Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tomorrow: Kate McKinnon Returns to “Saturday Night Live” For the First Time This Season


Good news! Kate McKinnon is returning to “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night.

McKinnon has not been on the show this entire season because she’s been shooting her “Joe Exotic” series in Australia. But she was seen on the red carpet at the Kennedy Center Honors induction ceremony last week at which Executive producer Lorne Michaels was American knighted.

With McKinnon away, Cecily Strong has really had a chance to be showcased. She’s always been a little under McKinnon’s shadow. But she’s totally stepped up and showed off her star power. Her Judge Jeanine Pirro sketches are classic. And Strong is a strong musical performer, too. This month, outside of the show, Strong takes on Lily Tomlin’s one woman show “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life” at the Shed in Hudson Yards.

Billie Eilish hosts tomorrow night’s show and is the musical guest. I’m sure brother Finneas will be nearby. Sounds good.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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