‘SNL’ Sets Will Ferrell and Jessica Chastain as January Hosts
This coming weekend will see Sam Rockwell taking the SNL stage for the first time, but January 2018 has yet more celebs in store. Season 43 will continue the year with fellow first-timer Jessica Chastain, along with SNL vet Will Ferrell.
James Franco Is Young Santa in Cut ‘SNL’ Hallmark Christmas Sketch
The bizarre subculture of dime-store Christmas movies seems oddly pervasive this year, and has not gone unnoticed at SNL. The “Not Ready for Primetime Players” have at least one more gift in the form of a cut short, featuring host James Franco in an endless stream of indistinguishable Hallmark Channel classics.
‘SNL’ Women Past and Present Defend Al Franken in Sexual Harassment Statement
The ongoing cycle of sexual harassment exposure has repeatedly put SNL in an awkward position; one the show seems reticent to address. In light of accusations against writer-turned-senator Al Franken, however, thirty-six female cast and crew have now spoken out to defend Franken’s name.
‘Papyrus’ Creator Defends Font After ‘SNL’ Skewers ‘Avatar’
No subject is safe from SNL, but the creator behind the “Papyrus” font certainly never thought they’d send Ryan Gosling after him. Following this past weekend’s premiere Avatar sketch, the designer stepped up to defend his creation as “a well-designed font.”
Ryan Gosling Gets Ejected From 30 Rock in First ‘SNL’ Season 43 Promo
Baby Goose is officially in the building. That’s as far as SNL will let him in the first Season 43 promo, as premiere host Ryan Gosling can’t seem to count on his fame to actually get him through the door.
‘SNL’ Season 43 Adds Three New Cast Members, Seven (!) New Writers
We knew changes were coming to SNL Season 43 after the departures of Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata, but these additions are real buzzer-beaters. Ahead of Saturday’s premiere, SNL welcomes Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd to the series, with more than double as many writers.
‘SNL’ Sets Ryan Gosling to Host Season 43 Premiere
As SNL brings its summer Weekend Update to a close, we have our first official Season 43 host. Hide your replicants, as Blade Runner 2049 star and returning guest Ryan Gosling will host the late September premiere, joined by an iconic New York musical guest.
‘SNL’ Will Keep Live Coast-to-Coast Airings in Season 43
The banner year of SNL’s forty-second season culminated with an experiment that saw its final four episodes airing live on the west coast. Now, even as Season 43 loses some familiar faces, creator Lorne Michaels confirms SNL will be keeping its new format.
Tina Fey Returns to ‘SNL,’ Screams Into Cake for ‘Weekend Update’
SNL will have missed out on a lifetime of news by the time Season 43 premieres this fall, but Weekend Update is doing its best to catch up. And who better to sum things up than beloved former anchor Tina Fey, who drops by to stress-eat over the weekend’s events, and scream into some cake?
Sasheer Zamata Not Returning for ‘SNL’ Season 43 Either
We thought it down to the wire when word broke before the SNL finale that Vanessa Bayer would join Bobby Moynihan in leaving after Season 42, but it seems another departure went entirely without notice. Reports confirm Sasheer Zamata also took her final bow with this past Saturday’s finale, joining at least two others.
Bobby Moynihan Bowing Out of ‘SNL’ After Nine Seasons
Moynihan's new series will air on CBS in the fall.