Saturday Night Live is staying true to its name. Today, NBC announced season 43 of the TV series will continue to air live across the United States.
The season premiere will be hosted by Ryan Gosling and feature musical guest Jay-Z. Returning cast members include Colin Jost, Michael Che, Kenan Thompson, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon.
Season 43 of Saturday Night Live premieres on NBC on September 30th at 8:30 PT/11:30 ET.
Read more info below:
NEW YORK – Sept. 20, 2017 – NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “Saturday Night Live” will once again air live simultaneously around the country beginning with the highly anticipated season 43 premiere on Sept. 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z.
Each episode will air live at:
11:30 p.m. Eastern
10:30 p.m. Central
9:30 p.m. Mountain
8:30 p.m. Pacific
For the Mountain and Pacific time zones, “SNL” will be repeated at 11:30 p.m.
The live coast-to-coast airings that began in April grew 11% in “live plus same day” viewership versus what “SNL” was averaging earlier in the season (8.3 million vs. 7.5 million, according to Nielsen Media Research), indicating strong interest in the formerly tape-delayed markets to see the show live.
“Saturday Night Live” is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.”
What do you think? Do you watch Saturday Night Live? Are you excited for the new season?