Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, January 9, 2021?

For Saturday Night Live, Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden and Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC)
For Saturday Night Live, Woody Harrelson as Joe Biden and Alex Moffat as Anderson Cooper (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC) /

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

After a week like the one we just went through, many people are looking for a distraction this weekend. Will a brand new Saturday Night Live be the key?

Late night television has done its best to respond to Wednesday’s events at the Capitol. Attempting to find a balance between humor and sincerity hasn’t been easy. Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert stood out among those leaning more toward commentary than comedy in the immediate aftermath.

But Saturday Night Live is a much different type of show than The Late Show or Late Night. It’s hard to imagine how SNL could address the past week and not have any sketch be a lose-lose situation.

MORE: Saturday Night Live: Best sketches of season 46 (so far)

So perhaps it is for the best that there will not be a new episode of Saturday Night Live tonight. The show remains on hiatus following its last show on Dec. 19.

Instead, NBC will reair an episode at midnight. The NFL playoff game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team is likely to run over SNL’s usual 11:30 timeslot.

Revisit the best of Saturday Night Live season 46

If you’re looking for the past week to be put in perspective by comedians, then you have plenty of options. Watch reaction from Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and more by visiting the YouTube channels of their respective shows.

If you want Saturday Night Live to distract you from the past week or give yourself a breather from the news, Last Night On has you covered. You can see our picks for the best sketches of season 46 so far right here.

You can also find recaps from individual episodes. Whether you missed the show or want to revisit it, check out our breakdowns featuring hosts such as:

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What has been your favorite episode of Saturday Night Live this season? Tell us your pick in the comment section below.