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Saturday Night Live

American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1970.

Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (8%), Canada (5%)

Main connections: NBC, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler

Linked to: NBC, American Broadcasting Company, NBCUniversal, American Family Association

 

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1970

Michaels revived 1970s characters for "Coneheads" , followed by "It's Pat" ; "Stuart Saves His Family" ; "A Night at the Roxbury" ; "Superstar" and "The Ladies Man" add something


1972

Maya Rudolph - "'Maya Khabira Rudolph"' is a U.S. actress, comedian, and singer who rose to prominence as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 2000 to 2007


1975

Howard Cosell - Cosell's national fame was further boosted in the fall of 1975 when "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell" aired on Saturday evenings on ABC

 

Bill Murray - In 1975, an Off Broadway version of a "Lampoon" show led to his first television role as a cast member of the ABC variety show "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell" that featured animal acts and little kids with loud voices

 

Richard Pryor - Pryor is one of only three Saturday Night Live hosts to be subjected to a rare 5-second delay for his 1975 appearance

 

Angie Dickinson - She parodied the part in the 1975 and 1979 Bob Hope Christmas Specials for NBC. She would do the same years later on the 1987 Christmas episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

 

George Carlin - Carlin hosted the premiere broadcast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live", on October 11, 1975, the only episode in which the host did not appear in sketches


1976

Chevy Chase's bumbling impression of then-president Gerald Ford during the 1976 presidential election was cited as an influence on the election, and a quote commonly attributed to 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stating "I can see Russia from my house" was actually spoken by SNL cast member Tina Fey while portraying Palin add something

 

Desi Arnaz - To promote his autobiography, "A Book", on February 21, 1976, Arnaz served as a guest host on "Saturday Night Live", with his son, Desi, Jr., appearing

 

Kinky Friedman - Friedman was a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" in October 1976

 

Brian Wilson - Wilson returned to regular stage appearances with the band, alternating between piano and bass and, under Landy's advice, made a solo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" in November 1976; producer Lorne Michaels stipulated Wilson's exclusive performance, much to the chagrin of the other Beach Boys

 

Frank Zappa - In December 1976, Zappa appeared as a featured musical guest on the NBC television show "Saturday Night Live"


1977

Charles Grodin - Aside from his film work, In 1977, Grodin hosted an episode of the NBC sketch show, "Saturday Night Live"

 

Broderick Crawford - Playing on a stereotype of his famous TV role, he wore the trademark fedora and black suit when he made an appearance as guest host of a 1977 episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" that included a spoof of "Highway Patrol", featuring Dan Aykroyd, a longtime fan of the original show, and one in which he portrayed FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, in a humorous send-up of Hoover's suspect sexuality

 

Ruth Gordon - She made countless talk show appearances, in addition to hosting" Saturday Night Live" in 1977


1978

Patti Smith - In 1978 and 1979, Gilda Radner portrayed a character called Candy Slice on "Saturday Night Live" based on Smith

 

Christopher Lee - In 1978, Lee surprised many people with his willingness to go along with a joke by appearing as guest host on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

 

Eric Idle - In 1978, the Rutles' mockumentary film "All You Need Is Cash", a collaboration between Python members and "Saturday Night Live", was aired on NBC television, as written by Idle, with music by Innes

 

Meat Loaf - He gained national exposure as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on March 25, 1978


1979

Gary Busey - Busey sang the song "Stay All Night" on "Saturday Night Live" in March 1979, Episode 14, Season 4, and on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in the 1990s

 

Eubie Blake - On March 10, 1979 Blake performed with Gregory Hines on Saturday Night Live

 

Milton Berle - On April 14, 1979, Berle guest-hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

 

Bill Russell - On November 3, 1979, Russell hosted Saturday Night Live, in which he appeared in several sports-related sketches


1980

Larry David - David became a writer for and cast member of ABC's "Fridays" from 1980 to 1982, and a writer for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from 1984 to 1985

 

Phil Hartman - Hartman became famous in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live"

 

Charles Rocket - He made his network debut on "Saturday Night Live" in 1980, using the name Charles Rocket

 

Terry Southern - In the 1980s he wrote for "Saturday Night Live" and lectured on screenwriting at several universities in New York

 

Rosemary Clooney - James Belushi later parodied Clooney and the commercial while as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s

