“Saturday Night Live’s” “Weekend Update” anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are heading to primetime.
On Tuesday, NBC announced that the pair will anchor four episodes of the “SNL” segment in primetime, beginning on Thursday, August 10 at 9 PM ET/PT.
“Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” — the official name of the new show — will span a half-hour, and will also feature additional “SNL” cast members.
“‘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,” Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, said in a statement. “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.”
— Jolie Lash