Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBC sketch variety series Saturday Night Live has produced two remote episodes in an effort to provide America with some laughs during this difficult time. In its 45th season, Saturday Night Live has announced its finale will take place remotely once more on May 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the past, these remote specials have been conducted over Zoom with original sketches being performed by its cast members in their own homes.
Rebranded as Saturday Night Live at Home, the previous two remote specials have featured surprise guest hosts. The first remote episode included Tom Hanks (Cast Away) making his first “public” appearance in its opening monologue after his recovery from the coronavirus. The following remote episode on April 25 featured Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) portraying Dr. Anthony Fauci in the opening moments of the comedy series program. These past episodes have also featured returning cast members ranging from the likes of Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems) to Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) to John Mulaney (John Mulaney: New in Town). Currently, this finale episode has not announced a guest host as of yet.
The finale will air on NBC on Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 PM EST. In preparation for the finale episode, the Saturday Night Live Youtube Channel released a quick promotional trailer for the close of season 45 which can be seen below: