This week, on Saturday, April 11, there WILL be a new episode of “SNL.”
While NBC had originally announced in March that the sketch show would be on a coronavirus break this week, the series will return, for now, in a new format. The cast will not be performing in their usual spot in Studio 8H at 30 Rock, but will instead perform remotely. Though it’s not clear yet how exactly this will work or what the sketches will be like, we do know at least that there will be a new Weekend Update segment — kind of a must given everything that’s happened since “SNL” last aired.
There’s no word right now about a host or a musical performance, but it’s probably a safe bet that we’ll at least see some big celebrity cameos pop up here and there. This special episode of “SNL” will air at the usual time — 11:30 p.m. — and will presumably air live coast to coast as nearly every new episode in the past four seasons has done.
This will be the first episode airing since March 7th and it's not surprising that, now in their 45th season, they've figured a way to keep going. Like The Wrap said, I think the celebs & musical acts popping in will make it worth the watch.
If you're part of the countless "Whatever, man, I miss the old SNL… when it was funny" type of people (you have 100% either said it yourself or heard someone say it at some point in your life) you can give a monologue or sketch a try for yourself right on the set with these nifty Zoom backgrounds:
To close it out here's a few random picks from my old favorites if you're looking to kill a little time.