NBC Is Reportedly in Talks to Turn ‘SNL’s Weekend Update into a Weekly Series

jost_cheSaturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment might turn into its own standalone show. According to Politico, the network is in talks to air a weekly half-hour edition of Weekend Update on Thursday nights. It would be a similar move to the Weekend Update Thursday specials from the 2008 election, except this time, the new weekly series would reportedly be a regular show and not a limited series. NBC has not yet commented on the possible move or how it would affect the segment during regular episodes of SNL, but considering Weekend Update has been an integral part of the show since its 1975 premiere, a standalone Update show would be a pretty big change.

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