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“Saturday Night Live” featured player Ego Nwodim has been upped to a full-time cast member for Season 46, a spokesperson for the NBC sketch comedy told TheWrap Tuesday.
The Upright Citizens Brigade alum joined “SNL” in 2018 as a featured player. She is best known for playing an African-American Studies professor named Dr. Angie Hynes on “Weekend Update,” as well as her recurring role as L’evanka in “Them Trumps” sketches, and her impressions of Tiffany Haddish and Mel B.
No premiere date has been set for Season 46 of “SNL,” which has been on hiatus since May 9 and hasn’t shot an in-studio episode at 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s Studio 8H since March 7 due to the pandemic. The final three episodes of “SNL’s” 45th season were taped remotely from cast members’ homes.
When the show does come back, Maya Rudolph says she’s excited to reprise her role as Kamala Harris, whom the “SNL” vet had previously impersonated before she became Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 Presidential Election.
“I love going to the show any excuse I can get,” Rudolph told Entertainment Weekly, shortly after Harris was announced last month. “I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic, but if there’s anyone who can work it out I’m sure Lorne (Michaels) has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there.”
There’s also a lot of clamoring from fans for Cecily Strong to do her take on Kimberly Guilfoyle shouting at the Republican National Convention.
Fall TV 2020: All the Premiere Dates for New and Returning Shows – So Far (Photos)
Here’s when 92 broadcast, cable and streaming series debut and come back
Fall will be here before we know it and it’s safe to say that when it arrives, everyone will still be staying at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of covid-19. Luckily, dozens of new and returning shows are premiering this autumn to keep you company. TheWrap has rounded up all the dates we know — so far — for Fall TV shows’ debuts. We will continue to update the list as more become available.
For the purposes of this gallery, we’ve designated Sept. 1 as the beginning of fall rather than the official Sept. 22 start, since “Fall TV” is sure to be more loosely defined this year.