Saturday Night Live Season 37

Saturday Night Live Season 37

Saturday Night Live aired its thirty-seventh season during the 2011–2012 television season on NBC. The season officially began on September 24, 2011 with host Alec Baldwin, who returned to host for a record sixteenth time and with musical guest Radiohead and ended on May 19, 2012 with host and musical guest Mick Jagger. The season began with minimal changes to the cast, as everyone from the prior year returned. The only major change that occurred was Nasim Pedrad being upgraded from being a featured player to repertory status. Kate McKinnon joined the cast midseason, as a featured player for the last 5 episodes of the season, making her debut on April 7, 2012. McKinnon's addition was announced March 28, 2012. McKinnon is SNL's first openly gay cast member hired since Terry Sweeney in 1985, and the show's first openly gay female cast member. This would be the final season for seven-year vets Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, both cast members since 2005. As well, Abby Elliott, who had been a cast member since 2008, would be let go from the show after four seasons. Second year featured player Paul Brittain also exited abruptly halfway through the season, making his final appearance on January 14, 2012.

NameSaturday Night Live Season 37
Air DateSeptember 24th, 2011
GenresComedy, News
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesBroadway Video, NBC Studios, Universal Television
Number of Episodes22 Episodes
Plot Keywordslive, sketch comedy, skit, late-night show, live studio audience
Vanessa Bayer
Vanessa Bayer
Herself - Various Characters
Bobby Moynihan
Bobby Moynihan
Himself - Various Characters
Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson
Himself - Various Characters
Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig
Herself - Various Characters
Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers
Himself - Various Characters
Bill Hader
Bill Hader
Himself - Various Characters
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
Himself - Various Characters
Jason Sudeikis
Jason Sudeikis
Himself - Various Characters
Abby Elliott
Abby Elliott
Herself - Various Characters
Nasim Pedrad
Nasim Pedrad
Herself - Various Characters
Fred Armisen
Fred Armisen
Himself - Various Characters

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