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Kenan, The Endgame Canceled, Young Rock Renewed as NBC Solidifies Fall Lineup

NBC announced a number of renewals and cancellations on Thursday.
  • Kenan; The Endgame; Young Rock (Photos: NBC)
    Kenan; The Endgame; Young Rock (Photos: NBC)

    In a slew of cancellations and renewals handed down on Thursday, NBC announced that Kenan, The Endgame, and Mr. Mayor have been canceled, while American Auto, Grand Crew, and Young Rock are being renewed for another season. Additionally, the network has decided not to move forward with the comedy pilot Hungry, starring Ariel Winter (Modern Family).

    Kenan, produced by Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels, aired for two seasons and starred Kenan Thompson as a single dad with a high profile news job.

    The Endgame, starring Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathé, aired for just one, 10-episode season. The thriller followed the cat and mouse game between an international arms dealer and criminal mastermind (Baccarin) and the FBI special agent (Bathé) investigating her.

    Mr. Mayor, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, is currently in its second season, with the finale set to air Tuesday, May 17. The comedy stars Ted Danson as a retired businessman who runs for mayor of Los Angeles.

    Meanwhile, American Auto, the workplace comedy created by Justin Spitzer (Superstore), is returning for a second season. The series takes place at Payne Motors in Detroit, where the company has just hired its first woman CEO, Katherine Hastings (Ana Gasteyer), who knows nothing about cars.

    Also coming back for a second season is Grand Crew, a comedy series following a group of young professionals in Los Angeles. Grand Crew stars Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum, Grasie Mercedes, and Carl Tart.

    Finally, Young Rock is returning for a third season on NBC. The series is based on the life of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and dramatizes his journey during three pivotal periods, from childhood to adulthood. Young Rock stars Johnson, who also narrates, as himself, Adrian Groulx as 10-year-old Dwayne, Bradley Constant as 15-year-old Dwayne, and Uli Latukefu as college-aged Dwayne, plus Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, and Ana Tuisila.

    Kenan, The Endgame, Mr. Mayor, American Auto, Grand Crew, and Young Rock are currently streaming on Hulu.

    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: NBC, American Auto, The Endgame, Grand Crew, Hungry, Kenan, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock