Whether or not you're a big fan of Kenan Thompson on "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels is giving him his own show. Details after the break.
NBC and the "Saturday Night Live" creator are developing a comedy script that would serve as a starring vehicle for the former "All That" cast member. The untitled multi-generational family comedy, which is in the script stage at NBC, would star Thompson as a man who moves in with his in-laws. Bryan Tucker (writer, "Saturday Night Live") is slated to write the script and would executive produce with Michaels and Andrew Singer ("30 Rock"). Thompson would also be an executive producer.
Thompson, who first joined the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" in 2003, has been with the late night sketch comedy show for 10 seasons, tying him with Tim Meadows as the show's longest-running African American star. His other credits include "Fat Albert" and "Snakes on a Plane," and he's known for performing impressions such as Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Cosby.
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