Kenan on NBC Season 1 Updates

Kenan is a comedy TV series. The show focuses on a widowed dad, who is juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show while trying to raise his two girls. It leads him to reluctantly accepting help from his father-in-law (Don Johnson), brother (Chris Redd) and co-workers.


The cast of Kenan

Kenan Thompson as Kenan Williams
Don Johnson as Rick Noble
Chris Redd as Gary Williams
Kimrie Lewis as Mika Caldwell
Dani Lane as Aubrey Williams
Dannah Lane as Birdie Williams

Kenan statement about his character

He is a guy who is hosting a morning show but also trying to juggle that work-life balance. He is recently widowed and raising his two daughters. His father-in-law has come around to try to “help” him out. My brother/manager is living with me and around me. Between the three of us, we are trying to protect and raise these two beautiful young ladies.

Don Johnson statement about his character

Ric…he’s a guy that gets it…but is sometimes clueless you know about what other people are on top of.

Chris Redd statement about his character

He is Kenan‘s loyal brother but he might have some bad advice sometimes. He is all about trying to keep my brother successful but also likes going to the club.

Kimree Lewis statement about her character

Mika is the executive producer for the morning show.  Without giving away too much away…there is a little bit of romantic attraction between her and Kenan.

Other notes

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

Release date

It will be available on February 16th on NBC.

The show is also available in Canada on CityTV.

Season 1 Episode List

Check out the Season 1 Updates below includes the question(s) we ask ourselves before the episode begins.

101 “Pilot”

Air date: February 16, 2021

How will Kenan adjust to life as a single parent?

102 “Hard News”

Air date: February 23, 2021

What is Cori hiding? What sort of hard news will be added to the Morning show?

103 “The Fourth Hour”

Air date: March 2, 2021

How will Kenan handle an increased load to his work schedule? What tips will Rick give to his son-in-law?

104 “Flirting”

Air date: March 16, 2021

How will Kenan do in the dating world?

105 “Flipp’d”

Air date: March 23, 2021

What happens when Kenan’s former boy bandmate-turned-huge popstar comes to town? What sort of advice will Mika gives Aubrey and Birdie about feminism and the art of persuasion?

106 “You Go, Squirrel!”

Air date: March 30, 2021

Is Cori’s spirit in a squirrel? Why is Rick and Gary throwing Kenan a surprise birthday party?

107 “Kenan’s Mom”

Air date: April 6, 2021

Can Kenan handle the fact that his mum, Bobbi, is overly independent?

108 “Wednesday’s Gal”

Air date: April 13, 2021

Can Mika’s wedding segment “Wednesday’s Gal” generate advertising revenue for the station?

109 “Teacher’s Strike”

Air date: April 20, 2021

How will everyone keep the kids occupied when the teachers go on strike?

110 “Hair Show”

Air date: April 27, 2021

How will the family prepare the girls for their annual Atlanta Hair Show?


The series was renewed for a second season.

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