 

Eddie Murphy - Murphy first earned attention as a regular actor at "Saturday Night Live" , and was credited with helping revitalize the series during its first true slump in quality in the early 1980s

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - She was one of the regular cast members of "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s

 

Ron Howard - When he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy called him "Opie Cunningham"


1981

Prince (musician) - In February 1981, Prince made his first appearance on "Saturday Night Live", performing "Partyup"

 

Meat Loaf - On December 5, 1981, Meat Loaf and the Neverland Express were the musical guests for "Saturday Night Live" where he was reunited with fellow "Rocky Horror Picture Show" alum Tim Curry


1982

Andy Breckman - Breckman wrote for "Late Night with David Letterman" from 1982 to 1984, and contributed sketches to "Saturday Night Live" from 1983 to 1996

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Louis-Dreyfus was subsequently a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" from 1982 to 1985, becoming the youngest female cast member in the history of the program at that time

 

Robert Urich - He was the guest host of Saturday Night Live in March 1982

 

Eddie Murphy - Nolte was scheduled to host the December 11, 1982, Christmas episode of "Saturday Night Live", but became too ill to host, so Murphy took over


1983

In 1983, Eddie Murphy became the last male cast member to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy until Bill Hader nearly thirty years later in 2012: Hader received a second nomination in 2013, making him the cast's only male multiple nominee add something

 

Stevie Nicks - Nicks appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 1983, performing "Stand Back" and "Nightbird"


1984

Murphy, the main draw of the cast, left in 1984 to pursue his already successful film career, and Ebersol decided to again rebuild the cast add something

 

Murphy's star exploded, and he quickly appeared in films such as "48 Hrs." and "Trading Places", before leaving for his film career in early 1984 add something

 

Howard Cosell - Cosell later hosted the 1984-1985 season finale of "Saturday Night Live"

 

Clara Peller - On April 14, 1984, Peller made an uncredited cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" which was guest hosted that night by 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern


1985

Ebersol ran the show until 1985, when Michaels returned; Michaels has remained since add something

 

Following unsuccessful forays into film and television, in need of money, and eager not to see Tartikoff cancel the show, Michaels finally returned in 1985 after Ebersol opted not to add something

 

Michaels' return in 1985 saw a cast reset that featured established talent such as Robert Downey Jr., Jon Lovitz and Dennis Miller add something

 

Stevie Wonder - By 1985, Stevie Wonder was an American icon, the subject of good-humored jokes about blindness and affectionately impersonated by Eddie Murphy on "Saturday Night Live"

 

Robert Smigel - Smigel first established himself as a writer on "Saturday Night Live" by joining the writing staff when Lorne Michaels returned as executive producer for the 1985-1986 season

 

Pamela Sue Martin - She hosted "Saturday Night Live" on February 16, 1985

 

Hulk Hogan - He co-hosted "Saturday Night Live" on March 30, 1985 during this lucrative run


1986

In 1986, Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad authored "Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live" , a behind-the-scenes look at the first ten seasons add something

 

The season was poorly received, and another reset followed in 1986 add something

 

Dana Carvey - In 1986, Carvey became a household name when he joined the cast of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

 

Jim Jarmusch - The first vignette, "Strange to Meet You", had been shot for and aired on "Saturday Night Live" in 1986, and paired Roberto Benigni with comedian Steven Wright

 

The show was again recast, with Michaels borrowing Ebersol's idea, and seeking out established acts such as Joan Cusack and Robert Downey, Jr. The cast and writers struggled creatively, and in April 1986, Tartikoff made the decision to cancel the show, until he was convinced by producer Bernie Brillstein to give it one more year add something


1987

Jeane Kirkpatrick - In an October 1987 sketch on Saturday Night Live, Kirkpatrick is a contestant on a game show called "Common Knowledge"


1988

Anthony Michael Hall - His next film would be 1988's "Johnny Be Good", in which he worked with Uma Thurman and fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member Robert Downey, Jr. The film was a critical failure, and some critics panned Hall's performance as a high school football star, claiming that he, the movies' reigning geek, was miscast for the role

 

Rob Schneider - Schneider was hired at "Saturday Night Live" in 1988


1989

Wayne Gretzky - Gretzky hosted the "Saturday Night Live" comedy program in 1989


1990

He kept Lovitz, Miller and Nora Dunn, and brought in new, untested talent such as Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, and Jan Hooks, who together would define a new era on the show into the early 1990s add something

