TV Land to Air ‘Saturday Night Live’ Marathon on Labor Day
Labor Day will be much more special as TV Land is about to reserve some special slot to air some of the most memorable episode of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). Read on to learn more about this scoop.
According to Variety, TV Land will air a 12-hour marathon on Labor Day weekend, featuring favorite episodes of “SNL.”
Some of the reported episodes will include the star-studded guest-starring gigs from Justin Timberlake (“In Time,” “Social Network”), Tina Fey (“Mean Girls,” “Date Night”) Melissa McCarthy (“Tammy”), Jennifer Aniston (“We’re the Millers”), Jerry Seinfeld and TV Land star Betty White of “Hot in Cleveland.”
The marathon will also air several “Best of” specials from “SNL’s” legendary alums, late night show host Jimmy Fallon, Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and SNL 16-time host Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”). It will also feature sketches such as “The Barry Gibb Talk Show” with Fallon and Timberlake, “Nick Burns: Your Company’s Computer Guy” with Aniston and Jimmy Fallon on his first-ever SNL appearance, “Schweddy Balls” with Baldwin, and “The Sarah Palin Network” with Tina Fey.
Successful sketches from the show have been made into feature films, with of it two receiving critical and financial success including the 1980 “The Blues Brothers” and 1992 “Wayne’s World.”
SNL is a long time late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol which premiered on NBC on Oct. 11, 1975. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast and features performances by a musical guest.
Throughout more than three decades on air, the show has received a number of awards, including 36 Primetime Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and three Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2000, it was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. It was ranked tenth in TV Guide’s “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time” list, and in 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME”. As of 2012, it has received 156 Emmy nominations, the most received by any one show in television history.
SNL has aired 766 episodes since its debut, and concluded its thirty-ninth season on May 17, 2014, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States.
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