Weekend Update Spinoff Hits Primetime Slot This Summer

After seeing all time highs in ratings this season, it has been officially announced that Weekend Update will have a brief showing during the summer weeks that SNL will be off air.
 
Colin Jost and Michael Che will remain as hosts of the show, and it is likely that other members of the SNL cast will be making appearances to the show as the popular characters that they portray in the skits.
 

 
Previously, there were rumblings of a Weekend Update spin-off in the works, as Saturday Night Live has seen a spike in ratings with the political climate in the US. It is the first time in over 8 years that the show has seen this much success in ratings, and the first time in over 24 years that they have broken records in the amount of viewers that the show has pulled in love.
 

 
This isn’t the first time that a Weekend Update spin-off has occurred in the history of the show, as back in late 2008 NBC tried the same thing with the presidential election occurring at the same time.

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