The end of summer brings a slew of back-to-school sales, sweater weather, pumpkin spice-flavored everything, and — most importantly — new episodes of Saturday Night Live. NBC's famous sketch comedy show takes a hiatus every summer, which is why fans are so excited for its 45th season to officially begin.
So, if you've been dying to know when SNL comes back, brace yourselves — it's making its long-awaited return incredibly soon.
When does SNL come back?
Like I said, NBC is on its 48th season of Saturday Night Live, and fans across the globe are beyond excited about its return. There will be a handful of new faces in front of the camera this season, which has made fans even more excited for the show's return.
Amidst the constantly chaotic news events of 2022, a lot of people could definitely use a good laugh right now.
Variety just announced SNL Season 48 officially starts Saturday, October 1 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Hosts and musical guests for Season 48 have yet to be announced.
What does the 'SNL' Season 48 cast look like?
At the end of SNL Season 47, multiple cast members exited the show -- including Pete Davidson, who had been on the show for eight years prior to his departure.
Longtime cast member Kate McKinnon also finished out her 10-year run on the show, saying that even though it was a tough decision for her, she felt it was time to leave.
Season 48 has already added four new faces, including Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker. All of these newcomers are seasoned comedians filling the spaces that high-profile stars have recently left behind. In a way, you could say the cast shakeups at the end of Season 47 opened up opportunities for newer hopefuls to find their respective places in the spotlight.
Catch Saturday Night Live Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock starting this October.