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Is SNL New This Weekend?

Saturday Night Live finally returned with a new episode on Saturday, April 11, following an extended hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting production shutdowns. In the stellar return, SNL took a page from the playbook of other late-night TV shows and improvised with an “SNL at Home” edition, which was produced remotely while the cast and crew practice social distancing.

After taking one week off last weekend, the show is officially returning with another “SNL At Home” segment on Saturday, April 25, the show announced on its social media page.

The April 11 episode, which marked SNL‘s first foray into a social distancing series, the episode featured pre-recorded sketches filmed by the cast at home, an all-new installment of “Weekend Update,” and a few celebrity guests, and it even brought back Tom Hanks as host! Read more about what happened during Saturday’s new episode right here.

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Is Saturday Night Live airing a new episode this week?

Yes. Saturday Night Live will return with another remotely produced live episode on Saturday, April 25, the show confirmed on its social media feed.

The most recent episode, which aired on April 11, followed an extended hiatus that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic. The show had originally been expected to air a new in-studio episode on Saturday, March 28, with A Quiet Place II director John Krasinski scheduled to host and Dua Lipa as the week’s musical guest. However, the sketch comedy series went on hiatus beginning March 16.

The most recent episode filmed at Studio 8H aired on March 7 and was hosted by Daniel Craig promoting the next James Bond film, No Time to Die, even though that movie was also delayed due to the coronavirus. Craig returned Studio 8H for the first time in almost a decade with The Weeknd as the musical guest to parody the Bond franchise and usher in a very special guest star: former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.


When does SNL air?

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC. The episodes are subsequently available to stream on Hulu. NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock will also reportedly host all seasons of SNL when it launches in July 2020.

<p>Alec Baldwin, <em>Saturday Night Live</em> </p>

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live


Who is in the cast of Saturday Night Live Season 45?

Joining Saturday Night Live for Season 45 as featured players are Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. Comedian Shane Gillis was also originally expected to join the cast, but he was fired from the show after his disturbing remarks about race surfaced ahead of the season’s premiere.

The two newcomers join the series’ repertory players Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Melissa Villaseñor. Michael Che and Colin Jost are also repertory players along with co-anchors of “Weekend Update.”

Lately, there have been some questions about whether each of these cast members will remain on the show, particularly Jost and Davidson. Both have signaled that they may be eyeing the exit sign right about now.

<p>Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, and Jason Sudeikis, <em>Saturday Night Live</em> </p>

Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, and Jason Sudeikis, Saturday Night Live


Where can I find even more coverage of Saturday Night Live Season 45?

TV Guide has been keeping tabs on Saturday Night Live all season long! Check out coverage of every Season 45 episode so far below, starting with the most recent chapter.

Episode 16: Tom Hanks and Chris Martin
Saturday Night Live Returns with Tom Hanks as Host for At-Home Episode

Episode 15: Daniel Craig and The Weeknd
Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Became the Elizabeth Warren Show
Daniel Craig Takes James Bond to the Casino on Saturday Night Live

Episode 14: John Mulaney and David Byrne
Saturday Night Live Cold Open Parodies Mike Pence’s Coronavirus Presser, Joe Biden’s Primary Victory
John Mulaney Brings Dad Jokes, Jake Gyllenhaal to Saturday Night Live‘s Leap Year Episode
SNL Infected Love Is Blind With a Coronavirus Twist in Cut-for-Time Sketch

Episode 13: RuPaul and Justin Bieber
Saturday Night Live Plays It Safe with Democratic Debate Cold Open
RuPaul’s Saturday Night Live Hosting Debut Was Definitely Not a Drag

Episode 12: J.J. Watt and Luke Combs
Saturday Night Live Cold Open Presents an Impeachment Trial with Actual Witnesses
JJ Watt Parodies Rudy on Saturday Night Live

Episode 11: Adam Driver and Halsey
Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Takes Trump Impeachment Lawyer on a Trip to Hell
Adam Driver Brings Back Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss Skit on Saturday Night Liv

Episode 10: Eddie Murphy and Lizzo
Eddie Murphy Gets a Hero’s Welcome Hosting Saturday Night Live

Episode 9: Scarlett Johansson and Niall Horan
Kate McKinnon Became Greta Thunberg for Saturday Night Live

Episode 8: Jennifer Lopez and DaBaby
Jennifer Lopez Rocks her Iconic Green Grammys Dress for Saturday Night Live

Episode 7: Will Ferrell and King Princess
Will Ferrell Becomes Gordon Sondland for Saturday Night Live

Episode 6: Harry Styles
SNL Turned the Impeachment Into a Soap Opera Starring Jon Hamm

Episode 5: Kristen Stewart and Coldplay
Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Puts Kate McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren in the Spotlight

Episode 4: Chance the Rapper
Alec Baldwin Parodies Trump Rally on Saturday Night Live

Episode 3: David Harbour and Camila Cabello
Stranger Things Star David Harbour Brought the Upside Down to Saturday Night Live

Episode 2: Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift
Matthew Broderick Takes on Mike Pompeo in Saturday Night Live Impeachment Sketch
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains Hot Priest ‘Horn-Storm’ in SNL Monologue

Episode 1: Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish
Saturday Night Live Kicked Off Season 45 with an Impeachment Party

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.

<p>Adam Driver, <em>Saturday Night Live</em> </p>

Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live

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