Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday


Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

Infobox Television
show_name = Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday


caption = The "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" title card
genre = Comedy
Satire
News Parody
creator = Lorne Michaels
presenter =
starring = Fred Armisen
Will Forte
Bill Hader
Darrell Hammond
Seth Meyers
Bobby Moynihan
Amy Poehler
Andy Samberg
Jason Sudeikis
Kenan Thompson
Kristen Wiig
Casey Wilson
voices =
narrated = Don Pardo
theme_music_composer = Jeff Richmond
opentheme =
endtheme =
country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 3
list_episodes =
producer =
executive_producer = Lorne Michaels
location = GE Building, New York City, New York, USA
camera =
runtime = 30 minutes (with commercials)
network = NBC
picture_format =
audio_format =
first_run =
first_aired = October 9, 2008
last_aired = Present
preceded_by = Saturday Night Live
followed_by =
related = Spin-off of Saturday Night Live
website =
imdb_id = 1217217
tv_com_id = 75431

"Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" is an NBC political satire news show spun-off from "Saturday Night Live". The format will revolve around the late-night show's "Weekend Update" segment and will run for three 30-minute episodes in October 2008. It is produced by "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels.

It premiered on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 9:30 p.m. ET, after "The Office". The remaining episodes will air in the same timeslot on October 16 and 23. [cite news| url=http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-nbcfall08premieredates,0,5315624.story | title='Heroes' Back in a Big Way This Fall | date=2008-05-23 | accessdate=2008-05-28]

The format consists of a topical cold open sketch similar to most episodes of "SNL", followed by an extended Weekend Update for the remaining time. The series is essentially a continuation of the short-form "primetime extra" specials which have aired intermittently since the 2000-2001 season, when NBC needed to fill time following "supersized" 40-minute episodes of "Friends".

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