Longtime ‘SNL’ Announcer Don Pardo Dies

Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.

‘SNL’ Starts To Embrace Commercials

‘SNL’ Loses Three More Castmembers

Noel Wells and John Milhiser learn their contracts are not renewed one day after Brooks Wheelan does, while Nasim Pedrad departs after five seasons to appear on a Fox sitcom.

‘SNL’ Drops Cast Member Brooks Wheelan

Ben & Jerry’s Adding Two ‘SNL’-Themed Flavors

‘SNL’ Sets 40th Anniversary Special For Feb. 15

‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham to Host ‘SNL’

Weekend Update: Seth Meyers Signs Off ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Meyers has departed “Saturday Night Live,” just weeks before he begins his new job as host of “Late Night.” Meyers co-hosted “Weekend Update” on the NBC sketch-comedy series for eight seasons and was joined for his farewell newscast by “SNL” alumni Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen. […]

Colin Jost New ‘SNL’ ‘Weekend Update’ Co-Anchor

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” says Colin Jost (johst) will be the new man at the “Weekend Update” anchor desk. Jost, the NBC comedy show’s head writer, succeeds outgoing “Update” anchor Seth Meyers, who soon takes over as host of the network’s “Late Night.” Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the […]

‘SNL’ Adds Two Black Female Staff Writers

‘SNL’ Adds Black Female Cast Member

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” is adding a black woman to its cast after being criticized for a lack of diversity. NBC said Monday that Sasheer Zamata will join the show later this month. She is a recent University of Virginia graduate who has worked for the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group in […]

‘Sat. Night Live’ Comes To China’s Internet

NBC’s latenight U.S. comedy sketch show that regularly mocks politicians, popular culture and celebrities is being shown exclusively on the website of Sohu Video, a unit of Chinese online media group and Nasdaq-listed Sohu.com Inc. Ten episodes from the current 39th season of Saturday Night Live are available now. Future episodes will be available online without subtitles the Monday after airing in the United States, and a version with Chinese subtitles and explanations of cultural references will be available at 10 p.m. the following Saturday

‘SNL’ To Add Black Female Cast Member

After coming under fire for the lack of minorities in this season’s new cast, Saturday Night Live will add an African-American woman to the sketch comedy by next month.

SNL Clips Come To YouTube, But Not In U.S.

The ad-free Saturday Night Live channel is only available internationally to promote overseas TV syndication deals. A bulk of SNL’s content is available only on Yahoo, which is using thousands of segments from the show to anchor the launch of its original comedies. NBC and Hulu retain the online rights to full episodes.

Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels Opening 39th SNL Season

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Saturday Night Live” returns this weekend for its 39th year, executive producer Lorne Michaels won’t be fretting. “We’re gonna do a good show,” he declared. “Every time Tina has come back, the show’s been great.” He’s talking about former “SNL” regular and frequent guest Tina Fey, of course, back again […]

‘SNL’ Names Cecily Strong New ‘Update’ Anchor

Tina Fey To Host ‘SNL’ Premiere On Sept. 28

AT&T’s Funnyman Beck Bennett Joins ‘SNL’

Jason Sudeikis Leaving ‘SNL’ Cast

NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at “Saturday Night Live,” Jason Sudeikis says he’s calling it quits. Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday’s show that he’s leaving NBC’s weekend program. Sudeikis had a busy election year on “Saturday Night Live,” […]

NBCUniversal Hit By Intern Lawsuit

The avalanche of lawsuits on the internship front keeps coming. The latest is a proposed class action against NBCUniversal from Jesse Moore, who says he worked 24-hour-or-more weeks in the booking department at MSNBC in 2011, and Monet Eliastam, who says she worked 25-hour-or-more weeks on the staff of Saturday Night Live in 2012.

Fred Armisen Won’t Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’

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KSL Will Start Airing ‘SNL’ This Fall

The decision by the Mormon church-owned Salt Lake City, Utah, affiliate is part of the station’s plan to make the lineup stronger and improve its relationship with NBC, said Tami Ostmark, KSL’s VP of marketing, research and promotion.

Bill Hader To Leave ‘SNL’ After Eight Seasons

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Hader is leaving “Saturday Night Live” after an eight-year run. His spokesman confirms that the 34-year-old comedian will depart “SNL” after this weekend’s season finale. Hader joined the NBC sketch-comedy show in 2005. He has since made his mark with a range of impersonations including Al Pacino, Vincent Price, James […]

Does Losing ‘SNL’ Clips To Yahoo Hurt Hulu?

Live From Yahoo, It’s ‘Saturday Night Live’

On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add tons of not ready for prime time content to its stable. The Web portal has partnered with Broadway Video Entertainment to snag the rights to nearly 40 years of archival footage from Saturday Night Live. Starting this September all the big clips from the show’s debut in 1975 to this year will be available on Yahoo.

Justin Timberlake Leads ‘SNL’ To 14-Month High

‘SNL’: Samuel L. Jackson Denies Live F-Word, But…

Children’s Choir Opens ‘SNL’

Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, NBC’s Saturday Night Live made a fitting exception during the first moments of its show Saturday. Rather than the usual comedic sketch, a children’s choir appeared on camera and angelically sang “Silent Night,” with the touching refrain, “Sleep in heavenly peace.” Then the members of the New York City Children’s Chorus shouted out the NBC show’s time-honored introduction: “Live from New York, it’s ‘Saturday Night!'”

NBC Near Deals For Two New ‘SNL’ Cast Members

Abby Elliott Not Returning to ‘Saturday Night Live’


‘SNL’ To Air Primetime Election Spoofs

The live Saturday Night Live specials, which follow an election-cycle tradition for the satire series, will air Sept. 20 and 27.

Al Franken’s ‘SNL’ partner, Tom Davis, Dies At 59

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of “Saturday Night Live” has died in New York. Tom Davis was 59. His wife, Mimi Raleigh, says he died of throat and neck cancer Thursday at his home in the Hudson Valley, […]

Andy Samberg Confirms He’s Leaving ‘SNL’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Samberg has wrapped his seven-season run on “Saturday Night Live,” a spokeswoman for the actor-comedian said Friday.Samberg won’t return as a cast member next season, according to his publicist, Carrie Byalick. Samberg’s exit follows that of “SNL” cast member Kristen Wiig. Like other “Saturday Night Live” alumni, Samberg will be […]

Some NBC Stations Censor Jagger Song On ‘SNL’

Kristen Wiig Gets Emotional Sendoff From ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Wiig got a musical sendoff on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” as the popular and versatile cast member made her exit after seven years. In the show’s final sketch, guest host Mick Jagger played the principal at a high school graduation and brought up Wiig, in cap and […]

As ‘SNL’ Season Ends, Signs Of A Coming Shift

NEW YORK (AP) — How can “Saturday Night Live” possibly replace (fill in the blank)? How many times have we asked that question across nearly four decades? “Impossible!” said some in 2006 when Tina Fey, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch headed for the door, only to be followed two years later by her […]

Mick Jagger To Host ‘SNL’ For First Time

Lindsay Lohan To Guest Host ‘SNL’ Next Month

NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s comeback trail is leading her to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC says the troubled actress, whose career in recent years has been upstaged by legal and personal problems, will serve as guest host of “SNL” on March 3. The network said Sunday that the musical guest that night will be […]

Former ‘SNL’ Writer Dies In Suspected Suicide

Pat Robertson Blasts ‘SNL’ Tim Tebow, Jesus Skit