Reverie, starring Sarah Shahi and Dennis Haysbert, will premiere Wednesday, May 30 at 10 PM, immediately following NBC’s hit summer alternative series American Ninja Warrior. Marlon will debut its second season on Thursday, June 14 at 9 and 9:30 PM with Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots serving as its lead in.
From Extant creator Mickey Fisher, thriller Reverie follows Mara Kint (Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when her former boss, Charlie Ventana (Haysbert), brings her in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced immersive virtual-reality program in which you can live out your wildest dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself.
The cast also includes Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jessica Lu and Kathryn Morris.
Reverie is created and executive produced by Mickey Fisher. Jaume Collet-Serra directed the pilot. Tom Szentgyorgyi, Brooklyn Weaver, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey also executive produce. Reverie is produced by Universal Television and Amblin Television.
Last summer the 9 PM edition of Marlon averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall in Live+7 ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it the summer’s #1 new scripted series on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 and total viewers. Marlon wrapped its first season by matching the show’s “live plus same day” season highs with both its 9 and 9:30 p.m. telecasts.
Loosely inspired by the real life of star Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie), Marlon centers on a loving (but sometimes inappropriate) father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife.
In addition to Wayans, the cast features Essence Atkins, Bresha Webb, Diallo Riddle, Notlim Taylor and Amir O’Neil.
Christopher Moynihan serves as writer and executive producer. Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Michael Rotenberg also executive produce. Marlon is produced by Universal Television, Bicycle Path Productions, Baby Way Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.