'Saturday Night Live' Sets Premiere Date for Season 47

The series returns to NBC on October 2
'Saturday Night Live' Sets Premiere Date for Season 47
It's been a long, hot summer, and with cooler weather returning to the cycle of life, soon too will NBC's Saturday Night Live for its 47th season — and from the looks of new promotional material, the long-running series plans to resume in-person once more.

The upcoming season's first episode will air on October 2, according to a cheer-filled announcement today via Twitter. Presumably, the season premiere will be followed by episodes on the 9th, 16th, 23rd and perhaps a Halloween adjacent episode on the 30th.

Season 46 capped off with a cast including several long-time members, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Cecily StrongKenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, Colin Jost, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney and Michael Che. So far, no word on who's planning to return.

See SNL's announcement below, and read Exclaim!'s review of the Season 46 finale.