Main Content

SPECIAL DAY DEC 15 | WED 8:30/7:30c

About the Show

TV-PG 22 min | 2021

About the Show

This single-camera comedy follows a widowed dad, Kenan (Kenan Thompson), who's juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising his two girls. As Kenan tries to move on, his father-in-law (Don Johnson), brother (Chris Redd) and co-workers all have strong opinions on the best way to live his life. 

The show centers on the familial relationships as Kenan tries to reclaim his life after his wife's death. Kenan's daughters are his world – the too smart Aubrey (Dani Lane) and the silly, unpredictable Birdie (Dannah Lane). He struggles to balance parenting them as a single dad and hosting his show, which leads him to reluctantly accept help from his father-in-law, Rick. Rick was a gallivanting sax player when his daughter, Cori (Niccole Thurman), was young and missed out on a lot of her childhood, so he is aiming to make that up with his granddaughters, although his old-school parenting style does not often match up to Kenan's. 

At work, Kenan excels at his job with the help of his driven executive producer, Mika (Kimrie Lewis). Mika can be tightly wound, especially when Gary, as Kenan's not-so-managerial manager, tries to insert himself, but Mika remains a confidante and ally to Kenan. They are able to be vulnerable with one another and connect as friends … and maybe something more.

Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Kenan Thompson, Ken Whittingham and Andrew Singer serve as executive producers. 

"Kenan" is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video.


Series Premiere
February 16, 2021

Day and Time
Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c

Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis, Dani Lane, Dannah Lane and Don Johnson

Executive Producers
Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Andrew Singer, Kenan Thompson, Ken Whittingham

Created By
Jackie Clarke, David Caspe

Pilot Written By
Jackie Clarke, David Caspe

Line Producer
Keith Raskin

Co-Executive Producers
Vanessa Ramos, Leila Strachan, Bryan Tucker, Daniel Libman, Matthew Libman, Dannah Phirman, Danielle Schneider, Hilary Marx, Katy Jenson

Supervising Producer
Yassir Lester

Michael Goldman, Don Johnson

Casting Directors
Collin Daniel, Brett Greenstein

Production Designer
Gary Kordan

Director of Photography
Jim Bagdonas

John Daigle, Sandra Montiel, Michael Schultz

Music By
Poo Bear, Joe Wong

Los Angeles, California

Produced By
Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Broadway Video

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our cookie policy.