Wednesday, June 19, 2024

“SNL” Lines Up Next 3 Shows with Keke Palmer, SZA, Steve Martin & Martin Short, Brandi Carlile, “Elvis” Star Austin Butler


“Saturday Night Live” is going to stage a December comeback!

This Saturday, the host is Keke Palmer and the musical guest is SZA. On December 10th they’ve got Steve Martin and Martin Short together as hosts, with Brandi Carlile as musical guest.

The show will close out the fall season on December 17th with “Elvis” Austin Butler, and musical group the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Butler, hopefully, will do some Elvis on the show. He’ll be in the thick of awards season by then.

With this Saturday’s show, “SNL” continues pairing Black hosts with Black musicians. I wonder if NBC tells them do one a Black week, then a white week. I mean, it would have been better to have Brandi Carlile with Keke Palmer, and SZA with the Martins. Oh well.

The show’s ratings have been very meh this season. Maybe all this will take things up a notch.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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