‘Saturday Night Live’ returns with remote episode this weekend

SNL back with remote episode

“Saturday Night Live” returns this weekend but with a twist.

In what’s being called a surprise return from a coronavirus-induced hiatus, the show will air content that is produced remotely, according to NBC. It will also include the long-time favorite “Weekend Update” news segment.

The show will abide by social distancing rules, NBC said. “SNL” has been on hiatus since mid-March.

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“Saturday Night Live” suffered a blow this week with the death of veteran producer and music supervisor Hal Willner. He had not been diagnosed with COVID-19, but his symptoms were consistent with those caused by the coronavirus.

Willner had selected music for skits on “Saturday Night Live” since 1980.

Colin Jost, Michael Che, and host Eddie Murphy as Gumby during Weekend Update.
Colin Jost, Michael Che, and host Eddie Murphy as Gumby during Weekend Update. (NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)