Chris Rock is officially on board the NBC comedy pilot Saving Kenan.
The stand up comedian and actor has been tapped to direct the single-camera pilot, which stars Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson. Rock and Thompson will also executive produce the show written by Jackie Clarke.
According to Deadline, Saving Kenan follows a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law become more involved in their lives.
Should the pilot is picked up to series, Rock will continue as an executive producer, and Thompson will most likely leave SNL as a full-time cast member.