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NBC Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Saving Kenan’ and ‘Like Magic’

Both Are Single Camera Half Hours

“Saturday Night Live’s” Kenan Thompson could be heading to NBC in primetime. The network has picked up his single camera comedy pilot, “Saving Kenan” (formerly known as “Saving Larry”), which center on a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.

“Saving Kenan” comes from “SNL” creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video and “Superstore” executive producer Jackie Clarke.

The Peacock net also ordered single-camera comedy pilot “Like Magic,” a workplace comedy that follows an optimistic young woman pursuing her dreams in the mysterious world of the Magic Palace. It comes from “Superstore” writers Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu, “Forever” co-creator Matt Hubbard, Julie Anne Robinson’s CannyLads Productions and Universal TV.