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Is 'SNL' New Tonight? The NBC Sketch Comedy Series Is on a Roll in 2021


Jul. 3 2021, Updated 9:37 a.m. ET

Following a rollercoaster ride of an election season — during which the episodes practically wrote themselves — Saturday Night Live (SNL) officially returned in 2021 on Jan. 30. John Krasinski kicked off the year as SNL's first guest host, while Machine Gun Kelly was the musical guest.

But will there be another new episode tonight, on July 3? Let's take a closer look at what fans can expect from the current season.

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Is 'SNL' new tonight, July 3, 2021?

We have some sad news to share for those who are diehard fans of sketch comedy series: SNL is not new tonight, July 3, 2021. Which means you'll have to wait a bit longer for your next never-before-seen dose of Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, Michael Che, Colin Jost, Bowen Yang, and the rest of the gang.

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On the heels of Anya Taylor-Joy guest-hosting SNL on May 22 (alongside Lil Nas X as the musical guest) is a few-months break between the Season 46 finale and when Season 47 begins.

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When is the premiere date for Season 47 of 'SNL'?

As of now, a premiere date for Season 47 of SNL has not yet been announced. Previous years have seen the sketch comedy series kick off in September during sweeps week on NBC. However, Season 46 premiered on the first Saturday in October 2020. So the premiere date for Season 47 of SNL is likely to be either Sept. 25 or Oct. 2, 2021.

The Zillow ad on 'SNL' was a fan-favorite sketch in 2021.

The Feb. 6, 2021 episode of SNL featured Dan Levy as the guest host — and it didn't disappoint.

"Are you bored? Looking for something to spice up your life?" a spoof ad for Zillow begins, showing various members of the SNL cast making sensual facial expressions and body movements.

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"Ohhhh yeah. You used to want sex, but you're in your late 30s now," Bowen Yang adds.

"And sex isn't really doing it for me anymore," Dan Levy says, as other people chime in, "You need something new, something exciting."

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"Real estate is your sex now, and our listings are standing by waiting for you to browse them," the Zillow spoof, which made plenty of middle-aged viewers feel personally attacked, continues. This is followed by even more sensual posing and "suggestive" one-liners:

"An updated colonial with mature landscaping? Ohhh!"

"Unleash your passions."

"I wanna flip that!"

"Satisfy your every fantasy."

Toward the end of the sketch, the Zillow ad implores, "So what are you waiting for? Pick up your phone now, open the app, and tell us what you really want."

Watch SNL on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

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