Written by Jackie Clarke (Superstore) and David Caspe (Happy Endings), the single-camera Kenan stars SNL vet Thompson as the recently widowed host of Atlanta’s No. 2 morning show, who struggles to balance his job and his young daughters despite all the “help” he gets from his father-in-law and his brother/assistant/manager/house guest.
Johnson (Miami Vice, Watchmen) will play the aforementioned father-in-law, Rick. (Andy Garcia was cast in the role well over a year ago, before the project got redeveloped.) Similarly, Lewis will now play Kenan’s loyal friend and co-worker; Punam Patel (Special) previously was cast in that role.
Redd will play Kenan’s brother, Gary.
In addition to Clarke and Caspe, executive producers include Thompson, SNL boss Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer.