Saturday night live halted production due to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike.
Hollywood film and television writers went on strike Tuesday (May 2) for the first time in 15 years after work talks with Hollywood studios ended without a deal on Monday (May 1).
This action was taken after months of negotiations over pay.
Saturday is SNL Show was to be former cast member Pete Davidson’s hosting debut, with Lil Uzi Vert as musical guest.
“SNL will air repeatedly beginning Saturday, May 6 until further notice,” NBC said in a statement.
Many other late night shows in America have also been canceled due to the strike.
As of Tuesday, talk show hosts including Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert will no longer tape episodes of their shows that remain dark until an agreement is reached.
Meyers supported the writers’ decision to go on strike Monday (May 1), declaring: “I love to write. I love writing for television. I love writing this series. I love that every day we have an idea for what we want to do and we can work on it all afternoon and then I have the pleasure of coming out of here.
“No one is entitled to a job in show business. But those who have a job are entitled to fair compensation. They are entitled to make a living. I think it’s a very reasonable request being made by the guild. And I support these demands.”
Fallon also supported the walkout on the Met Gala Representatives Carpet and narrated diversity: “I wouldn’t have a show without my writers, I support them all along the line.
“I couldn’t do the show without her.”
In the past, writers have gone on strike a total of six times. The last strike was in 2007/08, which ended after three months.