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Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels plot NBC sitcom

'SNL' star gets his boss' seal of approval and shot at prime time

By Mekeisha Madden Toby Nov 19, 2012 5:50PM

'Kenan Thompson' '/' NBC


Kenan Thompson is ready for his close-up.


The long-time "Saturday Night Live" star is developing an NBC sitcom with the help of his boss, Lorne Michaels, and "SNL" scribe, Bryan Tucker, reports TV Guide and the Hollywood Reporter.


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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.


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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.



As for Michaels, this is his second NBC sitcom in development. He's also working on a fraternal comedy with "SNL" star Seth Meyers  and his brother, Josh Meyers.


"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Nov 20, 2012 5:01PM
whose awesome.. ur awesome ;o)  !,,,.
Nov 20, 2012 3:01PM
By far the least funny cast member. It amazes me that, not only is he still on the show, they're going to give him a brand new one!
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