It’s time for Kenan, Mr Mayor, and The Endgame to say their final farewells.
NBC has cancelled the sitcoms starring Kenan Thompson and Ted Danson after two seasons each, as well as the thriller starring Morena Baccarin after just one season of airing on their network.
Kenan, executive-produced by Lorne Michaels, Thompson, and others, depicted the lives of a single parent (Thompson) balancing a high-profile TV hosting career and raising two adolescent children, Aubrey (Dani Lane) and Birdie (Julia Roberts) (Dannah Lane).
Aside from the fact that Don Johnson played Rick, Chris Redd portrayed Kenan’s manager and roommate Gary. Both men had their own thoughts on how Kenan should go following the death of his wife.
Prior to the Winter Olympics, the show aired its last 10 episodes of season 2 in January. As a result of his efforts on the programme, Thompson received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013.
‘Kenan’ and ‘The Endgame’ have been cancelled by NBC.
Young Rock and Grand Crew, both created by Kenan Thompson and set in the world of organised crime, were renewed for a second season, but the heist thriller The Endgame and two other comedies were cancelled.
A two-season run for Kenan on the network has come to an end, while the first season of The Endgame has yet to air.
It had been a long time since the SNL star had been in a sitcom, and in Kenan, he did it without Kel Mitchell. As a widowed parent raising two girls, Thompson appeared on the show as a morning show host in Atlanta.
All of his friends and family members, as well as coworkers like Rick’s father-in-law Don Johnson and brother Chris Redd, give him advice on how to go on with his life. There were a number of additional performers on the evening including Kimrie Lewis, Dannah Lane, and Taylor Louderman, to name just a few.
Morena Baccarin played an unmatched criminal genius in The Endgame, which tickled a very other need. Elena Federova, played by Baccarin, is an international arms dealer and a general crime lord who, while being imprisoned for her crimes, manages to pull off a series of high-profile and well-planned bank robberies.
Val Turner (Ryan Michelle Bathe), a social misfit FBI agent with unwavering tenacity and resolve, is determined to stop her. Aside from the aforementioned actors, the drama included Kamal Angelo Bolden, Costa Ronin, Noah Bean, Jordan Johnson-Hinds, and Mark D. Espinoza.
Kenan was produced by Universal Television and Broadway Video. Executive producers of the show were Lorne Michaels, Ken Whittingham, Andrew Singer, and the show’s creators David Caspe and Jackie Clarke, all of whom Thompson had worked with previously on Saturday Night Live.
Thompson was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy in 2021 for his participation in the series.
While Universal Television’s Chuck and Scorpion executive producer Nick Wootton served as the writer for The Endgame, Quantico’s Jake Coburn served as the show’s executive producer.
Additionally, Justin Lin and Julie Plec were involved in the project. Emily Cummins and Andrew Schneider were brought on board through their respective companies, My So-Called Company and Perfect Storm Entertainment, respectively, to executive produce the series.
NBC’s decision to end both of these series, as well as Ted Danson’s comedy Mr Mayor, ushers in a new age of classic television on the network.
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