'SNL' Weekend Update Expands With 30-Minute Weekly Telecast
NBC ordered four 30-minute episodes of ‘Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update.”

Here are the details:

  • It airs on Thursday, August 10th at 9 PM
  • Colin Jost and Michael Che will be the anchors, which probably means they’ll be back for Season 43 (2017-18 season) and a 4th season together.
  • It’ll run for 4 episodes
  • No word on if it’ll be exactly like Weekend Update Thursday format (Cold opening sketch then go into update)
  • It’ll run just like Weekend Update, with segments featuring some of the cast doing their update characters and impressions