"Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" Arrives in Prime Time

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Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update
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"Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update"
Premieres Thursday, August 10 at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC


         NBC is bringing a late-night institution to primetime with a four-episode order for “Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update,” which joins the schedule starting Thursday, August 10 at 9 PM ET/PT

          The half-hour telecast will feature “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che. Additional “Saturday Night Live” cast members will also make appearances.

          “‘SNL’ is having its best season in a quarter of a century — how many shows can say that?! — so we didn’t want them to take the summer off,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Checontinuing their unique brand of news with fresh ‘Weekend Update’ shows in primetime this August.”


          “Weekend Update,” which comments on and satirizes the news and current affairs of the week, has consistently ranked as one of the most popular segments of “SaturdayNightLive” throughout the show’s storied 42-year history. Previous “Weekend Update” anchors include Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Dennis Miller, Norm Macdonald, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.