Is Saturday Night Live new tonight, May 13, 2023?

Saturday Night Live (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
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Saturday Night Live got derailed last weekend, depriving fans of a brand-new episode. So what should SNL audiences expect to see tonight on NBC?

SNL planned to welcome back Pete Davidson as host last weekend. However, the Writers Guild of America strike meant the show didn’t have a writing staff. SNL joined other late-night TV shows by putting a halt to production.

The WGA remains on strike as it continues its fight for better wages and negotiates over residuals. Therefore, there will not be a new episode of Saturday Night Live tonight.

Instead, NBC will reair the April 1 episode at 11:30 p.m. ET. Interested fans can revisit the performances by host Quinta Brunson and musical guest Lil Yachty.

There is also an SNL vintage episode scheduled for 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Tune in to rewatch the March 5, 2022 episode hosted by Oscar Isaac with musical guest Charli XCX.

Saturday Night Live is likely done for the season

The fact that things went so far as to end with the WGA on strike isn’t a good sign for the future of Saturday Night Live season 48. It’s likely the show won’t air another new episode this season.

The finale was scheduled for May 20. There haven’t been any signs that the WGA will receive an acceptable offer that would get late-night TV and the rest of the entertainment industry back to work.

Looking back at the 2007-2008 WGA strike gives us an idea of what to expect. That strike began in November and things didn’t get back to normal until January. SNL didn’t return to the air with new episodes until February 2008.

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What have you been watching to get your Saturday Night Live fix during the strike? Let us know in the comment section below.