‘Saturday Night Live’ Goes Dark in Writers Strike

You’ll have to wait a while for the next original “Live, from New York!”

Saturday Night Live” will not produce any new episodes for the next while, owing to the writers’ strike called for by the WGA. The show’s next scheduled episode, slated for Saturday night and hosted by former cast member Pete Davidson with musical guest Lil Uzi Vert, will not take place, according to NBC. With a work stoppage in place, it’s quite possible that fans will not have any more new episodes of “SNL” in its 48th season. The show usually goes on its summer hiatus after May.

“‘SNL’ will air repeats until further notice starting Saturday, May 6,” NBC said.

The season has marked something of a transition for the long-running program, which bid farewell last year to a good chunk of its previous cast. The departures of Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney were revealed at the end of the show’s 47th season and, later in the year, the exits of Alex Moffat, Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, and featured player Aristotle Athari were disclosed. Cecily Strong, a cast veteran, departed in December.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Goes Dark in Writers Strike

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