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American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show

  • The show was created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
  • The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title of NBC's Saturday Night.
  • Each episode is hosted by a celebrity who delivers an opening monologue and often takes part in sketches with the cast, and features a musical guest who also performs.
  • The show is broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC's headquarters in the GE Building.
  • SNL has aired 718 episodes since its debut and entered its thirty-seventh season on September 24, 2011.
  • In 2009, it received 13 Emmy nominations bringing the show to a total of 126, giving it the most Emmy nominations in television history.
  • The show is currently narrated by Don Pardo.
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