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If you are the kind of person who tends to schedule your weekends around new episodes of Saturday Night Live, don’t worry, you are not alone. For us, there’s nothing quite like watching those SNL sketches unfolding live on Saturday nights to cap off each long — and lately chaotic — week of current events. Sure, DVR-ing those episodes works as well, but then you miss out on all the live-tweeting and GIFs, and that’s not quite as fun, then, is it?

If you’re here, chances are you also like to prepare your calendar for new SNL installments, and TV Guide is here to make good on its name and help you out with that. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this week’s new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC and everything that’s happened in Season 45 so far!

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Is Saturday Night Live running a new episode this week?

Yes! Although the release date for the next James Bond film, No Time to Die, has been delayed due to the coronavirus, it’ll be 007 himself, Daniel Craig, who returns to Studio 8H for the first time in almost a decade to host on Saturday, March 7, with The Weeknd as the musical guest.

As this violent preview for the episode reveals, Craig might have some trouble breaking his action star tendencies on the stage, but “it’s gonna be good.”


When does SNL air?

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC. The episodes are subsequently available to stream on Hulu. NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock will also reportedly host all seasons of SNL when it launches in July 2020.

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Who is in the cast of Saturday Night Live Season 45?

Joining Saturday Night Live for Season 45 as featured players are Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. Comedian Shane Gillis was also originally expected to join the cast, but he was fired from the show after his disturbing remarks about race surfaced ahead of the season’s premiere.

The two newcomers join the series’ repertory players Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Melissa Villaseñor. Michael Che and Colin Jost are also repertory players along with co-anchors of “Weekend Update.”

Lately, there have been some questions about whether each of these cast members will remain on the show, particularly Jost and Davidson. Both have signaled that they may be eyeing the exit sign right about now.

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Where can I find even more coverage of Saturday Night Live Season 45?

TV Guide has been keeping tabs on Saturday Night Live all season long! Check out coverage of every Season 45 episode so far below, starting with the most recent chapter.

Episode 14: John Mulaney and David ByrneB
Saturday Night Live Cold Open Parodies Mike Pence’s Coronavirus Presser, Joe Biden’s Primary Victory
John Mulaney Brings Dad Jokes, Jake Gyllenhaal to Saturday Night Live‘s Leap Year Episode
SNL Infected Love Is Blind With a Coronavirus Twist in Cut-for-Time Sketch

Episode 13: RuPaul and Justin Bieber
Saturday Night Live Plays It Safe with Democratic Debate Cold Open
RuPaul’s Saturday Night Live Hosting Debut Was Definitely Not a Drag

Episode 12: J.J. Watt and Luke Combs
Saturday Night Live Cold Open Presents an Impeachment Trial with Actual Witnesses
JJ Watt Parodies Rudy on Saturday Night Live

Episode 11: Adam Driver and Halsey
Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Takes Trump Impeachment Lawyer on a Trip to Hell
Adam Driver Brings Back Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss Skit on Saturday Night Liv

Episode 10: Eddie Murphy and Lizzo
Eddie Murphy Gets a Hero’s Welcome Hosting Saturday Night Live

Episode 9: Scarlett Johansson and Niall Horan
Kate McKinnon Became Greta Thunberg for Saturday Night Live

Episode 8: Jennifer Lopez and DaBaby
Jennifer Lopez Rocks her Iconic Green Grammys Dress for Saturday Night Live

Episode 7: Will Ferrell and King Princess
Will Ferrell Becomes Gordon Sondland for Saturday Night Live

Episode 6: Harry Styles
SNL Turned the Impeachment Into a Soap Opera Starring Jon Hamm

Episode 5: Kristen Stewart and Coldplay
Saturday Night Live‘s Cold Open Puts Kate McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren in the Spotlight

Episode 4: Chance the Rapper
Alec Baldwin Parodies Trump Rally on Saturday Night Live

Episode 3: David Harbour and Camila Cabello
Stranger Things Star David Harbour Brought the Upside Down to Saturday Night Live

Episode 2: Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift
Matthew Broderick Takes on Mike Pompeo in Saturday Night Live Impeachment Sketch
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains Hot Priest ‘Horn-Storm’ in SNL Monologue

Episode 1: Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish
Saturday Night Live Kicked Off Season 45 with an Impeachment Party

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.

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