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Kenan Thompson To Produce Kids Sketch Show

Kenan Thompson To Produce Kids Sketch Show”

Thompson, who is now the longest running cast member of Saturday Night Live, launched his career as a child star on the top-rated kids sketch show All That, which spun off numerous hits for Nickelodeon including the series Kenan and Kel and the feature film Good Burger. Thompson will reteam with Albie Hecht, Chief Content Officer of pocket.watch and former President of Nickelodeon Entertainment for the new series. Co-producers Josh Server, who also worked on All That, and Mason Gordon will executive produce. "And have a blast doing it!"

The project, which marks pocket.watch's first major production, will be shot in front of a live studio audience (with some parts prerecorded) and run about 10-13 episodes at first.

Thompson will serve as creator, executive producer and voice of the title character for the show, a digital assistant in the vein of Siri and Alexa who helps kids solve their daily problems. "At Nickelodeon, I witnessed first-hand Kenan and his fellow cast members' ability to turn everyday scenarios into hilarious adventures".

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"I'm excited to once again team up with Albie Hecht and work alongside his great new team at Pocket.watch to bring "Skoogle" to life", Thompson said in a statement.

Having spent five seasons on All That and 14 and counting on Saturday Night Live, Thompson will have a chance to influence the next generation of sketch comedy with Skoogle.

Pocket.watch bills itself as a "new kind of entertainment company" that combines the digital grassroots of the current media landscape with "classic, epic" storytelling techniques. He is repped by UTA; Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano, and Michael Goldman.



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