Saturday Night Live on hiatus for the foreseeable future
Deadline reports that NBC’s Saturday Night Live has joined an ever-growing list of shows to halt production amidst the coronavirus scare. No word on when the program will start up again.
The long-running late-night sketch show was on a scheduled hiatus, with plans to go into production next week for the March 28 show that was to be hosted by John Krasinski. OF course, that show will no longer happen, particularly with Krasinski’s own A Quiet Place II getting pushed from its original March 18 release date.
This is the latest NBC late-night program to halt production, following The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Saturday Night Live first premiered on October 11, 1975 and has gone on to produce some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers and Adam Sandler, among others. The show has received 71 Primetime Emmy Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards, and two Peabody Awards. The series currently features Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and Cecily Strong, among others.
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