With our current political climate, SNL would be stupid to completely take the summer off. This is a smart compromise!
Weekend Update with Colin Jost & Michael Che will get 4 primetime specials this summer, set to air beginning August 10th at 9pm. The 30 minute specials will also feature other SNL cast members.
NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement, "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. 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".