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Duluth native plays big role in new NBC comedy

Credit: NBC

DULUTH, MN -- A new show is set to premiere Tuesday night on KBJR 6 and while you won't see him in front of the camera, a Duluth native has a big role in the production.

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson stars in the show named "Kenan".

The show follows a widowed single dad trying to raise his two young daughters while juggling a high profile job as the host of a morning show.

Credit: Van Hayden

The show's assistant director, Van Hayden, grew up in Duluth and attended Denfeld High School.

In his role, Hayden serves as a liaison between the director and crew members.

Hayden, who now calls Minneapolis home, has worked with Spike Lee, Kevin Hart and many other household names.

You can watch Kenan on KBJR 6 at 7:30 p.m..

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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