Should Saturday Night Live fans expect to see a brand new episode tonight on NBC?
Another week has come to an end. The ongoing quarantine means that for Saturday Night Live and late night television fans, at-home shows and repeat episodes are the new normal.
Just about every late night show from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to Real Time with Bill Maher is producing episodes from the host’s home. It will be looked back upon as a unique era in television history both for the content and the circumstances of these shows.
Saturday Night Live was a little late returning to the air compared to other shows. But Saturday Night Live at Home finally debuted on April 11. The first-of-its-kind episode was both entertaining and comforting, highlighted by the monologue from host Tom Hanks.
But SNL followed the at-home episode with a week away. So what should fans expect to see tonight?
A brand new episode, that’s what. Saturday Night Live at Home returns tonight on NBC at 11:30 PM ET.
SNL has yet to announce a host or musical guest for the show. That was also the case with the last episode, so fans are in for another surprise. You can read Last Night On’s picks for the host, along with other items to watch for, right here.
An extra week between at-home shows may not have been ideal for audiences starving for content. But it was probably good for the cast and writers, allowing more time to create sketch ideas that can be pulled off at home with minimal makeup and costumes.
The show can always turn to content created by cast members outside of the show and shared via their personal social media accounts. We saw this on the last Saturday Night Live at Home with videos by Ego Nwodim and Chloe Fineman.
Are you happy that Saturday Night Live at Home is back this week? What are your expectations tonight compared to the last episode? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back with Last Night On for all the highlights.