Will Saturday Night Live be back with another new episode tonight?
We know that season 44 is winding down for Saturday Night Live. It has been an up and down season when it comes to the sketches as well as the schedule.
At times, it has been difficult to know exactly when Saturday Night Live will take a week off or rip off three consecutive new episodes. What we do know is that after last week’s episode hosted by former cast member Adam Sandler, there are only two shows left in season 44.
The cast and crew will then have an nice extended summer break before returning for what should be a very special 45th season. It will be especially interesting to see which cast members move on to something else or are not asked back to Studio 8H.
But those are stories and speculations for another time. Of more immediate importance is whether or not Saturday Night Live will air a new episode tonight.
The answer: Yes, there will be a new SNL tonight. Actress Emma Thompson will host for the first time. She is joined by musical guest the Jonas Brothers who last stopped by the show in 2009.
Thompson has a couple film projects she will be helping to promote by hosting tonight. Next month she stars in Late Night, written by her costar Mindy Kaling. Thompson plays a struggling late night host who hires Kaling to help recapture her voice.
Thompson can also be seen in June’s Men in Black: International. She will be acting alongside Avengers Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
Emma Thompson is no stranger to comedy or acting in front of a live audience. Expect her to be a natural. And with only one more episode left in the season, don’t be surprised if Saturday Night Live has something special planned. Perhaps a cameo by Thompson’s Late Night partner in crime Mindy Kaling?
Saturday Night Live airs tonight, May 11, at 11:30 PM on NBC. Enjoy the show while you still can! And then be sure to check in with Last Night On for all the highlights and reaction.