Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels plot NBC sitcom
'SNL' star gets his boss' seal of approval and shot at prime time
Kenan Thompson is ready for his close-up.
Thompson, 34, will star in the comedy, as well as write and executive produce it. He'll play a New Yorker who leaves behind his life in the city to live with his wife and her parents in the suburbs.
Thompson, an Atlanta native, has been on "Saturday Night Live" for 10 seasons. He is also best known as a child actor on Nickelodeon's "All That" and "Kenan & Kel" and 2004's "Fat Albert." His signature "SNL" impersonations include Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Barkley.
"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.