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[05/14/21 - 11:15 AM]
NBC Bolsters Year-Round Programming Slate with Bold, Compelling Dramas in the Fall, Fresh and Funny Midseason Comedy Blocks and Dominant Unscripted Programming Across the Calendar
New dramas "Ordinary Joe," "La Brea" and "Law & Order: For the Defense" will launch this fall.

[04/30/21 - 11:02 AM]
NBC Renews First-Year Comedies "Young Rock" and "Kenan"
"It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson & Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining and heartwarming stories," said Lisa Katz.

[01/15/21 - 01:05 PM]
NBC Set Premiere Dates for Its Two Upcoming Comedies "Young Rock" and "Kenan"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Tuesday, February 16 in place of "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," which will return in the spring.

[01/01/21 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 28-January 1
Updates include: the five major studios will place their Southern California-based series on an extended hiatus due to the state's surge in coronavirus cases.

[08/27/20 - 12:02 PM]
It's Go Time as NBC Kickstarts the Season with Everyone's Favorite Series
"The Voice," "Weakest Link" and "Ellen's Game of Games" are among the series on tap this fall.

[07/16/20 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 16
Updates include: USA cancels "Briarpatch" after one season; Don Johnson, Chris Redd board revamped "Kenan" at NBC; and ABC casts quartet in Topher Grace-led "Home Economics."

[06/16/20 - 11:00 AM]
NBC Enters the 2020-21 Season with Unprecedented Stability Across Its Schedule, Featuring Hit Dramas, Beloved Comedies and Powerhouse Alternative Programming
The network's fall schedule sees 16 returning shows, and one new drama with "Law & Order: Organized Crime."

[01/11/20 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Saturday, January 11
Updates include: NBC sets "Council of Dads" premiere date; "The Kenan Show" pushed to 2020-21 season; and NBC tables plans for live telecasts of "Bye Bye Birdie" and "A Few Good Men."

[05/12/19 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, May 12
Updates include: CBS confirms fates of its remaining pilots; FOX's "Filthy Rich" is latest to recast a role; and NBC locks in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" episode order for season seven.

[05/12/19 - 10:00 AM]
NBC Builds on Winning Lineup with Strong Investments in Returning Hits, Dominant Alternative Programming, Addictive New Dramas, A Renewed Focus on Comedy and Homecomings for Big NBC Stars
New additions this fall include drama "Bluff City Law" and comedies "Perfect Harmony" and "Sunnyside."

[05/10/19 - 11:20 AM]
Development Update: Friday, May 10 - NBC Brings "The Kenan Show" to Comedy Lineup
In this family comedy, Kenan Thompson strives to be a super dad to his two adorable girls while simultaneously balancing his job and a father-in-law who "helps" in the most inappropriate ways.

[04/04/19 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 4
Updates include: Andre Holland to lead Netflix's "The Eddy"; Kerry Bishé tapped for Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels"; and Freeform's "Unrelated" changes showrunners.

[03/22/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 22
Updates include: HBO moves forward with "Perry Mason" limited series; Jack Davenport cast in "Why Women Kill" for CBS All Access; and Simone Missick books lead role in CBS's "Courthouse."

[03/20/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 20
Updates include: Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins to star in new season of Hulu's "Castle Rock"; Katherine Heigl to star in comedy pilot "Our House" at CBS; and Andy Garcia joins Kenan Thompson in NBC's "The Kenan Show."

[02/15/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 15
Updates include: Ken Jeong to lead "The Emperor of Malibu" at CBS; Chris Rock to helm "Saving Kenan" for NBC; and Jessica Garza, Johnathan Nieves cast in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels."

[01/18/19 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 18
Updates include: Hulu cancels Sean Penn-led "The First"; NBC orders two single-camera comedy pilots; and Ashley Thomas, Rick Gomez bound for ABC's "NYPD Blue" sequel series.

[09/21/18 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 21
Updates include: Kenan Thompson to lead "Saving Larry" for NBC; Laurie Holden to recur on FOX's "Proven Innocent"; and Michaela Watkins to visit "Search Party" at TBS.







KENAN (NBC)
Returns in Holiday 2021 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/16/21 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
Season 2 ordered on 4/30/21
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, April 2021) NBC has renewed its first-year comedies "Young Rock" and "Kenan." "It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson & Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining and heartwarming stories," said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "We're thrilled to renew both of these shows for another season and can't wait to see more from Dwayne, Kenan and the incredibly talented casts and producing teams behind each of them." The "Kenan" premiere ranks as NBC's #4 digital comedy launch on record and has been seen by 7.4 million viewers. This single-camera comedy follows a widowed dad, Kenan (Kenan Thompson), who's juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising his two girls. As Kenan tries to move on, his father-in-law Rick (Don Johnson), brother Gary (Chris Redd) and co-workers all have strong opinions on the best way to live his life.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Redd as Gary
· Dani Lockett as Emma
· Dannah Lockett as Sophie
· Don Johnson as Rick
· Kenan Thompson as Kenan
· Kimrie Lewis as Mika
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Andy Garcia as Percy (Original Pilot)
· Punam Patel as Erica (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Singer as EP
· Chris Rock as EP/DIR (Original Pilot)
· David Caspe as CRTR/EP
· Jackie Clarke as CRTR/EP
· Ken Whittingham as DIR (Pilot)
· Kenan Thompson as EP
· Lorne Michaels as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Broadway Video Television
· Universal Television