A former “Weird” Al Yankovich collaborator, Seth Meyers, will return as host of “Saturday Night Night Live” for the season’s first time in the fall, Variety has learned.
The announcement comes after a lengthy delay, which has been a result of Yankovitz’s decision to take a year off from comedy.
“We’re excited to be able to bring Seth back to ‘SNL,’ ” SNL head writer Michael Che says in a statement.
“The ‘Weekend Update’ series has been an incredible success, and we’re thrilled to bring ‘SNLL’ to a new generation of viewers.
We’ve been working with Seth for several years, and I’m excited to get to work with him on this new season.”
“We have been working on this for a while,” says host Craig Kilborn.
“I think the fact that Seth is taking this hiatus is a testament to the work that he’s put into the show, and the impact it’s had on our industry and the people who love it.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to ‘Saturday NIGHT LIVE’ as a guest star and host,” Yankovsky said in a tweet.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege to be working with him and his amazing team for the last decade.
We look forward to getting back to work!”
“The Weekend Update” will return to Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
The show’s final season, which will conclude on March 31, 2019, will include special guests like Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon.
SNL returns for its 25th season on April 8.
“SNL” returns with new episodes of “Weekend Updates” every Wednesday at 10:30 p.M.
ET on ABC.
“Weekends Update” airs Saturdays at 10/9c on ABC and Hulu.
“Saturday Morning Podcast” airs Fridays at 10 a.m., with hosts Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.
“New York City Live” airs Sundays at 10, 9 p.:30 and 8 p.p.
“This Week” airs Wednesdays at 11 p.mp3 on WGN America.
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