WINNING: NBC DEVELOPING NEW SITCOM STARRING KENAN THOMPSON
Is Kenan Thompson leaving SNL already?
NBC is developing a primetime comedy starring the SNL veteran and executive produced by SNL boss Lorne Michaels. According to TV Guide, the untitled family comedy, which has a script commitment from the network, would star Thompson as a man who moves in with his in-laws. Another member of the SNL team, writer Bryan Tucker, is writing the script and will executive produce with Thompson, Michaels and Andrew Singer (30 Rock).
This would mark Thompson’s return to comedy series, where he first rose to fame on Nickelodeon with All That and its unforgettable spinoff Kenan & Kel. On SNL, where he has been for the past 10 seasons, Thompson is best known for playing Deandre Cole, the singing host of fictional BET talk show What Up With That, and for a host of impersonations, including Al Sharpton, Bill Cosby and Whoopi Goldberg.
Michaels is known for transitioning on and off-screen SNL talent to NBC’s primetime. He executive produces two NBC comedy series: departing 30 Rock and sophomore Up All Night. He also is attached to a comedy script co-written by SNL head writer Seth Meyers. I need to hear more about the premise of this show though. A man moving in with his in-laws doesn't sound like something that will hold up. We don't need another ''Up All Night'', another ''30 Rock'' would be great though! Congrats Kenan! Follow me on twitter.com/Komu_Sense and facebook.com/KOMUSENSE for more entertainment news.