When will ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 46 Episode 8 air? Here's what to expect on Timothée Chalamet's debut as host

The next episode will be hosted by Timothée Chalamet and the musical guest will be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


                            When will ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 46 Episode 8 air? Here's what to expect on Timothée Chalamet's debut as host
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On December 5, after almost a month-long break, the popular live-sketch comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live' returned, much to the delight of the fans. A few days back, the show released its December schedule with details on the hosts and musical guests.

This week’s show was hosted by Jason Bateman. This was his second time hosting the show. He had hosted it in 2005. The musical guest for the week was Morgan Wallen, who was supposed to perform during the October 10 episode, but was dropped in the last moment after, as reported by Deadline, a video of him partying without a mask surfaced online.

He did apologize later and said, “My actions this past weekend were shortsighted, and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams. I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologize to 'SNL', to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down.” He was replaced by Jack White.

In this week’s episode, Wallen surprised fans by starring in a skit and poking fun at himself for the past incident. The sketch starts with Wallen entering the party. After taking a photo with a fan he requests her not to post it on social media, to which the fan says “only on TikTok”. Then, Wallen of the future, Jason Bateman’s Wallen appears and tells him that he will not be able to perform at ‘SNL’.

Soon Bowen Yang appears as Wallen from two months in the future. Pete Davidson appeared as a Wallen fan. The skit ended with Wallen singing a new song. And thanking everyone “for giving this poor southern boy a second Yankee chance.”

The show is known for its hilarious political parodies. For the cold open, they parodied the Michigan state senate hearing event, featuring Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Cecily Strong as "star witness" Melissa Carone. And, fans were enthralled by Strong’s near-perfect impression of Carone.

What's special this time?

The December 12 episode will be hosted by Timothée Chalamet. This will be his debut on ‘SNL’. His upcoming projects include Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ and Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’. Chalamet has proved his acting prowess in every movie he has starred in. The musical guest will be Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. This will be their third time as a musical guest.

What to expect?

Chalamet has proved his acting prowess with almost every movie he has starred in. However, fans haven’t really seen him donning the host’s hat hence it will be interesting to see how he fairs in that role. It will also be exciting to wait for the skits he stars in and to see if he pokes fun at any of the characters he had portrayed on screen.

The last episode did not feature Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden, Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris and Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. While they starred in almost every episode in the previous month, loyal fans can’t get enough of them. People also need to keep an eye on the news, especially the political news, because ‘SNL’ is known to have skits inspired by the most talked-about news stories of the week.

When will it air?

The new episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 46 will air on Saturday, December 12, at 11.30 pm ET on NBC.

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