Entire ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast to return for season 46

The entire cast of “Saturday Night Live” is returning for its 46th season – as the NBC show prepares to introduce strict COVID guidelines.

The long-running skit show will return to its iconic Studio 8H Home on October 3 – but it is very unlikely that there will be a live audience, sources tell us.

As revealed by Page Six, Pete Davidson has signed his deal to return earlier this year despite admitting that he was arguing to leave.

Show boss Lorne Michaels is currently bolstering details with the NBC chef about how to proceed amid the epidemic. Sources said that any cast and crew in the studio would have to undergo weekly COVID tests and social distance.

Announcing the return of artists – favorites such as Kate McKinnon – NBC Studios was careful to call the show “Genesis” from 8H, meaning some elements would be pre-recorded or virtual. The previous season aired at the height of the epidemic, with recordings from Zoom More from their homes, and guest hosts including Tom Hanks.