Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, December 12?

Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Kenan Thompson, and Beck Bennett (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Kenan Thompson, and Beck Bennett (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

What should Saturday Night Live fans expect to see tonight on NBC?

Last week’s Saturday Night Live was all about happy returns. What should fans anticipate seeing tonight on NBC?

A week ago, SNL returned after an extended hiatus following a six-episode run to start season 46. Jason Bateman returned to host after 15 years, Cecily Strong returned to the studio, and SNL returned to sketch ideas that have always worked in the past.

It also gave SNL a chance to kick off the holiday season. Fans know that this time of year brings out some of the best sketches, characters, and moments of the year from SNL.

So what should fans expect tonight? More holiday cheer or another break in the action?

Saturday Night Live is brand new tonight. The host will be Timothée Chalamet and the musical guest will be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

What to watch for tonight on Saturday Night Live

It will be Chalamet’s first time hosting but fans should expect the actor to shine tonight. According to cast member Chloe Fineman, Chalamet was in Studio 8H last week to watch Jason Bateman and to see things up close in preparation for his hosting gig. Clearly, he wants to make a good impression in his SNL debut.

Speaking of Fineman, she gained a lot of attention last season for her impression of Chalamet. Don’t be surprised if she faces off with the real Timothée either in a sketch or during the monologue.

Last week, there was no Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, or Maya Rudolph as President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden or Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. It’s possible that the three stars are taking some time off around the holiday. Or it could just be a lack of inspiration coming from Biden and Harris even as President Trump continues to protest the election results. There are no obvious reasons for Carrey or Rudolph to return tonight but stay tuned.

Expect more holiday sketches tonight. Hanukkah has already started and Christmas is less than two weeks away. SNL should try to build on the sketches it showed off last week including Pete Davidson’s fan-favorite “Stu.”

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