Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Series

Saturday Night Live is the only late night sketch series that is broadcast live on network television, with each episode put together in just a week to ensure that it’s as topical and relevant as possible. This is especially important for the one constant segment that accompanies every episode of Saturday Night Live, and that’s Weekend Update. Now the news satire segment of SNL will get even more time to skewer the headlines.

NBC has ordered four episodes of Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update, a 30-minute spin-off that has occasionally been ordered to air on Thursdays. Find out more about the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update series return after the jump. Read More »

Head Writer Colin Jost

We’re three episodes into the 41st season of Saturday Night Live, and the most recent episode hosted by Tracy Morgan (check out my review of the whole episode over here) shows that the writers and cast finally getting comfortable and delivering a solid episode with a veteran cast member. It may have taken a couple episodes to get there, but they did it.

However, it turns out that this success has come with one major change behind the scenes that is only just now coming to light. SNL head writer Colin Jost is no longer has that title on the late night sketch show. The good news is that this should actually help improve the show. Read More »

Staten Island Summer

For those who don’t know, I’m a massive fan of Saturday Night Live. The show has been a favorite since I was a kid. Even though it was the early 90s when I became sucked in by Wayne’s World and Chris Farley, I’ve stuck with the show ever since, through all their ups and downs, and have soaked up everything I can about its history. I’ve read countless books and articles, watched countless old sketches form before my time, and just can’t get enough of SNL.

Therefore, I’m very pleased to report (via The Wrap) that Netflix is closing a deal with Paramount Insurge to pick up a new comedy called Staten Island Summer. What does this have to do with SNL? Hit the jump and find out! Read More »