For the first time since 2007, there will be no cast changes on NBC’s Saturday Night Live for season 46 which is set to begin on October 3rd. Last season was one of the most successful in the institution’s illustrious history, a run of shows which saw it receive 15 nominations in the 2020 Emmy Awards.
Season 46 begins in just under three weeks and will run all the way through to 2021. The roster will link up to film in its Rockefeller Center studio for the first time since the global pandemic shuttered production in March, which saw SNL adapt well to having to work remotely.
The King of Staten Island star Pete Davidson making a welcomed return once more despite previously stating he thought he was done with the show, telling Charlamagne Tha God earlier this year: “I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it,” he confessed before adding, “I don’t know whose team they’re playing for if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.”
He continued: “I think everyone outgrows it and I think for what I could do on the show which is just barely anything and it’s just Weekend Update and I feel like I’ve done, like, 30 of those and I just feel like, yeah, I’ve done as much as I can over there.”
Kate McKinnon is also set to return for another series which many fans of the show didn’t expect due to her upcoming Peacock series. Aidy Bryant, and Kenan Thompson, who is now the longest-serving cast member in SNL history will also return.