NBC’s new season comedy focus includes Kenan Thompson show

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kenan Thompson will be pulling double-duty at NBC next season. He’s starring in a new comedy while sticking with “Saturday Night Live.”

NBC’s announcement Sunday of its 2019-20 line-up includes “The Kenan Show,” with Thompson and Chris Rock among the executive producers.

Thompson plays a dedicated dad balancing family, work and a meddling father-in-law played by Andy Garcia.

The midseason series is among four new sitcoms for NBC, reflecting what its executives called an increased focus on comedy at the network.

NBC also said it’s renewing the family drama “This Is Us” for three more seasons and leaving the door open to more after that.

“This Is Us” will return in the fall, but fans of some NBC shows, including “Manifest,” will have to wait until midseason in early 2020.