Season 48 of Live from New York is coming to an end. The long-running sketch show has served as a starting point for some of the most famous comedians in the past 50 years and has delivered countless hilarious moments from political satire to the fantastically bizarre.
Lorne Michaels has been founded and remains at the forefront of the program (with it is widely believed he intends to do so through the 50th season), but there are some modifications as a few cast members have left and new ones have arrived. As always, there is a fresh weekly rotation of celebrity hosts, musical acts and surprise guests.
Before we dive into Season 48, let''s look back at everything we know about it.
When will the Season 48 premiere of Saturday Night Live?
The first episode of season 48 will be shown on Saturday, October 1, at 11:30 pm ET/8:30 pm PT. The second episode will be followed up by two more episodes on October 8 and October 15.
Miles Teller, who plays with musical guest Kendrick Lamar, is taking on the stage this week.
Who is hosting Saturday Night Live?
Season 48 premiere has been announced as the host and musical guest, as well as the following two episodes. Here''s how they work:
Miles Teller hosts and plays as musical guest Kendrick Lamar on October 8: Brendan Gleeson hosts and plays as musical guest Willow on October 15: Megan Thee Stallion hosts and plays as musical guest.
Who left Saturday Night Live?
The cast is always being updated with new faces and, unfortunately, those departing. A number of big names admitted they were leaving at the end of season 47 after many years, and on September 1, The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) revealed that a handful of other cast members were departing ahead of the season 48 premiere.
According to Variety, Chris Redd had announced that he would also leave the show. (opens in a new tab)
Here''s what''s happening among cast members that are departing from the show:
- Aristotle Athari
- Aidy Bryant
- Pete Davidson
- Kate McKinnon
- Alex Moffat
- Kyle Mooney
- Chris Redd
- Melissa Villasenor
McKinnon shared her frustration about leaving the program after ten years shortly after season 47 ended: (opens in new tab)
"I''m glad I saw it for a long time, and it was very, very hard because I thought about it, and so I did it. I loved it. I had the greatest decade, and then my body was tired, and I felt like it was time."
Who is the cast of Saturday Night Live 48?
Despite the departures, many cast members are expected to return for season 48. Along with four new cast members, the announcement has been made.
Here are the latest cast members and their official interviews from SNL:
- Marcello Hernandez: Hernandez is a comedian, writer and actor of Cuban/Dominican descent. He was selected as a Just for Laughs New Face of Comedy in 2022.
- Molly Kearney: Kearney (they/them) was selected for Comedy Central''''s "Up Next" Showcase in 2019. They can be seen in Prime Video''''s and Disney Plus'''' .
- Michael Longfellow: Longfellow has been featured on Netflix''''s "Introducing..." showcase and NBC''''s . He was also selected as one of TBS''''s "Comics to Watch" for the 2017 New York Comedy Festival.
- Devon Walker: Walker was selected for Comedy Central''''s "Up Next" showcase in 2017. He has written for Freeform''''s and Netflix''''s .
Here''s a look at the new cast members:
The rest of the cast for season 48 has been confirmed:
- Michael Che (repertory player)
- Mikey Day (repertory player)
- Andrew Dismukes (featured player)
- Chole Fineman (repertory player)
- Heidi Gardner (repertory player)
- James Austin Johnson (featured player)
- Punkie Johnson (featured player)
- Colin Jost (repertory player)
- Ego Nwodim (repertory player)
- Sarah Sherman (featured player)
- Cecily Strong (repertory player)
- Kenan Thompson (repertory player)
- Bowen Yang (repertory player)
When does Saturday Night Live air?
It reaches the last section of the show, which runs live across the United States at 11:30 pm ET and 8:30 pm PT, since it is in the name.
How to watch Saturday Night Live
NBC starts streaming live on the service during season 47, indicating that anyone with a traditional cable subscription or TV antenna can tune in to their local NBC station when it is live. A number of live television streaming services also include NBC, including FuboTV, Hulu, and Sling TV. Finally, if youre a Peacock Premium subscriber, NBC is likely to do so again this year.
Want to catch up with on-demand? The most recent episodes will be available for stream the next day on Peacock, as NBC has terminated its streaming agreement with Hulu. However, clips from all new episodes are also shared on YouTube; if you have a service that includes NBC and has DVR capabilities, you can always record the show.
Peacock may stream all 47 seasons.