Well, I was wrong.
NBC has renewed “Young Rock” and “Kenan” despite either show having any demonstrable audience.
Ratings for both shows are lower than the farm report, as they would say. Seriously, the daytime soaps do better. If these shows stay on the air then “Days of our Lives” should get a three year guarantee.
Here’s the executive quote:
“It has been a true joy to watch Dwayne Johnson & Kenan Thompson on NBC every week and see families connect with their relatable, entertaining and heartwarming stories,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re thrilled to renew both of these shows for another season and can’t wait to see more from Dwayne, Kenan and the incredibly talented casts and producing teams behind each of them.”
Really? I guess they had nothing else in the hopper. Plus Kenan’s on “SNL” so they want to keep him happy, and The Rock is The Rock. But still. Really?
For Kenan, please change the writers and the concept. Let Kenan be Kenan. And Kenan, don’t give up your day job!