Saturday Night Live Season 22

Saturday Night Live Season 22

Saturday Night Live aired its twenty-second season during the 1996-1997 television season on NBC. The twenty-second season began on September 28, 1996 and ended on May 17, 1997 with 20 episodes in all. Many changes happened before the start of the season. David Koechner and Nancy Walls were both let go after one season with the show. David Spade left the show on his own terms. Ana Gasteyer and Tracy Morgan were hired to replace Koechner and Walls. Gasteyer and Morgan would both go on to have long tenures on the show. Chris Kattan was promoted to repertory status while Fred Wolf stayed as a featured player. This season is also notable for the people who hosted. Seven of the twenty hosts were former cast members. They included Dana Carvey, Robert Downey, Jr., Phil Hartman, Chris Rock and Martin Short. Chevy Chase and Mike Myers would host later in the season. This would mark Chase's final time hosting before getting banned. This would be the final season for Mark McKinney and Fred Wolf. Wolf would leave his position as head writer and featured player after the season's first three episodes.

NameSaturday Night Live Season 22
Air DateSeptember 28th, 1996
GenresComedy, News
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesBroadway Video, NBC Studios, Universal Television
Number of Episodes20 Episodes
Plot Keywordslive, sketch comedy, skit, late-night show, live studio audience
Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows
Himself - Various Characters
Norm Macdonald
Norm Macdonald
Himself - Various Characters
Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
Herself - Various Characters
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Himself - Various Characters
Jim Breuer
Jim Breuer
Himself - Various Characters
Darrell Hammond
Darrell Hammond
Himself - Various Characters
Ana Gasteyer
Ana Gasteyer
Herself - Various Characters
Chris Kattan
Chris Kattan
Himself - Various Characters
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Himself - Various Characters
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan
Himself - Various Characters
Cheri Oteri
Cheri Oteri
Herself - Various Characters

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