NBC will air original episodes of all five of its comedy series — returning shows Young Rock, Kenan and Mr.Mayor, during the week of December 13, ahead of their regular 2022 season premieres. The standalone holiday specials were initially announced in May before Grand Crew and American Auto had been given series orders.
Young Rock, Kenan and Mr. Mayor will return December 15 for holiday-inspired special episodes before their second season premieres in the new year.
“As we build momentum to the premiere of these five comedies next year, we love that we are able to showcase them in a special way during the holiday season,” said Jeff Meyerson, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Comedy Programming, NBCU Television and Streaming. “Comedy has always been a defining genre for NBC and we’re looking forward to adding a new chapter to our incredible comedy legacy.”
Premiere dates and times for all five comedy series will be announced soon.
See episode descriptions below.
Date/time: Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Episode: “A Christmas Peril”
Logline: Christmas Eve, 1982: An unexpected guest shows Dewey that this is the first in a long line of terrible Christmases. In 1987, Rocky and Dwayne take jobs as a mall Santa and elf. In 1993, Dwayne reluctantly spends a disastrous Christmas with Coach O.
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, John Tui, Fasitua Amosa, Matthew Willig
Executive producers: Nahnatchka Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Jeff Chiang, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Brian Gewirtz and Jennifer Carreras
Production credits: Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions
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