Live from New York … it’s lastly Saturday night time!
SNL will return to its iconic studio at 30 Rockefeller Heart and resume live, in-person broadcasting on Oct. 3, NBC introduced Thursday.
The episode will kick off the long-running selection present’s 46th season.
SNL shut down in-person studio manufacturing in March when the coronavirus started to ravage New York Metropolis, although the comedy staple has since hosted three distant episodes the place forged members have been in a position to do sketches from the consolation and security of their properties.
Whereas NBC has given the go-ahead to resume in-studio manufacturing, it’s unclear whether or not or not there shall be an in-studio viewers.
NBC has not launched a full schedule of episodes previous the Oct. Three premiere, although the 2020 presidential election is bound to determine closely into the present’s subject material.
SNL vet Maya Rudolph had already expressed curiosity in returning to the present to play Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
“I really like going to the present,” stated Rudolph. “Any excuse I can get, I really like. I simply didn’t actually anticipate touring throughout a pandemic, but when there’s anybody that may work it out I’m positive Lorne [Michaels] has some kind of invisible helicopter that may get me there.”
As of early Friday, no host or musical visitor has been named.