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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
A 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.
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.