‘SNL’ to Air Live Coast-to-Coast for Rest of the Season - TheWrap

Saturday Night Live will finally be live across the country.

The Lorne Michaels-produced sketch comedy staple has always aired live for the East Coast but been tape-delayed out west. That will no longer be the case.

"SNL — enjoying its most popular season in two decades — is part of the national conversation, and we thought it would be a great idea to broadcast to the west and mountain time zones live at the same time it’s being seen in the east and central time zones," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "That way, everyone is in on the joke at the same time. Kudos to Lorne Michaels, the producers and cast for making SNL one of the most relevant and anticipated shows in the zeitgeist."

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