Kenan Thompson looks to be getting ready for a new focus in his career. The Emmy award-winning comedic actor has for years made people laugh on ‘SNL’ but now is ready to star on his own show. According to Variety, Thompson is moving forward with a pilot over at NBC with Chris Rock now attached to direct.
Chris Rock has come onboard to direct the NBC single-cam comedy pilot “Saving Kenan,” Variety has learned. Rock will also executive produce the pilot, which stars “SNL” mainstay Kenan Thompson. Thompson will play a newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives