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‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere Pokes Fun at Cast Exits, Donald Trump

Saturday Night Live‘s season 48 opened with Miles Teller and Andrew Dismukes in a “ManningCast” sketch, humorously analyzing the show — from what the cast is doing right and wrong in their jokes to the many departures. The premiere also featured guest appearances from Jon Hamm and Shaun White. Throughout the opening bit, Teller (playing […]

Miles Teller Boasts About “Really Great” Summer in Promos for ‘SNL’ Premiere

Miles Teller is reflecting on his high-flying summer in the promos for Saturday Night Live’s upcoming season 48 premiere. The Top Gun: Maverick star makes his debut as host of the long-running NBC comedy series on Saturday’s episode, which also features musical guest Kendrick Lamar. In video clips shared ahead of the premiere, SNL castmember […]

Breaking Down ‘SNL’s’ Biggest Cast Overhaul in a Generation

As Lorne Michaels tells it, Saturday Night Live’s most significant cast shakeup in a generation is a product of the pandemic. In interviews after the Emmy Awards and with The New York Times, Michaels noted that in normal times, the likes of Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Pete Davidson might have left SNL in 2020 […]

This Week in TV: ‘Ghosts,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘SNL’

The fall premiere crush abates somewhat in the coming week, but the Sept. 28-Oct. 4 period still features more than a dozen broadcast debuts — including that of last season’s biggest new comedy, Ghosts. The final run of The Walking Dead and a significantly recast Saturday Night Live are also on tap. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of […]

‘Saturday Night Live’: All the Season 48 Hosts and Musical Guests

Saturday Night Live will enter a season of transition in 2022-23. When the NBC late night fixture begins its 48th season Oct. 1, it will do so without longtime castmembers Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney, who all departed the show at the end of season 47. Regulars Alex Moffat and Melissa […]

Chris Redd Exits ‘SNL’ After Five Years

Saturday Night Live will be down another veteran castmember when its 48th season premieres. Chris Redd, who’s been with the show since 2017, is departing. He becomes the eighth castmember to leave the long-running NBC sketch show before season 48 debuts on Oct. 1. Redd’s departure follows those of Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon […]

‘SNL’ Adds Four Featured Players to Season 48 Cast

Saturday Night Live is shoring up its ensemble ahead of its 48th season premiere. The NBC late night comedy show has added Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker as featured players for the 2022-23 season. They join a cast that has seen seven departures since the end of last season. Longtime regulars […]

‘SNL’ Pads All-Time Emmy Haul With Variety Sketch Series Win

Saturday Night Live added to its all-time leading Emmy total with its win for best variety sketch series on Monday. The long-running NBC series, which is going into its 48th season, won its sixth consecutive variety sketch honor at the 74th Primetime Emmys. That brings its total to 87 Emmys (plus six more for specials […]

Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: “‘Pam & Tommy?’ Are You Kidding Me?”

Best Drama Series I thought that This Is Us went out with a bang and should’ve been in here. I would have preferred it to Squid Game, which was just too violent for me. Stranger Things has fallen off, and I bailed on Severance after episode two. (I know there are people who say it’s […]

‘SNL’ Loses Three More Castmembers Ahead of Season 48

The cast turnover at Saturday Night Live is getting bigger. Three more members of the NBC show’s ensemble — regulars Alex Moffat and Melissa Villaseñor and featured player Aristotle Athari — are leaving ahead of season 48, which begins in the fall. Their departures follow those of Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and Kyle Mooney, […]

Universal Pictures Nabs Buddy Comedy From ‘SNL’ Please Don’t Destroy Group

Universal Pictures has picked up an untitled buddy comedy from Saturday Night Live writers Ben Marshall, John Higgins and Martin Herlihy, also known as the Please Don’t Destroy comedy group. The film portrays three childhood friends who live and work together, don’t like where their lives are headed, and set off to find gold treasure […]

Emmys: Kate McKinnon Nominated for Final ‘SNL’ Season

Outgoing Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon kept a long streak of Emmy nominations alive for her final season on the show. McKinnon scored her ninth consecutive acting nomination for her work on the long-running NBC sketch show’s 47th season. She was the only one of the four departing cast members — Aidy Bryant, […]