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“Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will begin airing repeat episodes on Tuesday due to the film and TV writers’ strike, sources close to the programs told CNN.
The late night shows will air repeat episodes “until further notice,” according to the sources.
Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon, who host NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Tonight Show,” respectively, previously said they would honor the strike and not air new episodes. CNN has reached out to NBC for comment.
Sources close to production also tell CNN that “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central will begin airing repeat episodes on Tuesday due to the strike as well.
NBC’s weekly sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” will also air repeat episodes due to the writers’ strike, the network announced Tuesday. A previously announced “SNL” episode to be hosted by alum Pete Davidson and musical guest Lil Uzi Vert that was scheduled for Saturday, May 6, has been canceled, according to a spokesperson for the show.
On Monday night, the Writers’ Guild of America officially called for a strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers when the WGA’s current contract expired just before midnight.
As thousands of members of the WGA prepare to begin picketing on Tuesday afternoon, the late night shows across network television will present the first visible manifestation that the strike has begun as the previously planned new shows are scrapped for reruns.
A writers’ strike could shut down production on most television shows and cause a domino effect in the wider realm of the entertainment industry, pushing back the return of many programs set for the fall.
The network has officially parked the May 6 episode of the series. It will air repeats until further notice, which will likely mean that the venerable NBC show has aired its season finale.
Davidson, whose Peacock comedy series Bupkis starts this week, was set for his SNL return after leaving last year.
RELATED: Deadline’s Full Strike Coverage
Speaking on The Tonight Show, Davidson joked that he was taking it personally. “It sucks because it just feeds my weird story I have in my head, like, of course that would happen to me,” he said.
One SNL cast member told Deadline: “We have to think about our crew too. I absolutely support the writers, and I want the writers to get what they deserve and need, but I don’t want our crew to be out of work. We can’t make this art without each other.”
RELATED: WGA Strike Explained: The Issues, The Stakes, Movies & TV Shows Affected — And How Long It Might Last
During the 2007/08 writers strike, SNL only aired 12 episodes instead of the usual 20 or 21 making it the shortest season in the series run and the only season that didn’t feature a Christmas episode.
' “Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will begin airing repeat episodes on Tuesday due to the film and TV writers' strike, sources close to the programs told CNN. The late night shows will air repeat episodes “until further notice,” according to the sources.
Is “SNL” new tonight? NO. In a show of solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, NBC’s late night sketch comedy series shut down production early due to the ongoing writers’ strike. That means the final three shows of Season 48 were essentially cancelled. The hosts and musical guests affected by this move were Pete Davidson/Lil Uzi Vert (May 6), Kieran Culkin/Labrinth (May 13) and Jennifer Coolidge/Foo Fighters (May 20). Reruns of “Saturday Night Live” will air under further notice. Above, see our photo gallery of Season 48 hosts ranked.
The regular cast members for “SNL” Season 48 are, in credits order: Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang. The featured players are: Marcello Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Sarah Sherman and Devon Walker. (Cecily Strong only appeared in six episodes this season, as she missed the first three outings due to a stage play and the December 17 broadcast was her last ever.)
Showrunner Lorne Michaels has called this season a “transition year,” thanks in part to the show going through a major cast overhaul. A whopping eight stars left over the summer: Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, Aristotle Athari and Chris Redd. Many of them wanted to depart earlier, but stuck around because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update is once again anchored by Colin Jost and Michael Che, as they’ve done every week together since September 2014. As of last year’s 47th season, they are officially the longest-serving duo in the history of Weekend Update.
At last year’s 2022 Emmy Awards, the variety series won its 93rd trophy overall, making it the winningest program in the history of the Television Academy. For comparison’s sake, the next closest show in second place is “Game of Thrones” with 59 Emmys.
Here are the “Saturday Night Live” Season 48 hosts and musical guests:
#4801 Miles Teller/Kendrick Lamar — October 1, 2022
#4802 Brendan Gleeson/Willow — October 8, 2022
#4803 Megan Thee Stallion/Megan Thee Stallion — October 15, 2022
#4804 Jack Harlow/Jack Harlow — October 29, 2022
#4805 Amy Schumer/Steve Lacy — November 5, 2022
#4806 Dave Chappelle/Black Star — November 12, 2022
#4807 Keke Palmer/SZA — December 3, 2022
#4808 Steve Martin & Martin Short/Brandi Carlile — December 10, 2022
#4809 Austin Butler/Lizzo– December 17, 2022
#4810 Aubrey Plaza/Sam Smith — January 21, 2023
#4811 Michael B. Jordan/Lil Baby — January 28, 2023
#4812 Pedro Pascal/Coldplay — February 4, 2023
#4813 Woody Harrelson/Jack White — February 25, 2023
#4814 Travis Kelce/Kelsea Ballerini — March 4, 2023
#4815 Jenna Ortega/The 1975 — March 11, 2023
#4816 Quinta Brunson/Lil Yachty — April 1, 2023
#4817 Molly Shannon/Jonas Brothers — April 8, 2023
#4818 Ana de Armas/Karol G — April 15, 2023
Hey, “Saturday Night LIVE” fans. Unfortunately, we have some real bad news for you guys in this article. We had previously reported that Saturday Night LIVE would be back with a brand new episode tonight, May 6, 2023, but that’s all gone to hell now, and we don’t know for how long.
Apparently, the folks over at NBC recently put out an official press release informing us that the writers have decided to go on strike again. So, they won’t be creating anymore new episodes as long as they’re on strike, forcing NBC to have to keep running repeat episodes of Saturday Night LIVE indefinitely.
That’s right, guys. NBC is going to air yet another repeat episode of Saturday Night LIVE tonight, May 6, 2023, and it could be this way until only God knows when. NBC’s official press release for this writer’s strike situation reads like this, “The previously announced “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Pete Davidson and musical guest Lil Uzi Vert is cancelled due to the writers’ strike. “SNL” will air repeats until further notice starting Saturday, May 6, 2023.”
With that said, we’ll just have to keep you guys informed on a week-by-week basis what the status of Saturday Night LIVE will be. We did track down the repeat episode that NBC is airing tonight. They’re going to air the episode that originally aired way back on March 11, 2023. This episode featured actress Jenna Ortega showing up to do the hosting duties, and English pop rock band 1975 hitting the stage to perform some songs for you guys.
If any of you guys happened to have missed that particular repeat episode when it originally aired, or if you just wouldn’t mind watching it again, you might still want to hit up NBC tonight to check it out. If you have no desire to watch this repeat episode of Saturday Night LIVE, you will certainly want to get some other plans lined up for tonight at your earliest convenience.
Again, NBC’s press release confirmed that Saturday Night LIVE will be a repeat episode tonight, May 6, 2023 due to a writer’s strike situation. The repeat episode will hit your TV sets at approximately 10:29 pm central standard time.
Alright, guys. That’s going to be a wrap for this latest, “Saturday Night LIVE” TV show report, but definitely stay tuned for more.
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