NBC’s go-to producer for new scripted comedy content is at it again with yet another program for an SNL cast member. Lorne Michaels is said to be developing a new single-camera series with Kenan Thompson who has eyes on the starring role. The show would following a man who moves from New York to his in-laws’ suburban house. Hilarity ensues.
Thompson will both write and executive produce the untitled series as well. He has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live since 2003, and a pickup would almost assuredly guarantee that would finally come to an end. So far, the broadcaster only has issued a script commitment which means things could fall through the cracks, making us cautiously optimistic about the show’s future.
This is the second project through Lorne Michaels for this development season. The other is a brothers comedy from Seth and Josh Meyers who are both writing the series. Also untitled, the show has received a script commitment thus increasing the odds that if Up All Night does not successfully shift to the multi-camera format, the man behind Saturday Night Live will not be left without a primetime NBC series following the departure of 30 Rock.