‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Kenan Thompson and NBC working on family comedy produced by Lorne Michaels

By Daniel S Levine,

It looks like another Saturday Night Live castmember could get his own series. NBC is reportedly developing a family comedy that would star Kenan Thompson, with Lorne Michaels as executive producer.

TV Guide reports that the single-cam sitcom would cover multiple generations of a family. Thompson will play a man stuck moving in with the in-laws. It is only at the script stage and the pilot was written by SNL writer Bryan Tucker. Thompson, Michaels and 30 Rock’s Andrew Singer have signed on to executive produce.

Michaels will produce under his Broadway Video with Universal TV, notes The Hollywood Reporter. Michaels is also working on an untitled series from brothers Seth Meyers (SNL) and Josh Meyers (Mad TV).

Thompson has been on SNL since 2003. He got his start on TV with The Steve Harvey Show, Sister, Sister and others before moving to Nickelodeon. He starred in All That and Kenan & Kel with Kel Mitchell. Thompson and Mitchell then starred in the film Good Burger.

Thompson is a featured SNL castmember, hosting the fictional show What’s Up With That?. His impressions include Al Sharpton, Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Cosby.

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