Musical Guest Booted From ‘SNL’ After Maskless Partying Video Surfaces

‘SNL’ Premiere Most Watched In 4 Years

This past weekend Saturday Night Live returned to the studio to open its 46th season with host Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion. The season premiere, which introduced Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and featured Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump, drew and 7.765 million total viewers and a 1.68 rating among adults 18-49 in “fast official” Live+Same Day results from Nielsen, special-ordered by NBC.

Peacock To Offer All 45 Seasons Of ‘SNL’

The streamer is set to launch all 45 seasons of the veteran sketch comedy series beginning Oct. 1. This marks one of the first times that every season of the NBC show will be available in one place to watch.

Lorne Michaels Isn’t Sure ‘SNL’ Can Pull This Off

NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show’s creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why “a little danger” can be good for comedy.

Chris Rock To Host ‘SNL’ Season Premiere

Chris Rock will host the Oct. 3 season premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with Megan Thee Stallion as musical guest. The announcement was made by SNL in a tweet today.

Kate McKinnon Inks New ‘SNL’ Deal

‘SNL’ Returns To Studio For 46th Season

The sketch comedy series has set Oct. 3 for its season premiere, once again airing live across the country at 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT. NBC says the show will return to its home base in Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H to kick off the season. The premiere will mark the first in-studio edition of SNL in nearly seven months.

‘SNL’ Promotes Ego Nwodim To Main Cast Ahead of Season 46

Kamala Harris As VP Pick Could Mean More Maya Rudolph On ‘SNL’

‘Saturday Night Live’ Plots Return to Studio

If NBC and Lorne Michaels have their way, NBC’s Saturday Night Live this fall could move from being produced from cast members’ homes to being made the old-fashioned way — “from New York.” Michaels and his team are making plans to bring the show back to NBC’s Manhattan studios for the venerable late-night program’s 46th season, according to two people familiar with the matter

Fallon Apologizes For Old Blackface ‘SNL’ Sketch

Jimmy Fallon apologized on Tuesday after drawing criticism for a Saturday Night Live sketch from 2000, featuring him in blackface, that resurfaced online. In the skit, Fallon was portraying comedian Chris Rock while talking to Darrell Hammond as TV host Regis Philbin. NBC had previously removed the video from the internet, but clips have been circulating on Twitter and YouTube.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Sets Second At-Home Episode

‘SNL’ Returns With Social Distancing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC said Thursday. The material will be produced remotely, the network said, in […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Producing New Original Content Remotely Amid Coronavirus

Hal Willner, Music Producer And Longtime ‘SNL’ Music Supervisor, Dies At 64

‘Saturday Night Live’ To Remain On Hiatus

NBC’s latenight sketch program had been on a scheduled hiatus for the past week, slated to return to production on March 28. That now won’t happen. There has been no new date set for the show to resume production as it is been shut down until further notice.

Pete Davidson Says He’s Ready To Leave ‘SNL’

OVERNIGHTS

Eddie Murphy Drives ‘SNL’ To 2-1/2 Year Highs

The latest installment — which featured the appearance of stars Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Dave Chappelle and more — currently ranks as the highest-scoring and most-viewed episode of the late-night sketch show since May 2017.

Sara Lee Reacts To Harry Styles’ Raunchy ‘SNL’ Sketch

Pete Davidson Returns To ‘SNL’

‘Saturday Night Live’ Promotes Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd To Regular Cast

‘SNL’ Drops Gillis Over YouTube Video

Saturday Night Live has rescinded its invitation to Shane Gillis who posted a video last year in which he used a racial slur for Chinese people and derided Asians trying to learn English.

‘SNL’ Newcomer Shane Gillis Used Racial Slur In Podcast

‘SNL’ Adds Three New Cast Members For Season 45

Leslie Jones Exiting ‘SNL,’ Kate McKinnon Back Next Season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around. Jones’ departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones’ status with the […]

Eddie Murphy To Host ‘SNL’ For First Time In 35 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Murphy will be returning to a place that helped launch his career — “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on Dec. 21, marking the former cast member’s first hosting appearance since 1984. Murphy was a cast member from 1980 to 1984, starring […]

Veteran ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lighting Designer Dies At 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says Emmy-winning lighting director Phil Hymes has died. He was 96. NBC said that Hymes died of complications from cancer at a New York City hospital on July 29. His early TV credits included “Your Hit Parade” and “The Steve Allen Show,” and he joined “Saturday Night Live” in 1976. […]

Thompson, Rudd To Host ‘SNL’ Season Finale

Trump Blasts ‘SNL’ After It Airs Rerun

President Trump on Sunday knocked Saturday Night Live for its repeated jokes at his expense the morning after the sketch comedy show aired a rerun featuring a skit depicting life if he had never become president. In a pair of tweets, Trump complained that SNL and other latenight comedy shows “can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of ‘the other side.’ Like an advertisement without consequences.” And he wondered if the Federal Election Commission or FCC should look into the matter

Catholic Church Demands Apology From ‘SNL’

Rep. Crenshaw Reached Out To Pete Davidson

Lorne Michaels Sending Pete Davidson To Get Help

Police Visit ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star After Instagram Post

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote “I don’t want to be on this earth anymore” on Instagram. And they visited the “Saturday Night Live” star to make sure he was OK. A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande’s ex-fiance on […]

‘SNL’ Ratings Rise With Host Jason Momoa

NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with host Jason Momoa, musical guest Mumford & Sons and Robert de Niro returning as Robert Mueller, averaged a 4.3 live+same day household rating in the metered markets and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was up from the previous week’s show.

On ‘SNL,’ Dan Crenshaw Accepts Pete Davidson’s Apology, Delivers Some Zingers

Crenshaw, a Texas Republican headed to Congress, used the moment to make an earnest plea for unity. But he also had a few jokes for Davidson up his sleeve.

Trump Tweets Praise For Kanye West On ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has panned Saturday Night Live’s season premiere but tweeted praise for Kanye West, who closed the show with a pro-Trump message. Saturday’s show opened with Matt Damon playing Brett Kavanaugh in a parody of Thursday’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on sexual assault claims. As the show […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Ego Nwodim To Cast

Media Buyers See Few Fall Ratings Rises

Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2018-19 broadcast network TV season finds that media buyers believe only a few top programs will build on audiences from last year. Among the programs they are betting on: NBC’s Saturday Night Live and a new run of Thursday Night Football games on Fox.

‘SNL’ Featured Player Luke Null Exits

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‘SNL’ Slips To Season-Low Ratings

Saturday Night Live, hosted by Emmy-winning This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown and featuring musical guest James Bay, drew a 4.1 live+same day rating in the metered market households and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating in the markets with local people meters. That was off from last week’s 4.2 household rating (a season low) and 1.9 in 18-49s.