Saturday Night Live will air this weekend (Saturday 10 April), marking the 17th episode of its 46th season .
After a few remote episodes last year during the coronavirus pandemic, the cast is back in its New York City studio, where it has been filming live since October 2020.
Created by Lorne Michaels, SNL has aired since 1975 on NBC.
The aptly named show airs weekly, on Saturday nights. Hosts and musical guests are typically announced piecemeal by NBC, often three at a time.
Here is everything you need to know about the next episode of SNL:
When is the next episode?
SNL returns with a new episode on 10 April.
Who’s hosting the next episode?
Actor Carey Mulligan will make her hosting debut this week, with Kid Cudi as a musical guest. This will also be the rapper’s first time on the show.
SNL recently shared a clip of Mulligan and Kid Cudi with Kenan Thompson as a teaser for this week’s episode.
Mulligan is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2021 Oscars, alongside Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, and Frances McDormand. The ceremony will take place on 25 April.
What time does SNL air?
SNL airs from 11:30pm ET to 1am ET (8:30pm PT to 10pm PT), for a total duration of 90 minutes.
On rare occasions, the show might air with a delay due to sporting events broadcast ahead of it.
That was the case on 7 November 2020, when an episode hosted by Dave Chappelle started about 40 minutes behind schedule after a college football game between Clemson and Notre Dame went into overtime.
How can I watch?
Viewers in the US can watch SNL live on NBC. The show is available to stream on Hulu, with each episode being added to the platform the day after the TV broadcast. All seasons of SNL can be streamed on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service.
In the UK, SNL airs on Sky Comedy at 9pm on Sundays, the day after the US broadcast.
Viewers outside the US can also catch up on each episode’s sketches on SNL’s YouTube channel, where the segments are uploaded individually.