KENAN is a new sitcom staring SNL star Kenan Thompson. It is even Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels.
The first pilot show set us up with a bunch of characters that were all concerned with how Kenan was handling the recent death of his beloved wife. It became obvious that she was the rock of the family and Kenan did not know how to carry on without her. He is the host of a morning talk show, yet Kenan was unable to talk about his grief.
This is a pretty heavy topic to start off a series. There were many moments of authenticity and honesty, yet it still left space for laughter. (Look for the gag reel at the end.) Were there some slow spots? Of course. But this was the first. I love Kenan and I enjoyed watching KENAN. I am hopeful the series will settle in for a long run.
KENAN is available to stream on NBC PEACOCK