Is Saturday Night Live new tonight on NBC? Is there a chance the show is actually airing an episode on Christmas Day?
We’ll start things off here with a bit of honesty: Should the network ever decide to program an episode on December 25, we honestly think a ton of people would watch! Think about it this way: While people are off doing other things on Christmas morning, there aren’t a ton of people who spend a lot of time on specific traditions late at night — at least from our experience. We do think that it would generate decent ratings.
With that being said, that’s probably never going to happen — it’s hard to imagine producers and cast members wanting to work the entire week leading up to Christmas. There is no new episode tonight on NBC; not only that, but there isn’t set to be one for at least the next couple of weeks presumably. After omicron caused a last-minute change-of-plans to the last episode hosted by Paul Rudd, we imagine that the show is going to take a really cautious approach coming back on air in the new year. They could wait until later in January or whenever they think it’s safe to have either a live or limited audience again. We have a hard time thinking that the show is going to shift back to an at-home format, though there were a couple of different sketches in there that actually worked all right — we still have some fond memories of the cast finding a way to piece together a few different things.
Rest assured, once there is more news on what lies ahead for SNL, we’ll let you know — we do hope they invite Rudd back soon, though, for a chance to host a proper show.
Do you wish that there was a new Saturday Night Live on Christmas Day?
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