Exclusive: As he is heading into his 16th season on NBC
’s late-night staple Saturday Night Live
, Kenan Thompson
also is setting sights on primetime. In one of the biggest deals for a comedy project so far this season, NBC has given a production commitment to Saving Larry, a single-camera comedy starring Thompson. It hails from SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels
and his Broadway
Video as well as Superstore executive producer Jackie Clarke
Written by Clarke, Saving Larry centers on a dad (Thompson), who after his wife dies, has to be both mother and father to his kids. And he has to do it all with his father-in-law hovering over him.
Thompson, a married father of two, and Clarke executive produce with Michaels and Andrew Singer
for Broadway Video
. Universal Television
, where Broadway Video has a deal, is the studio.
Thompson, who recently told Deadline that he says he