NBC has ordered comedy series “The Kenan Show” centered around comedian Kenan Thompson, who will executive produce and star in the show.
What We Know…
- The show, written by Jackie Clarke of “Superstore,” follows Thompson’s character and his family as he “strives to be a super dad…balancing his job and a father-in-law who ‘helps’ in the most inappropriate ways.” His role is of a widowed dad working to raise two kids.
- Thompson will be executive producing with comedian Chris Rock, producer on “Portlandia” and “30 Rock” Andrew Singer and “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.
- Thompson has confirmed this new project will not take him off SNL for at least another year; he is the longest-tenured cast member in the show’s history with 16 seasons under his belt.
- Thompson will also judge NBC’s new comedy competition show “Bring The Funny” alongside Chrissy Teigen, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and comedian Amanda Seales. Fox is beginning a similar comedy competition series called “Funny People.”
- Thompson’s famous 90’s television show “All That” will also see a revival this year executive produced by Thompson and Kel Mitchell. The revival will feature fan-favorite sketches like “Good Burger” and a cameo from the Jonas Brothers.
This year is huge for Kenan as he racks up 3 new premieres and makes SNL history entering his 16th tenured season.