“Saturday Night Live” will soon return for season 46 – just in time for the occasional election season – but things will be different. Many production sources tell TMZ … the “Live from New York” aspect of the show will be true for the first time since March 7, but don’t expect a live audience. We are told that this is not going to happen, at least not for a while. Subsequently, our sources say that ‘SNL’ is exploring the warehouses in Brooklyn and Jersey as well as large locations around NYC. We are told that they are looking for a location that allows proper social distance and safety for the cast and crew that Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center cannot provide. Finally, our sources say that the zoom can still be used for celebrity guests … much like it was at the 3 Spring show with stars Tom Hanks And Brad pitt. The iconic sketch comedy show revealed its much awaited comeback on 3 October. We have been told that a small production crew will be at 30 Rock next week to prepare. It’s unclear how the artists will rehearse in the studio – or which artist will be involved for that matter – but it should be fun to figure out. We reached out to ‘SNL’ spokesperson … No word.