“Saturday Night Live” may return this fall for season 48, however, there will be major changes to the long-running graphic show.
The NBC comedy series will premiere on October 1, followed by back-to-back shows on October 8 and October 15.
However, no hosts or musical guests have been announced yet.
The network was hit by a variety of challenges, including cast changes and former stars questioning whether the show should continue.
Players Alex Moffat, Melissa Villasinor and Aristotle Atari plus key players Eddie Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney, Won’t be back on show this year.
Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend and “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus is also outside After 20 years working behind the scenes of the parody series.
However, Keenan Thompson will return for the next season alongside returning stars Heidi Gardner, Mickey Day, Andrew Desmocks, Chloe Feynman, James Austin, Bonky Johnson, Bowen Young, Michael Chi, Colin Jost, Ego Nodim, Chris Reed, Sarah Sherman, and Cecily Strong.
Thompson, 44, previously admitted he thought ‘SNL’ It has to end at some point In the very near future.
Nickelodeon alum appeared Charlamagne tha God “Hell of a Week” series In July, he indicated that if creator Lorne Michaels, 77, retires after the 2024-25 season, the show could aptly end.
Michaels created “SNL” in 1975 and pioneered most of his multi-decade business. He stopped producing the show from 1980 to 85.
“There could be Much of this rumor is true, because 50 is a good number to stop at.” Thomson said. “This is an incredible package. He would be, probably, close to 80 at that point and, you know, the one who had his touch on everything.”
“[NBC] You might cut the budget and then at this point you can’t really make the same kind of offers. So it’s unfair to watch it kind of really ignite due to those restrictions… Putting it at 50 might not be a bad idea.”
Comedian Rob Schneider – who was a cast member between 1990 and 1994 – recently slammed McKinnon’s infamous impressions of Hillary Clinton, saying her work proved the show was “over”.
“I hate to be reckless in my old show,” he said. “I literally prayed, ‘Please, have a joke at the end. Do not do this. Please don’t go there. And there was no joke at the end, and she went, ‘It’s over. is over. will not return. “
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