‘SNL’ to air show following social distancing rules

By Camden Mondeaux on April 10, 2020
Saturday Night Live
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 22: Cast and crew of ‘Saturday Night Live’ pose with awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in the press room during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“SNL” will be back on the air this weekend, with material being produced remotely to follow guidelines limiting the spread of COVID-19. 

By: Cami Mondeaux

The show will return Saturday night, airing original content — its first original episode aired since March 7. The “Saturday Night Live” show will include its weekly “Weekend Update” news segment and original sketches from the “SNL” cast members, according to NBC.

All of the show’s material will be produced remotely, complying with national guidelines to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Much of the fallout from the pandemic resulted in the halt of several movie and TV productions, with many release dates for films being pushed back months. 

“SNL” is known for its guest hosts and musical artists that rotate each week — but NBC didn’t clarify whether anyone outside the show’s cast would be part of this week’s episode.

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