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    NBC Renews Comedies ‘Young Rock’ and ‘Kenan’  

    NBC is moving forward on second seasons of Tuesday night comedies “Young Rock” and “Kenan”. “Young Rock”, the semi-biographical tale of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson follows the actor and wrestler’s fictionalized childhood through three increasingly large Rocks (played by Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, and Uli Latukefu). “Kenan”, starring “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson, plays the widowed father […]

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    Leslie Jones Exits ‘SNL’

    NBC’s veteran “Saturday Night Live” will open season 45 next month without Emmy nominated Leslie Jones. After five seasons, Jones opted to exit “SNL” to focus on her current career outside of late night, which will include upcoming indie films “I Am Maurice” with Chris Rock and “Queenpins” with Kristen Bell.  Jones is currently filming the […]

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    NBC Orders Competition Series ‘Bring the Funny’

    NBC is partnering with international organization Just For Laughs for a competition featuring comedians called “Bring the Funny,” which will feature a variety of comedy acts. The logline: The 10-episode series will bring together some of the most prolific comedians in the industry to serve as judges – “Saturday Night Live’s” longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, […]

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

    “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 […]

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    NBC Orders ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’

    NBC, which is intent on reviving the variety format in primetime, has confirmed upcoming “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” hosted by former “SNL” players Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. Also featured will be “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson. The series, which will telecast live from 30 Rockefeller Center and will feature sketches […]

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