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Why isn’t Saturday Night Live on?

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When it is time to be live from New York on Saturday night, we will be getting a re-run of the season 39 premiere of Saturday Night Live with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire. We will have to struggle through this week with a re-run before returning to live, new episodes next Saturday.

The live show could not take place today because of the big college football rivalry match up on NBC in prime time between the USC Trojans and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

NBC can’t be certain when the game will end, so that pushes everything back and doesn’t help with the “live” concept of SNL.

It’s not all bad, though. The season premiere with Tina Fey was an entertaining episode, so there are worse ways to get your SNL fix than to relive that action.

As for when the show returns with new episodes, you can check out NBC on Saturday, October 26, when Edward Norton serves as the guest host and Janelle Monae brings us the musical entertainment.

Even better for fans of the show is that the following week is supposed to be guest host Kerry Washington and the musical entertainment of none other than Eminem.

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