Why is Saturday Night Live not on tonight?

SATURDAY Night Live is a popular sketch comedy show with weekly installments, guest hosts, and musical performers.

Week after week, SNL fans are accustomed to new episodes, which is why viewers are curious to know the reason for the breaks between episodes.

Why is Saturday Night Live not on tonight?

Saturday Night Live typically hits screens every Saturday night at 11.30pm ET.

However, SNL did not air a new episode on April 30, 2022.

Instead, the January 15 episode featuring Ariana DeBose and musical guest Bleachers aired as a rerun at the 11.30pm timeslot.

The official SNL Twitter account has announced that the next episode is set to air on May 7.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is returning for his second time hosting the show.

His first time as host was in November of 2016, with Solange Knowles as the musical guest.

On May 7, the Marvel star will be joined by the rock music group Arcade Fire.

Benedict's re-emergence on SNL comes on the heels of the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

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Who already hosted Saturday Night Live in 2022?

After Ariana DeBose and Bleachers took over hosting and performing for the January 15 broadcast, new episodes continued to roll out.

The following week, Will Forte took over as host with Måneskin as the musical guest.

Next was Willem Dafoe as host with Katy Perry as the musical guest.

On the February 26, 2022 broadcast of the long-running program, John Mulaney hosted the episode with musical guest – LCD Soundsystem.

Oscar Isaac hosted the March 5 episode and was joined by artist, Charli XCX.

SNL's March 12 show was hosted by Zoë Kravitz, who was joined by Spanish singer-songwriter, Rosalía.

Jerrod Carmichael hosted on April 2, joined by musical guest Gunna.

Jake Gyllenhaal hosted the following week, sharing the stage with Camila Cabello as the musical guest on April 9.

On April 16, Lizzo performed double-duty, hosting and performing as the musical guest in Studio 8H.

When did the new season start?

The newest season of Saturday Night Live – 47 – first aired on Saturday, November 20, 2021, on NBC.

The host for the kick-off episode was actor Simu Liu, who has earned the title of one of the sexiest men alive by People magazine.

Saweetie was alongside him as the musical guest.

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Where can I watch SNL?

Fans can watch Saturday Night Live on Saturdays at 11.30pm ET on NBC.

The show is also available to stream on Hulu and Peacock.

SNL premiered for the first time ever on October 11, 1975.

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