Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“Saturday Night Live” Returns October 14 with Pete Davidson Hosting, Ice Spice Musical Guest, Bad Bunny Double Duty October 21st


“Saturday Night Live” will return with its full cast on October 14th plus a new member, Chloe Troast.

Pete Davidson, fresh from crashing his car in LA, will be the host. Ice Spice is the musical guest.

The following week, Bad Bunny will do double duty hosting and performing. He was just on the cover of Vanity Fair, too. Does he have a new album coming? There’s no word yet, but these appearances don’t happen in a vacuum.

SAG says the “SNL” actors, who are on the soap opera contract called Net Core, must go back to work they are contracted for.

Hopefully the strike is over by October 21st, or “SNL” will have to get a non actor to be the host. It should be over by then, and if it’s not, casting the “SNL” will be the least of anyone’s problems.

Happy to note that James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman are being promoted to the main cast.

In this life, the only things certain are birth, death, taxes, and Lorne Michaels knowing what he’s doing.

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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