NBC said Thursday it’s expanding The Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special by a half hour, to a total of 3 1/2 hours. It airs Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
The Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special apparently is bursting at the seams with talent.
NBC said Thursday it’s expanding the special by a half hour, to a total of 3 1/2 hours.
Everyone who has been an SNL regular, guest host or musical guest has been invited. Attendees announced so far range from Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin and Robert De Niro to Kanye West, Betty White and Kristen Wiig.
SNL debuted as NBC’s Saturday Night on Oct. 11, 1975, with comedian George Carlin as host, and Billy Preston and Janis Ian as its musical guests. NBC is rebroadcasting that first episode Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EST.
The SNL 40th Anniversary Special airs Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on NBC.