The banner year of SNL’s forty-second season culminated with an experiment that saw its final four episodes airing live on the west coast. Now, even as Season 43 loses some familiar faces, creator Lorne Michaels confirms SNL will be keeping its new format.
NBC is far from the only guilty party when it comes to TV revivals, but there’s something special about reviving something you failed to revive. The Munsters may live again, as NBC succeeds Mockingbird Lane with another attempt at the ghoulish family, executive produced by Seth Meyers.
DC may have beaten Marvel to the punch with its first TV comedy, but Powerless might just lose the battle. The NBC comedy has been pulled from the schedule with only a few episodes left in Season 1, likely signaling a cancellation.
Forty-two seasons of comedy are bound to see SNL traversing some familiar ground, but a recent sketch from this past weekend’s Louis C.K. return may stepped over the line. Tig Notaro fans are accusing a pre-recorded clown sketch of aping one of the comedian’s short films, subbing in C.K. for her.
The rumors are true: SNL is taking Weekend Update out for a primetime spin once more. Seeing as today’s news is never not in need of incisive comedy, Colin Jost and Michael Che will end their summer breaks early to bring new half-hour Weekend Update episodes to NBC.