Few television shows, if any, have achieved the status that Saturday Night Live has. Having been on the air for nearly half a century, the esteemed series has helped springboard the careers of countless iconic comedians while providing audiences with some of the funniest programming on television. They have also had a myriad of guest hosts and musical acts that have graced the set over the decades that have only further propelled the show into notoriety. Now the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live are gearing up for the 47th season of the timeless series with the new season’s release date unveiled this past week, however who will be included in that cast is seemingly in question.
In a short teaser video released this week, the release date for season 47 of Saturday Night Live was unveiled and fans can expect the new season on October 2nd. While they are sure to be excited at the prospect of another season of the timeless series, it is unclear who fans can expect to see in October when it hits the air. SNL staple Pete Davidson has been rumored to not be returning for the upcoming season after comments he made over the summer that the show conflicts with his personal schedule, along with Cecily Strong. Other cast members whose return has been left up to speculation include Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant, with executive producer Lorne Michaels still in negotiation with the actors. Diehard fans will just have to wait a few short weeks when the new season of Saturday Night Live airs on NBC.
Most television series struggle to make it to ten seasons, so the fact that Saturday Night Live has been on the air for 47 is nothing short of remarkable. It has done so by giving many of the talented comedians who make up the series’ cast their first opportunity to make it big in Hollywood, translating to numerous incredibly successful careers. Among those comedians is the aforementioned Davidson, though it looks like his tenure may be coming to an end soon and another young comedian will end up taking his place if so. We will have to wait and see as more details emerge about the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, including the guest hosts and musical acts we can expect to see this season.