Kenan Thompson could leave SNL to star in NBC comedy series

In addition to starring in the show, Thompson would serve as executive producer.

September 23, 2018
Kenan Thompson could leave <i>SNL</i> to star in NBC comedy series NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Kenan Thompson attends Studio C Live from NYC featuring Kenan Thompson at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 24, 2018 in New York City.   Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for BYUB

Recent Emmy winner Kenan Thompson might be leaving SNL to star in his own NBC comedy series.

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Variety reports the series would be titled Saving Larry and would be "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. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him."

Other executive producers include Jackie Chan, Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer. Chan will also work as a writer for the show.

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Kenan Thompson could leave SNL to star in NBC comedy series