VIDEO: James Franco, SZA & Kate McKinnon Promo This Week's SNL
James Franco hosts SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on December 9, 2017, with musical guest SZA. The episode marks SZA's first appearance on the long-running sketch comedy show. Check out promos featuring cast member Kate McKinnon below!
ABOUT THE SHOW "Saturday Night Live," NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its newest season in September for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances. The program has won 45 Emmy Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 187 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.
"SNL" sketches still bear repeating on Monday mornings. With live show surprises, especially those timed to the election - Barack Obama's surprise walk-on, Hillary Clinton's performance opposite Amy Poehler and Senator John McCain's "Weekend Update" appearance - "SNL" is making headlines and influencing the political dialogue while skewering it at the same time. Beyond politics, the show's cast of recurring characters and its take on pop culture targets remain spot-on. The addition of the show's Emmy Award-winning SNL Digital Shorts continues to keep the show as current today as it was when it debuted.