NBC has placed a series order for a new sitcom built around “Saturday Night Live” fixture Kenan Thompson, according to media reports.
“The Kenan Show” is being produced by Universal Television in association with Broadway Video. In addition to Thompson, the cast of the family comedy series features Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett and Andy Garcia.
Thompson reportedly plays a dad trying to be “super dad” to two daughters. Jackie Clarke will write and executive produce.
Chris Rock will direct and executive produce, while Thompson, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer will also executive produce.