Is ‘SNL’ New Tonight? Who’s Hosting the Next Episode

“Saturday Night Live” Season 49 was delayed due to the writers’ strike, but once the WGA struck a deal with the studios, “SNL” writers — and cast members — went back to work and fans got a great season with standout shows from Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

Those who make it a habit to watch “SNL” when it’s on may be wondering, is “SNL” new tonight? No, “SNL” is not new tonight. The season finale was in May and the show is on summer hiatus. It will be back in the fall.

Who hosted Season 49?

Sydney Sweeney on “SNL” (NBC)

The Season 49 premiere was delayed due to the strikes, but the hosts for this season so far have been:

  • Pete Davidson – Oct. 14

  • Bad Bunny – Oct. 21

  • Nate Bargatze – Oct. 28

  • Timothée Chalamet – Nov. 11

  • Jason Momoa – Nov. 18

  • Emma Stone – Dec. 2

  • Adam Driver – Dec. 9

  • Kate McKinnon – Dec. 16

  • Jacob Elordi – Jan. 20

  • Dakota Johnson – Jan. 27

  • Ayo Edebiri – Feb. 3

  • Shane Gillis – Feb. 24

  • Sydney Sweeney – March 2

  • Josh Brolin – March 9

  • Ramy Youssef – March 30

  • Kristen Wiig – April 6

  • Ryan Gosling – April 13

  • Dua Lipa – May 4

  • Maya Rudolph – May 11

  • Jake Gyllenhaal – May 18

The end of Season 47 marked the exits of cast members Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, Aristotle Athari and Chris Redd.

In Season 48, “SNL” added new cast members Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow and Devon Walker. Kearney is the show’s first non-binary cast member.

The returning cast members for “SNL” Season 48 were Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Bowen Yang. Returning featured players are Andrew Dismukes, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

Executive producer Lorne Michaels called Season 48 a “transition year,” adding that “changes are always difficult but always exciting.”

Season 49 had no cast changes.

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