‘Saturday Night Live’ returns after strike, with Pete Davidson and Bad Bunny set to host

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2019 file photo shows Pete Davidson during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival...
FILE – This Jan. 28, 2019 file photograph reveals Pete Davidson in the course of the 2019 Sundance Movie Competition in Park Metropolis, Utah.(Danny Moloshok | Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stay from New York … it’s the return of ‘Saturday Night time Stay’ after final season was minimize brief due to the writers strike.

The long-running sketch comedy present will premiere Season 49 on Oct. 14, NBC introduced Wednesday. Former solid member Pete Davidson will host, making good on a plan to have him host final Could. The comic might be joined by first-time musical visitor Ice Spice.

The next week, Dangerous Bunny will pull double obligation as host and musical visitor. Whereas the Grammy winner has carried out on the present earlier than, it’ll be his internet hosting debut.

The complete solid from Season 48 will return, together with one new addition: Chloe Troast, as a featured participant.

Davidson had been set to host Could 6, alongside musical visitor Lil Uzi Vert, however his episode was the primary to be minimize after the writers strike began simply days earlier than. The writers strike was declared over Sept. 26 after Writers Guild of America board members permitted a contract settlement with studios. Whereas Hollywood actors are nonetheless on strike for many tv and theatrical work, the “SNL” solid can resume performing as selection reveals function underneath a distinct contract.

Different late-night reveals like “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon”, “Jimmy Kimmel Stay!”, “Final Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “The Late Present with Stephen Colbert” have additionally returned.

“I’m excited to do some extra ‘SNL,’” solid member James Austin Johnson, recognized for impressions of Donald Trump and Joe Biden, advised The Related Press earlier this week. “It strikes fast.”

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