Saturday Night Live with John Krasinski no longer happening

Jack Ryan -- Photo credit: Jonny Cournoyer/Amazon Studios
Jack Ryan -- Photo credit: Jonny Cournoyer/Amazon Studios /

We all got excited to learn John Krasinski would host Saturday Night Live. Sadly, that’s now not happening. At least, not for the time being.

Those looking forward to John Krasinski hosting Saturday Night Live at the end of this month will have to wait a little longer. The planned episode is now not happening.

In fact, Saturday Night Live filming has been suspended for the time being. Like many other TV productions, the series has had to halt production due to the novel coronavirus. It’s an understandable decision as more countries and areas go into states of emergency. Just recently the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Alberta went into states of emergencies and President Donald Trump has suggested no gatherings of more than 10 people.

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This situation isn’t going to last forever, but it may mean the current TV season comes to an end earlier than normal. Saturday Night Live has aired 16 out of 21 episodes, according to TVLine. The last time the season was shorted was in 2007 when the season was shortened to 12 episodes. Like many others at the time, this was due to the writer’s strike.

But what does this mean for John Krasinski’s episode? Will we ever see the Jack Ryan star make his debut on Saturday Night Live?

Never say never! Of course, scheduling needs to work out. It could be next season that we see him take to the stage. It could also be further into the future. We’ll be on the lookout for when it could happen.

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