"Saturday Night Live" gets the summer off, but "Weekend Update" will keep the political satire coming in prime time.
NBC said Tuesday that four episodes of "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update" will air at 9 p.m. Thursday starting Aug. 10.
Michael Che and Colin Jost, who anchor the segment, will be joined by other "SNL" cast members, the network said.
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"Weekend Update" has ventured away from its late-night turf into prime time before, but political tumult makes it an especially ripe opportunity for the faux newscast.
"SNL" is enjoying a ratings bounce from milking President Donald Trump's election and the early days of his administration.
The season to date is the show's most-watched in 24 years, with viewership up 26 percent over last year and averaging 11 million weekly, NBC said.