Saturday Night Live is a show that has been running since 1975 and has always made everyone a die-hard fan of its comedy and sketches. Even after so many years many talented writers and comedians have been either featured on the show or started their respective careers, it is really easy to find wonderful actors and comedians with skits that guarantee to give a good time to the viewers. Comedians and actors such as Andy Samberg, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Bill Murray, and many more have been a part of Saturday Night Live as a regular cast and many famous actors have appeared in the show as guest performers such as Matthew Perry, Selena Gomez, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Adam Driver, Kim Kardashian and many more.
The show follows a really great and consistent format of starting the show with a monologue by the guest actor or actress, and then there is a series of skits in which both the guest actor or actress and the regular cast members take part and the show ends with a musical guest performing live. Saturday Night Live has been consistent with its rather dark humor that is usually about pop culture events, the people have always admired the concept no matter how many years it has been. The ideas of Lorne Michaels and Dick Ebersol were first broadcasted on NBC on October 11, 1975, with the title NBC’s Saturday Night, and it was later changed into Saturday Night Live in the 1980s with a total of 47 seasons and 930 episodes Saturday Night Live has seen some changes but the legacy it has created has been held with pride. The 47th season of Saturday Night Live just finished, and the viewers are waiting for the 48th season of Saturday Night Live, let’s run through the details of season 48, what the fans can expect? also, take a little look back at the previous seasons.
SNL Season 48 Release Date
Saturday Night Live season 47 was a huge hit with guest celebrity appearances such as Selena Gomez, Post Malone, Lizzo, etc. Now that season 47 was wrapped up around May 2022, the announcement of season 48 is made official, though the release date and expected cast are not revealed yet. The viewers can expect season 48 of Saturday Night Live in either late 2022 or the next year 2023, whatever the date will be, the new season will be grand just like the previous others. Every season Saturday Night Live goes through a bit of change in the cast, and introduces fresh faces, this is the same case with season 48, many main casts are leaving the show and thus many fresh faces will be introduced.
Actors and comedians such as Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Kyle Mooney are leaving the show and will not appear as regular cast members in the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live. All of the mentioned actors have been an ethereal part of the show and have made everyone a fan with their writing and comedy. The actors who are leaving such as Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon are ready for their successful careers in Hollywood with Pete Davidson starring in “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” and “The Home” and Kate McKinnon starring in “Barbie” alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, and the movie “The Lunch Witch”.
|Name Of The Show||SNL (Saturday Night Life)|
|Season Number||Season 48|
|Genre||Satire, Sketch Comedy|
|SNL Season 1 Release Date||11 October 1975|
|SNL Season 48 Release Date||Not Announced|
SNL Season 48 Cast
Saturday Night Live season 48 cast is not announced yet, and it will be soon. The cast of Saturday Night Live has always been great, their writing and comic delivery have made the show so the viewers can expect a joyous journey and hilarious cast in the upcoming season 48 too. The cast will most probably be repeated from season 47 with replacements for the celebrities who have left the show.
In season 47 of Saturday Night Live, there were many great comedians and celebrities present to make the show a terrific watch. Celebrities such as Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Pete Davidson, Michael Che, Aristotle Athari, Mikey Day, Bowen Yang, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Mellisa Villasenor, James Austin Johnson, Kyle Mooney, Chloe Fineman, Andrew Dismukes, and Heidi Gardener.
Celebrities such as Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney will not be appearing for season 48 of Saturday Night Live as regular cast members. Actors such as Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon have been a part of Saturday Night Live since as early as 2012, they were both able to get Primetime Emmy Nominations for their appearance on Saturday Night Live, and even Kate McKinnon has won the prestigious awards twice. Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson both are known and will be remembered for their memorable roles in Saturday Night Live.
According to many viewers Saturday Night Live has seen a great loss since all the actors that are leaving are well established, and the exit of five long time and famous actors is some great loss, the cast of Saturday Night Live was of around 21 members in 2021, so the leave of five members from that is definitely something. But Saturday Night Live will be able to fill back the void as they always have, as it is not the first time some famous cast is leaving. The absence of Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, and Aidy Bryant will be noticeable but the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live is also going to be just another grand and hilarious season in the history of television.
SNL Awards And Achievements
Saturday Night Live has been running for 47 years now, and in its history, it has managed to break many records not just in the Accolades section but the overall impact of Saturday Night Live on American society has been wide and noticeable. Saturday Night Live is known to create political satire and has criticized the policies of government since its beginning, in the 2008 American presidential elections it was noticed that the voters who had seen the Saturday Night Live skits made their votes and decisions in a particular way, around 10% of the voters said that there were a bit influenced by Saturday Night Live’s politically charged skits. Various famous politicians have made their appearances on Saturday Night Live such as Senator Hilary Clinton, Governor Sarah Palin, former American president Gerald Ford, Senator John McCain, and Barack Obama when he was a senator back in 2007 when Donald Trump hosted the show in 2015 it was subject of controversy because of his comments about Latin people.
Saturday Night Live has won many awards in its run time of 47 years, it has won three Peabody Awards, eight six Primetime Emmy Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards. In its duration, Saturday Night Live has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards 231 times, and they have the record with the most nominations. The individual members of Saturday Night Live have also won five Primetime Emmy Awards and around 20 nominations for the same. Celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Kate McKinnon, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, and Dana Carvey have won the Primetime Emmy Awards.
Saturday Night Live has been in many magazines as the top 100 shows for various years. But recently according to a lot of critics Saturday Night Live is not creating relevant content in recent years, and it is quite hard to maintain its relevancy in the era of the internet. Many people believe that Saturday Night Live is biased towards the left wing and is only focused on impersonating famous politicians. All those things have led to the downfall of the quality of Saturday Night Live. Lorne Michaels, the creator of the show who has been the main part since 1975 the beginning, has said that the 50th season of Saturday Night Live will be the last season that will most probably air in 2025. The legacy Saturday Night Live has left behind is immaculate anyway, and the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live will let us all know if the quality is maintained or not.
Saturday Night Live has been the subject of quite some controversies in every aspect such as some technical difficulties and even the plans of the cast to sabotage one another. On October 3, 1992, singer Sinead O’Connor tore the photo of Pope John Paul ll, that incident was able to get a lot of media attention. In 1996 Rage Against the Machine a musical band made some statements about Steve Forbes who was the presidential candidate at that time. In 2004 Ashlee Simpson, a singer, was caught lip-synching on Saturday Night Live, and when she could not handle the situation she left the stage and became the first guest singer to leave the stage during the show.
Saturday Night Live has also been criticized for its lack of minorities in the cast. Saturday Night Live has not had that many people of colour in its regular cast members; Chris Rock left the show because he would not get creative freedom and was only offered stereotypical roles. The representation of Asians and the LGBTQ+ community has also been really low, and a lot of people and critics have said that Saturday Night Live has bigotry and racism in its history.
Where To Watch SNL Online?
Saturday Night Live is available on Peacock TV and it can be watched on traditional television as it airs on NBC.