Is ‘SNL’ new tonight?

Is “SNL” new tonight? NO. In a show of solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, NBC’s late night sketch comedy series shut down production early due to the ongoing writers’ strike. That means the final three shows of Season 48 were essentially cancelled. The hosts and musical guests affected by this move were Pete Davidson/Lil Uzi Vert (May 6), Kieran Culkin/Labrinth (May 13) and Jennifer Coolidge/Foo Fighters (May 20). Reruns of “Saturday Night Live” will air under further notice. Above, see our photo gallery of Season 48 hosts ranked.

The regular cast members for “SNL” Season 48 are, in credits order: Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang. The featured players are: Marcello Hernandez, James Austin Johnson, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, Sarah Sherman and Devon Walker. (Cecily Strong only appeared in six episodes this season, as she missed the first three outings due to a stage play and the December 17 broadcast was her last ever.)

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Here are the “Saturday Night Live” Season 48 hosts and musical guests:

#4801 Miles Teller/Kendrick Lamar — October 1, 2022

#4802 Brendan Gleeson/Willow — October 8, 2022

#4803 Megan Thee Stallion/Megan Thee Stallion — October 15, 2022

#4804 Jack Harlow/Jack Harlow — October 29, 2022

#4805 Amy Schumer/Steve Lacy — November 5, 2022

#4806 Dave Chappelle/Black Star — November 12, 2022

#4807 Keke Palmer/SZA — December 3, 2022

#4808 Steve Martin & Martin Short/Brandi Carlile — December 10, 2022

#4809 Austin Butler/Lizzo– December 17, 2022

#4810 Aubrey Plaza/Sam Smith — January 21, 2023

#4811 Michael B. Jordan/Lil Baby — January 28, 2023

#4812 Pedro Pascal/Coldplay — February 4, 2023

#4813 Woody Harrelson/Jack White — February 25, 2023

#4814 Travis Kelce/Kelsea Ballerini — March 4, 2023

#4815 Jenna Ortega/The 1975 — March 11, 2023

#4816 Quinta Brunson/Lil Yachty — April 1, 2023

#4817 Molly Shannon/Jonas Brothers — April 8, 2023

#4818 Ana de Armas/Karol G — April 15, 2023

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