Some folks know Kenan Thompson as a longtime Saturday Night Live cast member, while others remember him as a child star from Nickelodeon’s ‘All That’ and ‘Kenan & Kel’ shows in the ’90s. Now, Kenan Thompson will have another opportunity to become a household name with the announcement of his new NBC sitcom, ‘The Kenan Show.’
The show, which was initially ordered to pilot in January, focuses on Thompson’s character, who “strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who ‘helps’ in the most inappropriate ways.” Thompson will executive produce the series alongside Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, and Chris Rock, who is also credited as a director.
Kenan recently appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and shared that his newly busy schedule won’t keep him from SNL. “It’s the best job in the world. I can’t see myself just walking away from it like that, even with how busy I’ve been with another show on NBC called ‘Bring the Funny.’” His other new series ‘Bring The Funny’ is a new reality competition for up and coming comedic acts, which also features comedian Jeff Foxworthy and model Chrissy Teigen.
According to HuffPost, Kenan is staying true to his sketch-comedy roots and also still serving as executive producer, along with Kel Mitchell, for an ‘All That’ revival, premiering this summer and including him, Kel, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server in the first episode.
Congratulations to Kenan Thompson!