SNL to Celebrate 40th With 3-Hour Live Special

SNL 40th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live is throwing a party.

The veteran NBC sketch comedy series will air a three-hour live special on Feb. 15, 2015 to commemorate its 40th anniversary next season.

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The telecast will feature current and past cast members, as well as special guests and musical performers from the show’s run.

Saturday Night Live is an institution unlike anything else in television history,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “The many brilliant ‘Not Ready for Primetime Players’ over the years is a who’s who of film and television comedy for the last two generations. The roster includes everyone from the iconic first cast in 1975 to household names ranging from Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Will Ferrell, and Adam Sandler, to Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers — to name only a few. This brand, which is still one of the highest-rated comedies on television, was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who still presides over the whole enterprise today. This special is just one of the many ways we plan to celebrate SNL‘s historic 40th season next year.”

The program’s roster of guests will be determined in the coming months.

Hit the comments to tell us who you want to see!


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  1. jo jo jo says:

    I wish they did a show like they do every Saturday night with old cast members… Wow that would be amazing! SNL has had these retrospectives before blah blah. That’s boring.

  2. Gwen says:

    I hope they will find time to honor cast members who are no longer with us, especially the brilliant Phil Hartman and Gilda Radner.

  3. elf says:

    If they don’t invite Gilbert Gottfried back I’m not watching!

  4. Joey Padron says:

    This is a good idea. Looking forward to see old cast members back on show in special next year.

  5. Nicole says:

    I want the see Da Bears gang getting back together.. Is love to see them do it one more time

  6. Andrew Falconer says:

    This needs to be all new sketches with the established characters all mixed-up in new way. Comedy has to surprise the viewer. Give us a new look at the old characters.

  7. diane says:

    Not ready for primetime players(as many as possible)

  8. Maria Martinez says:

    Can’t wait to see the 40th Anniversary of SNL🎊🎈🎉🎂

  9. metermaid says:

    Bill Murray Bill Murray& more Bill Murray!