Thompson's NBC sitcom didn't make the cut for the 2019-2020 season, but there was talk of premiering it after the Tokyo Olympics. NBC Entertainment chair Paul Telegdy said at today's TV press tour, however, that The Kenan Show won't premiere until the 2020-21 season to allow Thompson to craft the show while working on other projects, including his NBC reality show Bring the Funny. “When a star is given to this network time and time again, we reciprocate," said Telegdy. "What we gave Kenan back was time, time to create a show he wants, time to do the projects he’s doing and that he loves, and a little time for his family. So The Kenan Show will come next season, and I think it’s stronger, smarter and funnier than it would be if we forced it through the traditional cycle."