 

In 1990, Michaels oversaw the writing of a sketch anthology feature film titled "The Saturday Night Live Movie" with many of the show's current writing staff, including Al Franken, Tom Davis, Greg Daniels, Jim Downey, Conan O'Brien, Robert Smigel and George Meyer, contributing add something

 

Chris Farley - Along with Chris Rock, Farley was one of two new "Saturday Night Live" cast members announced in the spring of 1990

 

Chris Farley - Farley was best known for his loud energetic comedy style and physical comedy, and was a member of Chicago 's Second City Theatre and cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" between 1990 and 1995

 

Ricki Lake - Lake's first talk show was repeatedly featured during the 1990s on "Saturday Night Live," with male cast member Jay Mohr impersonating Lake in drag

 

Andrew Dice Clay was scheduled as host on the May 12, 1990, episode add something

 

The screenplay only got as far as a Revised First Draft dated July 26, 1990 before being abandoned add something


1991

Vanilla Ice - In the height of Van Winkle's popularity, SBK licensed a 12" doll which was made by THQ. In January 1991, he was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live"


1992

The show ran successfully again until it lost Carvey and Hartman, two of its biggest stars, between 1992 and 1994 add something

 

Kurt Cobain - Around the time of Nirvana's 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live", Love discovered that she was pregnant with Cobain's child

 

Kurt Cobain - One memorable example came the day of the band's 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live", where Nirvana had a photographic session with photographer Michael Levine

 

Eddie Vedder - Vedder was wearing a White Sox hat given to him by McDowell during Pearl Jam's 1992 "Saturday Night Live" and "MTV Unplugged" appearances

 

War - On October 3, 1992, Sinéad O'Connor was scheduled to appear, performing an a cappella performance of Bob Marley's "War" add something


1993

Jonathan Pryce - These commercials were hilariously parodied on "Saturday Night Live" in 1993, with Mike Myers doing an impersonation of Pryce, spokesmodelling for sleek luxury toilets instead of automobiles


1994

Marisa Tomei - Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jay Mohr wrote in his book "Gasping for Airtime" that, as guest host in October 1994, Tomei insisted that a proposed sketch, "Good Morning Brooklyn," not be used because she did not like the idea of being stereotyped; that stand displeased the writers and performers, given the show's penchant for satirizing celebrities


1995

By 1995, Carvey and Hartman had left, taking with them a virtual army of characters, Myers quit for his movie career, and increasing network pressure forced Michaels to fire Sandler and Farley add something

 

By 1995, Farley and Sandler were fired, and Mike Myers, another popular cast member, had left for a film career, but a new cast waited to replace them, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Jimmy Fallon, and Tina Fey add something

 

Darrell Hammond is the longest-serving cast member, having been a part of the cast for fourteen years between 1995 and 2009 add something

 

The number of musicians has varied over the years, but the basic instrumentation has been three saxophones, one trombone, one trumpet, and a rhythm section featuring two keyboards, a guitar, bass, drums, and an extra percussionist, not a permanent part of the band until Valerie Naranjo's arrival in 1995 add something

 

Will Ferrell - Ferrell joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1995 and left in 2002 after a successful seven-year tenure

 

Billy Corgan - Their appearance on "Saturday Night Live" on November 11, 1995 to promote this material was the television debut appearance of Corgan's shaved head, which he has maintained consistently ever since


1996

Teri Hatcher - Hatcher hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in 1996

 

On April 13, 1996, musical guests Rage Against the Machine were scheduled to perform two songs add something


1997

By 1997, Ohlmeyer renewed his focus on limiting Michaels' independence, forcing the removal of Downey and cast member Norm MacDonald add something

 

Tina Fey - While performing shows with The Second City in 1997, Fey submitted several scripts to NBC's variety show "Saturday Night Live" , at the request of its head writer Adam McKay, a former performer at Second City

 

Pamela Anderson - In April 1997, she guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live


1998

The production tracking system was migrated from primarily analog to digital in 1998, with live shows typically requiring 1,5 terabytes of storage, consisting of audio elements and 5 cameras worth of visual elements add something

 

