Chris Rock to Direct Kenan Thompson Comedy Pilot at NBC

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.