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Last month, they did three Thursday editions of Weekend Update. Original plan was for it to have been four weeks.. never did see why it was changed to only three, but oh well...

Cast for the summer shows -
Michael Che, Colin Jost, and Kenan Thompson in all three.
Mikey Day and Alex Moffat in #s 1 & 3.
Leslie Jones in #1.
Pete Davidson and Cecily Strong in # 3.
Alumni guests -
Bill Hader in # 1.
Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, and Seth Meyers in # 2.
And -
Alec Baldwin making his 18th SNL appearance as Trump in # 3.


Show and cast had a huge showing at the Emmys this year - nine wins... http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/saturday-night-live-emmy-wins-kate-mckinnon-alec-baldwin-1202557463/

Season 43 cast
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Beck Bennett -- 5th season
Aidy Bryant -- 4th season
Michael Che - 4th season
Pete Davidson - 4th season
Leslie Jones - 4th season
Colin Jost -- 5th season
Kate McKinnon -- 7th season
Kyle Mooney -- 5th season
Cecily Strong -- 6th season
Kenan Thompson -- 15th season (now holds the record for longest cast tenure)
Featuring
Mikey Day - 2nd season
Heidi Gardner - New
Alex Moffat - 2nd season
Luke Null - New
Chris Redd - New
Melissa Villaseñor - 2nd season

Out - Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan, and Sasheer Zamata.
New - Heidi Gardner, Luke Null, and Chris Redd.

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News on the Newbies (and seven new writers) - http://deadline.com/2017/09/saturday-night-live-heidi-gardner-luke-null-chris-redd-new-cast-members-season-43-writers-1202173665/
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/snl-season-43-new-cast-members-1042011
One of my former high school students knows the Groundlings lady...

The very sad story I had been wondering about all of last season... http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/2017/09/27/darrell-hammond-was-snls-best-donald-trump-and-its-best-impressionist-ever-so-what-went-wrong/?utm_term=.ca25c3319e76

Season premiere in a couple days. Ryan Gosling and Jay-Z.
Gal Godot and Sam Smith on 10/7.
Kumail Nunjiani and Pink on 10/14.

Ooh, cool —
http://deadline.com/2017/09/david-s-pumpkins-snl-saturday-night-live-tom-hanks-animated-halloween-special-1202178915/
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