When will ‘SNL’ Season 46 Episode 10 air? Here's what to expect when NBC show returns after winter break
Fans were in for a shock when Jim Carrey announced that he won’t be resuming his role as Joe Biden
‘Saturday Night Live’ will wind up 2020 with former cast member Kristen Wiig as the host and Dua Lipa as musical guest. The first episode after their month-long hiatus was hosted by Jason Bateman. It was his second time hosting it. Surprisingly, Morgan Wallen who was dropped from an earlier show in October for breaking Covid-19 protocol was given another chance in that episode.
Fans were also delighted to see Timothee Chalamet make his ‘SNL’ debut. He also starred in various skits, one of them — 'A Rona family Christmas' — was discussed on social media. The actor played a rebellious coronavirus molecule that drank Purell and praised New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, which made him a disappointment to his parents — played by Beck Bennett and Cecily Strong — who had spent the year traveling from China to Italy to Florida. They even said, “How great is Florida!?” and said that the only leader they recognized in their household was Donald Trump because “he introduced us to everyone he knows, even after he was infected.”
When will the show return?
While nothing has been announced about its return, the official tweet suggests that Wiig’s episode would be the last. ‘SNL’ tweeted, “TONIGHT! Kristen Wiig closes out 2020 with musical guest Dua Lipa.” Hence, sadly, no dose of humor for next weekend. No date has been announced about its return, but don’t worry, we’ll keep a close watch and will update this space as soon as we get to know something.
TONIGHT! Kristen Wiig closes out 2020 with musical guest Dua Lipa. pic.twitter.com/FqMJ0jB2Yt— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) December 19, 2020
What to expect once ‘SNL’ returns with episode 10?
Fans were in for a shock when Jim Carrey announced that he won’t be resuming his role as Joe Biden. He tweeted, “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President...comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!” ‘SNL’ quote tweeted Carrey’s tweet and wrote: “Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered.”
Before Carrey, former cast member Jason Sudeikis had portrayed the character and even Woody Harrelson played Biden during a hosting stint in 2019, and had returned to play him once again. John Mulaney also played him last season. So, it will be interesting if any of these people are called back. Or will ‘SNL’ pull off a surprise ad select someone new? Only time will answer this.
Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered ❤️ https://t.co/tLNM0jMhyb— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) December 19, 2020
Similarly, it is also not known if Maya Rudolph will resume her impersonation of vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Even though Biden is the incoming president and in the future episodes more focus might be on his upcoming presidency, but given Alec Baldwin’s popularity for portraying Donald Trump, it will be exciting to see if the showrunners bring him back in some way.
‘Saturday Night Live’ airs on NBC at 11.30 pm ET.