Upgrade U: Kenan Thompson Gets Some Epic News After 15 Years On ‘SNL’

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Actor Kenan Thompson arrives to the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018.  NUP_184216  (Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Upgrade U: Kenan Thompson Gets Some Epic News After 15 Years On ‘SNL’

The comedian is continuing to kill it.

Published September 23, 2018

Kenan Thompson is the longest-running castmember on NBC's SNL. After 16 seasons, he won his first Emmy and now reports are he has his own series in the works.

The Hollywood Reporter reports he "will star in single-camera comedy Saving Larry for NBC. The comedy, which received a sizable production commitment, hails from SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels and writer Jackie Clarke (Superstore)." 

In Saving Larrry, Thompson would play "a father who is left to parent his kids after the death of his wife with his father-in-law hovering over him."

However, there is no guarentee he will leave SNL. THR says Thompson "would likely exit" SNL, but no one would be mad if he kept that constant gig for as long possible. In addition, the show still needs to get picked up.

Nonetheless, you can't help but love Kenan Thompson, either way he is winning.

(Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Written by Renee Samuel

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