Phil Hartman - A special episode of "Saturday Night Live" commemorating Hartman's work on the show aired on June 13, 1998. and the season ten episode "Bart the Mother" was dedicated to him

 

Luciano Pavarotti - On 12 December 1998, he became the first opera singer to perform on "Saturday Night Live", singing alongside Vanessa L. Williams


1999

In addition, the 1999 comedy film "Office Space" originated from a series of animated short films by Mike Judge that aired on "SNL" in 1993 add something

 

Since 1999, Mary Ellen Matthews has been the official photographer of "SNL", responsible for devising distinctive photo layouts and aesthetics for still imagery used on the show add something

 

Roberto Benigni - In addition, on a 1999 episode of "Saturday Night Live", host Ray Romano played him in a sketch parodying his giddy behavior at the ceremony

 

Monica Lewinsky - Lewinsky made a cameo appearance as herself in two sketches during the May 8, 1999, episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live", a program that had lampooned her relationship with Clinton over the prior 16 months


2000

In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame add something


2001

Hugh Jackman - He hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" in 2001

 

Julia Stiles - On March 17, 2001, Stiles hosted "Saturday Night Live" and, eight days later, she was a presenter at the 73rd Academy *awards


2002

Stephen Colbert - In several episodes of "The Daily Show", Colbert filled in as anchor in the absence of Jon Stewart, including the full week of March 3, 2002, when Stewart was scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live"

 

Bernadette Peters - Playbill.com, May 15, 2002, accessed July 8, 2008 She hosted "Saturday Night Live" in November 1981


2003

Aaron Sorkin - In 2003 Sorkin divulged to the American television interviewer Charlie Rose on "The Charlie Rose Show" that he was developing a TV series based on a late-night sketch comedy show like "Saturday Night Live"

 

Andy Roddick - Roddick hosted "Saturday Night Live" on November 8, 2003, becoming the second professional tennis player to host and the first male tennis player to host


2004

According to an interview with Fey in 2004, the three- to four-member dedicated "Weekend Update" writing team will write jokes throughout the week add something

 

The films based on "The Blues Brothers" were produced by Universal Studios, which merged with & NBC in 2004 to form NBC Universal add something

 

Don Pardo - Although Pardo officially retired from NBC in 2004 and moved from Demarest, New Jersey to Tucson, Arizona, Arizona, the producers of "Saturday Night Live" persuaded him to continue providing the introductions for their show

 

A "60 Minutes" report taped in October 2004 depicted the intense writing frenzy that goes on during the week leading up to a show, with crowded meetings and long hours add something

 

Ashlee Simpson appeared as a musical guest on October 23, 2004 add something


2005

In 2005, the comedy troupe The Lonely Island, consisting of "SNL" members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, gained national exposure after joining the show and debuting their skit music video "Lazy Sunday", written with fellow cast member Chris Parnell add something

 

Meyers had been co-head writer since 2005 and became the single head writer from 2008 to 2012 add something

 

Tom Brady - Brady has been featured as a guest star on some popular television programs, hosting Saturday Night Live in 2005 and appearing on "The Simpsons" in 2005 and "Family Guy" in 2006, with both episodes being football themed and broadcast within a week of that year's Super Bowl

 

Will Ferrell - Ferrell returned to "Saturday Night Live" as a guest host on , 2005, and , 2009

 

During the summer 2005 shooting hiatus, crews began renovations on Studio 8H. With its thirty-first season premiere in October 2005, the show began broadcasting in high-definition television, appearing letterboxed on conventional television screens add something


2006

Apart from a brief period in 2006 in which Pardo pre-recorded his announcements at his home in Arizona, he has flown to New York City to perform his announcing duties live add something

 

Prince (musician) - To promote the new album, Prince was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on February 4, 2006, seventeen years after his last "SNL" appearance on the 15th anniversary special and nearly 25 years since his first appearance on a regular episode in 1981, making Prince the only "SNL" musical guest to have that long of a gap between appearances

 

Natalie Portman - Portman hosted "Saturday Night Live" on March 4, 2006

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - In May 2006, Louis-Dreyfus hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live", becoming the first former female cast member to return to the show in the hosting role


2007

It was ranked tenth in "TV Guide" "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of "Time" magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-"TIME" add something

 

