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'Saturday Night Live': 'Weekend Update' With Colin Jost and Michael Che Given Summer Primetime Run on NBC!

by Alex Ungerman 3:16 PM PDT, March 14, 2017
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Times have been so good on Saturday Night Live's 'Weekend Update,' they're gonna have to keep going.

ET can confirm that the long-running comedy variety show's news and current affairs segment is getting a primetime four-episode summer run on NBC beginning Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET.

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The announcement comes as SNL is enjoying a 26% spike in viewers, marking their best season in years, largely credited to President Donald Trump's headline-making White House controversies, which have been heavily satirized on 'Update.'

"SNL is having its best season in a quarter of a century — how many shows can say that?! — so we didn’t want them to take the summer off," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said Tuesday in a statement. "We’re thrilled to have Colin Jost and Michael Che continuing their unique brand of news with fresh ‘Weekend Update’ shows in primetime this August."

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Meanwhile, SNL recently announced that Louis C.K. would return to host on April 8, with musical guest The Chainsmokers.

Watch the video below for castmember Pete Davidson's hilarious take on his own sobriety on a recent 'Weekend Update' segment.

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