Pete Davidson was supposed to make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live this weekend, but the episode was dropped. And it’s only Tuesday!
No, Pete’s not canceled or anything. For those who don’t follow Hollywood news (which, just), the The Writers Guild of America is currently on strike for a fairer deal with studios that accurately reflects the value writers bring to the age of streaming. We don’t need to go into details here; the point is, the SNL the writers are all unionized, ipso facto, cannot work this week. NBC will presumably air a replay. Here I’ll let Danny Strong explain:
They are not the only ones ! All late night shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live! And The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, are closed until further notice (Corden’s show aired its finale just before the strike began; smart move). THE only current affairs program still producing new episodes east of fox Gutfeld! Do whatever you want with it.
Will Lorne Michaels bring Pete Davidson back once the strike is over? It depends on how long it is and how much they want to promote his new show Peacock Bupkis (looks really good, IMHO). I hope we will have another Chad soon!