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Another Hollywood moment for Asian-Americans: SNL gains first Chinese-American cast member

Sep 27, 2019
SNL begins its 45th season with an historic appointment in 29-year-old Bowen Yang.
New SNL castmember Bowen Yang, and his co-moderator Matt Rogers, at the Vulture Festival in May 2018 in New York City.
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Trump is making late-night TV great again

Feb 10, 2017
You can say this much for President Donald Trump: he’s making late night television great again. “Saturday Night Live” is on a roll. Weeknights are seeing a bump too, and the shows and hosts with the sharpest political humor getting the most viewers. Case in point: Stephen Colbert on CBS’s Late Show won the time […]

SNL brings in highest ratings in over 20 years

Feb 10, 2017
The post-election political climate has meant big business for 'Saturday Night Live.'
Melissa McCarthy as press secretary Sean Spicer in last week's episode of Saturday Night Live.
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SNL: Fewer ads, more 'sponsored content'

Apr 25, 2016
NBC will reduce commercials in a bid to keep viewers from watching on new media platforms that let them skip the ads altogether.
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Politicians still use snail mail

Nov 17, 2015
Three politicians have sent actual letters to NBC asking for air time.

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Rating Stefon's favorite clubs for business viability

May 17, 2013
Comedian Bill Hader’s exit from "Saturday Night Live" prompted us to ask, "Would Stefon's clubs work out in the real world?"