NBC's Saturday Night Live clearly liked what it saw (more importantly viewers liked what they saw) with its April 11 "SNL at Home" broadcast, because they're bringing it back this Saturday, April 25, at 11:30 pm. ET/PT. Taking to social media on Thursday to make the announcement, the second edition will once again be produced remotely and include both familiar elements like "Weekend Update" and original content from the cast. Like the previous effort, details on the episode are being kept under wraps. No word on who will host and serve as musical guest, with Tom Hanks and Chris Martin serving in those roles for the first "SNL at Home." The April 11 episode drew a 4.6 Live+Same Day rating in 44 local metered markets and a 2.1 rating in the demo of Adults 18-49 in 25 markets with local people meters: impressive results for an episode announced late in the week and didn't make the decision to air live on the west coast until a few hours before air.
Here's a look at the official announcement, as the cast tries to make its way through its own tech issues:
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Saturday Night Live's 2019-2020 team includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as the series' head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Not including specials and digital series, the program has won 72 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 270 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.