NBC’s Saturday Night Live opened its 42nd season with a show that was heavy on political satire, employing Alec Baldwin to do a note-perfect impression of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” is adding three new players for its 42nd season. NBC said Monday that Mikey Day, Alex Moffat and Melissa Villasenor will be on board as featured performers for the show’s Oct. 1 season premiere. Villasenor, of Whittier, California, will be one of the few Latino cast members in […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC says “Saturday Night Live” cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam are exiting the show. Pharoah and Killam won’t be back when “SNL” returns this fall for its 42nd season, the network said Monday. The comedians have been on the show for six seasons. Both are known for their celebrity […]
NBC’s Saturday Night Live is paring down its commercial load, with plans to cut about 30% of ads out of the sketch comedy show next season. It will do this by removing two commercial breaks per episode, giving viewers more content.
The Republicans say that Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live entitles them to equal opportunity under the FCC’s rule.
Trump’s 90 minutes in the SNL spotlight followed weeks of growing anticipation, increasingly sharp criticism and mounting calls for him to be dropped from the show. But the Republican presidential candidate hosted Saturday’s SNL as scheduled. And, at least in NBC’s Studio 8H, there was no more unrest — orchestrated or otherwise.
NBC buried Donald Trump in June. After Trump’s cracks calling Mexicans rapists and accusing them of bringing crime and drugs to the U.S., the network couldn’t fire him fast enough. It kicked him off Celebrity Apprentice and banished his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the network announced righteously. Funny how those cornerstones crumble when it comes to ratings. The Donald is scheduled to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live tomorrow.
A coalition of advocacy groups delivered petitions to the network Wednesday calling for Donald Trump to be dropped from this week’s Saturday Night Live. The petitions delivered to 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home of NBC and SNL, marked the latest attempts to dissuade the network from allowing the Republican presidential hopeful to host the show, with the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda earlier asking that NBC reconsider the decision.
The comedian returns to his TV home for the first time in over a year since a vehicle crash left him in a coma. He brings some of his 30 Rock co-stars with him.
Because of the FCC equal time rule, NBC could be put in a tough spot from one of Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination if the network follows through with plans it announced Tuesday to have Trump host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7.