SNL’s Weekend Update gets primetime summer run for August 2017 on NBC

After sending Colin Jost and Michael Che last summer to the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions for special live editions of Weekend Update on MSNBC, the Saturday Night Live duo is getting an upgrade this summer to primetime on NBC.

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update will premiere Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 9 p.m. Eastern for a four-week run on NBC.

Jost and Che will co-host the half-hour editions of the Weekend Update segment, with cameos from other SNL stars and celebrities expected per usual.

“‘SNL’ is having its best season in a quarter of a century — how many shows can say that?! — so we didn’t want them to take the summer off,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Che continuing their unique brand of news with fresh ‘Weekend Update’ shows in primetime this August.”

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