After being on SNL for nearly 16 years, Kenan is finally in the spotlight for a new comedy titled, "The Kenan Show."
The show is written by Jackie Clarke and due out next season. Thompson stars as a newly widowed father who now has the responsibility of raising his kids alongside his father-in-law.
Lorne Michaels, creator and executive producer of “SNL,” is set to be the show’s executive producer.
Kenan's new show won't affect his role on SNL where he remains the longest-tenured member on the show.
He plans to return to SNL next year.