With SNL's 40th season wrapped up, we're taking a look back at the past year to recall the highs, lows, and other memorable moments as the show ended its fourth decade on the air. Here, we discuss a collection of some of the best sketches SNL made this season — the ones that were cut.
Despite the agenda we assume drives Saturday Night Live, its creative process is actually more chaotic than we realize. An episode really is created from scratch in six days: pitch meeting with the host on Monday; all-night writing sessions on Tuesday; table-read on Wednesday; rewrites, rehearsals, and shoots on Thursday and Friday; dress rehearsal and live show [...]
With SNL's 40th season wrapped up, we're taking a look back at the past year to recall the highs, lows, and other memorable moments as the show ended its fourth decade on the air. Here, we list some of our favorite sketches from this season — both videos and live sketches.
Though many still criticize SNL of being in a creative slump, with sagging ratings and various anniversary specials reminding viewers how great the show used to be, the sketches we've seen on the show recently tell a different story. Yes, there are fewer stock characters fans can immediately identify with the show — the familiar personas we've seen from Cecily Strong or Taran Killam aren't yet [...]
Louis C.K. hosts SNL's season 40 finale this weekend with musical guest Rihanna, and NBC just released the first round of promos. Thankfully Kate McKinnon is there to remind him who's in charge.
The second-to-last episode of SNL season 40 airs this weekend with host Reese Witherspoon, and NBC just released the first round of promos. It's been a long time since Witherspoon last hosted the show back in 2001, but hopefully finding her Smash Mouth CD made the long wait worthwhile.
Scarlett Johansson returns to SNL this weekend for her fourth hosting stint with musical guest Wiz Khalifa, and NBC just released the first of promos. Joined by cast member and fellow new parent Kenan Thompson, Johansson promises that she'll still party hard and try not to let her baby change who she is, but it looks like that might be a promise she can't keep.