Kenan Thompson May Leave SNL For An NBC Sitcom

Thompson, who will star in the titular role and executive produce alongside SNL vet Lorne Michaels and 30 Rock's Andrew Singer, plays a father who is forced to be both a mother and father to his kids after the death of his wife, all while having his father-in-law hovering over him and judging his parenting.

Fresh off his first Emmy Award for his performance in Saturday Night Live, news has surfaced that Kenan Thompson may star in his own primetime comedy series. Universal Television will produce along with Michaels' Broadway Video.

Deadline reported that the forthcoming series Thompson is set to star in will follow the life of a widowed father of two as he navigates life. This year Thompson landed his first acting Emmy nomination for his work on the sketch comedy series, where he is known for such popular sketches as "What Up With That?" and "Black Jeopardy!", along with his impressions of Steve Harvey hosting Family Feud, Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby. He and Chris Redd, Will Stephen, and Eli Brueggemann won the Emmy this year for original music and lyrics for their song "Come Back Barack".

Thompson is repped by UTA, Michael Goldman, and Del Shaw.

Kenan Thompson's Studio 8H days might soon be behind him.

Clarke is a writer and co-executive producer on fellow NBC comedy "Superstore". Her series writing credits also include NBC's Undateable and ABC's Happy Endings. Saving Larry would be his first sitcom since Kenan & Kel ended in 2001.

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