Second Generation Wayans

Common Sense Media says

Curb Your Enthusiasm-lite, with some mature situations.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show focuses on people working hard to achieve their dreams while balancing real-life struggles -- all in a humorous format.

Positive role models

Craig Wayans is a caring father. The characters are generally likeable.

Violence

Contains some occasional yelling and screaming, especially between the men and the women they are (and were) dating.

Sex

Some innuendo, including references to spending the night, and subtle sexual references. Men are sometimes visible shirtless; women are sometimes shown in skimpy bikinis and sleep wear.

Language

Words like "ass" audible. Stronger vocab is bleeped.

Consumerism

Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and other high-end car makes visible. Contains references to social media like Twitter.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Champagne, cocktails, and other alcoholic beverages are consumed over dinner, during social gatherings, and at clubs/bars.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Second Generation Wayans is a mild scripted comedy featuring folks from a famous family trying to make it in Hollywood. The show contains some occasional strong language, occasional sexual references, and social drinking. Expect a few brief shouting matches between cast members and their present and former romantic interests.

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What's the story?

SECOND GENERATION WAYANS is a comedy based on the lives of the next generation of Hollywood's distinguished Wayans family. Damien Dante Wayans and Craig Wayans are finding it hard to build their individual entertainment careers while living under the shadows of their famous relatives, and trying to balance their individual love lives. With the help of their friend and new partner George O. Gore II, and their office assistant Maya (played by Tatyana Ali), they hope to create a name for themselves while taking Tinseltown by storm.

Is it any good?

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Using comedy and a bit of drama, the original BET scripted series stars actors pretending to be themselves in fictional situations. Second Generation Wayans also attempts to highlight some of the pros and cons that come with being part of a family with a Hollywood legacy when trying to build a career in the entertainment industry, and weave them into individual narratives about romance and relationships.

Some of story combinations work, and there are some light-hearted moments, too. But the conflicts presented here aren't particularly creative, and there isn't much here to make you laugh out loud. Nonetheless, the cast is definitely likable, and no doubt that viewers will be interested in seeing what the new generation of this famous Hollywood family is up to.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about watching a scripted show about real people. Why do you think this is a scripted show instead of a reality show? What advantages do scripted shows have over unscripted ones and vice versa?

  • Would being from a famous family make it easier or harder to have a career in Hollywood?

TV details

Cast:Craig Wayans, Damien Dante Wayans, George O. Gore II
Network:BET
Genre:Comedy
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:Streaming

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