With The Sketch Show Shutting Down Due To The Writers’ Protest, Pete Davidson’s Hosting ‘SNL’ Is Postponed

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After 8 seasons on SNL, Pete Davidson, sitcom Bupkis premieres Thursday, left the show in May. It won’t be as soon as anticipated until Pete Davidson makes his triumphant comeback to SNL.

Tuesday saw the postponement of the show that was scheduled to air on Saturday and in which Pete Davidson was supposed to make that he hosted debut with Lil Vert as the musical guest.

In a statement, NBC stated that the writers’ strike had forced the cancellation of the previously scheduled SNL, which would have been hosted by Davidson and featured musician Lil Vert. From Saturday, May 6, repeats of SNL will be broadcast until further news.

Pete Davidson Has Mixed Feelings About Coming Back To Host SNL

After Davidson was featured on SNL nearly for 8 seasons, news of him quitting the sketch program surfaced in May of last year. A number of his co-stars left the show before season 48, along with Kate McKinnon, and several others.

The Staten Island’s native posted a declaration back then on his pal Dave Sirius’ Instagram page saying that he owed his life to Lorne Michaels as well as the rest at SNL. He further added that he would not have been able to make it that far without their help, for which he was extremely grateful. He also appreciated them for having his back and standing up for him and thanked them for their support and faith. Further, Pete Davidson stated his gratefulness for teaching him essential life lessons and giving him some lifelong memories, adding that SNL was his home and he mixed emotions about his anticipated return to the show. 

Kenan Thompson one of the significant cast members gave fans a preview of Pete Davidson’s upcoming return. However, as a result of the writers’ strike, several productions have been feeling the effects of the conflict between the AMPTP and the WGA Union of Labor.