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Kenan Thompson's 'Saving Kenan' Picked Up For Pilot Order By NBC

Kenan Thompson‘s new series Saving Kenan just got picked up for a pilot order by NBC.

The 40-year-old longtime Saturday Night Live cast member is set to executive produce and star in the upcoming series.

The show will follow a “newly widowed dad determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.”

SNL creator Lorne Michaels is also on board to executive produce the show.

The show went into development this past fall, just as Kenan entered his record 16th season on SNL and won his first Emmy for the series.

Rachel Brosnahan Stars in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo - Watch!

Rachel Brosnahan is getting ready for her Saturday Night Live stint!

The 28-year-old The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress stars in a new SNL promo released ahead of her hosting gig on Saturday (January 19).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rachel Brosnahan

ā€œI had seen it many times before, but here I was. Saturday Night Live, where it all went down. But something was different. Where was the cast? It felt a little too dead,” she explains in the clip, which also stars Kenan Thompson.

Rachel will host for the first time over the weekend, which is also the show’s first episode since the holiday hiatus. Greta Van Fleet is set to the hit the stage as the night’s musical act.

Watch the promo below!

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Matthew Morrison & Wife Renee Couple Up at NRF Foundation Gala 2019!

Matthew Morrison is dapper as he hits the purple carpet alongside his wife Renee while attending the 2019 NRF Foundation Gala held at the Sheraton New York Times Square on Sunday (January 13) in New York City.

The happy couple were joined at the event by Nicky Hilton, Snoop Dogg and Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matthew Morrison

The annual NRF Foundation Gala brings together hundreds of retail executives and raises money for NRF Foundation initiatives, including educational and inspirational programs, student scholarships and RISE Up, an industry-backed training and credentialing program.


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John Legend & Chrissy Teigen's 'A Legendary Christmas' Special - Celeb Guests Revealed!

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting into the holiday spirit with A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, airing tonight (November 28) on NBC at 10-11 p.m. ET, followed by an encore on December 12 at 10-11 p.m. ET.

The two will be joined by tons of friends and family members for their major holiday special!

Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor will help to celebrate, along with Awkwafina, Neal Brennan, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hough, Kris Jenner, Yassir Lester, Retta, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz and Kim Kardashian. Kenan Thompson and Queer Eye‘s Fab Five – Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness ā€“ also make cameos.

Plus, watch for cameos from The Voice‘s Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as Tien Tran.

John will be performing songs from A Legendary Christmas.
Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding will also make musical appearances.

Watch the trailer below!

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Seth Meyers Visits Bill Cosby in Prison on 'SNL' (Video)

Saturday Night Live is taking on Bill Cosby‘s new life behind bars.

Kenan Thompson took on the role of the 81-year-old disgraced actor who proclaimed ā€œIā€™m in jail and loving it!ā€

In the sketch, host Seth Meyers plays Bill‘s new cellmate while a delusional Bill said he was put in jail for “loving salty foods” — keeping Bill‘s actual sexual assault charges vague.

Bill shows Seth around their cell and introduced his new cellmate to his pet turtle, which Bill believed to be Quincy Jones.

Watch the sketch below!