Is ‘SNL’ New Tonight? Who’s Hosting the Next Episode

At long last, “Saturday Night Live” is back. Season 48 of the NBC series was cut short due to the writers’ strike (hosts for the final two episodes of the season were going to be Kieran Culkin and Jennifer Coolidge), and Season 49 was delayed for the same reason, but once the WGA struck a deal with the studios, “SNL” writers — and cast members — went back to work.

Those who make it a habit to watch “SNL” when it’s on may be wondering, is “SNL” new tonight? No, “SNL” is not new on Saturday, Feb. 10. The show will be back on Feb. 24 with host Shane Gillis and musical guest 21 Savage.

The next new episode will air live on NBC at 11:30 p.m. ET and stream live on Peacock coast-to-coast, at 8:30 p.m. PT.

The Season 49 premiere, delayed due to the strikes, was hosted by Pete Davidson.

The end of Season 47 marked the exits of cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, Aristotle Athari and Chris Redd.

In Season 48, “SNL” added new cast members Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker. Kearney is the show’s first non-binary cast member.

The returning cast members for “SNL” Season 48 were Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang. Returning featured players are Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels called Season 48 a “transition year,” adding that “changes are always difficult but always exciting.”

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