‘Saturday Night Live’ Plans Summer Run for Weekend Update
With Saturday Night Live doing some of its best comedy in years, NBC has decided to keep the fun going during the Summer.
The network has ordered four episodes of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update to air beginning Thursday, August 10 at 9 pm.
The thirty minute shows will star current Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che, with appearances from other SNL cast members.
In a statement, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt explained the network’s announcement.
“SNL is having its best season in a quarter of a century, how many shows can say that? So we didn’t want them to take the summer off,” said Greenblatt. “We’re thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Che continuing their unique brand of news with fresh Weekend Update shows in primetime this August.”
SNL has seen a ratings increase this season due to its regular parodies of the Trump administration.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 pm on NBC.
Source: TV Line