SNL Reportedly Wants To Launch A Show Based On ‘Weekend Update’ Segment

Saturday Night Live now could be in talks to offer their audience more of The Weekend Update. According to reports The Weekend Update segment is now being considered to become it’s own thing. Slash Film reports.

Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update could be headed to weekdays. The show is reportedly considering a half-hour spinoff to debut on primetime sometime this fall. The Weekend Update desk has been manned by Colin Jost and Michael Che since 2014, but details are sparse at this time and we don’t have any confirmation on which talents will be involved. The Weekend Update spinoff rumor comes from Politico, who reports NBC is in talks for a 30 minute primetime edition of the long-running segment. The show will likely air on Thursday evenings. Saturday Night Live has enjoyed a ratings boost this season, as reported by Variety — it’s up 22% in total viewers over the same time last year, giving the show its highest ratings since the 1994-1995 season. Naturally, the powers that be are looking to capitalize on the series’ rising popularity.

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