The latest season of Saturday Night Live was stopped by the coronavirus pandemic, with the cast, writers, and producers moving with the punches and releasing three “Saturday Night Live at Home” episodes that were produced in quarantine. Lorne Michaels and NBC are planning to return Saturday Night Live to studio production this fall for the late-night series’ 46th.
There are many “ifs” to address, however, Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels is taking a gander at approaches that may take the show back to some similarity to its standard state for the 2020-21 season.
While NBC declined to comment for their story, The report says two sources demonstrate the wheels are in motion for arrival to Studio 8H, gave the show can make a “controlled,” safe environment, which would almost certainly prevent the arrival of SNL’s live audience.
Should the show come back to its studios soon, live audiences would be probably not going to follow. Cases of the novel coronavirus in New York have been a lot of lower in the previous month than at their peak in April, yet the city keeps on announcing a few hundred new cases for each day. Having the full cast and team at Studio 8H is likewise impossible, given that physical distancing is required under New York City and state rules.
One choice is to permit just limited configurations of cast and team into the studio, which probably would imply that a show comprising for the most of live sketches probably won’t be in the offing for quite a while. NBC’s Tonight Show (likewise created by Michaels) restarted in-studio taping a week ago, with host Jimmy Fallon and house band The Roots staying away from each other and only a little group nearby. Visitors showed up through videoconference.
Saturday Night Live’s last in-studio episode published March 7, with have Daniel Craig and musical visitor The Weeknd. The show put on three at-home episodes in April and May. There’s no sign yet of when Saturday Night Live would return, albeit some type of the show appears to be likely in the run-up to the presidential election.
Just a few productions, among them CBS’ daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful, have come back to studio production as the coronavirus has spiked in a few zones of the nation (including Los Angeles) as of late.
On the off chance that Saturday Night Live comes back to 30 Rock in a few months, they won’t be the only late-night entertainment back in the building. Jimmy Fallon brought The Tonight Show back, as well, the first late-night show to do as such. (Then, on the West Coast, Conan is no longer recording from home, however is rather shooting from L.A’s. Largo Theater on the side of the comedy venue.)
NBC’s hopefulness about returning Saturday Night Live in the studio is likely because of New York entering Phase IV of reopening from the coronavirus quarantine today, following a reduction in new every day COVID-19 cases. However, on the off chance that the last four months have taught us anything, it’s that the circumstance can change before long if individuals don’t wear their masks. Most likely a sketch thought in there someplace.