Saturday Night Live (or SNL) has just joined the extensive and ever-expanding roster of productions in the entertainment industry which has been affected by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
In the midst of the global pandemic, the weekly late-night sketch show announced on Monday that it would “no longer resume production until further notice,” according to an NBC spokesperson.
Initially, SNL was scheduled for a March 28 comeback — with actor John Krasinski and pop singer Dua Lipa serving as the special guest acts — however, as a result of the health crisis, it seems fans won’t see the duo for quite some time.
SNL’s 45th season began last September and as of this writing — after 15 episodes — has only six left before the company takes a break to prepare for its 46th season.
Whether all six of the show’s upcoming episodes will actually take place is currently unclear. However, NBC notified fans that they will continue to monitor the severity of COVID-19 and base the future of SNL on that.
They wrote: “We will monitor the situation closely and make decisions about future shows on an ongoing basis as further information develops.”
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