After winning his first Emmy for Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson is reportedly set to star in Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy, on NBC. According to Deadline, the comedian will likely exit the late-night sketch show to focus on the new primetime sitcom by SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Micheals.
Saving Larry is written by Jacki Clarke and focuses on a widower left to raise his two children under the watchful eye of his father-in-law.
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I’ve been blessed to watch this man crush ANYTHING he’s attempted to do since 2008! Seriously anything, he is so talented. You pour your heart into your job 6 days a week and then come home to change diapers, play catch, play doctor, play therapist, give hugs, give baths and get the big one to school in the morning. You’re such a staple and a rock in my life, her life, his life, everyone’s life, lolol.. I am so thankful to call you my best friend. You are the most talented and deserving man that I know.
Although the sitcom received a sizable production commitment, there’s no word on if Thompson, SNL’s longest-running cast member, will make a full exit from the show. The single-dad series must still be picked as a pilot and series. Most comedians exit the
Before heading to SNL in 2003, Thompson rose to fame on Nickelodeon’s All That comedy series in 1994 before starring in the show’s spinoff Kenan & Kel from 1996-2001.