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SNL Coming to Thursdays for Presidential Election

So, Buzz just gave me the scoop on NBC's upcoming Fall schedule.

Saturday Night Live will be bringing a half hour of its "Weekend Update" to Thursday nights beginning Oct. 16. It'll be like Jon Stewart – but live and at primetime!

NBC's president of entertainment thinks "there's nothing better than Saturday Night Live in an election year." Do you agree? Has SNL returned to its political-skewering roots with a Hillary/Obama-fueled renaissance? Would this replace your Daily Show/fake-news fix, or does SNL Thursday Night Live sound a little like reheated leftovers?
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Xandara Xandara 7 years
Weekend Update is really the only reason me and my boyfriend TiVo SNL anymore. I'm sad I have to wait till October for this!
rpenner rpenner 7 years
Weekend Update is my favorite part of SNL
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I wont watch it, just like i dont watch SNL anymore....passe
heineken67 heineken67 7 years
It'll be better than having another reality show in the slot, but I don't know if I'll watch. Fred Armisen gives me the creeps somehow.
syako syako 7 years
As long as Andy Samburg is on Thursday night I'll be happy! "Get ready to meet your maker"
syako syako 7 years
will ferrell - I'm the commander in chief of the world! :rotfl: Yeah, nobody does dubya like Will. I have to say Amy's impression of Hilary is pretty good.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 7 years
Are you kidding me??? Fred, who plays Obama, does him to the tee. I love his impersonation of Obama. I laugh soooo hard every time.
janneth janneth 7 years
That Will Ferrell video is pretty funny.TNL could be ok. Looks like it may only last for a month or so, since it starts in Oct.
janneth janneth 7 years
That Will Ferrell video is pretty funny. TNL could be ok. Looks like it may only last for a month or so, since it starts in Oct.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
I liked Will as Janet Reno! I tend to think Will is pretty hysterical in general, though.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
I liked Will as Janet Reno! I tend to think Will is pretty hysterical in general, though.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think Will Ferrell did the best job at making fun of Dubya. This one is my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpEqln5EdQ
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
I think Will Ferrell did the best job at making fun of Dubya.This one is my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxpEqln5EdQ
precious-p precious-p 7 years
hell yeah! this is going to be so awesome!
precious-p precious-p 7 years
hell yeah! this is going to be so awesome!
Jillness Jillness 7 years
He might be hilarious...just not while playing Obama. To be funny at impersonations, you have to actually mildy resemble the person you are skewering! ;) I think Obama has a very distinct and repetative speaking manner, and I am surprised this guy hasn't caught on to it. I didn't like the guy they had doing George W, either. I think Dayna Carvey was amazing at his dad, so that overshadowed him.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
He might be hilarious...just not while playing Obama. To be funny at impersonations, you have to actually mildy resemble the person you are skewering! ;) I think Obama has a very distinct and repetative speaking manner, and I am surprised this guy hasn't caught on to it. I didn't like the guy they had doing George W, either. I think Dayna Carvey was amazing at his dad, so that overshadowed him.
karisaamy karisaamy 7 years
I think it will be fun to see - but then again I never watch SNL - I'm eirther not at home or already in bed
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Reheated leftovers. I'll stick to the Daily Show and Colbert Report for my snarky fake news needs, thanks very much.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Awesome! Now they can NOT be funny two days a week!
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 7 years
I like the guy who plays Obama, his name is Fred Armisen BTW, and he is hilarouis. Fred playing Obama stays. This sounds like a really cool idea. I love Weekend Update. Its one of my favorite parts of SNL. So this it be cool having its own show.
LOVE-ANGELINA LOVE-ANGELINA 7 years
I like the guy who plays Obama, his name is Fred Armisen BTW, and he is hilarouis. Fred playing Obama stays. This sounds like a really cool idea. I love Weekend Update. Its one of my favorite parts of SNL. So this it be cool having its own show.
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
A fourteen minute sketch on Hillary Clinton's hair is just what I need!
stephley stephley 7 years
i vote re-heated leftovers.
stephley stephley 7 years
i vote re-heated leftovers.
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