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NBC Will Celebrate 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th Anniversary with 3-Hour Special

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire April 18, 2014 at 4:57PM

NBC has announced that they are planning a three-hour special in honor of 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th anniversary on February 15th, 2015.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

NBC has announced that they are planning a three-hour special in honor of 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th anniversary on February 15th, 2015.

As in past anniversary celebrations, major SNL figures will return for the special. Actor Chevy Chase, for example, returned for the 15th anniversary in 1989 and performed one of the skits that first made him famous when the program first premiered in 1975. Bill Murray also made an appearance for the show's 25th anniversary in 1999. 

"This brand, which is still one of the highest-rated comedies on television, was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who still presides over the whole enterprise today,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “This special is just one of the many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year." 

Although no one has been confirmed for the special, look out for some of the old players in the coming months. 

This article is related to: Saturday Night Live, NBC Universal, NBC , 40th Anniversary, Lorne Michaels, Television







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