'Saturday Night Live' to air show, observe social distancing

Lawrence Kim
April 10, 2020

According to Collider, Saturday Night Live is set to return this weekend with original content. Segments will reportedly be produced remotely and it's likely the one-off will be taped for broadcast instead of airing live. The show will include a new edition of "Weekend Update", as well as a series of other sketches produced entirely by cast and crew members at home. Its last original episode aired March 7.

Production on "Saturday Night Live" and all other US television shows and movies shut down in mid-March because of social distancing and shutdown orders aimed at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Thanks to the coronavirus, myriad late-night television shows have switched to a webcam model from home. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, Bravo's Andy Cohen, CBS' Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's Trevor Noah, HBO's Bill Maher and John Oliver, and TBS' Samantha Bee and Conan O'Brien have also produced new content from their respective coronavirus bunkers. NBC just announced the TV show will air new content beginning this weekend. Hit the comments with your reactions to the news.

"SNL" is known for its guest hosts and musical artists, but NBC didn't immediately address whether anyone outside the show's cast would be part of this Saturday's episode, which will air at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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