"Live from New York...' for real!
Us here in the East Coast are used to seeing Saturday Night Live on TV each Saturday night at 11:30 when it really is live, right?
Well, people on other coasts normally don't have the same luxury. When people are watching it in places like California they're watching it re-aired at 11:30 their time.
Well, this is about to change...at least for the last 4 episodes of this season! With rising ratings for the show, they've announced they're going completely live in all time zones!
This marks the first time the show has done this in it's 42 years on the air!
“SNL — enjoying its most popular season in two decades– is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the West and Mountain time zones live at the same time it’s being seen in the East and Central time zones. That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time. Kudos to Lorne Michaels, the producers and cast for making SNL one of the most relevant and anticipated shows in the zeitgeist.”
So who will host these 4 unprecedented episodes? Melissa McCarthy, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pine, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.