Keenan Thompson Eyes 'SNL' Exit for His Own Comedy Show at NBC

Angelo Anderson
September 24, 2018

Kenan Thompson attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. He now holds the record of the longest-serving SNL cast member ever, having been at the show since 2003. It hails from SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video as well as Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke.

The series, titled "Saving Larry", is a single-camera comedy in which Thomson would star as a dad who has to be both mother and father to his kids after his wife dies.

NBC has handed a production commitment to Saving Larry, a comedy series that would star the Saturday Night Live veteran.

Speaking to THR in June, Thompson spoke candidly about the possibility of leaving the show and admitted he was not fond of thinking about it. This is such a special place, you want to do your part here, but you also want to make room for people that are coming behind you.


This also would not be Thompson's first time starring in a sitcom as he famously starred in the beloved Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel from 1996 until 2001.

As he is heading into his 16th season on NBC's late-night staple Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson also is setting sights on primetime. 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". Clarke will pen the script.

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.

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