Friday, June 21, 2024

Writer’s Strike Claims “Saturday Night Live”: No New Show This Weekend, Season May Be Cut Short


There will be no new “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. The episode which was supposed to be hosted by Pete Davidson has been cancelled because of the writer’s strike.

There are only two more installments this season. If the strike continues, that may be the end of this season. “SNL” can’t function without writers unless Lorne Michaels is going to let everyone just improvise. And that would be a big mistake.

“SNL” is in the same position as “The View.” You’d think they couldn’t keep going without writers. That troupe has improvised for two days, but it’s not a success. They’re very brave, but we’ll see how long that can last.

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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