'Saturday Night Live' will stay live in all time zones in Season 43
Saturday Night Live is staying true to its title for Season 43: All new episodes will be broadcast live in each of the four mainland U.S. time zones.
NBC announced Tuesday that the late-night comedy institution, which is based in New York, will air live at 11:30 ET, 10:30 CT, 9:30 MT and 8:30 PT. The show will be repeated in in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.
SNL, which received the Emmy for variety sketch series Sunday, enjoyed a buzzy, high-rated Season 42 that immersed itself in the 2016 election and Donald Trump's presidency.
Starting in April, the show, which has aired on the West coast on a tape-delayed basis, began experimenting with the live-across-the-country format for the season's final episodes. Ratings grew 11%, according to Nielsen, suggesting viewers across the country wanted to see the show as it is performed live.
Season 43 opens Sept. 30 with Ryan Gosling as host and Jay-Z as the musical guest..