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`Kenan`: Pictured, from left: Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, Kenan as Kenan. (NBC photo by Casey Durkin)
"Kenan": Pictured, from left: Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, Kenan as Kenan. (NBC photo by Casey Durkin)

'Young Rock,' 'Kenan' to debut Feb. 16 on NBC

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Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:50 am

NBC recently set premiere dates for its two upcoming comedies: “Young Rock” will debut on Tuesday, Feb. 16 (8 p.m. ET/PT), while “Kenan” will debut immediately after, at 8:30 p.m.

“Young Rock” focuses on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show “will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.”

Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui star.

In “Kenan,” Kenan, a recently widowed host of Atlanta’s No. 2 morning show, struggles to balance his job and his young daughters despite all the “help” he gets from his father-in-law and his brother/manager/house guest.

Kenan Thompson, Chris Redd, Kimrie Lewis, Dani Lane, Dannah Lane and Don Johnson star.

Note: Following its sixth episode of the season on Feb. 9, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” will go on hiatus and return in the spring. The second season is off to a strong start with the premiere setting an all-time series record with 3.0 million viewers in live-plus-same-day. That figure now currently stands at 4.7 million.

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