Thursday, March 23, 2023

Development News - Essence Atkins and Tetona Jackson Join CBS Comedy Pilot Starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr.

Development News - March 23, 2023

CBS' Untitled Wayans Project.

  • Essence Atkins and Tetona Jackson have joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Damon Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr. Atkins previously starred for four seasons in UPN's Half & Half, three seasons in TBS' Are We There Yet? and two seasons in NBC's Marlon. Jackson starred for two seasons in BET's Boomerang.
  • Atkins will play Dr. Ivy Reed. She is intelligent, savvy and bold. She hosts the radio show "Ask Dr. Reed," where she gives helpful advice to listeners with a modern approach on life before she is brought in as Poppa's (Wayans) new co-host.
  • Jackson will play Nina, Junior's (Wayans Jr.) wife who is loving, real and detail oriented. She is his biggest supporter, but his biggest motivator as well. She doesn't want Junior to give up his dream, but hopes he can focus more on work in the meantime - she's already raising two kids and can't have him acting like a third. Even with all the distractions and family drama, Nina and Junior always make a great team.