Mark your calendars, because Saturday Night Live is officially coming back for the 46th season, and it sounds like we have a lot to look forward to! After season 45 received 15 Emmy nominations, there’s certainly no shortage of laughs from this iconic cast.
On October 4th, the cast will be reunited at Studio 8H Rockefeller, and we can’t wait to see who will be appearing on screens this season. No hosts have been announced yet, nor have specific cast members, but some of the classics will likely be back, such as Kenan Thompson, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Pete Davidson, and more.
The cast did their very best to keep the show going from their own homes over the last few months because of social-distancing restrictions, but it’s time for them to go live from New York City yet again. While it wasn’t necessarily the same, having performers pre-record episodes, they did their very best to keep viewers entertained during this hectic time.
The remote episodes featured special performances from Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler, Larry David, DJ Khaled, Brad Pitt, and more. Pitt’s portrayal of Dr. Anthony Fauci was so incredible and relevant, it got him an Emmy nomination.
In July, it was reported that producers planned to start shooting from the studio again before November since the show never shies away from making jokes out of world politics. Lorne Michaels, one of the primary producers, has not yet revealed whether there will be a live audience or not, but we’re just thrilled the show will be back and better than ever.
Other live shows, such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers, have already returned; SNL just has a much larger cast, so they’re trying to follow COVID guidelines safely before getting back in the studio. Stay tuned for SNL’s first live, in-studio episode since March 7th, and get ready to laugh!