When Does SNL Return? Saturday Night Live Season 48 Is Coming In October 2022!
In the upcoming fall of ‘2022, you may see season 48 of Saturday Night Live, broadcast live from New York City. Some of the most famous comedians of the previous half-century got their start on the long-running sketch programme, which also gave us innumerable amusing moments ranging from political satire to the outrageously odd throughout the course of its 50-year existence.
Although Lorne Michaels, the show’s creator, is still in charge (and is expected to stay so through the 50th season), the cast goes through regular turnover as individuals depart and new ones are brought in.
So, without further ado, let’s delve into all we know about season 48 of Saturday Night Live.
When Is the Saturday Night Live Season 48 Premiere?
This Saturday, October 1st, at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT, Saturday Night Live will premiere its 48th season with a brand new episode. There will be two more brand-new episodes of SNL airing on October 8 and October 15.
At this moment, we don’t know who will be presenting the episodes.
Who Is Hosting Saturday Night Live?
Saturday Night Live has announced its season 48 premiere host and musical guest, as well as those for the next two episodes. So, here they are:
October 1: Miles Teller hosts, with musical guest Kendrick Lamar
October 8: Brendan Gleeson hosts, with musical guest Willow
October 15: Megan Thee Stallion hosts and serves as a musical guest
Who Left Saturday Night Live?
It’s a constant process to replace people who leave the Saturday Night Live cast with new cast members. After several years on the show, some notable cast members announced their departure from SNL at the end of Season 47. On September 1st, The Hollywood Reporter(opens in new tab) reported that a few more cast members would be leaving before the beginning of Season 48.
EXTRA INFO, September 19: Chris Redd announced his departure from SNL only weeks before the start of the new season, as reported by Variety (opens in new tab).
Those of you who have been watching the programme closely may have noticed that the following cast members have left the show:
- Aristotle Athari
- Aidy Bryant
- Pete Davidson
- Kate McKinnon
- Alex Moffat
- Kyle Mooney
- Chris Redd
- Melissa Villaseñor
Shortly after the 47th season of SNL concluded, McKinnon discussed her decision to leave the programme on Live with Kelly and Ryan(opens in new tab):
“For a long time, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do because all I’ve ever wanted to do is be on Saturday Night Live. This was fantastic; I thoroughly enjoyed it. After the happiest decade of my life, my body finally gave up on me and I knew it was time to call it quits.”
Who is in the Saturday Night Live season 48 cast?
Not all of the cast members that left for season 47 will be back for season 48. And four other cast members have been revealed.
The SNL cast has expanded, and their official biographies are as follows:’
- Marcello Hernandez: Hernandez is a comedian, writer, and actor of Cuban/Dominican descent. He was selected as a Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2022.
- Molly Kearney: Kearney (they/them) was selected for Comedy Central’s “Up Next” Showcase in 2019. They can be seen in Prime Video’s A League of Their Own and Disney Plus’ The Mighty Ducks.
- Michael Longfellow: Longfellow has been featured on Netflix’s “Introducing…” showcase and NBC’s Bring the Funny. He was also selected as one of TBS’s “Comics to Watch” for the 2017 New York Comedy Festival.
- Devon Walker: Walker was selected for Comedy Central’s “Up Next” showcase in 2017. He has written for Freeform’s Everything’s Trash and Netflix’s Big Mouth.
Here is the rest of the confirmed cast for Saturday Night Live season 48:
- Michael Che (repertory player)
- Mikey Day (repertory player)
- Andrew Dismukes (featured player)
- Chole Fineman (repertory player)
- Heidi Gardner (repertory player)
- James Austin Johnson (featured player)
- Punkie Johnson (featured player)
- Colin Jost (repertory player)
- Ego Nwodim (repertory player)
- Sarah Sherman (featured player)
- Cecily Strong (repertory player)
- Kenan Thompson (repertory player)
- Bowen Yang (repertory player)
How to watch Saturday Night Live
Since NBC is the network that broadcasts Saturday Night Live, everyone who has access to a cable provider or an antenna may watch the show when it is broadcast live. FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV are just a few of the other live TV streaming services that have NBC.
Last but not least, if you’re a subscriber to NBC’s Peacock Premium programme, you may be pleased to know that NBC has been broadcasting SNL live on the platform since season 47, and that trend looks set to continue this year.
Interested in watching SNL whenever you like? Since NBC has terminated its streaming agreement with Hulu, the newest episodes will only be accessible to view on Peacock the day after they air on television.
However, snippets from all new episodes are also published on YouTube, and the show may be recorded at any time provided you have a service that transmits NBC and has DVR capability.