Common (entertainer) - On January 20, 2007, one week before the opening of "Smokin Aces", he appeared in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch as himself

 

Peyton Manning - Manning hosted "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest Carrie Underwood on March 24, 2007, his 31st birthday


2008

From 2008, Seth Meyers was the solo host of "Weekend Update", before being partnered with Cecily Strong in 2013 add something

 

The so-called "SNL" Effect was observed during the 2008 presidential campaign, according to Mike Dabadie add something

 

Katherine Harris - Katherine Harris was the subject of some popular skits on "Saturday Night Live", in which she was played by Ana Gasteyer; she was portrayed by actress Laura Dern in the 2008 film "Recount", which won Dern a Golden Globe for the role

 

Peyton Manning - Manning made an appearance on Saturday Night Live's sports extra in 2008 in which he was in a children's football scene, and a high school basketball scene

 

Tim McGraw - On November 22, 2008, McGraw made his first appearance on "Saturday Night Live"

 

Kate Bush - On 2 December 2008, the DVD collection of the fourth season of "Saturday Night Live", including her performances, was released


2009

As of 2009, the opening title sequence and opening montage is shot using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D digital SLR cameras add something

 

In 2009, it received a total of 13 Emmy nominations for a lifetime total of 126, breaking the record for the most award nominated show in Emmy history, previously set with 124 by hospital drama "ER" add something

 

Bradley Cooper - On February 7, 2009, Cooper hosted "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest TV on the Radio

 

John Cena - In March 2009, Cena made an appearance on "Saturday Night Live" during the show's cold opening sequence

 

Patricia Clarkson - C1, C3 She made a cameo appearance in the "Saturday Night Live" Digital Short "Motherlover" on May 9, 2009

 

Don Pardo - Upon his induction into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame on May 14, 2009, Pardo indicated that the May 16, 2009, episode of "Saturday Night Live" would be his last


2010

As of 2010, she has been involved in directing videos, including the show title sequence add something

 

In 2010, "Saturday Night", a 94-minute documentary by actor James Franco in his directorial debut, was released; it follows the production process of the December 6, 2008, episode hosted by John Malkovich, from the concept stage to the episode actually airing live add something

 

In a 2010 interview, Wiig was reported to be contracted to "SNL" for a total of seven years add something

 

Dave Grohl - On February 6, 2010, Grohl performed with his band Them Crooked Vultures the songs "Mind Eraser, No Chaser" and "New Fang" as musical guests on Saturday Night Live

 

Betty White - The group was approaching 500,000 members when NBC confirmed on March 11, 2010 that White would in fact host "Saturday Night Live" on May 8

 

In September 2010, reruns of most episodes post-1998 began to air on VH1 add something

 

Ernest Borgnine - On October 2, 2010, Borgnine appeared as himself in a sketch on "Saturday Night Live"

 

Jeff Bridges - On December 18, 2010, Bridges hosted NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; he had hosted the show before in 1983 with his brother, Beau


2011

The Japanese version "Saturday Night Live JPN", which ran for six months in 2011, was created in part with Lorne Michaels' production company, Broadway Video and broadcast on Fuji TV networks add something

 

Maya Rudolph - In 2011 she appeared in "Bridesmaids", together with "Saturday Night Live" colleague Kristen Wiig

 

On February 20, 2011, the clip was aired on the "SNL" special "Backstage" showing footage of the dress rehearsal and live performance side by side add something

 

Ann-Margret - Kristen Wiig portrayed her in a skit during the May 14, 2011, episode of "Saturday Night Live"

 

In September 2011, ice cream company Ben & Jerry's released a limited-edition ice cream called "Schweddy Balls", inspired by a 1998 sketch of the same name starring Alec Baldwin, Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon add something

 

As of September 24, 2011, actor Alec Baldwin holds the record for most times hosting, having performed the duty on sixteen different occasions since 1990; Baldwin took the record from actor Steve Martin who had hosted fifteen times since 1976 add something

 

Alec Baldwin - He has hosted "Saturday Night Live" 16 times through the season-37 premiere on September 24, 2011, and holds the record for most times hosting the show

 

On December 3, 2011, South Korea's "SNL Korea" premiered on cable channel tvN add something


2012

As of 2012, NBC still declines to rebroadcast the sequence with the exception of an interview with O'Connor on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show", which aired on April 24, 2010, when the clip was aired in full add something

