Saturday Night Live is back!
Saturday April 11th’s Saturday Night Live episode will be a full-length, 90-minute original episode, airing live on both the East and West Coast.
The airtime is 11:30 ET/8:30 PM.
The episode will include Weekend Update and other original content starring the SNL cast. The entire show will be produced remotely as the show, along with all other TV programs, practices social distancing.
Of course, sketches involving multiple performers and/or extensive character hair and makeup are hard to pull off with social distancing.
However, Weekend Update, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, has been considered a strong contender to return on the air after late-night talk shows.
It has been a difficult time for Che who revealed that his grandmother has died from the coronavirus.
NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers have both successfully returned. Both are produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, which also produces SNL.