'Saturday Night Live' Weekend Update Thursday' Returns Tonight at 8PM

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September 20th, 2012


via press release:

New York, NY – September 20, 2012 – SNL presents "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today’s top stories in a LIVE half-hour primetime show, anchored by the show's signature "Weekend Update" segment with Seth Meyers.


“Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” will air a live show on Thursday, September 20 and Thursday, September 27 at 8pm ET from studio 8H.


"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.

  • joss

    only 2 ep?

  • Steve

    NBC needed something to fill the time slot until 30 Rock premieres on Oct. 4. Since SNL usually gets better-than-average ratings in an election year (2008’s Weekend Update Thurs were huge ratings for SNL in primetime; 2009 was not), it only makes sense that they try and ride the wave to a ratings victory. It (along with rest of NBC’s lineup) will do fine tonight, but next week when BBT and TAAHM it will sink (along with rest of NBC’s Thurs lineup).

    Enjoy it! Because chances are we won’t see another Primetime A
    SNL weekend update until 2016!

  • Leonard

    Too bad they couldn’t just make a show called Thursday Night Live it would solve all of their low-rated Thursday problems.

  • Christie

    I am a long-time fan of The SNL weekend update shows. Especially during these times of political “blunders” – we could use the humor of these shows every week until election day!

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