Saturday Night Live kicked off season 47 last week. So should SNL fans expect the show to go back-to-back or was an early break already scheduled?
Host Owen Wilson and musical guest Kacey Musgraves helped welcome back Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Pete Davidson, and the rest of the SNL cast. While Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt departed, the show did add three new cast members.
The sketch show will try to build on the season premiere’s momentum tonight. There will be a brand new episode of Saturday Night Live tonight.
Tonight’s host is reality television star Kim Kardashian West, making her first SNL appearance as a host. She’ll be joined by musical guest Halsey, out promoting her new album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.
Before season 47 began, rumors circulated that Lorne Michaels wanted Kim Kardashian West to host the premiere. Not surprisingly, that was met with some backlash from some SNL fans and critics of the Kardashian-Jenner empire.
However, SNL went ahead and brought Kardashian West on board. The show has demonstrated a willingness to invite controversial or polarizing hosts to Studio 8H. Recent examples include then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and entrepreneur Elon Musk.
It means that Kardashian West will face an uphill battle when it comes to winning over SNL fans. Then again, lowered expectations may work in her favor and the reality star could surprise audiences.
How to watch Saturday Night Live tonight
Saturday Night Live looks to bounce back from some disappointing ratings on the season premiere. The curiosity factor around Kim Kardashian West hosting could help bring more attention to tonight’s episode.
Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. You can stream it by signing up with fubo for access to NBC and more.
SNL also streams live on Peacock. This season is the first time that option is on the table, adding to the streaming service’s already extensive list of late-night TV options.
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