Saturday, 19 August, 2017

SNL Weekend Update expands with 30-minute weekly telecast

'SNL': 'Weekend Update' Nabs Four-Week Primetime Run SNL Weekend Update expands with 30-minute weekly telecast
Elaine Woods | 15 March, 2017, 01:15

"Saturday Night Live" may just have found the secret to finally winning an Emmy this year after a 24-year drought.

The half-hour telecast - which will feature jokes on topical issues of the day - will star Colin Jost and Michael Che, the usual hosts of the long-running, sketch-comedy show's "Weekend Update" segment. The shows will air Thursday nights at 9 p.m.

In this March 4, 2017 photo provided by NBC, Colin Jost and Michael Che, right, appear during Weekend Update segment of "Saturday Night Live" in NY. Baldwin has been recurring as now-President Donald Trump since the beginning of the current season, which has been boosted by both the 2016 presidential election as well as the subsequent political unrest brought by the new administration. "Update" anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost will fill their usual roles, and other "SNL" cast members will appear alongside them.

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The smaller parties did not offer support the Congress because they were not sure how Congress would treat them. Salve: "They [Congress] are saying you [BJP] are a very powerful party and you can manipulate a majority".

The Big Bang Theory Spin-Off Young Sheldon Is Officially a Go
The casting news came in the midst of contract salary negotiations for BBT ensemble's two-year, 48-episode renewal. Young Sheldon will center on Sheldon Cooper's rather awkward childhood experiences in Galveston, Texas.

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The DeWitt center was put on lockdown for some time while police investigated a non-specific threat of violence. There have been no reports of bombs or any type of suspicious material being found at the centers.

As for Greenblatt's ratings boast, "SNL" ratings have been up this season. NBC said Tuesday, March 14, 2017, that four episodes of "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" will air at 9 p.m. Thursday starting August 10.

Indeed, this is the highest-rated season of the show since 1993, the year it won that Emmy, with total viewers topping 11 million weekly. SNL's ratings have increased 21% over a year ago among adults 18-49, and up 26% in total viewers when comparing season 42 to season 41. In the 2009-2010 season, they were supposed to air six primetime episodes as well, but only ended up showing three.

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