Posted on August 08, 2017
Saturday Night Live's popular segment Weekend Update will be airing for a limited four week episode run on NBC beginning Thursday August 10, 2017.
NBC's executives are taking advantage of Saturday Night Live's recent ratings resurgence and are bringing Saturday Night Live's extremely popular segment Weekend Update to primetime television. Beginning Thursday August 10, 2017 Weekend Update, featuring hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, will be airing live on NBC at 9 pm for four weekly episodes. "SNL is having its best season in a quarter of a century — how many shows can say that?! — so we didn't want them to take the summer off," said NBC Entertainment's Chairman Robert Greenblatt. Although Saturday Night Live will be taking a short summer break, executives want to keep the SNL train running by giving one of the show's staple segments its own 30 minute show. They also don’t want to miss out on the “Get Trump” train.