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Saturday Night Live set for surprise return to air this week with 'remotely produced content'

Saturday Night Live is set for a surprise return to the air this weekend.

The sketch comedy show ‘will start airing original content’ for the first time since the coronavirus shut down most TV production last month, reported Deadline on Thursday.

All the content will be ‘produced remotely’ as social distancing guidelines are followed around the United States.

Back in business: Saturday Night Live is set for a surprise return to the air this weekend

Back in business: Saturday Night Live is set for a surprise return to the air this weekend

The episode ‘will include a version of “Weekend Update” and other skits,’ reported NBC News

NBC had previously scrapped their March 28 episode, which was set to star host John Krasinski and musical guest Dua Lipa. 

Saturday Night Live is usually recorded in New York City, which has in recent times become the epicenter of the USA’s coronavirus pandemic, recording more deaths than anywhere else in the country. 

Safety first: All the content will be 'produced remotely' as social distancing guidelines are followed around the United States

Safety first: All the content will be ‘produced remotely’ as social distancing guidelines are followed around the United States

Tragic: The show's head writer Michael Che [R] revealed this week that his grandmother had died from COVID-19

Tragic: The show’s head writer Michael Che [R] revealed this week that his grandmother had died from COVID-19

The death toll hit close to home for SNL this week, when longtime producer Hal Willner passed away due to coronavirus complications.

Willner had worked on the sketch show since 1980.

The show’s head writer Michael Che also revealed this week that his grandmother had died from COVID-19. 

Close to home: The death toll hit close to home for SNL this week, when longtime producer Hal Willner passed away due to coronavirus complications. Seen here in 2016

Close to home: The death toll hit close to home for SNL this week, when longtime producer Hal Willner passed away due to coronavirus complications. Seen here in 2016

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