“SNL’s” Kenan Thompson and Lorne Michaels Developing Sitcom
Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson has lined up a primetime TV gig with NBC, TV Guide has learned.
Thompson will star in an as-yet-untitled family comedy to be executive produced by his SNL boss Lorne Michaels. The project has a script commitment from the network and would feature Thompson as a newlywed who moves in with his in-laws.
The still-untitled pilot would mark Thompson’s return to series TV, where he first rose to fame as a sidesplitter with Nickelodeon ’90s comedies All That and Kenan and Kel.
Kenan has been a regular on SNL for 10 seasons. Thompson is best known for his portrayal of Deandre Cole — the singing host of fictional BET talk show What Up With That — in addition host of impersonations, including Rev. Al Sharpton, Reba McEntire and Whoopi Goldberg.