Written by Jackie Clarke and directed by Chris Rock, The Kenan Show centers on a newly widowed dad (Thompson) determined to be everything for his kids while begrudgingly letting his persistent father-in-law, Percy (Garcia), a retired police officer, become more involved in their lives.
Patel will play Erica, Kenan’s loyal friend and co-worker.
Thompson, Clarke and Rock executive produce with Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer for Broadway Video.
Patel, who played the series-regular role of Patti on Kevin from Work, co-stars in the upcoming Netflix series Special, and most recently recurred on Fox comedy series The Cool Kids and in Amy Poehler’s NBC series I Feel Bad. Her other TV credits include Freeform’s Alone Together and truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything. Patel is repped by APA.