Just In: SNL Will Return From Coronavirus Break Saturday


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Saturday Night Live will be back on NBC this weekend — set to air “remotely produced content” in keeping with the times.

NBC News reported Thursday that, according to a spokesperson, the “comedy show will air remotely produced content at its usual Saturday time slot on the broadcast network, a surprise return from its coronavirus-induced hiatus.”

From Dylan Byers:

The show will include a version of “Weekend Update” and other skits from cast members, though it was not immediately clear if the performances would be live. It will air at 11:30 p.m. ET.

SNL, like most major broadcast shows that features guests and audiences, has been on hiatus since mid-March.

The show has also had to deal with the death of a longtime producer, Hal Willner, who passed away from coronavirus complications. Willner worked on SNL since 1980 where he helped select music for sketches.

Saturday Night Live has not aired a program since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This post has been updated with additional information. 

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