 

As of 2012, it has received 156 Emmy nominations, the most received by any one show in television history add something

 

Maya Rudolph - On February 18, 2012 she returned to "Saturday Night Live" as a host for the first time and reprised her roles in sketches such as "Bronx Beat"

 

Jack White (musician) - On March 3, 2012, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest, with Lindsay Lohan hosting

 

As of May 19, 2012, Dave Grohl is the most frequent musical guest, performing on eleven shows since 1992 add something

 

Mick Jagger - Jagger hosted the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" on 19 and 20 May 2012, doing several comic skits and playing some of the Rolling Stones' hits with Foo Fighters, Jeff Beck and Arcade Fire

 

As of August 2012, it has received a record total of 156 Emmy nominations add something

 

Seth MacFarlane - On September 15, 2012, McFarlane starred in the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live"

 

Jamie Foxx - While hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on December 9, 2012, Foxx joked about being excited "to kill all the white people in the movie"


2013

While cast members would leave over the following two decades, the show saw its next biggest transition in 2013, with the addition of 6 cast members to compensate for the departure of several longtime cast members like Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen add something

 

Beginning February 2013, NBC has aired cut-down hour-long repeats at 10pm Saturday during the regular season, repeating the previous week's episode if it was original add something

 

In June 2013, the show was placed at number 25 on the list of the 101 best written shows of all time by the Writers Guild of America, assessing series from the previous 70 years add something

 

As of July 20, 2013, it is in its fourth consecutive season, with 20 episodes add something

 

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the GE Building, "SNL" has aired 763 episodes since its debut, and began its thirty-ninth season on September 28, 2013, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States add something


2014

In 2014, Sasheer Zamata was added as a cast member in mid-season after criticism about the show's lack of an African-American woman add something

 

After Meyers left for "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in February 2014, Strong was paired with head writer Colin Jost add something

 

In 2014, two 90-minute specials will be broadcast in French on Télé-Québec in the Canadian province of Quebec under the title, "SNL Québec"; the specials are scheduled for broadcast February 8 and March 22, 2014 add something

 

On May 13, 2014, SNL Quebec was renewed for another 8 episodes to be broadcast monthly over the 2014-2015 season ending with a "Best Of" compilation add something

 

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the GE Building, "SNL" has aired 766 episodes since its debut, and concluded its thirty-ninth season on May 17, 2014, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States add something

 

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the GE Building, "SNL" has aired 767 episodes since its debut, and began its fortieth season on September 27, 2014, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States add something


2015

On Feb. 15, 2015, NBC aired a 3 1/2 hour special on Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary add something

 

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the Comcast Building, "SNL" has aired 787 episodes since its debut, and concluded its fortieth season on May 16, 2015, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States add something

 

Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the Comcast Building, "SNL" has aired 788 episodes since its debut, and began its forty-first season on October 3, 2015, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States add something


2016

In 2016, a "New York Times" study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook Likes found that "SNL" "is very much an urban show add something


2017

The French channel &M6 (M6_(TV_channel)) launched the pilot episode of its "SNL" adaptation, "Le Saturday Night Live", in January 2017 add something

 

As of February 11, 2017, actor Alec Baldwin holds the record for most times hosting, having performed the duty on seventeen different occasions since 1990; Baldwin took the record from actor Steve Martin who had hosted fifteen times since 1976 add something

 

On March 16, 2017, NBC announced that it would air the final four episodes of the 42nd season live in all time zones for the first time in its history add something

 

As of July 2017, it has received a record total of 231 Primetime Emmy Award nominations add something

 

NBC announced on September 19, 2017 that all of the 43rd season's episodes will air live coast-to-coast in the U.S., making it the first ever regularly scheduled non-sports prime time television program to be broadcast live simultaneously on both coasts in the U.S., and the first American show to air live on prime time in the West Coast at the same time with East Coast add something

 

The Polish division of Showmax video-on-demand streaming service launched the first season of its "SNL" adaptation, "SNL Polska" on December 2, 2017 add something


2018

The show received favorable reviews and is most likely to be renewed for season 2 sometime in 2018 add something

 

On the May 5, 2018 episode of SNL, host/musical talent Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover debuted his hit single, "This Is America" add something

 

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