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June 21st, 2018 under Sherri Shepherd, Wayans Brothers

Tonight at 9p on NBC, Marlon’s sisters come for a visit and someone needs to give Kym Whitley and Sherri Shepherd their own show ASAP.

Marlon loves his sisters, but there is something he has not told them. He has hidden from them the fact that he and Ashley (Essence Atkins) are divorced. Therefore, he asks his ex-wife to pretend like they are still married. How will that go over? Let’s just say the 9:30p episode has the former couple going to divorce counseling.

Back to Whitley and Shepherd, these two play off of each other so well, someone needs to give them a sitcom where they can just be fabulously funny together.

What is not fabulously funny is The Gong Show that is back on ABC tonight at 8p. I still cannot get over that they have Mike Meyers in a Robin Williams clown suit as their host. I mean since the cat is out of the bag, why not just let Mike Meyers be Mike Meyers? That and he is not funny like a cheeky monkey as the host.

If I could get past that, then maybe the judges would have me laughing. Not tonight. While I adore Will Arnett, the flat Armisen and unfunny Rita Wilson make me want to gong the gong.

When it comes to the acts, it starts out with a contestant losing all of his clothes. And I do mean all. I thought OK, this is off to a good start. Mostly because I have liked this couple since I saw them on America’s Got Talent. But then it gets kind of boring. The problem is that an hour is way too long for this show. After a while, it is like I cannot watch any more of this.

That is why the original worked. It was just 30 minutes and Chuck Berry was as wacky as the contestants. Meyers makes it too much about his character and not enough the contestants. I want to like this revival but I cannot. Maybe you will and I hope you do. But I suggest watching Marlon instead at 9p over on NBC.


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