Season 42 of Saturday Night Live has arguably been one of its greatest ever. While it's yet to be confirmed whether or not SNL will return for Season 43, I'm hopeful that NBC will see the show fit to renew, because pop culture would be lost without it. For one, the sketch comedy show has had endless material to work with lately — from Alec Baldwin's spot-on Donald Trump impression, to imagining what life would be like with the first black The Bachelorette. Oh, and we can't forget about Melissa McCarthy's hilarious Sean Spicer skits. They, too, have made American politics a little less depressing.
Saturday's upcoming season finale is sure to be bittersweet for many. On a high note, The Rock will bring home Season 42 with his superb hosting skills. And Katy Perry is slated to be the musical guest. On the contrary, longtime cast member Bobby Moynihan will be saying his goodbyes to the New York City stage, and he'll surely be missed. According to Entertainment Weekly, the comedian is moving to CBS to star in Me, Myself & I.
As sad as that may be, I have high hopes that this doesn't mean we'll have to part ways with SNL altogether. After all, finding the silver-lining within the current state of politics is something only this sketch show could do. It's definitely a staple in my self-care routine, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that.
Thinking from an optimistic point of view, if Saturday Night Live stuck to its seasonal premiere schedule that fans have become accustomed to, I'd say we can expect Season 43 to air in Fall 2017, if the show does get renewed. Yes, that means you'll have to do without SNL's weekly recaps of the world's most outrageous moments this summer. But you can totally fill that void by searching for older episodes all over the web.
I can't even begin to imagine a world without Saturday Night Live. And with all of the hype surrounding Season 42, the rest of the world would probably say the same. Let's just cross our fingers that a renewal announcement comes sooner rather than later. There's far too much material out there to cover.