What's Going on With SNL This Week? How to Watch #SNLAtHome

The weekend just got a lot more entertaining. Live from the comforts of their own couches, the Saturday Night Live crew is set to appear in a second at-home edition of the show.

NBC announced the new episode in a post on Twitter on Thursday featuring a screenshot image of a cast-wide Zoom call. "We're back this Saturday #SNLAtHome," the tweet read.

The show will kick off on NBC during its usual Saturday night timeslot at 11:30 p.m. ET. Viewers can watch the show live on television per usual or get really meta and stream the stream of the show on NBC's website and app. Hulu and YouTube TV subscribers with live services can also stream the show on those platforms.

How to Watch the New 'Saturday Night Live' At-Home Episode
"Saturday Night Live" cast members (top row l-r) Aidy Bryant, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner; (bottom row l-r) Alex Moffat, Mikey Day, and Kate McKinnon during the "Zoom Call" sketch on Saturday, April 11, 2020. A new at-home episode of "SNL" will air on April 25, 2020. Courtesy of NBCUniversal

The network didn't reveal if there'd be a guest host and performer for the episode, but if the first at-home episode was any indication, then fans should expect to see a special guest or two. On the first SNL home edition, Tom Hanks surprised everyone when he appeared as show host.

Fresh off recovery from a battle with Covid-19, the award-winning actor joined the show via video from his digs in Australia where he is currently filming a movie. Hanks opened the show and joked that he was the "celebrity canary in the coal mine for coronavirus."

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was also featured on the at-home episode as musical guest while Larry David and Alec Baldwin reprised their roles as Senator Bernie Sanders and President Donald Trump, respectively, in videos shot in their own homes.

As for the rest of the show format, SNL's first episode followed much of the same format. There were at home editions of "Weekend Update" that featured hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che from their respective homes, and traditional skits like Kate McKinnon's "RBG's Workout Corner" bit, in which the longtime SNL star impersonated Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg preparing for a workout that targeted the "abs, gams, tuchus" and "critical thinking."

The cast collaborated on sketches like "Zoom Call," in which Aidy Bryant, Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffatt, Kate McKinnon and Mikey Day appear on a video conference call, which—we should note—the group actually recorded via Zoom. The skit captured the frustrations some Americans face as they brave through technical difficulties and meeting after meeting while working from home.

SNL has been filmed at its Studio 8H production home inside New York City's Rockefeller Center since Daniel Craig and The Weekend appeared on the sketch comedy show on March 7. NBC suspended production of the show, along with several other live productions, in response to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

SNL's 45th season was originally scheduled to air 21 episodes. It's unclear if the last three episodes of the season will air at-home style or not.