Kel Is Returning To Nickelodeon, Sans Kenan

Kel Mitchell, the Art Garfunkel to Kenan Thompson’s Paul Simon, may not have SNL on his résumé, but he continued working after singing “We’re All Dudes” with Less Than Jake. Since 2013, he’s appeared in more than a dozen shows and movies, including Disney’s Motorcity and Da Jammies, which I’ve never heard of, but which has instantly become my favorite thing on TV. Kel even returned to his Nick roots with a guest spot on Sam & Cat, and he’ll do so again with Game Shakers.

Mitchell, who starred on teen sketch comedy All That, followed by his own show Kenan & Kel with SNL’s Kenan Thompson and feature film Good Burger, will star in new live-action sitcom Game Shakers, which follows two 12-year-old girls (Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman) who start a multi-million dollar gaming company and have no choice but to take on rap superstar Double G (Mitchell) as their business partner. (Via)

Game Shakers was created by Dan Schneider, the guy behind most of Nick’s uncomfortably sexual shows. Only he has the power to reunite Kenan and Kel, even though the orange soda-lover said in a 2012 interview that “the truth is, Kenan does not want to be seen with me in any form of media, or even have my name mentioned around him.” How about Sinbad?

(Via Variety)