Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, October 3?

Lorne Michaels and cast and crew of 'Saturday Night Live' (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Lorne Michaels and cast and crew of 'Saturday Night Live' (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) /

Is tonight the night that Saturday Night Live returns to NBC?

If it seems like it’s been an extra long time since Saturday Night Live was on the air with a new episode, you’re not crazy. Season 45 was cut short, extending the sketch show’s summer vacation. But things are about to change.

Three remote episodes closed out last season after the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the world operated. Saturday Night Live spent the summer trying to figure out a way it could return this fall while keeping the cast, crew, staff, and any potential audience as safe as possible.

Other late-night television shows proved that it can be done. 30 Rock residents The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers have both returned to the studio and even held in-person interviews.

We can add Saturday Night Live to that list starting tonight. The season 46 premiere airs tonight with host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion.

How to watch Saturday Night Live

Whether you are a casual SNL viewer or a die-hard fan, you will not want to miss tonight’s episode. There is the curiosity factor on what the show will look like, the return of Chris Rock, the debut of Jim Carrey as former Vice President Joe Biden, and that’s just the stuff we know about.

You can be sure that something SNL does tonight will end up being talked about on Sunday. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, we have all the info you need to watch the show:

Date: Saturday, Oct. 3
Start Time: 11:30 p.m.
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on Peacock, the NBC website, or app.

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