Monday, February 3, 2014

Saturtainment: Waynehead (1996)

Kids' WB! had a few clunkers back in the day, but this one shouldn't have been one.

Waynehead sprang from the mind of actor-comedian Damon Wayans (In Living Color), who based the series on his own childhood. Brothers Shawn & Marlon and fellow Color cast member T'Keyah "Crystal" Keymah were in the cast, with Orlando Brown (Family Matters) in the lead as Damey.

Unfortunately, the series lasted just one season of 13 episodes due to poor ratings, and just not enough attention given to the show. I've a feeling Wayans may have offered Waynehead to Fox, Color's home network, but was turned down, leading to WB getting the show, and fumbling.

Here's the open. The series hasn't been seen since an all-too-brief run on Cartoon Network several years back.

Rating: C.

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