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Kenan Thompson Preps His Own NBC Sitcom - The Color Brief February 19

Kenan Thompson Preps His Own NBC Sitcom - The Color Brief February 19

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Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson is set to star in his own NBC sitcom.  In Saving Kenan, Thompson plays a struggling dad who’s forced to enlist his father-in-law’s help after his wife dies.

Chris Rock has been tapped to direct the pilot.  Rock had a very successful foray into television with the semiautobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Prior to SNL, Thompson was a fixture of Nickelodeon comedy, starring on the sketch comedy show All That and the spinoff Kenan & Kel.

No word yet on when the pilot will surface.

In other news… 

Ken Jeong is teaming up with Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan for the CBS sitcom The Emperor of Malibu.  Kwan is also developing a series for Amazon.

Director Wanuri Kahiu, whose buzzworthy film Rafiki was the talk of the 2018 festival circuit, is engaged in a court battle in her native Kenya.  She’s fighting to avoid censorship of her film, which details a lesbian romance.  The Kenya Film Classification Board banned the filmcompletely.  This story is developing…

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Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield In Talks for Ryan Coogler Film - The Color Brief February 20

Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield In Talks for Ryan Coogler Film - The Color Brief February 20

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