Kenan Thompson Developing NBC Comedy Series With Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels is known for lending out a helping hand to his featured performers from Saturday Night Live. Now, Michaels is helping out yet another one of his performers and has teamed up with Kenan Thompson for an upcoming comedy series on NBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Thompson will star, write and produce the yet-to-be-named series for NBC. The show’s focus will be on Thompson’s character, appropriately named Kenan Monroe, who decides to give up his New York life for a life in the suburbs. Thompson’s character moves in with his in-laws, which naturally leads to conflict with three generations of his wife’s family.
The single-camera comedy series will have Michaels as an executive producer through his Broadway Video banner and Universal Television. The production company is also helping out Thomspon’s SNL cast member Seth Meyers and his brother on developing a brother’s comedy series for NBC.
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