Wednesday, May 29, 2024

“SNL” Books Next Two Shows, Stays Away from Oscar Race with Aubrey Plaza, Michael B. Jordan


“Saturday Night Live” returns for two shows in January, but neither one of them will feature Oscar hopefuls as hosts.

Aubrey Plaza of “The White Lotus” will host on January 21st and Michael B. Jordan will promote his “Creed III” on January 28th.

Their respective musical guests will be Sam Smith and Lil Baby. I can’t say either of them excite me, but someone will be happy no doubt.

“SNL” has picked up its ratings thanks to the Steve Martin-Martin Short episode in December. But they also return without Cecily Strong, so we’ll see how the cast does without their longtime colleague.

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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