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NBC Announces Primetime Special for Saturday Night Live’s 50th Anniversary

NBC will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live (SNL), with a special three-hour primetime event. Airing live on Sunday, February 16th, 2025, this special will serve as the culmination of a season-long celebration honoring the show’s impact on comedy and popular culture.

While details about the special’s content and guests remain limited, NBC has confirmed that it will air from 8-11 p.m. ET, a departure from SNL’s usual Saturday night time slot. The decision to air on a Sunday reflects the magnitude of the event and the network’s desire to reach the widest possible audience.

SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels has been actively involved in planning the anniversary festivities. Michaels, a pivotal figure in the show’s history, has been at the helm of SNL for most of its run, barring a five-year hiatus in the 1980s.

As the 50th anniversary approaches, the question of Michaels’ future with the show has been a subject of speculation. While some have suggested he may step down after this milestone, no official announcements have been made regarding his plans.

Over its five decades, SNL has served as a launching pad for countless comedic talents, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Adam Sandler, and many others. The show’s ability to adapt and stay relevant to new generations has solidified its place as a cultural institution.

The upcoming primetime special is expected to be a star-studded affair, featuring appearances by past and present cast members, along with other notable figures from the show’s history. Additional details about the special’s content and guests will be released closer to the air date.

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Key Points:

  • NBC will celebrate SNL’s 50th anniversary with a live, three-hour primetime special.
  • The special will air on Sunday, February 16th, 2025, from 8-11 p.m. ET.
  • Lorne Michaels is actively involved in planning the event.
  • The special is expected to feature appearances by past and present cast members.
  • More details about the special will be released in the coming months.
Trevor Decker
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