dunno.

Pari

October 9th, 2012
3:57 pm

Oh, this looks like it’s gonna be hilarious! I hope it is.

Rodney Ho

October 9th, 2012
4:13 pm

@maybeitsme I meant to say BET has not announced a launch date.

The Truth

October 10th, 2012
11:26 am

Is it just us, or does it seem that on L&O type cop shows that 91 % of the time it’s Always a white guy? The bad cop, the dirty cop, the dumb cop is Always a white cop? Come on people….

maybeitsme

October 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

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